Favourite Class of Ship

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Captain Thomas Wilson, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Commodore Commodore

    Mar 15, 2020
    It would be a cool design for another show but I don't like how it doesn't fit in with other designs. I assume it's supposed to look like a human build of the Vulcan design but that doesn't work for me

    And the shoving in of 2 new Enterprise ships just bugged me
  2. Arpy

    Arpy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 22, 2001
    Vulcan ships (ENT) were conceptualized long after the ringship (TMP). I like it a lot because it fits in the way the space shuttle does — very different one-off craft. The massive coils work for me as the first of their early new technology.
  3. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Commodore Commodore

    Mar 15, 2020
    TMP ? That ship is first seem in ENT no
  4. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    Retconsitution class:p
  5. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 28, 2009
    Orbiting Urectum
    It was first seen as a drawing in the Rec Room of TMP if memory serves.
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  6. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Commodore Commodore

    Mar 15, 2020
    Could have been a warp ship based on Vulcan tech though unless the drawing had a blurb under it saying otherwise
  7. Dukhat

    Dukhat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland, USA
    1. TMP Constitution
    2. Galaxy
    3. TOS Constitution
    4. Ambassador (the one we saw on screen)
    5. Constellation
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  8. Nx-007

    Nx-007 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 29, 2020
    1. NX
    2. Constitution Refit
    3. Walker
    4. Sovereign
    5. Kelvin Constitution
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  9. TrekTee

    TrekTee Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Aug 25, 2020
    Yes! The Enterprise-J from the ENT. Its so weird future looking i'm genuinely intrigued and confused every time I look at it
  10. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    Covington, Ky. USA
    The Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual has really reignited my love of the Galaxy-class. Great book.
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  11. Galaxy Child

    Galaxy Child Ensign Red Shirt

    Jun 21, 2014
    Has to be:
    1. Galaxy (because it is a beautiful, graceful design)
    2. Constitution (it is the standard by which all other ships are judged)
    3. Defiant (I just like its 'turtle-shaped' quirkiness)
    4. Oberth (the overall simplicity of shape and the fact that it is an unassuming, work-a-day, spacecraft)
    5. Universe (NCC-1701-J - because it looks like it travels between galaxies!!)

    Perhaps not the most exotic list but it is mine. Am not a huge fan of the Klingon/Romulan fixation on 'winged' craft.
  12. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 7, 2020
    Just give me a Defiant. You can have the rest.
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  13. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 27, 2009
    USS Protostar
    There's no blurb. The Ringship was created for another Roddenberry show in the 1970s that never made it to pilot. The picture was used in TMP to represent a previous starship Enterprise, per dialogue.

    In Enterprise, they remembered the ringship and used its picture in the background among other old ships. It's highly likely that the Vulcan ringships introduced in Enterprise were based on the ringship Enterprise, and this has led many to theorize a connection with Vulcan warp tech (although Vulcan ships in TNG, First Contact, and TMP even didn't display ringship technology).
  14. Jadeb

    Jadeb Commodore Commodore

    Jul 11, 2017
    1. TOS Constitution (best by far)
    2. Ambassador (on screen)
    3. Refit Constitution (probably prefer this to Ambassador, but the lack of lighting on the nacelles makes it look too static.)

    In general, I like round saucers, not ovals, and I prefer taller to squished. I also don’t go for lots of greebling, and I like a light, bright hull. So basically my tastes run contrary to most of the design trends since the TOS movies.
  15. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 27, 2010
    Sunny California
    No. It was not, and in the 79 episodes of TOS there's zero reference to what you're claiming. A true STARSHIP CLASS vessel is what the Enterprise was in TOS, the plaque on the bridge speaks for itself.
  16. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Not always. There was a Tribal class of Royal Navy destroyers, but no HMS Tribal. A County class of cruisers but no HMS County. A Flower class of corvettes but no HMS Flower. A River class of frigates but no HMS River. And so on.
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  17. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    Three-way tie between the Constitution class (TOS version), Galaxy class, and Defiant class.

    The Defiant bridge is my favorite bridge set though.
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  18. CorporalCaptain

    CorporalCaptain Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    astral plane
    I'm now adding California class to my list. The naysayers were wrong, this ship is gorgeous. I'm slipping it in at 3½.
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  19. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 24, 2006
    Los Angeles
    In no particular order:
    Constitution refit
  20. Serveaux

    Serveaux Mediocre Old White Man Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Location, Location
    TOS Constitution.
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