Starship design history in light of Discovery

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

  1. Tuskin38

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    It's going to have a 25th Century design as well according to the Community Manager, so it will most likely be in the C-Store based on that fact alone. They haven't done 25th century designs for the other Lockbox DSC ships. It's not guaranteed, but I'd probably give it like a 99% chance.
     
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    Maybe we'll get lucky and They'll make it a limited time reward like They use to do with brand new episodes.
    <fingers crossed>
     
  3. Tuskin38

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    Well the free ship for doing an event coming with that update is Elachi.
     
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    The Baron's ship is just fine by me. It's basically a civilian warp yacht with lots of bling. It's no more nor less out of place in this era than any civilian spacecraft we saw on ENT or in any of the 24th century series.
     
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  9. Timo

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    It also looks like it could have been drawn for TAS easily enough.

    Are those gun turrets on the upper hull flanks? Or further tiny lions? (Or both!?)

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    They aren't Lions on the Eaglemoss model, they look more like Cleats as on a boat.
    But, weapons is the likely answer since he does make his fortunes as an Arms Dealer.

    In the booklet with the model, the concept drawings show them as appearing to be either Antenna or Gun Emplacements, but there's no definitive answer explaining what they are.
     
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    According to the Booklet that comes with the Eaglemoss Festoon, Ryan Dening was the principle ship designer on Season 2. I wonder what happened to Eaves. Maybe he was shifted to Picard?
    [​IMG]
    (Screencap from IrishTrekkie's video on the ship)
     
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    Makes sense. It didn’t look like Eaves’ style.
     
  13. Timo

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    OTOH, the all-new S31 ships sorta did. But there's nothing wrong with staying consistent...

    I really appreciate those, BTW. Is there an online source to good approximations of them? Apart from the "main" ship, the one seen since "Point of Light", in the final showdown there's the four-naceller (of which we even got an Enterprise viewscreen graphic complete with specs), but also the nacelles-down-with-roll-bar "command ship", and possibly differently sized variants of all as well if the display screen graphic of the Control fleet is to be believed.

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    According to cryptic (The STO Devs), they were not given any art assets for the other S31 ships, just the first one we saw, which makes me think they were designed late into the season’s production.

    Same thing happened in season 1 actually, they aren’t given any assets from the second half of the season. At least not until after it aired.
     
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    I have a sneaking suspicion they'll get a script for an episode without warning that says "Enterprise and Discovery are surrounded by 30 Section 31 ships and a massive battle with hundreds of fighters, drones and Klingons ensues", someone yells "what the fucking fuck?!" and then they don't sleep or eat for a week to get it all done in time.
     
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    Considering the end result, it was coffee well spent. They did come up with at least half a dozen all-new designs, from armed shuttles to detailed all-new starships, and then put all those through pretty spectacular paces. Not done on the cheap at all...

    The dramatic merit of doing it in the first place can be debated, though. But I'm still itching for good whole body views of the S31 ships, even if ominous stealth was sort of the point.

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    Eaglemoss & STO will probably have something to show by January.
     
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    Here's the underside of the Hiawatha
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    Interesting - a little bit of an Abramsverse influence there, with the half-saucer. Boxy, but functional.
     
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    AND 22nd century Earth Starfleet since the Intrepid-type starships seen in ENT also had half-saucers for their primary hulls.
     
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