Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(alternate)

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by R. Star, Aug 19, 2013.

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What ship do you like more? Defiant or alternate Constitution?

Poll closed Aug 20, 2013.
  1. Defiant

    62.5%
  2. Constitution(alternate)

    37.5%
  1. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sorry for the delay, I've been busy with work the past couple days. Well the Constitution refit trounced the Galaxy class 22-10.

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    But Picard still has a chance with his other toy!

    Sovereign vs NX-class: 22-9 - http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=222721
    Intrepid vs Constitution: 6-20 - http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=222850
    Constitution(refit) vs Galaxy: 22-10 - http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=222949

    Full tournament bracket can be found here: http://challonge.com/STShipclass

    In the final bracket of Round 1, we have the Defiant-class vs the reboot Constitution! Will Ben Sisko's toy be the first to take down one of the old school explorers or will it sweep it's way into the finals?

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    Remember this is a vote on which ship you like more for whatever reason. Not which one you think is faster, more fun, or stronger. Though if it's your favorite for those reasons, vote away. Have fun and keep the discussion friendly! Let the voting begin! :)
     
  2. Bad Thoughts

    Bad Thoughts Commodore Commodore

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    Tricked out Millenium Falcon vs tricked out Constitution. Defiant is utilitarian, the Abramsprise is gratuitous.
     
  3. Lord Garth FOI

    Lord Garth FOI Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    You could fit the defiant in Nuprise's hangar bay
    Galacticprise FTW
     
  4. Melakon

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    Defiant. Not a fan of the Abramsprise's ample nacelles, if you know what I mean.
     
  5. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    Defiant over the Fuglyprise, not even a contest.
     
  6. TheSubCommander

    TheSubCommander Captain Captain

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    I like the concept of DS9 having a pocket battleship permanently docked there, but just never was that big a fan of the Defiant's design. I like the traditional saucer/nacelles design of most starfleet ships, and Defiant is the oddball of federation designs and looks more like an overgrown runabout to me.

    Abramsverse Enterprise on the other hand, while not nearly as good as TMP refit OR TOS Enterprise, still looks good to me. Only complaint I have is the secondary hull, but love the saucer and nacelles.
     
  7. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    They both suck.
     
  8. Maurice

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    The Defiant always reminded me of a toilet seat.
     
  9. Smellmet

    Smellmet Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    Thought this was a tough choice to be honest, I like the new Enterprise a lot, and rank it highly (it's not without it's faults though) and although I'm not a huge fan of the design of the Defiant, I'm a fan of how badass it is. It's Star Trek's version of Scrappy-Do. I went with the Enterprise.
     
  10. Viper78

    Viper78 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    I like the the Abrams Enterprise but I prefer the Defiant.
     
  11. Bry_Sinclair

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    Defiant without a doubt. The ship was built to fight, but just be some overinflated fanwank. Plus with Sisko in command the NuTrek crew wouldn't stand a chance.
     
  12. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    I've got to go with the Defiant Class this time. The Consitution Class alternate loses points for it's nacelles and pylons.
     
  13. King Daniel Beyond

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    The Defiant looks like someone's attempt to fanwank a Millennium Falcon knockoff into the Trekverse.

    The new Enterprise, however, is gorgeous:luvlove:
     
  14. jpv2000

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    I have to agree. The alternate Enterprise is one of the very few things I liked about the '09 movie.
     
  15. TheSubCommander

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    I have seen this said by other people, but I never made the Millennium Falcon connection before. Other than both ships having a semi-saucer shape, I see absolutely nothing in common between the two.
     
  16. sbk1234

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    This:techman:
     
  17. Praetor

    Praetor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    Tough call, but the Defiant edges it out for me.
     
  18. MacLeod

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    But do they suck as you put it equally? Or does one suck more than the other?
     
  19. Captain Rob

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    I'm voting Defiant. It's a tough little ship that can take as much punishment as it dishes out. Otherwise; we've been treated to two movies where the nuPrise is shown to be fragile. With scenes showing the floors and walls cracking apart. After both movies, the ship would have to be torn apart and completely rebuilt.
     
  20. BillJ

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    Re: Favorite Ship Tournament: Round 1 - Defiant vs Constitution(altern

    Constitution.
     

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