Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by pst, Jan 9, 2020.
Is that a new Federation starship at 0:48?
Yup, an all-new tug rather than a repeat of the DSC Zimmerman type. With Sovereign style impulse engines and nacelles, which I guess is spot on for the era, and without the horizontal bridgey thing to connect the nacelles (there's a big ramp thing instead). The hull isn't a saucer, either, more like a wedge. No doubt related to Picard's evacuation fleet, this being Mars and all. But also the first-ever time we see Franz Joseph's tug concept in actual action, hauling cargo pods in long lines between 'em legs. Yay PIC.
New shuttle things in that shot, too. And subtle changes to VFX elsewhere. Forcefields at Borg Cube now green, say. And less blurring with the taxi that delivers Picard to Vasquez Rocks, although it's still the same minimally redecorated DSC model.
So I guess they changed the Borg cube forcefield from blue to green now...kinda was digging the blue look to be honest, but the green does make it look proper.
As mentioned above, what is assumed to be some of the evacuation fleet above Mars, featuring new designs for Tugs and Shuttles (or it could be an Argo type from Nemesis, beneath the container on the right?)
Looks very much like an Argo, and that would be fun. But it could also be one of 'em Kelvinverse big barges retooled. Or an all-new thing. Good to see PIC isn't based 100% on recycling.
Also fun is the first instance in years of impulse engines not glowing constant red even when ships are idled (if I'm seeing that containerless ship in the middle correctly). Plus, vastness. Which is cool.
Perhaps they double as traffic lights and glow green for STOP and turn blue for WAIT and red for GO? If they are installed by the Romulans, this would appear natural and logical.
The TOS Bird of Prey has more detail than in the trailers!
...I hear of "shortened" DSC shuttles. The taxi in the clip doesn't appear shorter to me, even if the bow windows are redone?
That tug reminds me a lot of a Centaur-class starship.
The one in Paris looks almost like a type 6, much shorter than the Disco ones. The taxi looks a bit shorter than the Disco shuttles to me as well.
The Romulan ships are fine but rather generic looking. The shuttles are just the Discovery ones.
Hopefully we see some good Starfleet ships
I know Trek has re-used assets forever but I was really hoping in this day and age with CGI as it is and budgets like this show, that they wouldn't re-use discovery assets even if it is just shuttles. I know we can justify it any which way we want but at the end of the day this is 150 years later and not a single one of those DSC shuttles was seen throughout TNG, VOY or DS9 so why (in-universe) would they turn up now?
If they would at least put TNG Era paint jobs on them they could pass for Star Trek V-type shuttlecraft.
Are they cargo pods or Federation Holoships being hauled?
I would say cargo pods. They look similar to the holoship, but don't have the same shape or hull details.
The interviewer mentioned a fleet of 'Ferries', so I assume they are fitted out with rooms to house evacuees - but holoships is a nice idea, would be a much more pleasant evacuation!
Haven't all the shuttles we've seen so far seemingly been for civilian use?
I don't have a problem with an old Discovery type being used in that manner.
John Eaves confirmed he designed Romulan and Starfleet ships for PIC
School bus. Public taxi.
Yep, perfect use of them, to be honest.
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