Spoilers Starship Design in Star Trek: Picard

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  1. Sebastianus

    Sebastianus Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    A closer look at the USS Zheng He (fan animation):

     
  2. Markonian

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    It's been a long road...oh wait.

    Love the design.
    Looking forward to Eaglemoss delivering the USS Toussaint (nacelle variant).
     
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    I love it - a great update on the Ptolemy!
     
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    The brighter colours on the nacelles really help. Ship still needs a lot of work.
     
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    ...Attachable? There's no pod visible in the artwork posted, just the grappling fixture.

    A good design in any case, era-appropriate and all. I want a peek under that bow!

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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  8. Markonian

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    That's how I interpret it, too, just like it was on the ol' Ptolemy.
    This is how STO renders it: https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/File:Wallenberg_configs.jpg

    In this Eaglemoss image, we recognise two pods underneath the nose section: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wik...llection?file=Eaglemoss_Starfleet_Tug_PIC.jpg
     
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  9. Timo

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    Yup. In the actual Martian orbit scenes, we see container trains up to three long, with varying lengths to a container even if the cross section remains the same. (In the ship-train combo we see the most clearly, a fairly short container gets grappled, so the grappler extends all the way to the first seam, unlike in the STO renders.)

    For once, Eaves created a good no-frills design. I doubt the Eaglemoss blurb about the ship being "able to provide assistance in a wide range of missions" in-universe: this baby could well be capable of one thing and one thing only. I don't think we see a shuttlebay, even.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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    Wallenberg is fantastic. Picard really had some great Federation ship designs and Romulan designs.
     
  12. Timo

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    And orange really yells industrial. Except in South African scifi. Or The Expanse; I wonder if the color is sheer Martian pride here, too?

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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  13. F. King Daniel

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    I assume it's along the lines of the Lower Decks colour-coded ships like uniforms. Of course, if should be yellow to fit in with that system...
     
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    I just assumed it was them telling us it was built at Mars. :)
     
  15. Timo

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    It does approximate classic fire truck faded Dayglo and might be the Federation color code for relief and rescue, too. Although how well such things would work is debatable: Vulcans and Romulans are likely to treat a green light rather differently from humans, say. (Heck, even the fire trucks here on Earth are pretty diverse.)

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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    I'd like to see how the Wallenberg design looks in Starfleet colours.
     
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    It would look pretty good in Starfleet pennants and colors.
     
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  18. Anonskekwkksksbxjw

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    yes they do. they form a ring shape right behind the head of the ship
     
  19. Anonskekwkksksbxjw

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    It looks like a very very flattened d'deridex with wings attached
     
  20. Anonskekwkksksbxjw

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    I also badly want to see a true romulan capital ship, or at least a Romulan ship that isn't smaller than a bird of prey