Making the Intepid Class Prototype (Sternbach)

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  1. Rick Sternbach

    Rick Sternbach Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Can I make a little suggestion on the name? Sternbach works out to Starbrook or Starstream, so you might consider using one of those.

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  2. Mark_Nguyen

    Mark_Nguyen Commodore Commodore

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    Starstream gets my vote! AND it can be mistaken for everyone's favourite Decepticon!

    Mark
     
  3. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't know guys...both names kinda give me the visual impression of a star taking a leak! Lol!
     
  4. Rick Sternbach

    Rick Sternbach Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    In Japanese, it sort kinda works out to the word for Milky Way or galaxy. I don't have a good romanji spelling, but Google Translate has some variations in Japanese characters.

    I know we have a Galaxy class, but this would be different. :)

    Rick
     
  5. bryce

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    I really like this ship. I can see when it might not have been "sleek" enough for TV, but it's a nice background design.

    I wish I had *any* skill for art or design...when I first saw the Intrepid concept, long ago, it gave me an idea fro a similar ship, but built using Excellsior components.

    Lower the saucer (by getting rid of the neck - well, shortening it significantly) and flip the nacelle arm thingy upside down. Always wondered how that would look. (Maybe add some elements from the Centaur design from DS9...)

    Just an idea I had.

    ETA: I guess something similar-ish exists...but mine wouldn't be *so* different. And really, I'm not sure what would be all that different about a ship based on my idea would be from a regular Excellsior Class...but the Intrepid prototype made me think of it...
     
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  6. Psion

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    Just as long as no translation works out to "Melody Pond", we're all good.
     
  7. Sarvek

    Sarvek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Amazing work. I am looking foreward to more updates.
     
  8. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm afraid there's not much of an update to show here. I've scaled the ship in accordance with the USS Voyager. Added some escape pods and ventral phaser array.

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  9. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks! Your idea sounds like a concept I did for a ship called the USS Colarado.
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  10. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

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    Nice! That's a pretty B.A. Excelsior variant. Most tweaks to this particular ship strike me as weak, but for some reason this one is pretty cool.

    --Alex
     
  11. sojourner

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    Forbin beat you to it.
     
  12. Avon

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    from looking at the side-by-side pictures, i like this prototype design, but i think the voyager we got looks classier
     
  13. cardinal biggles

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    Side-by-side it's easy to see why the show's producers asked Mr. Sternbach to take the ship design in that direction.
     
  14. Bry_Sinclair

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    The prototype looks more like a workhorse, doing plenty of hard work without much interest in its appearance. I do like the show Voyager, but I'd have been happy with this variant as well.
     
  15. HarryM

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    Yes, sort of like a giant runabout, the pylons esp are very similar to the runabout.
     
  16. Mysterion

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    I get the opposite reaction: this design looks much better to my eye than the Voyager we got. A lot less spoon-like, and just more functional looking to me.
     
  17. Rick Sternbach

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    And neither can be turned into a pizza-cutting wheel. :lol:

    Rick
     
  18. Mark_Nguyen

    Mark_Nguyen Commodore Commodore

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    Though both would be great in the garden. Star Trek shovels - licensing department, hashin!

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  19. calamity_si

    calamity_si Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I've actually got one of those lol!

    I'm dying to show you all my progress but I'm so close to finishing now I may as well hold back a little while longer. More to come real soon!
     
  20. bryce

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    AWESOME! THANKS!! (I really just wanted to see what it would look like! Cool addition of the AWACS-style sensor, because it provides a justification for the flipped nacells and maybe even the lower primary hull...)

    Again, THANKS!! :)

    ETA: Forbin, have you ever considered a Enterprise-B Excelsior refit/variant/whatever version of this? The repositioned impulse engines would move the impulse exaust away from the AWACS "jammer" thingy -- which could also house sensors for long-term/long-range pure science missions...(though I've always wondered what the housing for the original impluse engines are used for now in that design...unless you go with the hanger/cargo bay idea. And I suppose that you could, since it's a different ship...hummm...)
     
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