Design the Next Enterprise

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Shikarnov, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Shikarnov

    Shikarnov Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    This just arrived in my inbox, and I thought of you guys immediately. As I didn't see (obviously) a thread on the topic, I thought I'd post:

    Assuming any of you enter the contest, I can hardly wait to see what you come up with.
     
  2. The Axeman

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    I guess they saw the competition run by Eve Online doing something very similar and thought 'hey, we could get these guys to do our job for us too'. To be honest the only problem I have with this is that it's for STO, which sucks badly. If it didn't have the Trek franchise tacked to it the game would have disappeared moments after release.

    If they publish all the entries though we might get to see some nice ships, the Eve Online one got quite a few very professional models sent in. They had the advantage of a much freer hand however, limited only to 1km max size. Here we would be trying to recreate a very well known ship with a well known layout and a very well known set of design rules, making it that much tougher to come up with something original.
     
  3. Galileo7

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    Fascinating, I guess this would be the 1701-F.:confused:
     
  4. BolianAuthor

    BolianAuthor Writer, Battlestar Urantia Rear Admiral

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    Funny that they would consider an STO ship to be canon.
     
  5. sojourner

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    ^It won't be the minute the contest ends.
     
  6. B.J.

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    I had to go searching for it, but here's the official contest web page: http://www.startrekonline.com/enterprise
    I certainly hope that you don't have to be a part of STO to take part in the contest. So, think we can get Rick Sternbach or Andrew Probert to enter as well? :D (Or at least give us their take on it.)
     
  7. Herkimer Jitty

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    Apparently anyone can submit a design.

    The winner will probably be the one with the design that meshes most with STO's... art direction. Urgh.
     
  8. DFScott

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    I'm noticing an edit in the current version of the Web page, the word "canon" has been removed. I have a feeling whoever wrote that original material didn't know exactly what that implied.

    -DF "Utah Preschooler Sues CBS For Unpaid Licensing Fees for Starship Design" Scott
     
  9. lennier1

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    Same here. I'd rather just have CBS pay Andrew Probert, Rick Sternbach and John Eaves to get together for a few weeks and iron something out. Partly finance the whole thing through a limited run of model kits and you're set.
     
  10. BolianAuthor

    BolianAuthor Writer, Battlestar Urantia Rear Admiral

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    I don't consider any ships in STO as a valid part of Trek, so I doubt that anything with the name Enterprise in STO would change that. If anything, STO will finally find a way to produce an Enterprise that's uglier than the JJ-Prise.
     
  11. lennier1

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    Well, if we use the Titan contest as a precedent ... :barf:
     
  12. Belisarius

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    Hrm. Not much fine print yet. Wondering if the design has to be "fresh" as of the start of the contest submission period, or if it can be a preexisting design in one's portfolio?


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  13. Herkimer Jitty

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    Yeah, it can be any design, I'll bet.

    As long as you're from North America.

    And no fat chicks.
     
  14. BolianAuthor

    BolianAuthor Writer, Battlestar Urantia Rear Admiral

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    There were so many designs that were better suited for the Titan than what they ended up with... our very own Praetor's design was my favorite, and I've told him so.
     
  15. lennier1

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    Same here. Hopefully one day I'll get around to finishing that 3D model.
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  16. Ihlecreations

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    I am glad I am not the only one out there that doesn't like the Titan Design. No offense to Sean he is a damn good artist but his design is very clunky and ungainly. Now as for the contest. I might just enter this one. Didn't know about the Titan contest till after it was done.
     
  17. Herkimer Jitty

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    Eh, Sean's Titan grew on me. It's not drop-dead gorgeous, like say, the Galaxy, but it's a little more like a mini-Nebula, in that it looks the part of a workhorse. I guess people expected a glorious space swan after reading the initial descriptions, but hey, that's just like my opinion, man.
     
  18. B.J.

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    I'll say what I said for the Titan contest: I want a neck. Most of the recent ship designs have been pretty flat, and I miss the "tall" ships.
     
  19. Herkimer Jitty

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    OMG ITS A STRUKTURAL WEAKNESS U N00B

    IT'D SNAP IN HALF WITH JUST ONE DISRUPTER HIT
     
  20. B.J.

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