ST XI Enterprise conjecture

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by judexavier, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. judexavier

    judexavier Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 18, 2008
    Hot Springs, AR
    This is my attempt to recconcile the trailer images, and a few text descriptions of those who have seen the actual thing, or pre-production toys atleast.
    It is a WIP, so be kind.:)
    Love to see other conjectural art work, sketches and descriptions, 3D would be awsome. Might be a fun thread if we get into rebooted Kliingon ships, the mysterious octopus ship, etc...
    Using the 6' tall guy on the saucer, this seems to scale out to about 1012' long, so not too far off (?)...
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  2. fleetcaptain

    fleetcaptain Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 9, 2005
    Virginia Beach, VA, USA
    Wow Ill have to say that looks dead on. Combines the TOS and Movies look as well as alittle of Gabe's design. Can't wait to see how close your design will be once its finally revealed.
  3. ST-One

    ST-One Vice Admiral

    Oct 28, 2004
    Germany - with UHC since the early 1900s
    I like this a lot :techman:
    Great work.
  4. Icy_Penguigo

    Icy_Penguigo Captain Captain

    Feb 28, 2007
    Tacoma, WA, USA
    God I hope that's not the Trek XI Enterprise.

    No offense to you or your work. You've done a fantastic job on these images and that seems like a very good extrapolation based on what images have been released. I just really don't think it looks appropriate at all for the TOS era. But that's not your fault.

    I'm just assuming I will hate the new ship design if the trailer is any indication.
  5. starburst

    starburst Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 8, 2007
    I like it, based on what we saw in the trailer I could see that being the same ship. Seems to combine the best bits of the TOS and Movie ships as well as a little bit from Enterprise and I love the 2 versions for the naccelles.

    Any chance of any more renders from different angles?
  6. GeorgeKirk

    GeorgeKirk Commodore Commodore

    Sep 3, 2001
    The Internet
    Interesting. You've done a great job of extrapolating what the ship will look like based on what we've seen so far. However, I really hope that the secondary hull isn't that small in comparison to the nacelles.
  7. Philo

    Philo Commodore Commodore

    Nov 23, 2005
    Very nice work, judexavier. I actually like it a lot. However, I'm guessing the rest of the ship will not look this good when we see it judging by the fugly as hell nacelles you've been saddled with.
  8. baxart

    baxart Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 18, 2006
    Nice! Great work on the ship.
    Personally I hope the nacelles are spread a little farther apart.
  9. Saul

    Saul Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    Very nice work although I too hope it's not the final design. The nacelles seem too fat for the rest of the ship. Retro though.
  10. Kaiser

    Kaiser Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 19, 2007
    Boyertown, PA as of July 2011
    after seeing this design i wonder if they will reboot the TMP era and if so what would that look like
  11. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Aug 3, 2003
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    Nicely rendered work, but I despair if the ship actually looks like that. If this were a person then I'd call it a caricature.
  12. MarianLH

    MarianLH Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 25, 2005
    Lower decks
    I did not get the impression that the nacelles were that big relative to the rest of the ship.

  13. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 14, 2004
    Huntsville, AL
    Whether this is or isn't the new ship is beside the point to me. I'm just enjoying the artwork! What application did you use to make this?
  14. BolianAuthor

    BolianAuthor Writer, Battlestar Urantia Rear Admiral

    Sep 24, 2003
    Torrance, California
    It's a beautiful work of art, but I dread to think that this will be the Enterprise, although I know it most probably will be. But again, as a work of art, I like it.
  15. ThomastheCat

    ThomastheCat Captain Captain

    Nov 27, 2004
    Campbell, CA
    This is a wonderful piece of art and I echo the sentiments of "How did you make it?" The detail is damned impressive. This looks 2D? Again, well done.

    Also, this looks to be the best conjectural design I've seen so far based on what we know, and it's obvious you've watched that stinkin' teaser hundreds of times. :)

    Love the little UFP logo on the aft secondary hull, that's a really nice touch.

    As far as my comments on the aesthetics of the design itself, it'd be nice if the secondary hull was about a quarter again as big, right now I think the balance between the saucer, engines, and engineering hulls are off. Just my two cents though. Do we have any official hints on what the engineering section will look like yet? I haven't seen any myself.
  16. USS Mariner

    USS Mariner Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 11, 2004
    Homestate of Matt Jefferies
    If JJ's ship turns out to be something close to what you've illustrated, I will take back almost all of the negative things I've said about him since the trailer premiered. No joke.

    Setting aside some minor detailing and color palette issues (most of which stem from the source material,) I would be more than happy with this 1701, as seen 10-20 years before "The Cage."
  17. Chaos Descending

    Chaos Descending Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 2001
    Grand Canyon State
    Awesome! I'd be a happy man if that's how the Big-E turns out in Trek XI.

    Good work!
  18. EliyahuQeoni

    EliyahuQeoni Commodore Commodore

    Dec 24, 2007
    Redmond, Oregon, United States of America
    Nice work! I'm using this as my wallpaper now :)
  19. AudioBridge

    AudioBridge Captain Captain

    Sep 6, 2001
    USA - Nemo me impune lacesset
    Very nicely done, judexavier. But I have to echo the sentiment that if this is exactly or close to what they've done for Trek XI I'll be tremendously disappointed. Most of the changes to the real 1701 design would appear to be made for the sake of changing it.
  20. judexavier

    judexavier Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 18, 2008
    Hot Springs, AR
    First off, thanks to everyone for the responses and observations.

    Nice to hear after the fun I've been having. Lets see, sometime yesterday my son managed to aquire the Zlob trojan, spend most of the night and all day fighting that, purchased a spyware remover, that hasn't worked. Hooked up the old laptop, forgot my trekbbs password, rememered it, got a post almost finished, and realized the power cord to the laptop had pulled out because it suddently went dead. OH, and got a letter
    from the county telling me I'm doing jury duty...oh I know it could always be worse.


    I did this in photoshop, about the only program I can actually use!
    I have to agree that the proportions seem off. Those huge nacelles look almost bug-eyed from the front. And the secondary hull, with the bigger bite taken out, and my stumpy deflector mount, (I don't know why I did that) does seem almost - "delicate"?
    I kept thinking that, as they refitted this, it would morph into a closer approximation of the original E.

    I think the curvy "50's" look really came from trying to figure out those *weird* nacelle insides...I still really have no idea. The only hint for the stuff not seen in the trailer, were text descriptions, "nacelles bigger, more aerodynamic/organic, bigger bite from secondary hull, rest of ship looked similar to TOS/Movie Enterprise".

    I can't remember exactly, from an interview with one of the art designers, something to the effect "that only the outside had to look the same"...I don't know, I'm feeling they only loosly followed that rule. :)

    Anyway, thanks again for the kind compliments and suggestions.