A shout out to a VERY worthy mesh! (McQuarrie-prise)

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  1. darkwing_duck1

    darkwing_duck1 Vice Admiral

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    help us out, those who don't want to register?
     
  3. darkwing_duck1

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    Wish I could, but the images don't have credit tags on them, so reposting them would be a violation of the rules here...sorry.

    Hey, it's free to register though, and if you like sci-fi art the site has a LOT more to offer! :)
     
  4. BolianAuthor

    BolianAuthor Writer, Battlestar Urantia Rear Admiral

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    Indeed, he did a stunning job with the design.
     
  5. sbk1234

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    Just saw it. Yeah, it's a beaut! I remember back in 1986, when I first heard about "the new Star Trek series," that took place in the 24th Century. I thought they would use that same McQuairrie design. I'm sorry now they didn't.
     
  6. darkwing_duck1

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    I think Probert must've been at least subconsciously influenced by it, given how the E-D turned out...
     
  7. trekkerguy

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    Holy shit... that could still be used. Was there an actual name for this class?
     
  8. sbk1234

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    I call it the "Shoulda Been-Class."
     
  9. trekkerguy

    trekkerguy Commodore Commodore

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    Eh, I like the Galaxy and think it fits the show better.

    But this could certainly have been used somewhere in the series.
    Would look great with TNG textures.
     
  10. judexavier

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    I could see the shape as something smaller, a 400' "scout" ship, with the "wings" etc.
    very slick, "finished" look...very nice.
     
  11. darkwing_duck1

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    The old Treknology publicaitons had her listed as the Ariel-class "shuttlecarrier". The study model appeared in a few "graveyard" scenes in TNG, and may be known as the "Gage type"...
     
  12. Dukhat

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    Actually, there were two different (but similar-looking) McQuarrie study models. One was used in the Qualor II surplus depot in "Unification," and the other was used as a docked background ship in Spacedock in Star Trek III. It would be incorrect to refer to it as the "Gage-type," because the Gage was only mentioned in a first draft of DS9's "Emissary" and was neither seen nor spoken of in the final televised draft.
     
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    Damn it! I have an old account there and it *still* won't let me see it! When I click on an image like I just get:

    *mad*
     
  14. darkwing_duck1

    darkwing_duck1 Vice Admiral

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    I will accept your stipulation. The only sources I could come up with had the study models as the "Gage type", but that may be in error (as you suggest).
     
  15. darkwing_duck1

    darkwing_duck1 Vice Admiral

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    If it's an old account, it may well be reason #2. Try contacting the admin over there about your account.

    In the meantime, I suppose I could shoot you an email or two. (Would THAT be violating the board rules?)
     
  16. bryce

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    *I* have no problem with that.
     
  17. darkwing_duck1

    darkwing_duck1 Vice Admiral

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    Check you email in a bit.
     
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    Yep...he made that piece of junk look good!
     
  20. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I've been watching this mesh come along and really like it - but then, I always liked McQuarrie's concept illustrations for this ship.

    In some ways this would be a cooler Enterprise for Abrams' movie than the one they're using. :)
     

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