Spoilers Discoprise Engine Room Pictures...

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by DaveyNY, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Vice Admiral Admiral

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    These are from the end of the "ASK NOT" Short....

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    It's kinda weird to see crew floating around in spacesuits in there.

    Interesting interpretation.
    A bit over the top, but it goes with the overall ship size upgrade I guess.
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  2. Jesse1066

    Jesse1066 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It's not quite what I hoped for, but that's what I get for wanting something close to TOS.
     
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  3. Timo

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    Vertical, not spherical... Sorta not my preference. But cool.

    Also, a male skant. (But spacesuits? Well, I guess that depends. Those are the DOT-7s from the season finale. Suits or bots, we get to choose. So far.)

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  4. DaveyNY

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    Yeah, we flew over that bridge in a SST, back at the end of Season 1 of DISCOVERY.

    I don't expect to ever see anything more than a distant approximation of TOS ever again.
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    I wonder if the round thing on the upper platform is supposed to be the old Dilithium Crystal Chamber?

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    Kinda hard to tell how the new one actually connects to the WARP Nacelles.
     
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  6. Jesse1066

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    Distant approximation works for me. This looks really big though and doesn't have a lot of familiar features from the pre-refit engine room. I'll get used to it.
     
  7. DaveyNY

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    Welp, as Commander Decker said to Kirk...

    "Admiral, this is an almost totally new Enterprise..."
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    OH YEAH ... I forgot about those things.
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    I like it. It seems like a lot of money for use in a short trek. I am not sold on the likelihood of a Pike show, but this sort of expenditure makes me think it's slightly more likely?
     
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    As I said in the other thread, I love the shades of the ST'09/ID brewery engine room, with the pipes, tubes and tanks.
     
  10. eschaton

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    That set is almost assuredly 100% CGI, so I'm not sure there was that much cost involved.
     
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  11. Jadeb

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    Based on just these two stills, I don't care for the design. It's a jumble of light and color, with no real focus. Too much going on.

    Someone should photoshop Mega Man running in from the left.
     
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  12. Timo

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    Well, it's not a looker from the side, but it is quite an arena overall, with a prominent central figure and a reverently surrounding retinue, with a respectful distance between the big powerful thing and the onlookers. This is a first of sorts for Trek, which usually did these things on budget and ended up with something that had no sense of awe or scale, or at best provided a glimpse into an implied greater whole.

    Now, make the heroes interact with this thing in a meaningful fashion, and you have me impressed. The scale sort of defies that!

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    Looks perfectly reasonable to me.
     
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    This seems to be the general approach to the Enterprise: adapt design cues from ST09 better to fit in with the older TOS aesthetic. It's a difficult challenge.

    It succeeded here in the way it inspired a sense of awe for the character; neither the TOS engineering nor frankly the ST09 warp coors would have had this effect.
     
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    Looks this we are viewing the power core from either the aft side or the forward side; definitely not from a port/starboard side view. Don't recognize the function of all the large cubic gizmos pointing at the core. The top dome feature could be the tank lid thing in engineering that Scotty gets trapped in during TAS. The back wall compartments next to the central control room kind of remind me of storage for some reason; I meant, there has to be a cargo hold someplace in the engineering hull, right?
     
  16. Timo

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    "Surrounded by boxes" might be taken to equate "surrounded by a forcefield projected by boxy projectors". The engineer behind this version just sees no point in adding a physical sphere to go with the forcefield, because if the forcefield goes down, no physical material would provide protection of any sort.

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  17. Lord Garth

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    Shoot. I can actually see it now.
     
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    Even in the first season of TOS, it was stated in numerouis dialog snipits thatn the 1701 had a number of "Engine Rooms". We never really saw the Matter/Anti-Matter reactor ever on TOS. The Engine Room they always had showing seemed to be located in front of the 1701 Impulse Engines.

    As an old and original TOS fan, would I have minded if they had stuck closer to the TOS designs? Yep. But that ship has long sailed, and they're not going to go back on it now. Yes, it has a more Abrams-verse look to it, but at this point, it is what it is and it looks okay. YMMV.
     
  19. urbandefault

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    It doesn't look enough like a brewery to me. :techman:
     
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    so now i'm wondering if this same type of engineering space exists aboard discovery in addition to the engineering test bay?