If you could own a shuttle, which one would it be?

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  1. Captain Rob

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    On my shuttle, the holoemitters wouldn't be for an EMH. It would be for a full-service holo-stewardess I'd get from Quark.
     
  2. Tiberius

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    Of course. With interchangeable data modules so if needed she could be a doctor or an engineer or whatever else you might need.

    But always a lover...
     
  3. blueshirt

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    The runabout is an easy choice for me, too. It's a full-fledged starship.
     
  4. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    One of the roundabout's from Ds9.
     
  5. Mage

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    FYI, spoiler for TrekLit....

    After DS9 is destroyed and a new DS9-II is being constructed, the runabout used to bring the crew to the new station for the first is, you guessed it, the Rio Grande!!!
     
  6. EmperorTiberius

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    Wow.
    Is the new station Cardassian or Starfleet design? Can you give some details?
     
  7. Sci

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    As of the end of Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn, the new Starbase Deep Space 9 is still being built, but it's an original Starfleet design. It seems influenced by the Cardassian Nor-class station designs, however, as it makes heavy use of interconnecting rings.

    As for the original question...

    It's not actually a shuttle, but if I were to ask for any support craft in the Starfleet, I'd ask for a Danube-class runabout. Preferably the U.S.S. Rio Grande.
     
  8. The Wormhole

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    Here's an image of the station, taken from the book's cover.
     
  9. Caesar753

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    If the Delta Flyer counts as a shuttle, I'd go with that. Otherwise I'd probably go with the Type 11 from Insurrection just because it looks so cool.
     
  10. sojourner

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    That bears no resemblance to the description in the book.
     
  11. The Wormhole

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    Well, there's also another huge inconsistency between that cover and the book, if you've read the book you know what I'm referring to.
     
  12. Sci

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    David R. George III wrote on his Facebook wall that the station seen on the cover of Raise the Dawn is a construction habitat, not the permanent new DS9.
     
  13. Mr. Laser Beam

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  14. Elias Vaughn

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    Runabouts are nice and all, but I'd imagine a Captain's Yacht would be even nicer, so that gets my pick.
     
  15. sojourner

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    So they're constructing the construction habitat that will construct the new station? Sounds like revisionism for an inaccurate cover to me.
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ There was never any intention to have the cover display "the real thing", as it were. If fans just assumed that it would, well, that's their problem, innit?
     
  17. sojourner

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    ^That's an odd statement. What was the intention then? "Let's show a station under construction unrelated to the book in any form"?
     
  18. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ There've been lots of times when the book cover art bore little or no resemblance to what was inside. Besides, putting the 'real one' on the cover would be a spoiler.
     
  19. Sci

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    Maybe it is. I can't say I care overly much. It's a perfectly plausible interpretation of a cover that's supposed to be more artistic and aesthetically pleasing than it is strictly accurate to the plot; if it's a bit of "Oh, well, let's just creatively interpret the cover to make it fit since it looks so pretty," I'm down with that.

    (I didn't see DRGIII's original post, so I don't know what context it was meant in -- whether it was tongue-in-cheek creative reinterpretation or if it was meant in earnest, I don't know.)
     
  20. The Wormhole

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    The cover itself is still a spoiler. Practically everyone down in the Trek Lit forum had figured out what was going on when it was revealed.