Spoilers Starship Design in Star Trek: Picard

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

  1. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    None none of them have been a ‘jagged monstrosity’
     
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    That’s the glow from the anomaly
     
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    Nothing wrong with this rant. I actually agree with you. it also fits the design trends we have been seeing in the show for the past few shows. Ships like the Defiant, Sabre, and Prometheus fit this smaller type combat like ship.
     
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    Not to you. But the Discovery viewscreen's sharp angles and the DSC Enterprise's have never looked good to me.
     
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    Yes...and?

    The green looks like shit.
     
  6. Tuskin38

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    I think we have different definition of jagged. Jagged mean sharp pointy. Like a set of teeth, or a broken piece of wood.
     
  7. cooleddie74

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    Clearly. But it's all good. ;)
     
  8. Tuskin38

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    I think I misunderstood you.
     
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    So either Borg or Romulan.
     
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    All good.

    It just looks really odd. Not a good look for Starfleet vessels to have green on them, which in turn, I found extremely odd for me to have that opinion.
     
  11. Tuskin38

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    The Obena had completely different nacelles and pylons. Plus it’s missing the fins on the secondary hull.
     
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    All the ones seen in this episode, plus the Andromeda, Shenzhou, Yorktown and Yamato I believe.
     
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    Until Doug says otherwise, I’m assuming it’s a new class that, like the Obena, has similarities to the Excelsior class.

    And the Yamato seems to be the Andromeda class with a third nacelle.
     
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    I could see Starfleet revamping and refitting its Excelsior-class ships after the Dominion War and creating a couple of new offshoots and variants that take to heart lessons learned from the limitations of the original 2285-2375 designs and expand weapons and other defensive systems.
     
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    Gagarin, Reliant, Sutherland, Andromeda, Pathfinder, Yorktown, Cheyenne, Olympic, Nova, and Guardian
     
  16. Captain_Amasov

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    Then there's the ships made/revamped again for the Mirror Universe, though they can use Prime Universe hull detailing too. :S

    For example the Cygnus-class variant of the Andromeda:

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    You can probably include the Adamant-class variant for the Defiant-class too:

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  17. Argosy

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    Well there's the ones in Picard - The Sutherland, Reliant, Gagarin and the Ross Galaxy variant.

    There's also a number of others that seem to be for the new Mirror Universe storyline - Shran, Guardian, Earhart, Walker, Odyssey, Pathfinder and Andromeda/Cygnus class. They received Mirror Universe weaponry addons, but the original fed models were cleaned up at the same time.

    It does go a good way to explaining why they were polishing some of the newest ships which were already top end for STO whilst some of the older ones in need of a polish missed out. I don't think we'd see all those others in Picard, but I guess it opens the door for other appearances.
     
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    Well, I think it's pretty obvious what with STO hiding the fact for a couple of years that some of their ships would be used, that we weren't going to see anything from PICARD-2 until it aired.
    Now that it has, STO could add the BORG ship in at anytime.
     
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  19. Tuskin38

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    They like to include gimmicks in their ships that relate to something that happens in the shows. So I imagine for the Stargazer at least, they'll wait until after either this season or the next finishes, so they can find inspiration for what to give it.

    The Borg ship might do something later this season, or even next season as well, so it might not show up at all in STO until later to avoid spoilers.

    They had the Crossfield Class model from CBS for a few months before DSC Season 1 aired, and they didn't even know about the Spore Drive yet. They actually found out by examining the 3D model that the saucer could spin. They asked their CBS contact about it too, I don't remember if they said if they got an answer or not.

    Now, with the Cryptic artists working directly on Picard they may have extra inside info this time around, but still, I doubt they'll do anything until it happens on the show.

    Drexler referred to it has an Excelsior(R) on Facebook. I assume the R means Refit.
     
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  20. Admiral Archer

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    I know this sounds silly, but bear with me. As a lifelong starship nut, the Ross-class seriously bugs me. I love the entire fleet, and the Ross-class is, erm, interesting, but - I dunno, slapping a perfectly circular Sovereign-class deflector onto a Galaxy-class hull and calling it a refit kinda rubs me the wrong way. I've never been a fan of the Sovereign-class as it felt like a step back rather than forward in starship design lineage, and now it feels like they've taken the most graceful Starfleet design ever made and somehow made it ungraceful. I would love to know if there are any original configuration Galaxy-class ships still out there, as I feel they represented the TNG era so perfectly, and in spite of engineers and their "love to change things" mentality, the Ross-class, unlike the Enterprise-refit, seems kinda...ugly.

    The rest of the fleet is amazing BTW. Loved seeing the Obena-class (I presume?) from "Lower Decks", and I was even happy to see more than one Sovereign-class despite my dislike of the design. Maube one of them is the Enterprise-E, still in service? Wonder who the captain is... ;)