S.S. Bonaventure - Exploring the ship from TAS

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  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^ Only if they get rid of those cutouts in the primary hull. They make it look like a giant eyeball. :eek: :lol:
     
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  3. GeekFilter

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    They wanted to use the Daedalus class but CBS felt the hero ship needed to have a saucer to keep it 'on brand' with Star Trek.
     
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  4. Maurice

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    Never liked the Boneventure design. Even when I was a kid and the show was first aired I thought it looked lopsided.
     
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    Well, I always liked the Bonaventure and I'm very much in love with your model of the ship! Amazing work there, @GeekFilter! Over the years I have often thought about giving a 3D built of the design a try. But I think you really nailed it. Should you look for a somewhat more, I don't know, artistically minded critique of your work, feel free to post it over in Fan Art. We don't bite (most of the time).

    Yeah, me too! Maybe someone should tweet that at Ben Robinson. Owning this as a model would be great.
     
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  6. Masao

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    For us Paleo-trekkies, these TAS ships were the only non-Enterprise Federation ships around for years. So they were naturally accepted by (many of) us and influenced us. I've always liked them more than the TOS-movie or TNG ships.

    Of the TAS ships, only the Robot Cargo ship has sort of been made into an Eaglemoss model since it received a head to appear as Antares in the "remastered" version of "Charlie X." If only Huron and Bonaventure had been so useful.
     
  7. GeekFilter

    GeekFilter Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks for the kind words! I’ll post it over there tomorrow or Thursday.

    The Bonaventure is one of the options on the current poll Eaglemoss is running for bonus ships and the TAS Bonaventure is one of the ships (as is the Ships of the Line Bonaventure). But tweeting Ben probably wouldn't hurt!

    https://www.quicksurveys.com/tqsruntime/main…

    We made a mockup of what we thought an Eaglemoss ship might look like:

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  8. GeekFilter

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    And the Bonnie was the first non-Constitution class Starfleet starship designed, even though it didn't appear in TAS first.
     
  9. Markonian

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    Omg please tweet him with that. It is amazing!
     
  10. Shawnster

    Shawnster Commodore Commodore

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    I still like the revisionist idea that the Constellation was the same class as the Bonaventure. Would explain the lower NCC number if the ship was actually a predecessor class to the Enterprise.
     
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    The constellation class was in service in the 2280s wasn’t it? Something like 10 years after the motion picture. And the Bonaventure‘s registry number is 10281NCC and while flipped it still seems like it’s a larger number than the 1701 unless we retcon it to be 102 space 81 ( which it sort of looks like on the hull)

    Or are you talking about that one image that was in the ships of the line calendar that we never see again?
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ I think @Shawnster was referring to the Constitution-class USS Constellation from "The Doomsday Machine". Not the later ship with that name which served as the class ship for the Constellation class.

    The former was NCC-1017; the latter was NCC-1974.
     
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  13. BillJ

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    I like the Bonaventure style ship, I dislike the idea of retconning it into "The Doomsday Machine".
     
  14. GeekFilter

    GeekFilter Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    AH...still not exactly sure how what was supposed to work either. :-)
     
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    Going slightly off topic, but.........

    In my head canon I have always assumed that the low NCC No Starship/Connie class ships are so named in honour of celebrated ships from earlier times. So "our" 1017 Constellation was named (and NCC numbered) after an originally famous Daedelus or Baton Rouge (or Bonaventure ?) etc class ship from the past. Much like the "bloody" A, B,C etc of the Enterprise.
    YMMV
     
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  16. Tenacity

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    Way too many differences to say what was in Doomsday Machine was some kind of a re-fit predecessor.
    I like the idea that the Constellation wasn't a Constitution class, but a different (earlier?) class with a generally similar appearance, but not a Bonnie.
    Perhaps, and that would work, they just hadn't started adding a letter yet.

    Another possibility could be that the way Humans identify their starships had periodically change over the previous two centuries. 102 81 NCC, NX 01, NCC 1701.

    NCC (whatever that means), followed by a two digit numerical class identifier, then a two digit numerical individual ship identifier. This style could go back only a few decades.
     
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  17. Captain of the USS Averof

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    I agree. An earlier class looking similar (after refits?) but not 100% identical does sound logical.
     
  18. Shawnster

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    YES! I seem to get those two confused alot.
     
  19. GeekFilter

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    That's sort of what we posited in the podcast. If we put the Bonaventure at the very beginning of the Federation this is the first time all these races have worked together. Some read in different directions, (up and down, left to right, right to left) have different grammatical structures, different ways of classifying data, etc. So, maybe there are a handful of the early UFP ships that have the number first followed by the NCC. I think it gives the world flavor and a touch of realism.
     
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  20. Tenacity

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    I still like the idea that the Bonnies were of a early post-Phoenix time period.

    ENT says Humanity accomplish little (warp drive wise) for several decades following Cochrane first flight, while the preceding Trek series suggest there was more and it was fairly quick.
    So Human starship in federation service accommodated their new allies by switching around their registration numbers.

    Still begs the question what NCC actually means.