Spoilers The Ships of Lower Decks

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

  1. Dukhat

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  2. 137th Gebirg

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    The primary hulls also seem to be a tad-bit elongated, almost like a Sovereign, but yeah, with Excelsior/Centaur dual impulse deflection crystals that the Sovereign didn't have. It's quite an interesting hybrid of visual elements. Almost intentionally ambiguous as to the era in which it was made. This may be even an era-connective experimental "missing link" testbed ship, which would explain why it's at this station, assuming it is a museum of some kind.
     
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  3. lightspeedbear

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    The scaling on the starbase is completely off. Unless those windows are the size of 3 story buildings
     
  4. Dukhat

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    I’m all for seeing ships from the “Lost Era” between 2300 and 2360. Maybe it’s even one of the conjectural classes from the ST Encyclopedia (but I doubt it.)
     
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  5. DaveyNY

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    If it is a 'museum' of some sort, then having multistory windows would be advantageous to viewing ships parked out in space.

    Kinda like what STO has done with their main area for displaying new ships.


    (though I would imagine that it's just the style of animation that makes things appear bigger than they might be in real life)
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  6. lightspeedbear

    lightspeedbear Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Possibly but I'd be surprised if it's a museum, more likely just more of the shoddy production prioritising fan service above all else, hence the Daedalus class ships that shouldn't be there. We'll see I guess.
     
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  8. The Wormhole

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    Maybe they are :shrug:
     
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  9. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commodore Commodore

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    Just happy to see Masao's station in cannon ! rock on.. Hope they got permission.
     
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  10. Tuskin38

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    It was in TOS Remastered long before this. Unless you don't count TOS-R as canon.

    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Starbase_6_model
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    I guess it would depend on what the deal was when it was used in the Vanguard novels and in TOS-R, it's possible CBS bought the rights to it so they wouldn't need to.
     
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  11. Masao

    Masao Commodore Commodore

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    I wasn't asked, but I don't expect to be. I was a low-paid worker bee. Of course, I'm happy to see it still being used.
     
  12. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commodore Commodore

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    Well that sucks, guess I can Twit the show runner and see.. I don't think they asked or even let know the Titan designer either. Guess there's a clause in those 4000 page contracts for the books or contests that its a work for hire and they can use it however they want.

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    I tweeted him asking to give you a credit in the credits, see how that goes, :techman:
     
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  13. Masao

    Masao Commodore Commodore

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    I jest about being a worker bee. I wasn't paid a lot, but having the chance to design a Trek ship and space station professionally for Simon and Schuster novels was a great thrill. The designs being used for TV is even cooler. An we fans getting some credit would be great. So, thanks for tweeting.
     
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  14. Ar-Pharazon

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    To me, those 2 ships look like the fugly love-children of the New Orleans class and the Ronin Class (FYI, I've always loved this Ronin class. Sovereign + Nebula, good stuff).

    New Orleans Class 1a.jpg

    Ronin Class 2a.jpg
     
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  15. DEWLine

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    Ronin class? New to me!

    *goes to look it up*
     
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  16. Ar-Pharazon

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    It's been around for years. Maybe a contest entry or ships-of-the-line?
     
  17. Tuskin38

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    the nacelles remind me of the Cheyenne.
     
  18. JoseNoodles

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    I remember the Ronin as a popular fanon mod ship design for the old ship based Star Trek games like Bridge Commander, Armada, and Starfleet Command.

    Its interesting that one of the Andorian Kumari ships has vertical fins. I wonder if it was the intention to make a variant, or if someone confused that second type of Andorian warship as a variant of the Kumari class.
     
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    I love the look of the New Orleans.... until they pan round and you spot that underslung pod beneath the secondary hull. Ugh.
     
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  20. F. King Daniel

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    So totally authentic to TNG's Starbase 78 and DS9's Starbase 375:techman: