S.S. Bonaventure - Exploring the ship from TAS

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by GeekFilter, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. XCV330

    XCV330 Fleet Captain Captain

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    Really a nice model. I'm not a fan of the Bonavendure, from TAS, though in my mind as someone else mentioned it is a Starfleet ship and therefore not the same as the C1-21 Bonaventure, its namesake, but this is a big improvement from the TAS treatment it got.
     
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  2. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Is the Bonaventure really supposed to be so small? I just assumed it was the same size as the Enterprise. If it really is that much smaller, I suppose it's not quite so anachronistic. The Constitution could even have been designed as a tribute (albeit much larger), like a vintage Corvette or something.

    Interesting, though, that there was so much more uproar over the "Akiraprise" from ENT than the Bonnie ever caused... ;)
     
  3. Masao

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    GeekFilter's estimated length is about the same as I've come up with. Constitution/Enterprise is long because of its long, rear-mounted nacelles and horizontally wide primary hull. Bonaventure's nacelles are shorter and its primary hull is narrower; they both make the complete ship shorter than Constitution/Enterprise.
     
  4. johnnybear

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    Shame that the show wasn't filmed and that John Colicos couldn't have returned as Kor in the episode! Wonder why he didn't return to do the voice in the cartoon like other actors did?
    JB
     
  5. Mytran

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    They had a very limited budget for voice actors
     
  6. johnnybear

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    And even less space to list them at the end!
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  7. Markonian

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    Beautiful rendition of a nifty ship!

    I’d love it if we got it in the Eaglemoss collection.
     
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  8. C57D

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    Is it jusr me or are the upper dorsal decks tear drop shaped??
     
  9. johnnybear

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    To me it looked like a Constituition starship squashed up a bit! It was obviously made before people started to theorize the look of older starships of the Federation like the sphere and log look of the Daedalus!
    JB
     
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  10. C57D

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    I agree. But I also think it looks like a Daedelus with a flattened sphere, with one deck expanded, and a more geometrically shaped secondary hull. All in all an evolutionary step on the way to the Starship/Connie class.
     
  11. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Goo goo goo joob Moderator

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    The Daedalus was actually based on an early design sketch for the Enterprise, which was later repurposed as an earlier class of ship.
     
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  12. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

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    That ship's ugly enough to be an ancestor of the Excelsior!
     
  13. GeekFilter

    GeekFilter Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    And the script and storyboard both say it's smaller than the Enterprise. I figure just because a ship is more advanced it doesn't mean it has to be larger (eg. The Defiant in DS9) . Ships are purposed built. This could have been more of a frigate.
     
  14. GeekFilter

    GeekFilter Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Don't insult the Bonaventure like that! ;-)
     
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  15. GeekFilter

    GeekFilter Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I believe they did ask him, but he was busy shooting 2 movies and a TV series
     
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  16. GeekFilter

    GeekFilter Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I though you might get a kick out of the image we made for Trek.fm (tweaked the Eaglemoss concept model to make it more Hallmark!)

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Santaman

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    Would indeed be a nice tree ornament. :mallory:
     
  18. C57D

    C57D Commander Red Shirt

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    Yes, totally, which is one reason why I always wished the ENT hero ship was a (maybe slightly updated )Daedelus class ship.
    It would have been a nice respectful nod back to one of the original TOS concept sketches. And look a bit like a Starship/Connie class precursor.
     
  19. Tenacity

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    Told to combine the basic Daedelus class configuration with his own talented imagination, Doug Drexler's version would have been fantastic.
     
  20. C57D

    C57D Commander Red Shirt

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    I can only agree. Maybe something like this?

    https://goo.gl/images/SGTuKK
     
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