Spoilers Starship Design in Star Trek: Picard

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

  1. Unicron

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    Not generally, but they do feature a significant number of scenes that were either cut from the final version or altered significantly, like Baze's dialogue seemingly to imply he was a former clone trooper or stormtrooper who was actively fighting the Empire. And perhaps the most famous altered scene - Jyn seemingly facing off with a TIE fighter on the tower - was a deliberate lie on the part of the director, as he himself finally admitted. The phantom TIE was never intended to be in the final film and only used for the trailer, despite it initially being teased by the production staff as one of the cut elements. And it's too bad really, because it would have been awesome. ;)
     
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    The ship appears to be longer than the enterprise but not taller
     
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    Eh? I never got that impression from the trailers. Also he can’t be a clone trooper.
     
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    You might be right, and perhaps our mileage differs a bit. He does wear armor reminiscent of the stormtroopers and specifically says "I fight the Empire now" in the trailer, though I'm not sure that line actually occurs in the final cut. It's been a while since I've seen the movie so I might be misremembering. :D IIRC, Wookiepedia describes Baze as being with the Guardians of the Whills but not a member of the Old Republic or Imperial military.

    It's naturally possible that Baze's line wasn't meant to give the impression he served in such a role, but I admit that's how I initially interpreted the trailers and many others probably assumed so too. :)
     
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    Maybe it's time to acknowledge that 300m is kinda short for the Enterprise. 450m seems more appropriate, so that puts the Titan in line with those dimensions.
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but if they decreased the beak over the deflector a bit that would probably improve the profile significantly. Ass end would be alright without the impulse engines on the saucer module and upper neck assembly.
     
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    Just a change of deck height to 4 meters.
     
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    I think this solves a lot of problems with the rec deck, hanger bay, engineering and torpedo bays. The docking ports are a bit of an issue but not massively so.

    But I'm a fan of a 700m Excelsior so ignore me. ;)
     
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    Terry did confirm the Shangri-La Class USS Titan will show up in the show, probably as a conference room model.

    I also completely forgot until Dave Blass mentioned it in a recent interview, there is an unused Rick Sternbach design coming to Season 3. I wonder which one, he has done a lot.
     
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    Nice that they’re getting more ship varieties. Sounds like they definitely listened to the criticism from season 1 and even season 2.
     
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    Season 1 was rushed and they said as much. No criticism was needed for them to change.
     
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    Dave Blass said it was because of the criticism.
     
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    Ugh...well, it gave us a decent looking ship in some of the newer designs so I won't be annoyed...too much.
     
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    Spared no expense with that redress. Can hardly discern one from the other. ;)
     
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    Proud Trek tradition continues on in to the future.