Would anyone be interesting in attempting a starship design?

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by t_smitts, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. t_smitts

    t_smitts Captain Captain

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    I'd been toying with a premise involving a very early 23rd Century starship. If anyone's interested in taking a crack at it, I'll go into more detail.
     
  2. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

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    Go into more detail first, maybe that'll generate interest.

    --Alex
     
  3. t_smitts

    t_smitts Captain Captain

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    Okay, here you go...


    The year is 2213...

    The U.S.S.
    Venture NCC-425 is a Mercury-class starship. One of Starfleet's first warp 8 capable starships is the top of the line of her day, far and above the Daedalus-class ships that dominated the fleet in the late 22nd Century, yet destined to be eclipsed by the Constitution-class ships that will become famous in a few decades (though she shares a few elements of both). Like most Starfleet vessels throughout the centuries, she continues the enduring design tradition of a primary hull, engineering hull, and twin nacelles.

    Designed in an era of relative peace for the Federation, she's somewhat more lightly armed than future starships will need to be, instead largely dedicated to exploratory and scientific missions. Indeed, she is equipped with 11 different science labs and well over half of her nearly 300 crew members are scientists in various fields. Accustomed to being out of contact with Starfleet for days or even weeks at a time, she is as self-sufficient and well-stocked with amenities as
    could be expected of any starship of this era.

    The
    Venture is not a new starship, but a proven vessel over a decade old, just beginning her third five-year mission of exploration, one that will earn her a place among Starfleet's most celebrated ships and lead to a number of namesake vessels in later centuries. Her senior staff is a mix of seasoned veterans and enthusiastic newcomers. The latter will soon discover (and former already know) that, even a tranquil period in history, the galaxy is not danger-free, and, as will one day be pointed out to another crew, it's not for the timid.
     
  4. USS Triumphant

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  5. t_smitts

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  6. sojourner

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    I think he was pointing out that this is almost exactly what you described. Even the history/date are similar. No work needed.

    Either that, or you might want to actually describe what it looks like.
     
  7. USS Triumphant

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    I wasn't worried about you contradicting it. I was suggesting the art might work for your purposes. It's more toward the Connie than the Daedalus, but the saucer is a little more bulbous and the nacelle struts are straighter.
     
  8. arthur2sheds

    arthur2sheds Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I am currently woking on a couple of designs from that era. I will adapt one and have it ready in a couple of days. :bolian:
     
  9. lennier1

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  10. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Who is John Galt?
    I got a bunch of early Pre-TOS designs here that you might find useful.