TOS Enterprise WIP

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by blssdwlf, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. blssdwlf

    blssdwlf Commodore Commodore

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    Or it could be something other than plasma powers their circuits. We'll have to agree to disagree here.

    Technically, the Constellation's impulse engines would create a "fusion explosion" when overloaded in "The Doomsday Machine". "Thermonuclear" missiles were used against the Enterprise in "Patterns of Force". I think it is pretty safe to say nuclear fusion technology exists in TOS.

    What Delta Vega produced we have no idea other than it was a Lithium cracking station. You can safely assume it cracked lithium for ore ships to pick up. You can safely assume that some of its power packs can be modified for use on the Enterprise's warp engines. But I don't agree you can safely assume that it produces materials essential for nuclear fusion... lithium for the warp engines, yes, but nuclear power, not enough evidence.

    I am curious though, how did you arrange the 22 decks (minimum) of the ENT Defiant?
     
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  2. Albertese

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    Hey, feel free to PM me! I love seeing people's takes on the Enterprise's interior layout!

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  3. Robert Comsol

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    In our real life approach towards nuclear fusion reactors that work nuclear scientists consider "cracked lithium" would be an essential ingredient. This is not science fiction, but science fact. I'm simply amazed that back in 1965 the producers of Star Trek became aware of it and put it into the show. Admittedly it somehow transformed from a real nuclear fusion reactor ingredient to lithium in "Mudd's Women" and finally dilithium, so the original science fact intention got confused and eventually lost.

    Obviously the scriptwriters didn't show up for their FJ detox as this would be a deck below the Hangar Deck according to the FJ plans. But since this statement comes from a blue alien slave of the Gorn, these scavengers have apparently interpreted the deck arrangement of the ship differently than an original crew member of the Defiant would have. ;)

    Bob
     
  4. Robert Comsol

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    Wilco! My friend still has to make PDF conversions of engineering decks 14, 13 and I'm currently adding text and comments to deck 12. Decks 11, 10, 9 and 8 will follow next week.
    But can someone please tell me (C. Höhne Sparborth hasn't replied yet) what rank I need to achieve to be allowed to post attachements?

    Bob

    P.S. Will I be allowed to post a PDF attachement in a PM?
     
  5. blssdwlf

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    Yes, it is amazing some of the things TOS incorporated in... however, lithium used in fusion reactions is of the natural metal variety which in TOS lithium is referenced in it's fictional crystal form which is why don't believe it an easy assumption that the Delta Vega station was meant for nuclear fusion material. TOS for all of it's foresight also developed it's own split from our "real world" physics. Antimatter, for instance, is orders more powerful in TOS than in real life. So, when it comes to applying real world science to TOS in this project, because of WWTTD? setting, I'll let TOS science take precedence over our real world science.

    Deck 22 according to FJ is 2 decks below the hangar deck, IIRC since FJ layed out a 24 deck ship. In anycase, it sounds like you're just borrowing the visuals from the episode but not the deck layout according to dialogue - which is your prerogative :)

    As to posting images, I'd recommend either getting your own hosting site and link to the images rather than uploading directly to TrekBBS. The reason I recommend this is that if something should happen to this site, your stuff won't go poof with it. You can use free accounts like Flickr, or Imageshack. Also, don't forget about other services like Dropbox, Skydrive, Google's cloud, etc for storing and distributing files.
     
  6. Mytran

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    Also there's photobucket (which I use), but it's all much the same thing - as long as you can link to a jpg file directly (without all the hosting guf).
    Robert_Comsol, I had no idea you were trying to post images directly onto the TrekBBS - is that even possible? It certainly explains my confusion at your situation! At 137 posts to your name, you achieved the entitlement to include images in your posts some time ago. And I also would love to see your efforts. The more, the merrier! :)
     
  7. Robert Comsol

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    Gentlemen,

    thanks for your advice and support. Naturally, I'll be looking for feedback for these upcoming deck plan drafts (did I miss something, improvement potential etc.?). Once my friend made PDF-conversions, I'll forward these via PM to those who asked.
    My bottom line still says "You may not post attachements". :(

    Bob
     
  8. Robert Comsol

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    Again, I find this statement of the blue alien slave of Slar, the Gorn (on speed), to be inconclusive at best. I don't know what's going on in a head of this Gorn species, but maybe having different main deck numbers and engineering deck ones was simply too much for his reptile brain, so he told his slaves to number the deck levels in an FJ scheme for their scavenging purposes. ;)

    In the audio commentary the producers admitted they had taken several artistic liberties and the aft photon torpedo launcher of the Defiant definitely falls under this category but served the story which is basically "Pirates of the Tholian seas" and instead of cannonballs they used photon torpedos (the infamous "Hornblower Effect", again).

    Where I can't seriously disagree is the aft phaser. In "Arena" there is a clear intercom report to the captain that the "aft phaser" of the Enterprise is ready (I assume the ENT production people rewatched the episode because of the Gorn's participation, noticed the "aft phaser" report and then decided to visualize it). Frankly, I always had problems with the window under the stern dome to be the flight deck control room. Once the shuttle reaches the critical landing phase - it disappears from the sight of the flight deck controller.

    Now, with this ENT episode it rather looks this is the aft phaser control room which makes more sense, IMHO.

    And regarding these energizer / reactor walls on the Defiant in ENT there might be a better explanation. Since the Defiant appears to be a younger ship than Enterprise these walls may simply be the next generation of these energizer / reactors that usually stand around in one of Scotty's engine rooms.

    Bob
     
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  9. Mytran

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    Hmm, I don't think I've EVER used the attachment function, come to think of it! I just use URLs to the files I need to refer to in a message. I've searched around and I can't even see an "add attachment" button in the Compose Message box. Anyone else find this?
     
  10. blssdwlf

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    @Mytran - I just looked and do not see any upload attachment function either. Just the insert URL buttons.

    In the User CP there is a Pictures and Albums section where you theoretically could upload images and share them. I haven't tried it yet.

    @Robert Comsol - I still recommend using your own image hosting service. Looking forward to seeing your interpretation of the Enterprise in your thread :techman:

    I have aft phasers in this TOS Enterprise thread but no aft torpedo launchers :)
     
  11. B.J.

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    Even mine says "You may not post attachments". It's just the way this board is set up. An attachment in this sense is a picture or file uploaded and embedded within the post itself, not the same thing as showing a picture inline from another source. As others have said, it's easy to link to other places like Photobucket.
     
  12. Albertese

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    Robert Comsol, I'll tell ya the way I post images... it's quite simple.

    Go to http://imageshack.us/ and upload an image file. Once that's uploaded, the next screen that shows up has several links which you can choose from. Choose the "Forum" link and highlight it, copy it, and paste it into the Reply box you type into to make a reply post here on TrekBBS. That's it. When you post it you get the image you uploaded as an inline image in your TrekBBS post. Nothing to it.

    --Alex
     
  13. Robert Comsol

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    Fascinating. Thanks for the link!
     
  15. Mytran

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    Interesting vid - shame they had to burn up some of the running time with a repro of the opening credits though!

    Also, that final corridor shot (which opens into Kirk's "tall ship" speech) seems not to have been from TOS, but the ENT episode In a Mirror Darkly. The misplacement of the crew quarters set (not to mention a red door) really stood out to a set-obsessive like me! :lol:

    But overall, very nice.
     
  16. Robert Comsol

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    I agree - it was quite enjoyable to watch.
     
  18. blssdwlf

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    This was posted in the are there 3 engine rooms in the TOS Enterprise? thread:

    Two engine rooms in the engineering hull, staggered, to fit in a 947' ship.

    What was interesting about that thread is that the engine crew and Kirk in "The Immunity Syndrome" all were thrown towards the entrance of the room when the ship jerked forward. That would suggest that this particular room, with the EMM having a different console, was on the port side, with the entrance facing aft. For contrast, the bridge crew went to the back of the bridge in the same episode when accelerating forward.

    What that also means is that the engine room is going to get more crowded by these big rooms quicker than I had planned :)

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Starship

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    Good work all around Peter! Will be coll to have a anim showing a tour when finished. ;)
     
  20. Mytran

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    You mentioned that the Engine Rooms are making space pretty tight, but what scale are you currently working at? A while ago you roughly calculated (from the size of the shuttlebay as seen on screen) the length of the ship to be around 1143'. Is that still the case or have you revised this figure?