Discovery Size Argument™ thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by King Daniel Beyond, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    Discuss. Speculate. Battle.

    Here's a partial cutaway:
    EDIT: Or is it the USS Shenzhou??
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    Only 10 decks? It's much smaller than I expected, although those crazy nacelles will boost the overall length quite a bit.

    I was hoping for:
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  2. mdtauk

    mdtauk Commander Red Shirt

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    Is it the Discovery, or the Shenzhou?
     
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  3. cultcross

    cultcross Time spent with cats is never wasted Moderator

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    I see people debate the size of these things a lot, I've always wondered why it matters. We'll see the same spaces regardless of whether the ship is 100 metres or 100 kilometres. Bridge, sickbay, engineering, continuously redressed crew quarters, transporter, ready room, corridor. That's where our action will be set. The Defiant was theoretically tiny compared to other ships, and we still saw all those spaces.
     
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  4. King Daniel Beyond

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    This is true, but I do get a kick out of trying to figure out how those often-reused and redressed sets are supposed to fit, and whether the size at which they fit is anything close to what The Powers That Be™ intend the ship to be.
     
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  5. JoeP

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    Sure hope this thread turns out to be as fun as the one in the Kelvin forum. Man, good times.
     
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  6. Jackson_Roykirk

    Jackson_Roykirk Commodore Commodore

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    There. Are. Twenty-one. Decks!
     
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  7. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    78, it's canon and you know it!:p
     
  8. Mad Jack Wolfe

    Mad Jack Wolfe Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    She's gotta be big. 65 feet long, at the very least!
     
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  9. jamestyler

    jamestyler Commodore Commodore

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    Shenzhou. Shape matches and that'll be the bridge highlighted.
     
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  10. Longinus

    Longinus Commodore Commodore

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    I really like that Shenzhou is not huge, and if the scaling on the Discovery poster showing the saucer edge and a person is roughly current, it is not huge either. Sizewise these ships seem to fit to the prime timeline nicely.

    Though apparently the Klingons have some gigantic übership... Oh well...
     
  11. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, that's the Shenzhou. The bridge is deck 7. Interesting.
     
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  13. Mirror Mirror

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    To be fair, the Vulcans at one near a km long in ENT. And the klingons have been in space a long time. Like around the 14th century IIRC
     
  14. dodge

    dodge Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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  15. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It is a 200 year old 'sarcophagus' ship, it might not be primarily a combat vessels, size =/= power.

    Though who am I kidding? They're Klingons.
     
  16. Mad Jack Wolfe

    Mad Jack Wolfe Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    No TARDIS, either. I'm gutted.
     
  17. Tuskin38

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    Well in this day of HD video, lol.
     
  18. Mad Jack Wolfe

    Mad Jack Wolfe Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    They weld their dead to the hull. So to fight them, you have to desecrate their fallen. That ought to get them nice and wound up for a scrap.
     
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  19. fireproof78

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    Ubership?
     
  20. David cgc

    David cgc Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Someone on a set visit mentioned they spotted a tactical map that showed the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A, so, you know, shit still happens.