Spoilers Starship Design in Star Trek: Picard

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  1. Pubert

    Pubert Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    something about the look looks like a step backwards. It looks more like the nx class. I would have expected something sleeker and smoother with all the advancements.
     
  2. fireproof78

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    Smoother doesn't equal more advanced. Capability equals more advanced.
     
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  3. Pubert

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    No but you would think design aesthics would get less bulky with better and more advanced materials. . Materials should be advancing along with the tech itself.
     
  4. fireproof78

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    I would not expect that at all. Material advancement doesn't automatically mean smoother aesthetic. Smoother aesthetic does not mean more advanced.
     
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  5. Timo

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    How so? Archer's ship would have been the biggest and baddest for her day, and thus certainly deserving of the Staaaaarship designation. And every alien ship they stumbled on, including Tellarite bounty hunter skiffs, would be a starship, too, relatively speaking.

    The UE Starfleet might well have had ships unworthy of the name starship, and we may even have seen a few. It's just that there was no dialogue there that would have revealed the terminology used.

    Well, the TOS screen doesn't directly refer to Kirk's ship as such (although it would be nice if it referred to his ship's previous incarnation!). In DSC in turn, the graphics associated with Pike's arrival show the name Constitution, along with the fan specs that specify a low mass of 170,000 tons and the short loa of 288 meters that go especially poorly with the ship we actually see...

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  6. 137th Gebirg

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    It's possible the "starship" nomenclature didn't even exist as a categorical distinction in Archer's time, particularly if the dedication plaque called it a "spacecraft" which is a much older 20th century term, probably used out of NASA/UESPA tradition. Was the word ever mentioned during the ENT series run in any Starfleet context? It's been so long, I honestly can't remember.
     
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    Archer told the Xyrillians or one of the early Season 1 alien races that they were "the Earth vessel Enterprise" so there were times the series didn't refer to Enterprise as a starship. "Spacecraft," though? I'm not remembering it.
     
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    I recall Archer saying ‘Starship Enterprise’ on more than one occasion. Which is ironic, because 100 years later Pike referred to the Enterprise as a ‘Space Vehicle’ (Hunter Pike, not Mount Pike.)
     
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  9. fireproof78

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    Well, Pike also called his horse "equine vehicle" so that was just his weird phrasing ;)
     
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  10. 137th Gebirg

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    Those funny Mojave Desert people... :lol:
     
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  12. F. King Daniel

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    Everyone still mad at the Federation fleet in PIC?


    Good.
     
  13. fireproof78

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    Yup, it is apparently an abomination before the Lord Roddenberry.
     
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  14. 137th Gebirg

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  15. KamenRiderBlade

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    Like the way they killed off James T. Kirk in ST:GEN.
     
  16. 137th Gebirg

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    He’s not dead. He’s still in the Nexus! :D :p
     
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  17. Dukhat

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    No, just one or two outspoken people who can’t let it go (or are purposely not letting it go.)
     
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    I always thought that was referring to who the bridge simulator was assigned to, the class assigned to the Enterprise for training, rather than the ship class the simulator was based off of.
     
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