Unofficial art challenge for DS9! (SPOILERS FOR TP: RAISE THE DAWN!)

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Mojomoe, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Vektor

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    Re: Unofficial art challenge for DS9! (SPOILERS FOR TP: RAISE THE DAW

    Okay, this post will contain SPOILERS about the DS9 relaunch series, so if you gotten this far in the thread without realizing that and don't want to know, stop reading now.

    I haven't read the DS9 relaunch books so I really developed this design entirely in a "vacuum." When I read that DS9 had been destroyed and was being replaced, my first assumption was that the Bajorans would want to build it or would at least have a heavy hand in its design. It is, essentially, the gateway to the Temple of the Prophets, after all, kind of a big deal to them. At the same time, I wanted to pay some degree of homage to the original DS9, hence the lingering Cardassian elements.

    I agree that the asymmetry does give a ship-like sense of motion. What I was really going for, though, was sense of direction, with the station literally aimed at the mouth of the wormhole, something you can't do as easily with a symmetrical design.

    Anyway, I've probably done as much as I'm going to with this. It was a purely speculative exercise based on an idea that popped into my head before the book description was posted and I needed to let it out. Take it for what it's worth. :)
     
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    Too bad. I was looking forward to seeing it fleshed out a little more. :(
     
  3. Vektor

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    Well, you never know. I go back to stuff like this once in a while when I'm bored or I need to get away from some other all-consuming project for a while. You might not have seen the last of it.
     
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    Alright. If I don't see anything more on this in six months I'll start harassing you. :p
     
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    Six months!!?? Remember who you're talking to. Get back to me in six years. ;)
     
  6. BillJ

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    Yeah, it definitely has a Cardassian vibe to it.
     
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    I think that's stretching it a bit to be honest. It's only really the pylons that give that impression IMO; and the ovoid Bajoran design is far more prevalent.

    Regarding the "sense of motion" concern that has been commented on, perhaps if the design were turned on its (current) head? The station would then have the appearance of the Bajoran insignia from the PoV of the wormhole itself, and the Prophets/Celestial Temple - which I imagine would appeal more to the Bajorans...
     
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    I found this on deviant art. Could be a good contender

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  9. B.J.

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    Interesting, but the conflicting scale of the details are sending my sense of scale for the whole thing into fits.
     
  10. Ian Keldon

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    I love that design concept, but yeah, some of the detailing is conflicting in scale
     
  11. Gotham Central

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    To me, it sounds like that description used in the book is HEAVILY influenced by both the Federation Headquarters station depicted in the Franz Joseph technical manual and modification of the spherical Spacedock shown in Trek 2009.