Is the Galaxy class overused in Fan Productions?

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by Count, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Count

    Count Commander Red Shirt

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    I just notice that a lot of fan film series, Hidden Frontier, etc... all seem to use the galaxy as the premiere hero ship. sure a few use the old constitution class, but Galaxies, in particular Galaxy-X ones seem to be everywhere.

    Anyone else notice this or is it just me?
    I get why, obviously it was the sequel series to TOS, there's the most reference material for the ship/crew/characters/technology compared to say, Voyager, and it's easily more recognizable out of all the 90s era trek ships, but still. Is it just a coincidence or am I on to something? :)
     
  2. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'd suggest the classic Constitution class is the vastly overused one in fan movies.

    But of course, it's all wish fulfilment, so everyone wants to be on one of their favourite ships from TV.
     
  3. USS Firefly

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    You can't overuse a beautiful ship like the Galaxy class, only if she is getting destroyed :)
     
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  4. USS Intrepid

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    What other fan series, besides Hidden Frontier, are using the Galaxy class? Seems to me it’s far less ubiquitous than the Constitution class in fanfilms.
     
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  5. USS Firefly

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    I believe in New Frontier there are two or three Galaxy classes
     
  6. Count

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    You know Intrepid? you're probably right. the only fan films i've ever seen using the galaxy/X were Hidden Frontier/Angeles. The rest has been graphic based fan fics, stuff on DA, etc...

    Might have just been oddly coincidental that night when i was finding a whole bunch of 'em around the web.
     
  7. USS Intrepid

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    I don’t honestly know the answer to that, I can’t keep up with all the new productions that keep cropping up. I’m genuinely curious as to what others there might be.
     
  8. captainkirk

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    I can't think of any other examples I've seen using the Galaxy. The Connie, on the other hand, is in NV/P2, Exeter, Farragut, Continues, Potemkin, and probably others that I've forgotten.
     
  9. Maurice

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    In the USN Connie was the nickname for the the Constellation. Gawd I hate people using it for Constitution. Heathens.
     
  10. Tenacity

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    /\ maybe they should refer to that starship as "old iron sides?"