Got any Bridge "Porn"?

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by stueyross, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. CaptainSerek

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    regemet, your bridge did not show up. Please repost it.
     
  2. Bill Morris

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    Great stuff, CaptainSerek! And I've actually referred to several of those when making shuttle MSDs.
     
  3. CaptainSerek

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    You are most welcome, glad to help.
     
  4. Bellerophon

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    Well, the TNG-era equivalent of the Oberth was the Nova from Voyager...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/fadmvulcan/2381924880/in/set-72157604354548317/

    That is, incidentally, one of my favorite bridges. A good simple circle updated to the TNG era, and there's nothing stupid about it.
     
  5. curson

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    I've always felt like in bridge layouts like the NOVA one, there were not enough "forward facing" seating position/console. I know the idea of forward facing is not at all important in space, but the captain is central seated facing the main screen, and it's not easy for anyone to communicate with him if their voices is coming from position lined on the outside wall and mostly from behind him. I loved the Sovereign-class bridge for example, where all the key positions are kind of surrounding the captain's one closely, with only non-essential ones lined out on the wall.

    I think in a command&communication position like a starship's bridge, everybody working should always been able to make eye-contact with the one in charge when necessary, and looking at the angle on the Sovereign-class bridge that's easily possible also for the two personnel standing on the right and left console (one of which was tactical, I remember Worf standing there...). A more circular but better design is probably the NX-01 one, but there small dimensions are surely helping in keeping all close together, but again, with the exception of the Helm, everybody is looking straight at the captain.

    ouch it's late, better get moving :P
     
  6. Bellerophon

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    I do rather agree with you - I really liked ops and tactical in Voyager - but I very much dislike the freefloating consoles all over the Sovereign. In my mind, in Star Trek at least, the captain should be able to swivel and look directly at every station on the bridge., without others getting in the way. The Sovereign is a bit of a confused mess with no easily-appreciated structure. Same to a certain degree with Voyager and the totally out of the picture Science and Engineering stations. In my mind the bridge needs to have a certain easy-to-visualise shape to it, and with the ones that are wider than they are long, we often just lose the sides.
     
  7. CaptainSerek

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    I am glad my extensive (and growing) Federation bridge collection is so helpful.
     
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  9. CaptainSerek

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    Nice bridge, may we see the other side please?
     
  10. dougkeenan

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    [​IMG]

    Those views are what I had to construct the 3D model, sorry there's not more. I have no idea what the original is/was but hope someone reading this thread does. :)
     
  11. CaptainSerek

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    Very nice, it looks like the Enterprise-A, am I close?
     
  12. dougkeenan

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    The layout certainly looks close to the -A (particularly TUC) bridge but the coloring doesn't look right. Somebody on another board said the toy packaging (seen around the outside of the physical model) is also from that era. But it remains an unsolved riddle so far.
     
  13. Bernard Guignard

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    Very nice work :techman: Judging from the instrumentation I'd say an early bridge perhaps just a little after enterprise.
     
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  14. dougkeenan

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    [​IMG]

    That's what I did with it aft. I didn't bother to texture past placeholders since I was just guessing.
     
  15. CaptainSerek

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    At the moment, I am working on some bridges which I will upload to my Flickr account. They are the following:

    Enterprise-D from Yesterday's Enterprise
    Enterprise-D from Parallels
    Enterprise-D from All Good Things...
    Odyssey from The Jem Had'ahr

    These are going to take a while as my drawing skills are not that good even though I am using Photoshop and Illustrator. Once they are done, you will see them though.
     
  16. jefferiestubes8

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    Enterprise NX-01 bridge

    Enterprise NX-01 bridge
    http://eliteforce2.filefront.com/screenshots/File/25350/5
    or same image different link here
    different angle
    http://eliteforce2.filefront.com/screenshots/File/25350/6

    when you compare it to this photo from an above post:
    http://drexfiles.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/untitled-33.jpg?w=655&h=459


    The CG version is pretty good. I noticed some of the white lights in the ceiling don't cover the entire circle but it is still close.
    If you feel like exploring that NX-01 bridge in 3D you can get the mod for 'Star Trek Elite Force' PC game.
    original source
    more small screenshots at the link
    there is also a high-resolution texture pack if you want at the filefront site.
    Website: Enterprise NX-01 Mod:



    TOS Enterprise ship interiors you can explore in 3D CG.
    TOS Season 4: "The Argas Effect" - Act I
    http://eliteforce2.filefront.com/file/Argas_Effect_Act_1;40151
    Website: Spacestation K7.
     
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  17. CaptainSerek

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    Excellent stuff.
     
  18. jefferiestubes8

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    USS Kelvin (NCC-0514) bridge photo

    the June 2009 issue of American Cinematographer magazine has 2 photos of the Kelvin on page 30.
    One of the bridge with no actors on it and one of the lower deck corridors without actors.
     
  19. darkwing_duck1

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    I thought the E-D bridge from Generations struck a nice balance personally...
     
  20. darkwing_duck1

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    Re: USS Kelvin (NCC-0514) bridge photo

    Is there an on-line version? Barring that, does anyone have scans?

    I paged throught the so-called "official movie magazine" at the supermarket yesterday and it had NOTHING about the "making of". No set shots, no concept art, NOTHING.

    Just frakking actor interviews, and one short article about the computer game.