Dreadnought-Class Production Line (Spoilers?)

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Kevman7987, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. saddestmoon

    saddestmoon Commander Red Shirt

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    So it is yellow!

    Does that mean the Fututa version of the USS Stargazer is the wrong colour instead (not being yellow at all)?

    So confused...
     
  2. SeerSGB

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    No, cause we've seen Stargazer, she's Federation standard colors.


    So either the "warp stress paint" is something just done during when working the kinks out of the ship and engines during construction, or the model in Picard's ready room is wrong.

    Edit: The model isn't the Stargazer in Picard's ready room it's the NCC-7100. So it could be the right color for that ship if it was a new technology testbed.
     
  3. Set Harth

    Set Harth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well, that seems unnecessary.

    A stern talking-to would have sufficed.
     
  4. Timo

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    We have seen further tabletop models that weren't the right color for the ship they depict. Most of the Constitution models aboard the E-D were painted bright silver, say. I guess a model in the Captain's very own Ready Room might be more accurate than mere mass-produced tabletop decorations elsewhere, but that need not really be the case.

    Does a Constellation class ship with the registry NCC-7100 really exist? Or is the number just an in-joke by the person who gave Picard that model - perhaps the door number to a very specific suite, or a stardate of great significance? We can't really tell - but we can tell that the tabletop model differs from the Stargazer in all sorts of detail, in addition to the registry and the color...

    Then again, we can only tell that when we look really close, and that is cheating, because none of the episodes show the model closely enough. Only set photography reveals e.g. the lack of secondary phaser turrets or certain ventral detail.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  5. Praetor

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    Yeah sorry, I thought the original question was "Is the model yellow?"

    Sternbach reasoned that a yellow warp stress paint can be applied for flight tests, and that's why the model was yellow.
     
  6. saddestmoon

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    Thanks for confirming that.