Spoilers Starship Design in Star Trek: Picard

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

  1. 137th Gebirg

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    You do know you can edit and add on to existing posts and not create a bunch of rapid posts in succession right? Not trying to micro-mod; just a friendly suggestion...
     
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    Yes I know I just kind of messed up
     
  3. Tuskin38

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    So according to John Eaves on Facebook, the Wallenberg class had a saucer in his final submitted design, so I guess the art team changed it from concept. Wouldn't be the first time, but I don't think they ever changed something that much before.

    He believes the saucer concepts should be in the Eaglemoss book. Which isn't surprising.
     
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  4. Anonskekwkksksbxjw

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    We need a new Romulan capital ship. Something bigger and grander than the D'deridex
     
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    Maybe a 25th century variation of the Vertibird. :D
     
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    I feel we're more likely to get that in Lower Decks than Picard.
     
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    I'd like to see an uprated and larger version of the Valdore-class Warbirds from NEM only with more pronounced green hull coloration.
     
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    Ugh. I hated that ship design from the moment it decloaked in "The Neutral Zone". It's bad enough the Romulans had 80s shoulder pads -- the ship didn't need them too.
     
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    Excellent. I forgot about that design. Always like it when the ships go vertical. Interesting variant.
     
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    I don't really think that makes sense for PIC's setting. The Romulan Star Empire was one of the superpowers of local space, but it has collapsed and splintered into (according to Chabon) multiple successor states of which the Romulan Free State is only one successor. The RFS should not really have the economic power necessary to create a new capital ship at this point. I can buy the idea of them having some new designs that are, say, larger than the rather small designs we saw in "Et in Arcadia Ego," but their large capital ships should really still be old Valdore and D'deridex-class warbirds.

    Lol! I love the D'deridex-class warbird, but that's a very funny description. Love it. :bolian::rommie:

    I dunno. I think Star Trek has done so many versions of "people on spaceships going off and having adventures" that the idea of Star Trek having some shows that stay on Earth or on other planets for most of the story seems reasonable. One of my favorite ST novels, Articles of the Federation by Keith R.A. DeCandido, is basically Star Trek: The West Wing; it follows a year in the life of a newly-elected Federation President and is mostly set in their version of the combination White House and Capitol, called the Palais de la Concorde. Another of my favorite ST novels is a DS9 book from Una McCormack entitled The Never-Ending Sacrifice, and it's essentially a biography that follows the life of Rugal Pa'Dar, the Cardassian boy raised by Bajorans whom Sisko sent back to Cardassia in DS9 S2. So I really do think you can do well-written planet-based ST shows.
     
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    I'd be OK with that.

    About time we had a Vertical ship in Trek! :rommie:
     
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    Perhaps with some space travel. Strictly as one location? No.
     
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    *shrugs* I think that's subjective. But I do understand wanting space travel to always be a part of Star Trek, though personally I'd be okay with a show or two where they don't.
     
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    Of course it's subjective. What each individual wants from a Trek show, or shows in general, is highly subjective. But, I think having Star Trek taking place entirely on Earth, with no variation is odd.

    Mileage, etc.
     
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    Agreed! It'd be fun to have an X-Files-like format show within the Federation. Base of operations can be on Earth with mostly Earth-centric stories, but also episodes where they go to space/planets for cases, like the entire Solar system is their jurisdiction. They could still have a HUGE variety of locations even if they kept all episodes within the system; Starbases, colonies, alien looking sci-fi landscapes, ships, all kinds of stuff! Point being, it'd be a chance to see Earth and the 'normal' Federation from ground level. Kind of like the DTI books?
     
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    Exactly. A variety of locations is absolutely what I want, both space and on planet. Keeping it just on Earth strikes me as rather odd, unless we are doing Sequest again.
     
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    I would like that too!

    Basically I'm open to a lot of variations on the ST formula. Ship-based paramilitary space opera like TOS or TNG? Yes please. More space station-based serialization like DS9? Yessir! Ship based civilian adventures a la PIC and PRO? I want it. Planet-bound social exploration? I love it. Planet-based but travel around a lot? Gimme! I want it all. :bolian:
     
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    I would like to throw in starship-based family sitcom.
     
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  20. Sci

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    What with Mariner being the captain's daughter, that's basically Lower Decks. ;)