Spoilers ST Lower Decks - Starships & Technology Season 4 Discussion

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by Mark_Nguyen, Aug 31, 2023.

  1. Dukhat

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    Actually, Nebulas are seen very little in the CGI Dominion war fleets. The Excelsior was seen more prominently because they scanned Greg Jein's Excelsior model from "Flashback" into CGI, and it was far more detailed and could be seen up close.
     
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  2. KamenRiderBlade

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    IC, so it must be all those guest shots then that make the Nebula class so prominent outside of the DS9 War Fleets
     
  3. Macintosh

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    A friend of mine believes that the Yeager-class is what Voyager should have been. He had this whole idea of an alternative Voyager series premise where its original secondary hull was destroyed in "Caretaker" and its surviving components having to be united with the remains of the Val Jean in order to make the trip home. I pointed out that Intrepid-class saucers don't separate and in reality the Val Jean is a much smaller ship, never mind how the hell you'd do that with two different starship designs anyway, but he just shrugged and said that wasn't his problem... :shrug:

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  4. 137th Gebirg

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    Beautiful thing!
    Yep, I have plans for both of those, too. The Centaur is particularly problematic to do a proper OG Miranda-scaled "Buckner" build with all the esoteric greebles on it. The Excelsior-scaled neo-Centaur looks a lot easier - and a lot less challenging.
     
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  5. Dukhat

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    I actually have ALL the greebles that Buckner originally used. Spent way too much money on old model kits just to get the off part. The biggest challenge is that Buckner either cut half of the top part of the Reliant weapons pod off, or he cut the Excelsior saucer back piece around to fit the pod through it, and either way is problematic for someone not used to a Dremel tool.
     
  6. Tuskin38

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    It's almost the same reason why the Shangri-La was used in Picard Season 3. Someone really wanted to use the Steamrunner.

    But unlike the Shangri-La, they actually adjusted the windows and such on the Sabrerunner to fit the size.

    Edit: I seem to have skipped over a couple pages
     
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  7. fireproof78

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    They do seem to value the very ugly ships.
    His only redeeming appearance.
     
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    Apropos of nothing, I just want to say the Pathyeager is a hilarious April Fools' joke, and I would actually feel tolerant toward it joining canon.

    https://www.arcgames.com/de/games/s...1513033-april-fools-command-the-pathyeager%21

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  9. publiusr

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    I like that :)
     
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  10. kirk55555

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    I actually really like that "Pathyeager". Then again, I also really like the normal Yeager. I'm a sucker for a kitbashed ship, I guess :lol:
     
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  12. Tosk

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    The actual basic design and proportions of those ships are fine, it's the mish-mash of specific styles jammed together than really uglies them up. I think that's why the Pathyeager is a little bit closer to acceptable than the Yeager.
     
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  14. 137th Gebirg

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    That does look nice! :lol:
     
  15. Dukhat

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    The funny thing is that the first time we see the Yeager flying around Deep Space Nine, it was the episode where Robert Picardo guest starred as Lewis Zimmerman. I would bet good money that Gary Hutzel built and filmed the model for this episode as an in-joke to Voyager. Unfortunately I cannot ask him if this was the case. :(
     
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  16. Janewaysson

    Janewaysson Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Random but the bridge module on the Sabrerunner drives me insane lol
     
  17. Markonian

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    Why is that?
     
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  18. Mark_Nguyen

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    Indeed, how so? It’s basically a light rework of the Ambassador class bridge seen as the Enterprise-C, with some cosmetic changes and LCARS upgrades. Works for me.

    Mark
     
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    I assume the issue is the bridge deck on the Sabrerunner is the same shape as on the Steamrunner, but is rotated 180 degrees.
     
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  20. Mark_Nguyen

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    Well, I'll take 180 degrees over 36 degrees anyday. BAM!

    But it's hardly the first bridge module that doesn't match the inside with the out. Well over half of them don't, I'm pretty sure.

    Mark
     
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