Starship Size Argument™ thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by WarpFactorZ, May 1, 2013.

  1. talfe'anhar

    talfe'anhar Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Ok, here's a question from a fan girl. Are there any pictures or schematics, that are as accurate as possible, that show the size in relation to the people inside? I didn't read through all 51 pages of posts, so I may have missed something. Thanks!
     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    This teaser video for the 2009 movie shows tiny workmen on the saucer and nacelles:
    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkZFWr0vR8Q[/yt]
    There are tons of pics in this thread, showing how the rooms fit inside the bridge deck, how the shuttles fit inside the bay etc. but they're all fan-made (okay, they're mostly me made)
     
  3. talfe'anhar

    talfe'anhar Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Ah, unfortunately my old Mac Mini will not play videos, and my Kindle won't play this one either. I just wanted a reference for size of people vs ship. If you can direct me to any stills, that would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  4. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    I loved the "under construction" teaser.
     
  5. King Daniel Beyond

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  6. talfe'anhar

    talfe'anhar Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I'm just not having any luck here! I got this error message:
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    You don't have permission to access /wp-content/uploads/2008/01/st08construction1.jpeg on this server.
     
  7. King Daniel Beyond

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  8. talfe'anhar

    talfe'anhar Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Thanks. I can't make out any people, but that is a bad-ass picture!
     
  9. publiusr

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    Well said. I always thought of the ship as city sized. I loved the big TAS hangerbay--making the TAS ship as big as JJs anyway.
     
  10. Gonzo

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    Take a look at the main viewscreen/window (not the outer cladding, the darker area within that if you look closely) at the bottom of the central dome of the saucer, that is about 8ft high which should give you some idea of how big the NuEnterprise is.
     
  11. gerbil

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    That suffers from "two model syndrome." There are 2 versions of the model for the bridge detail. The window on that version is too short to match the actually viewscreen window on set. There's a second version of the bridge that matches the dimensions properly.
     
  12. Gonzo

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    Yeah I know Gerbil, it was just to give an example of scale to talfe'anhar above me, wasn't trying to be exact and as we know that picture was from the trailer for the first film and the design has changed since then. :)
     
  13. talfe'anhar

    talfe'anhar Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Thanks Gonzo! Gerbil, I'm not interested in exact specs. I just wanted a reference to the ship in relation to the people who live and work inside it. I write fan fiction and that reference could come in handy at some point. :-)
     
  14. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    I don't think any definitive JJ-prise/nuEnterprise reference exists yet, or at least not outside the offices of Bad Robot and/or ILM, where us regular folks can see. There have been a couple of other threads here in which the subject was wrangled over at some length. (Slogging through those isn't for the faint of heart, though. Suffice it to say that there are some who remain unconvinced about this, that, or the other.)
     
  15. James

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    I'm not new here but I haven't used this before today. Am I going to get flamed for disagreeing with the 725 meter length?
     
  16. Kruezerman

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    No, but we will expect definitive proof that trumps everything we've said.
     
  17. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    No one should flame anyone here, for any reason, but explaining your reasons for disagreeing with the 725-meter length probably wouldn't be a bad thing for your next step.
     
  18. SeerSGB

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    What do you mean we can't flam...uh, yeah, what the moderator said.


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  19. King Daniel Beyond

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    Do you disagree with the idea of it being 725m, or do you think we actually saw on screen was smaller?
     
  20. James

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    I think we saw it to be smaller than 725 meters. I don't know what you mean by the idea if being 725 meters. I'll state a couple of examples, the escape ejection scene, the nibiru scene, the shuttle entering Enterprise landing bay in STID and the vengeance crash scene. I'll focus on the two STID scenes, we see the shuttle entering the shuttlebay and it's right there next to the opening structure of the bay, shadows and all. The ship looks a lot smaller than 725 there, the Vengeance crash also shows a Vegeance that's clearly not almost a mile long. Alcatraz is approximately 1 mile away from the waterfront and the Vengeance easily fits into that gap with ample room when it hits the water. Like Daniel's sig, that doesn't show everything but that's the scene I'm talking about