Spoilers Starship Design in Star Trek: Picard

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

  1. C.E. Evans

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    I still think Tribbles took out the Enterprise-E, and as a Klingon, it's a particular touchy subject to Worf...
     
  2. Enterprise1701

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    You have reminded me of the really silly biff in SNW 2.01 where the VFX team inserted the NCC-1279 CG model at a Starbase 1 berth, which I would normally praise as a reasonable attempt to fill the background with detail...except that the ship is upside down, with the registry accordingly visible to the audience as such...and NCC-1279 is supposed to be a unique kitbash of stolen parts in the false flag terror plot in a different sector at the episode's climax. What kind of production coordination is this?

    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Unnamed_Federation_starships_(23rd_century)#1279_type_001

    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/NCC-1279_type#Background_information
     
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  3. Tuskin38

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    It's not like this kind of thing didn't happen in TNG era shows.

    Gaffs happen. Remember the Ent-D firing a phaser beam from the Torpedo Tube? Or a tractor beam coming from the phaser array?
     
  4. Richard Baker

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    Time honored tradition- the TOS Enterprise often swapped SFX between phaser and torpedo shots
     
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    Love that they told him on a Saturday evening that they want the digital files by Monday, when he just had a physical model. :lol:

    Doug Drexler ended up building the CGI model in one week.
     
  7. Markonian

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    It is important to know where Vadic got the ship from. Like @Dukhat says, that no further background on it was given shows how inconsequential the Rogue Changelings ultimately were for the overall plot.

    Normally you don’t need an explanation where somebody got a ship from because it’s obvious - Klingons command a Klingon ship, Romulans have a Romulan ship, etc.

    Kruge was supposed to have stolen the birb of prey from the Romulans in STIII but it was changed into being a Klingon BOP so less explaining was needed.

    The Instagram logs even revealed where the Elachi frigates came from that were used to board Crusher’s ship.
     
  8. Tuskin38

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    It wasn't one of the instagram logs, it was an image Dave Blass posted on twitter after the episode aired.

    Explaining where the ship came from adds nothing important to the story.
     
  9. Dukhat

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    Just the fact that people are asking the question means that it’s more important than you seem to think it is.
     
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  10. fireproof78

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    Probably not important, but the details like this are what makes Trek fans their own type of fanatic.
     
  11. Markonian

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    It’s not just about the story, it’s about characters and avoiding obvious plotholes. How can a bunch of changelings have a starship? Where is it from or how did they acquire it?
     
  12. fireproof78

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    The Borg.

    That was the answer this season.
     
  13. Dukhat

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    I’m assuming it was something they found (either stolen from the Section 31 station or at an abandoned Dominion base post-war.) I don’t see them actually building it from scratch.
     
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  14. Tuskin38

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    Not a lot of people

    According to Dave Blass they just acquired it somewhere, it wasn’t significant enough to warrant a backstory.

    They could have stole it, they could have bought it, who knows.
     
  15. Dukhat

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    You’re privy to every fan’s curiosity then, that you know this for a fact?
     
  16. Tuskin38

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    I’ve only seen people questioning it on this website so far
     
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  17. Dukhat

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    Well, this fan would rather have been told where the Shrike came from in the ten seconds it would have taken to explain it, rather than the ten seconds it took to tell that dumb Ent-E joke. Which also wasn’t important to the story.
     
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  18. 137th Gebirg

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    Those ships were Elachi in origin?? I hadn't heard of that. The things I miss sometimes...

    I still wish the Borg upgrades of Nero's ship had stayed canon. That's another one of those things that could have added to the richness of the world being built without going too overboard.
     
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  19. fireproof78

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    Yup.

    I get the fan curiosity and of course the little details are part of Trek's appeal among the more technically minded.

    Perhaps we can get a short TREK of Vadic escaping.
     
  20. Tuskin38

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    Stayed? They never were in the first place
     
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