RARE Prototype Pictures of USS Voyager

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by vedek, May 11, 2011.

  1. vedek

    vedek Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 22, 2005
    Talos IV
  2. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2001
    Burlington, VT, USA
    I hate to burst your bubble, but I saw pics of this in, I believe, ''The Art of Star Trek'' over a decade ago... They're nice and interesting, but I'm not sure they're particularly rare.
  3. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    I think they were in "A Vision of the Future" as well.

    I prefer the prototype - a more pointy saucer and bigger warp nacelles. When I see (final) Voyager's tiny little nacelles... I can't help bit think they look atrophied. Starships shouldn't remind me of people in wheelchairs!
  4. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Ferguson, Missouri, USA
    I posted photos of this in another thread last year myself. It was Rick Sternbach's "beefed-up runabout" concept, complete with a different hull registry. IIRC, the producers wanted him to do another design with moving parts...
  5. Finn

    Finn Bad Batch of TrekBBS Premium Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    In the 32nd Century
    Yeah. Not rare.
  6. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    Still, first time I've seen 'em, so thanks for postin', vedek.

  7. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

    Mar 4, 2004
    U.S.S. Akiraprise
    I don't mind the saucer but those warp nacelles just look fugly in their downward position. If the nacelles were up it wouldn't be so bad. I'm a pretty big fan of the ship we got though.
  8. BlobVanDam

    BlobVanDam Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 10, 2010
    I haven't seen these exact pics before, but I know I've seen the design before while Googling Voyager pics. I think it looks weird. It doesn't all fit together, and the warp nacelles look like skis. The final design is much sleeker and purdier.
  9. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Captain Captain

    Jan 30, 2005
    New Vertiform City
    Back in 1995, I had read The Art of Star Trek months before I saw my first Voyager episode. I went in expecting the design I saw in the book, because it was presented there as being the real thing instead of a prototype. Surprise and disappointment ensued, as I really preferred the prototype to the shovel we got.
  10. Rom's Sehlat

    Rom's Sehlat Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 8, 2011
    Those nacelles seem more proportionally similar to other Starfleet ships.
  11. Rick Sternbach

    Rick Sternbach Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 11, 2002
    It's not a shovel, it's a spoon.

  12. number6

    number6 Vice Admiral

  13. SRFX

    SRFX Captain Captain

    Sep 12, 2009
    Perth, Australia
    +1 prototype > final Intrepid design
  14. froot

    froot Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 25, 2010
    Guarding the Compound with the Grey Wardens
    D'oh! I was going to make a spoon comment, too.

    I also do not like the fixed nacelles on the prototype, but the pointy saucer's kinda nice. To be honest, the only thing I feel is truly missing from the "final" design is KingDaniel's spider leg idea.