Starship design history in light of Discovery

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by INACTIVEUSS Einstein, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. King Daniel Beyond

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    PRe concIEVed nOTioNs aRE poINtLEss iN a vISUallY rEBOoted sHoW
     
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    You sure are putting a visible amount of effort into something you claim not to care about.

    I mean...
     
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    I promise not to turn that into a trend. ;)
     
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    It's not that they're square or rectangular in shape. It's that so many of the ones in DSC are, well, kinda ugly. Or really ugly.
     
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    In other words, posting on the TrekBBS. :p
     
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    Well, so is the Galaxy class.
     
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    I actually really love the long, lean nacelles of the Crossfield-class. It (and some of the other design choices) gives the design a distinctive look that was needed for a new Star Trek hero ship.
     
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    Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder ;)
     
  9. Vger23

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    Actually, most of Star Trek's hero ships are beautiful designs to me. The only exceptions are the Voyager and the Defiant...and I give the latter a pass because it was not meant to be a sexy design.

    But all the versions of the Enterprise (NX through E) have their own special beauty...as does the Discovery.

    Im not a fan of the Kelvinverse Enterprise, but I certainly don't dislike it either. I think the only design that really doesn't sit with me is the Voyager.
     
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    The D and the C were not a favorite of mine, but I can appreciate some facets. The Defiant I agree is ugly on purpose but I always liked the Intrepid design. Also, absolutely love Kelvin Enterprise.

    But, I really like the Discovery starships presented, including the Enterprise, aside from some minor details.
     
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    According to Eaves, the flatness of Voyager is why he made the Enterprise-E flat.

    Also according to him, the big design difference between the -D and -E came as a request from the producers.
     
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    Can't believe he would listen to the producer's request. He should
    be following what Starfleet engineers say!
     
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    Everyone knows that productions don't listen to technical advisers.
     
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    The ships were flat because flatter models were easier to film.

    Finally, an Eaves statement that I actually believe.
     
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    Yep. Honestly, most warp nacelles after TOS and TMP are inferior to the ones in that series and the first six films. But these new ones in DSC are in a class by themselves.
     
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    HOLD UP ONE MINUTE. My Making of First Contact book says the similarities between Voyager and the E-E were entirely fluke, and Eaves hadn't even seen Voyager.

    HaVE wE bEEn LIed tO???
     
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    #FakeHolonews
     
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    I misread a line on memory-alpha
     
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    the promo after "the escape artist" included an updated shot from an earlier trailer, now the enterprise is being towed by two (malachowski class?) ships:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Who's to say it's not taken from later in the same episode?