USS Aventine

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Enterpriserules, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Enterpriserules

    Enterpriserules Commodore Commodore

    I was wondering if anyone knows what this ship is suppose to look like?
     
  2. nx1701g

    nx1701g Admiral Admiral

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    This may be better suited for TrekLit, but there are no design specifics set for it yet according to an earlier post in TrekLit.
     
  3. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    I'll move it to Trek Lit :)
     
  4. 8of5

    8of5 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well it's new big and shiny... and has quantum slipstream (or the potential for it), so I'm imagining it like a bigger version of this (from next year's Ships of the Line):

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    And the novel specified it's shuttlebay 1 is on deck 12...
     
  5. Christopher

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    ^^When I first saw that SotL calendar image back at Shore Leave, my first thought was that maybe it could be the Aventine. But then I got a closer look at it and saw that it's maybe only a few times the size of a runabout.

    I just noticed... how come that ship has a tailfin?
     
  6. JAG

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    Cause it's cool!
     
  7. 8of5

    8of5 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Me too. I was a little bit disappointed when I realised it scale was wrong, but it's stuck in my head as the basis for how I see the Aventine.

    Did you spot the tiny wing at the front too?
     
  8. Rat Boy

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    Because Tuvok couldn't stop Paris this time.
     
  9. David Mack

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    Interesting. Aside from the scale, not bad. I don't know that I'm 100-percent sold on this, but I could see it working. :)
     
  10. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    Because ships with fins rock. :techman:
     
  11. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Yeah, make it bigger, add some kind of elongated saucer (maybe arrowhead-shaped) to the front, and for Cochrane's sake get rid of the fins, and you'd have something.
     
  12. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    A little bit of sick just came up my throat!
     
  13. Marco Palmieri

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    That's really funny. I had the same thoughts--that the ship's basic configuration was a good direction for the Aventine.
     
  14. Rat Boy

    Rat Boy Vice Admiral Admiral

    It could be that it's a proof-of-concept model; a smaller-scale version of the full ship for testing purposes like the Constitution mock-up seen in the picture for December.
     
  15. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    It needs a couple more fins for style.
     
  16. Marco Palmieri

    Marco Palmieri Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I don't want to be misunderstood. It's a nice image and all, but I see it as starting point for the Aventine, not simply a smaller version of it. :)


    [Michael Scott]

    Thatswhatshesaid!!

    [/Michael Scott]
     
  17. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    I remember a bumper sticker I saw on the back of a guy's car once....

    "My rocketship has fins, bitches!"


    I've been hunting for one of those ever since.... :D
     
  18. Marco Palmieri

    Marco Palmieri Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^A fin? What weirdos are you hoping to impress, anyway?
     
  19. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    Me? Trying to impress someone? Have we met? :cool:
     
  20. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    It also needs more cowbell.