Anyone else hate the "New" Deep Space 9 design?

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by HoserTrek37, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 2, 2009
    But that's my point. What difference does it make in a book? Just imagine it looks like it always did.
  2. Unwrapped

    Unwrapped Continuity Spackle Moderator

    May 8, 2003
    I rather like that one actually. Nice use of the spacedock and drydock elements. However, I changed the image to a link because you should only link to images on your own host.
  3. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 28, 2009
    The glorious Shetland Isles!
    Why destroy the station in the first place? Besides didn't they tow Empok Nor into the Bajor System (it was a DS9/SCE crossover)? Couldn't they have just activated it and had it become Deep Space 9-A?
  4. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    For the same reasons the original Enterprise and the Enterprise-D were destroyed--to do something shocking that forever changes the status quo.
    I think in-universe, Starfleet may have decided to build a new state-of-the-art starbase that met Federation specifications and requirements rather than try to repurpose another abandoned Cardassian ore facility.
  5. Storyteller

    Storyteller Ensign Red Shirt

    Jul 25, 2013
    Somehow, the new design doesn't bug me much. That window probably isn't glass; does anybody remember that scene in "First Contact" where Picard demonstrates a force field window to Lily? On a slightly (un)related note, I wonder if this picture rings a bell with anybody?

  6. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    42 miles west of COVFEFE
    Was that one of the conceptual space station desgns from "Beyond the Farthest Star"?
  7. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen

    IIRC, Empok Nor wasn't repairable as a whole, it was just useful for spare parts.

    What I want to know about the pylons on the new DS9 is, what exactly are they for? When the pylons on the old station didn't connect at the top, it's obvious what they were for - starship docking. Do the pylons on the new station stand for anything except decoration? They don't connect to anything, do they?
  8. Infern0

    Infern0 Captain Captain

    Oct 17, 2008
    Those Nor class space stations were old and decrepit rust buckets

    I'm not surprised they would opt for a modern replacement
  9. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 17, 2007
    They ripped out the old fusion cores for DS9, since those were ejected when they overloaded thanks to sabotage early in the Relaunch. Cardassia couldn't supply new cores since their entire industrial infrastructure was messed up after the war.

    As for a new station being build, if you read the books, it was made clear it was as much a symbol as a necesity. To show the Typhon Pact that the Federation won't be bullied down, and that they will rebuild. I think you could almost compare it to what the new Tower being build in New York. To rebuild exactly what was, can open up old wounds for some. But to build something new, something out of the ashes so to speak, is a powerfull symbol for some.
  10. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 2, 2009
    And they still should have build two towers, not only one.
  11. King Daniel Paid CBS Plant

    King Daniel Paid CBS Plant Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    There are docking ports along the length of the pylons.
  12. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 22, 2001
    From the images it looks like there are only ports near the base, two on each side. There might be some on the outside edge, but you can't really see any in the images that are floating around.

    The cover of "A Ceremony of Losses" shows these ports side ports. I wonder what that thing at the base of the pylon is, maybe a weapons emplacement?

    Apparently those rings above and below the central core are magnetically suspended defence rings.
  13. CaptainDonovin

    CaptainDonovin Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 8, 2006
    Labrador City. woof
    I like it, I have no problem with the new designs. New E, love it. New DS9, A+.
  14. Lego Thrawn

    Lego Thrawn Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Aug 14, 2013
    I don't hate it. I'm not a huge fan of it, but they certainly could have done worse. They also could have done better.