Spoilers The Ship at the end of 2x03

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  1. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    So.... Vengeance-like black hull, a 2-story command centre, a cloaking device and variable-geometry warp nacelles (take that, USS Voyager in 120 years:lol:)

    I think it's too boxy, and looks too much like a shuttlecraft. But the wings/engine nacelles opening up looked awesome.

    Opinions?
     
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  2. Tuskin38

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    I don't think the cloak was a traditional Star Trek style cloak, it seemed to be like the prototype cloaks they're developing today, or the cloak on the SHIELD Helicarrier, or maybe Bond's car in 'Die Another Day'. Wrapping an image around the ship, instead of actually making it see through..

    And my theory is that the nacelles wrap up for stealth reasons, makes the profile smaller.
     
  3. dodge

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    Yeah, I think the "boxy" look and the folding up is supposed to be part of it's camouflage system.

    I quite liked it.
     
  4. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    STO designed their own fed stealth ships a few years ago, they were all super flat and angular.

    Reminded me of US Stealth planes.
     
  5. XCV330

    XCV330 Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Could be designed to not so much cloak as give off the signature of some other ship like a small freighter or shuttle when needed The double decker inner round control room oddly reminds me of Forbidden Planet's C-57D so in a way it's all come "full circle"
     
  6. Kor

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    I thought it had a mirror-like surface, not black. But I can't find any pics online to confirm. There seems to be a dearth of actual screencaps from STDisco episodes on the web, even at the usual places.

    Kor
     
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  7. Tuskin38

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    edit: Corrected images below
     
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  8. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    It kind of reminds me of Spock's courier ship in TMP.
     
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  9. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I don't think that the ship has a Captain.

    There's dozens of two or three people teams, who queue to get where they want to go, and do what they have to do to get there.
     
  10. Tuskin38

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    I decided not to be lazy and corrected the orientation

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  11. cultcross

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    Spoiler is kind of in the title ;) edited.
     
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  12. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

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    There still has to be somebody to oversee the operation of the ship, decide which teams will get dropped off first, etc.

    Kor
     
  13. Rahul

    Rahul Commodore Commodore

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    I like it. Looks like a proper "spy"-ship.
     
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  14. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Looked like a long range shuttle from TMP to me. Rather unimpressive.
     
  15. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I said "queuing" which would be terribly inefficient, if you get taken places in the ordered that that you requested to be taken somewhere.

    AI or an uncoruptable coordinator off ship would be my guess, if this ship (or fleet of class of ships) is more like a drop ship rather than a star ship.
     
  16. David cgc

    David cgc Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Anything that helps push back against DSC seeming to turn 31 into "Just like regular Starfleet, but badass" is good in my book. Riding around in an invisible robot ship like fleas on a dog. Awesome. It'd be better if they actually had to, you know, be spy-like and get around using guile to make up for limited resources and lack of overt government support for their unofficial, illegal, criminal cabal, but, hey.
     
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  17. Timo

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    Shouldn't this be at the Tech forum? I mean, I'm itching to go to nerd overdrive over the details, implications, suggestions and connections, but Thermia really is the best location for that, for reasons of mental hygiene.

    What this ship immediately reminded me of was a bit of RPG art on things SF Intel might choose to ride on:

    http://www.coldnorth.com/owen/deckplans/m20/claymore/

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  18. Alan Roi

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    I agree it did look like the TMP shuttle, which is not a surprise as the design is very movies series looking visually (as opposed to TV series production values).
     
  19. King Daniel Beyond

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    My issue with it looking like a shuttle is that bridge. It's 2 decks high! Not even the USS Vengeance had that and she was a mile long. Trek finally has a massive bridge and it's on... a small stealth ship?
     
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  20. Phil123

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    It made me a little sad. Disco has been so much more positive and optimistic so far. Hope they prove me wrong and this section 31 stuff doesn't detract from the show
     
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