ST Picard - Starships and Technology ADVANCE Discussion

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by Mark_Nguyen, May 19, 2019.

  1. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    Both those photos are originally from David Goodman's Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard. In the book, the caption for the Jack Crusher photo says it's from right after he was promoted to First Officer.
     
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  2. Mark_Nguyen

    Mark_Nguyen Commodore Commodore

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    Oho! Were the other "young Picard" pics also from the book - or any of the other artifacts for that matter?

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  3. David cgc

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    I don't think so, at least, I don't see any others in the TrekMovie article. The other photos in the book are a graduation photo of Ensign Picard at Starfleet Academy in a collarless TWOK uniform with no rank pin and the flap open, a top-down view of the Stargazer with speed lines coming off it as it zooms through space, a photoshopped picture of the TNG cast posing after a poker game, a photo of Picard and Mark Twain, a flyer for a talk and flute performance Captain Picard gave in Ten Forward about what happened in "The Inner Light," a schematic of Locutus's first faceplate mounted to Picard's head, a grainy intercepted transmission of Cardassians discussing his interrogation during "Chain of Command," a wedding invitation for Picard and Crusher from 2383, and a picture of Picard around the time he "wrote" the book, posing next to a portrait of himself from the Enterprise-D days in his family archive.
     
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  4. Mark_Nguyen

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    With the latest casting revelations, its got me thinking about the Federation ships we'll be seeing in the show again. There were none in the trailer, but what with Picard leading a ragtag gang to parts mostly unknown and apparently on a prison raid, seeing SOME form of Starfleet ship represented is almost conclusive.

    With Riker and Troi guesting in later (?) episodes (going purely by Sir Patrick's hints on them continuing to shoot into the fall), what circumstance would have them showing up after Picard begins whatever dangerous quest he's on? Assuming they're still in Starfleet, would it be reasonable to think they're still aboard the USS Titan? As awesome as it'd be to see that ship in Trek proper, I do wonder about the legalities of importing a design made for the novels to guest on a mainline show.

    It's just as likely IMO to have the characters still in Starfleet but moved to another posting. I mean, it's 20 years after Nemesis. Would those two have it in them to pull a Stargazer's worth of service on the same ship?

    <tucks away dreams of having Riker & Troi appearing in command of the Enterprise-E or even -F>

    Still, we do have a large investment in new Starfleet uniforms and props. They'll certainly be used beyond the SF Command scenes we've seen so far. A Federation starship is certainly not going to be the focus here, any more than the Xavier mansion was used as a base of operations in "Logan".

    It would be seriously cool to see an equivalent era runabout or smaller starship, though. Something similar in size to the show's principal vessel, which is analogous to the many small freighters and transports we've seen through the TNG era. I would love to see a larger ship, or something form the TNG-era suitably upgraded after all this time, but somehow I think for these first episodes it won't be so grand.

    And picking apart that ship: its interior seems to be one large room with the command area combined with the main cargo space, transporter pad and engine core at the back. There are doors on this level leading off laterally - maybe the crew bunks? We don't know what's in the open "pit" in the middle of the compartment, perhaps the exit to the exterior when landed?

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  5. Ronald Held

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    Riker could be a full Admiral. Troi a lesser rank?
     
  6. Ithekro

    Ithekro Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Riker didn't get the Kirk memo that Picard did, so once he was free of his hang up about leaving the Enterprise, he was free to return to his rank climbing.
    I imagine Picard only got his promotion to Admiral on retirement.
     
  7. Dukhat

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    I'm hoping to see flashbacks to Picard's armada (assuming it's made up of Starfleet vessels). I'm also hoping to see flashbacks to his time on the Stargazer, although if it's not relevant to the story it probably won't happen. I would also like to see the Enterprise-F, but not that stupid thing from STO.

    I'm hoping that by this point, Riker is captain of the Enterprise-F. I never liked the Titan design, but if it was just shown as a desktop model in Riker's ready room, per se, I probably would be ok with that.

    Perhaps the main ship from Lower Decks will have a CGI model equivalent in STP?
     
  8. DEWLine

    DEWLine Commodore Commodore

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    The California class? That would be nice to have around.
     
  9. Ronald Held

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    Could Mr. Mack's novel end up with Picard promoted to Rear Admiral and effectively shelved?
     
  10. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    Only if they sent him back in time five years, too.
     
  11. publiusr

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    Any screencaps of the Milano-like flyers in the trailer? Romulan?
     
  12. drt

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    Wouldn't be a problem, CBS owns it all.
     
  13. Mark_Nguyen

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    I certainly hope so - there's a LOT of great solicited designs from the novels that would look good in on the small screen. In 4K, mind. :)

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  14. Timo

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    Or a dream sequence. Or, more probably, a holodeck sequence. Is there a taboo about reincarnating dead friends or family members?

    Or the badge of somebody else? (Data's spare one?)

    What is the giant oval thing Picard is wearing in his scene with the Admiral? A civilian commbadge?

    Having this writing presented to a bunch of people held at gunpoint doesn't inspire confidence in me that said people have any choice in... Well, anything much, but "workplace safety" is probably off their hands, too.

    Or then this Cube was captured by the Star Empire right around TNG S1 "The Neutral Zone", and there have been ca. 47 assimilation incidents there in the decades since, the last one 16 years ago.

    I wonder if we'll learn whether this is new tech, or merely something that has been off screen (but mentioned in dialogue, after a fashion) for centuries.

    :techman:

    The bland background might go better with a dream sequence, though. Picard and empty white spaces have history... Those might not be his first choice for a holosimulation.

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  15. David cgc

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    There were reproductions given out as souviners at Comic-con where you could see they had "Visitor" written on them, so I guess they're temporary commbadges (or maybe just badges and trackers to control access to sensitive areas) for people dropping into Starfleet facilities.
     
  16. King Daniel Beyond

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    There is a photo somewhere of Picard in the Admiral's office wearing one.
     
  17. Mark_Nguyen

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    Let the font discussion begin...

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    Since some guy asked for his name at HQ in a preview clip, I guess he can only get into the building as a visitor. No one recognizes him. Then he sneaks away during a tour and ends up in the Admiral's office, and she finally knows who he is. Could be a pretty funny scene, actually XD
     
  19. valkyrie013

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    Well, I watched an interview with Sir Patrick and the crew, and one of his top things for the new series was, He did NOT want to be in a uniform, at all.. though apparently, they filmed a "Flashback" where he was in one, but in general, not. And aperently Riker and Troi are also not in Starfleet anymore, atleast thats the latest rumour abounding..
    So, we may get to see some fleet ships in orbit, or maybe chasing down Picard, it won't be set on a fleet ship. and it seems Picard won't be setting foot on one.. For example, he gets in trouble, he re activates his commission, and is on a fleet ship.. nope..
    Hoping the flashback is on the Enterprise E Bridge.. might have to cgi it if they don't want to build it..
    As for Tech, only things that might have is
    1. Transwarp beaming.. though I doubt it, that was just a Kelvin Mcguffin .. and a bad one at thatl.
    2. All the Voyager Tech, Quantum Slipstream, Ablative armour, new torpedo's, etc.
    Its only been 20 years, except for voyagers Tech, not much should change..
     
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  20. Dukhat

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    Methinks in his flashback scene he will be wearing the uniform that the Lower Decks crew are wearing.

    I'd bet good money that we will be seeing the 'armada' mentioned in the first trailer.

    I really have no interest in seeing the Enterprise-E again. I'm hoping Picard commanded another ship for the rescue.
     
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