Favourite Class of Ship

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

  1. Gary7

    Gary7 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Location:
    ★•* The Paper Men *•★
    Constitution Refit (1701-A)
    Constitution (1701)
    Ambassador (1701-C)

    I never really liked the Galaxy class. Something about the nacelle design looks like a pontoon. No "rear propulsion port" suggestion of any kind. And I just don't like the primary hull port-starboard oriented oval, instead of fore/aft (as on Voyager).
     
    RichT, Jadeb and Bry_Sinclair like this.
  2. dupersuper

    dupersuper Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2020
    I think I preferred the Vancouver class.
     
  3. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    Escaped from Trumpistan
    It has grown on me over the last six weeks.
     
    Jadeb likes this.
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    Parliament class, actually. ;)
     
    dupersuper likes this.
  5. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Location:
    Orbiting Urectum
    Just rub it in why don't you :lol::lol::lol:
     
    BillJ likes this.
  6. Shawnster

    Shawnster Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Location:
    Clinton, OH
    My opinion #mepersonally

    Starship Class or Starship had the same meaning in the 23rd Century as "Ship of the Line" did in the 17th and 18th Centuries. By the TMP era and beyond, technology had advanced enough that even the simplest civilian ship could be considered a starship. Or, maybe not. Maybe a runabout or the Raven were never starships. Maybe freighters aren't, either. Perhaps starship refers to only Starfleet military craft and a merchant marine craft like the Beagle aren't starships. "By configuration, a starship" or Starship Class may still refer to a ship of specific size and power, but includes frigates, scouts, etc..

    We had a nice discussion about this a few years ago.
    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/the-constellations-registry-number.203746/
     
    Mister Spock likes this.
  7. STEPhon IT

    STEPhon IT Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Location:
    Sunny California
    The studio can brand the word "Starship" like phasers and tricorders and warp speed all they like and trademarking it keeps it secure to what belongs to them. I won't be turned to believe what was posted on the bridge of TOS Enterprise to be a mistake because the plaque could've been changed by the art dept at anytime during its run. That kind of branding wasn't necessary for the time, the survival of the series was. I wish a progression of the name was done than forcefully titling TOS Enterprise a Constitution Class retroactively. As we know any advancement in technology machines and tech get smaller and simplified.

    By the time of TMP, I wouldn't give much credence for advancement when it came to technology, in TOS the engine room didn't require hazmat, radiation suits or have warp malfunctions producing wormholes, and the functions like defense was separated in it's own sections, and medical tricorders can not even identify the Klingon anatomy (TUC)*. TOS was far more advanced in simplifying ship operations which is what space explorers want for extended missions in space, but by the time of TMP everything appeared more complicated, bigger and clunky than advanced. For me, those over complications of functions gave me the impression after TOS run between TMP there was some sort of galactic technological collapse.

    *Yes, I am aware there were malfunctions of the transporters in TOS but was resolved quite efficiently and practical.
     
  8. publiusr

    publiusr Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Location:
    publiusr
    I like to think they were less free with dilithium by the TMP era. Some advances, but less quality
     
  9. WarpTenLizard

    WarpTenLizard Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2015
    Location:
    Planet Spaceball
  10. NigellaDeanna20

    NigellaDeanna20 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2015
    Location:
    Greystones, Ireland
    1. Galaxy class
    2. Constitution class (The Refit Version)
    3. Sovereign Class
    4. Defiant (USS Defiant, DS9)
     
  11. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Location:
    Kentucky
    Kelvin Constitution
    TOS Constitution
    Dreadnought
    Sovereign
    Intrepid
     
  12. ThankQ

    ThankQ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Omnipresent
    Man, not much love herE for Excelsior.

    Am I the only one here who was 7 in 1984?
     
  13. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2017
    I was 5 at that time...
     
  14. JesterFace

    JesterFace Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2014
    Location:
    Suomi Finland
    Galaxy class, best looking starship in Star Trek and television in general, both outside and inside.
     
    Mike McDevitt and publiusr like this.
  15. Officer Schröder

    Officer Schröder Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2020
    Location:
    Qo'nos
    1. Original constitution class (Enterprise)
    2. Freedom class (Franklin)
    3. Newton type (Newton, 'half moon' saucer section)
    4. Sovereign class (Enterprise-E)
    5. Crossfield class (Discovery)
     
    publiusr likes this.
  16. Serveaux

    Serveaux Boomer American Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Location:
    Go die on that hill.
    1. TOS Constitution
    2. TMP Constitution
    3. TWOK Reliant
    4. TNG Galaxy
    5. K'Tinga
    6. TOS Bird of Prey
    That pretty much covers it.
     
    CorporalCaptain likes this.
  17. FederationHistorian

    FederationHistorian Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2020
    I wonder in the Ambassador class seen in TNG is a refit, if that is the true version?

    Top 5 ships:

    Defiant class
    Galaxy class
    Vorcha class
    D’Deridex class
    Sovereign class

    Honourable mention: Constitution class (DIS)
     
  18. RichT

    RichT Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2014
    Probert's original concept for the Ambassador class, as realised by Tobias Richter. My favourite starship design ever. Never mind the Enterprise-C, I wish the Enterprise-D had looked like this.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Tirius

    Tirius Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    1. Steamrunner
    2. Nebula
    3. Miranda
    4. Luna
    5. Excelsior (either variant)
    Of the non-Federation designs, an honorable mention for the Vulcan Suurok.
     
  20. Doom Shepherd

    Doom Shepherd Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Location:
    Proxy Server 601
    Holding off on an opinion until I get a better look at some of the DSC S3 ships... ;)