Spoilers The Ships of Lower Decks

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' started by Tuskin38, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. 137th Gebirg

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    It's a kick-ass battlewagon in STO. Love it.
     
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  2. Markonian

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    Remember the Vulcan cruiser Sh'vhal from Season 2, episode "wej Duj"?
    Its class is now coming to STO as a tier 6-rated temporal science spearhead (a.k.a. a science vessel made for combat and capable of fighting in the Temporal Cold War).

    The class name has been revealed to be: Sh'vhal class.
     
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  3. Tuskin38

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    I doubt that will be the official name if they ever give it one in the show, most likely CBS didn't have one so Cryptic just chose the name of the one example ship we got.

    You know, memory-alpha logic. (though memory-alpha adds -type to the end)
     
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  4. Markonian

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    I’m fine with that. We need specific class designations. So if STO makes the one example it’s class ship, I’m down with that. It’s licensed and therefore official which for me.
     
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  5. KamenRiderBlade

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    I knew it was Ovular from the get go =D
     
  6. 137th Gebirg

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    Yeah me too. It’s hardly breaking news. :lol:
     
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    I maintain the J changes shape as suits its needs. Well I would have it it had not turned out that 31st century ships were not very different from 25th century ships.
     
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    There were actually a whole bunch of futuristic things that Drexler wanted to do with the E-J. Sadly, none of it came to pass. Wasn’t germane to “Azati Prime”’s plot.
     
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    Maybe the K.
     
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    Like what? Don't think I've read that.
     
  11. 137th Gebirg

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    I did up a summary of the Trekyards Crew analysis of the E-J and Drexler's ideas when he designed it back in November. They were probably a bit too lofty to work on ENT's budget, which was likely already strained with the CG effects for that episode in which it was featured.
     
  12. Tuskin38

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    2.5 hours until this premiers. Could actually be good because they have people from the show actually on it.

     
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    The design of the Cerritos has grown in me. I initially didn’t care much for it because I didn’t think a whole lot of thought went into the design, and I also felt it should have been more ‘busy’ looking for a support vessel.

    However, I’ve come to appreciate the simplicity of the ship, which harkens back to the TNG (and even TOS) days when things weren’t so overly-designed. If anything, I think they could have made it even more simplistic, by removing the unnecessary gaps in the ship’s pylons.

    I just wish they wouldn’t go all ‘Easter eggy’ with the class’s registry numbers. They’re all over the map for no real good reason.
     
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    Has it been confirmed by anyone that the registries mean anything?
     
  15. DEWLine

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    Chronological.
     
  16. Dukhat

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    No and…

    No.
     
  17. DEWLine

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    Essex - 173
    Franklin - 273
    Kelvin - 514
    Grissom - 638
    Hiawatha - 814
    And on it goes...
     
  18. Tuskin38

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    That's not what we're talking about. Dukhat thinks the California class registries are all easter eggs, but there's no evidence of this.

    But he is right about the range of numbers not making sense

    USS Cerritos (NCC-75567)
    USS Merced (NCC-87075)
    USS Rubidoux (NCC-12109)
    USS Solvang (NCC-12101)

    Mike said that the California class has been around for a long time, so the ones with lower registries could just be old ships that have been refitted over the years.

    Except the Franklin pre-dates the NX-01 so no.
     
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  19. Dukhat

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    No. The Solvang was a brand-new ship as of 2380, with a registry of 12101 (which is even lower than the previously destroyed Rubidoux 12109, which also makes no sense chronologically.)

    And there has been a precedent lately for ship registries being based on real people's birthdays. So that's evidence for the 'easter eggs' I'm referring to.
     
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  20. DEWLine

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    Franklin started out as UE Starfleet, and could've been re-registered as UFP Starfleet.