Starship design history in light of Discovery

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

  1. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I'm pretty much just looking at the side view on this one. The other views, of course, will most likely look nothing like it.
    Lexxx.jpg

    Probably should have said it "reminds me" of The Lexx. :)
     
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    When the Mycellium network shuts down for good, will existing ships be retrofitted with round nacelles s, and new ships look more like the Constitution class?
     
  3. Tuskin38

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    Square nacelles have nothing to do with the spore drive.
     
  4. Ronald Held

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    Someone claimed square nacelles produced a better profile for the spore drive to operate.
     
  5. Tuskin38

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    That was Eaves' head-canon explanation. Not a statement from a story writer.
     
  6. pst

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    i think it was some other kind of new propulsion system in the early stages of the show, this is from the eaglemoss magazine about designing the USS shran:

    "At this point in time, the idea was that all of Starfleet's ships would have the new, experimental warp drive that had been installed on the Discovery."
     
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  7. Tuskin38

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    Eaves hadn't been given all the new story details yet.
     
  8. 137th Gebirg

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    Yeah, only Discovery, Glenn and her sister ships (or maybe it was just those two) had the shroom-drive. The square nacelles were Fuller's design choice, straight up. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
  9. DEWLine

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    I believe it was just the Discovery and the Glenn that got the spore drive modifications.
     
  10. PixelMagic

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    While true, keep in mind that all the ships we've seen in Discovery were also built after the Enterprise. Cylindrical nacelles were old tech, going back to the Phoenix at that point. Even the TOS movie era has somewhat squarish nacelles. I don't personally need an in-universe explanation, but for those who do, there ya go.
     
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  11. 137th Gebirg

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    Fair enough. Good explanation as any. Still, though, there is absolutely no correlation between spore drive and nacelle shape. If anything the drive mechanism is actuated entirely by the spinny bit in the primary hull.
     
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  13. PixelMagic

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    Registry numbers have never been consistent in 53 years. Best not worry about the sense of it.
     
  14. Tuskin38

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    Not always
     
  15. DEWLine

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    It's been consistent enough.

    But again, we can discuss this - or revive the pre-existing discussion - over on Trek Tech.
     
  16. cooleddie74

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    I mean...come on. NX-326 for a starship that was not only built and originally launched before Enterprise NX-01 but was recommissioned right after the Federation was founded and Starfleet became an interplanetary instead of just Earth organization? At most there would have been just a handful of starships at the birth of the Federation and I somehow doubt there were 324 between 2151 and 2161.

    The registry numbers are usually pretty arbitrary and only make sense in-universe from a bureaucratic standpoint of issuing construction permits and assigning numbers to new ships as they come out of drydock. In other words: only the beancounters in Starfleet have a logic to which ship gets assigned which number and it's not a decipherable logic to most outsiders. No matter how peaceful humanity gets we'll always have people with a bureaucratic mindset.
     
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  17. Crazyewok

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    Remember the federation fought a war with the romulans. I am sure they built a few hundred ships in that war.

    The Franklin was not a star fleet vessel either and could of been given it's registry number after being merged with star fleet.
     
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  18. Mage

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    Not ever.
     
  19. Tuskin38

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  20. Tuskin38

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    Spoilers for next week’s episode
    D7 baby!
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