Constellation class technical manual

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by MichaelS, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Christopher 390

    Christopher 390 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Awesome!! I am excited!! If you want some help with that, Drawing interior plans is like a hobby of mine. I can't do the whole 3d thing, but 2d topographical imaging is a plus for me. Let me know! (if not thats perfectly ok... I just thought i could offer! ;))
     
  2. Christopher 390

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  3. Christopher 390

    Christopher 390 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Keeping this on top!
     
  4. MichaelS

    MichaelS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'm intending to follow Rick Sternbach's assumption that the Stargazer was launched in 2285, which would make her 48 years old when Picard took command. In his 'gazer books, Michael Jan Friedman keeps referring to the "spanking new" ship, which is improbable if you are of the chronological registry persuasion (as I am). I interpreted these references to mean that there had been a major overhaul and systems update shortly before the events chronicled in The Valiant (TNG). The LCARS system as well as all the other major systems would be brought up to current standards during the refitting process.

    There would certinaly be a way, but I am of the oopinion that most Constellation-class ships were retired before or during the Ent-D's lifespan.
     
  5. Christopher 390

    Christopher 390 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Hmm... I am just thinking about that huge technological and asthetic gap that Picard had to have gone through when he switched commands... I mean going from an 68 year old cruiser (he was in command for twenty years right?) to the state of the art, brand new flagship had to be quite the shocker.
     
  6. MichaelS

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    Not necessarily. We don't know what he was up to between 2355 and 2363. Diane Duane's Intellivore suggests that he commanded another ship during that time, and there's that Lost Era novel that's set in the same period (though details have yet to be announced). For all we know he could have been in command of a New Orleans-class ship ...

    'ere's an update for ye. Rejoice! :D
     
  7. Christopher 390

    Christopher 390 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Or Cheyenne?? hahahaha ... natural progression! lol haha :lol: :D
     
  8. Harry

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    Sexy legs on the shuttle ;)
     
  9. Rick Sternbach

    Rick Sternbach Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    What about the folks who are captains of the sailing ships used even today for training? I would imagine that some of them might step off very old ships and onto the most modern missile cruisers, with maybe a few steps in between.

    Rick
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  10. Dr. Phlox

    Dr. Phlox Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    And if they had any trouble it'd most likely be from the controls. There's probably a huge difference between the way you work a sail ship and a modern battleship. Whereas on Starfleet ships the main difference would be the control panels, which didn't change a huge amount.
     
  11. biotech

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    Well Kirk managed to reroute the B's deflector array, and he probably hadnt worked on similar systems for 40 years or more, so they cant have changed much.
     
  12. Christopher 390

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    True true true... All true. However, there are things on the E-D that the Stargazer never had... such as Holodecks? Different controls as mentioned... and then things simply such as the new responsibilities that he had. Being the captain of the flagship meant that he is charged with high profile missions, almost continuous contact with starfleet command etc etc etc... when on the Stargazer he was always on deep space missions and little to no contact... etc. Though he did have that rather large amount of time between commands when most likely he could have been stationed at McKinley or Utopia and helped build starships of the newest class and whatnot... (kinda like Sisko)
     
  13. MichaelS

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    Update. This time, it's the support vessel I mentioned earlier. It's funny, I never noticed the mention of a "warpcapable reconnaissance craft which remains classified today" in the ST:Magazine article - until a few days ago.
     
  14. Wee Bairns

    Wee Bairns Commodore Commodore

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    I am absolutely loving this project!!
    The auxillary support craft is a neat design. Not my cup of tea, but neat. More or less reminds me of a Connie engineering hull with nacelles on the side. Which design wise kinda makes sense, as the Connie was a sucessful platform for research.:lol:
    The attention to detail on this (and the entire project, for that matter), is impressive.
    And I love the exterior closeup of the bridge.
     
  15. HortaVorta

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    Splendid work, all around.
     
  16. setvenharis

    setvenharis Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    So, not wishing to sound like a stuck record player, Are there going to be deckplans for this old lady of the stars?
     
  17. Christopher 390

    Christopher 390 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Oh please??! :eek:
     
  18. MichaelS

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    Eventually, yes. I'd like to get her exterior finished before I tackle them, though.
     
  19. MichaelS

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  20. Santaman

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    I haven't said much about all this but its awesome! :D *two thumbs up!* :cool: