Spoilers Starship Design in Star Trek: Picard

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by pst, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    I couldn't tell in that font if it was a 5, 6, or 8.
     
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  2. NCC-73515

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    I could, quite easily :shrug:

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  3. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    Looking at your cap, it's still not clear. I'd say a 5 or 6...8 is out. Probably is a 5, but they didn't do a lot to separate the lower part to make it visually clear.
     
  4. Borg Queen

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    It's kinda Discoveryesque...

    I tried to screencap it but the image only came up as a black screen.
     
  5. F. King Daniel

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    They have Discovery tug ships and the type of ship seen in "The Trouble With Edward" as part of Picard's rescue fleet in 2385, as per "Children of Mars" and they're probably even older.
     
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  6. thribs

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    Could that be a four nacelled ship I wonder?
     
  7. Gonzo

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    It definitely looks like a Sovereign class and the reg is 75710, you can see where the bottom of the five sticks out so it can't be a six.

    Could be four nacelles but its impossible to tell from the picture, probably just two.
     
  8. Tuskin38

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    The nacelles appear to be ‘sideways’ compared to the sovereign. And the hull is too triangular to be a sovereign.

    Could be a refit sovereign.
     
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    Remember that variant of the Constitution-class we saw as a model in Season 1 or 2 of TNG where the warp nacelles were glued on sideways and there was a cutout in the rim of the saucer section to create what may have been another shuttle bay or cargo bay? Maybe this is the Sovereign-class version of that variant.
     
  10. Agony_Boothb

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    It looks like the USS Emmett Till from the DS9 what you leave behind documentary
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  11. Timo

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    Definitely era-appropriate nacelles there, and definitely sideways. But there's no bow cutout in the saucer. We haven't seen this one before.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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  12. cooleddie74

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    Oh, I was just mentioning the TNG model had the cutout so as to more easily identify what I'm talking about.
     
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  13. Timo

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    Yup. But still, the silhouette is something we haven't seen before, not even in an Eaves sketchbook.

    But it could still be an Eaves design minimally modified. He's done lots of those mods, including the one for Picard's collection of plaques and awards. It just doesn't look like an onscreen Eaves design of any sort.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  14. Tuskin38

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    Eaves’s sovereign refit concept did have thicker pylons similar to that silhouette
     
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  15. MrPointy

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    So which USS Reliant was Picard stationed on?
     
  16. Tuskin38

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    Can’t be the one from TWOK, it was destroyed before he was born.
     
  17. Timo

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    So, apparently another bit of conventional fandom wisdom blown out of water: the Stargazer wasn't Picard's first assignment (and indeed never was said to have been). Whether she was an early assignment is still unknown: for all we know, Picard got to command her a full two years before he screwed up and lost her.

    And the ship in the pic would appear to have been a Sovereign after all. A bit of artistic license, or a variant? We decide... For now.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  18. Tuskin38

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    Top one is the First Contact CG model, bottom one is Eaves concept art for a refit Sovereign. The nacelle is from the First Contact Sovereign.
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    It's not the Emmett Till, the Emmett Till has a cutout in the front of the saucer.
     
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  19. Racefuel

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    That does look like a post Nemesis Sovereign class..

    And the Sovereign Class has been described both as a Explorer Type 2 and a Heavy Cruiser in different documents.
     
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  20. ITDUDE

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    They actually aren't going to DS12 at all
     
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