Spoilers Starship Design in Star Trek: Picard

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  1. Soong-type Android

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    They clearly take Star Wars very seriously :lol:
     
  2. fireproof78

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    They did a lot of vfx work and fan films. The prequels were hard and the Clone Wars was too far for them.

    Star Trek was similarly treated.
     
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    I feel like a producer somewhere is saying "Damn" in awe somewhere. Lol.
     
  4. Tuskin38

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    No, but they could have had some expository dialogue that would have covered the same beats.

    They chose to use the The Cage footage because it was a sequel to that episode.
     
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    That doesn’t look like the Reliant. Or the Defiant. Or the Nebula. Or the Akira. Or the Saber. Or the Steamrunner. Or the Constellation. Or the Sagan. Or the Prometheus. Or the Dauntless. Or the…

    ;)

    But that wasn’t my point. My point was they felt they didn’t need to reshoot scenes from the Cage because they already had the footage they wanted, and ignored that it looked visually different.
     
  6. fireproof78

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    Those aren't Star Trek ships then...:whistle:
     
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  8. Nerys Myk

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    I'll give you the Defiant. The others are spear carriers. :p
     
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  9. Tuskin38

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    the Defiant is my favourite Starfleet design.
     
  10. Ray Hardgrit

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    Yeah things are exaggered and stylised in different ways to suit the animation, the proportions are stretched, details are simplified, but the designs underneath are basically the same. They're drawing from the same imaginary reality. Each is an impression of the same Platonic ideal forms.

    Like the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Animated Series is more basic than the 11' TOS filming miniature, the diagram in Prodigy is even cruder, but they're all clearly, obviously, blatantly representing the same ship. One that shouldn't be mistaken for the Kelvin Enterprises, or the refit Enterprise, or the DSC/SNW Enterprise.

    So now that both designs have shown up in shiny modern live-action series Star Trek: Picard, it implies that the SNW ship gets a refit to become the TOS ship. Either way TOS leads to TNG leads to Voyager leads to Picard. In story, in design, in visuals. SNW can go be off in its own little universe for all I care, as long as it doesn't suggest that the visuals I'm seeing in my TOS and TNG DVDs are wrong. Well aside from the horrible colours and NTSC artefacts and man I should've gotten the Blurays instead...
     
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  11. fireproof78

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    It's a dramatic presentation. Neither are wrong.
     
  12. Nerys Myk

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    It implies nothing
    There is no wrong.
     
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    TrekYards boys talks about the differences between the New Jersey and the TOS Connie.
     
  14. HotRod

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    Oh look, it's those idiots again.
     
  15. Serveaux

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    That, they certainly do.
     
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    Are there any murder fantasies in this one?
     
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  17. fireproof78

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    Some day I'll start a YouTube channel and compare how Trek designs fail to live up to Franz Joseph's manual.
     
  18. Tuskin38

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    Nope. Right now It's just a different artistic interpretation.

    Nothing ever suggested that.
     
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  19. Ray Hardgrit

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    We clearly have different limits to how much artistic reinterpretation we can accept before an apple turns into a bicycle, but I'm happy you were already happy.

    Personally SNW bothered the hell out of me. This is an objective fact. Personally seeing that Constitution class in Picard brought me joy. Another objective fact. I've told you why I think this is. I am now happy like the rest of you, so we can all be happy together. Except for the guy who hates the thin lightsabers, I don't think they'll ever know joy.
     
  20. fireproof78

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    Give it time.