USS Sidney Poitier...

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Atolm, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. Atolm

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  2. BorgMan

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    Hey, that's pretty cute!
     
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  3. Mage

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    Oh I like that!! I like that a lot!
     
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  4. Santaman

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    Nice! :mallory: love the way you integrated the spherical hull. :techman:
     
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    Shuttlecraft names include the "Mister Tibbs" and the "Sir." :)
     
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  6. blssdwlf

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    That's a really clever play on the E-B hull. :techman:
     
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  7. Sgt_G

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    Perhaps it's actually a giant cargo ship and its sphere is hollow. You know, like the Super Guppy airplane.
     
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  8. Santaman

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    ^^ Hmm.. no huge door and too many windows and lifeboats IMO for that.

    I see it more like a clever cruiser design, especially since @blssdwlf mentioned the hull looking a little like the Ent-B/Excelsior variant kind, could be a variant of it then, kinda like the Sydney class which is in the refit Constitution family of ships despite looking so different. :cool:
     
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  9. Arpy

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    In my head canon all sphere ships are medical ships. Maybe the distinct shape makes them instantly recognizable as non-combatants (for the most part). This one (with less of a neck and more deflector shielding, launched around the time of the E-B) is maybe a tougher one sent specifically into war zones. There are always major or minor powers at war on regional or broader fronts, and Starfleet Medical is there to help.
     
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  10. Atolm

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    Thanks

    Thank you

    Thanks bro

    Damn Right!

    Thanks :)

    No this is not a cargo ship...but I like your thinking sir!

    That's interesting...I didn't know that.

    I find that interesting, but this is no Medical ship. She is however, a light cruiser to the heavy cruiser Excelsior classes.
    BTW: Out of curiosity, how do you deal with the Daedalus? She was a pioneering explorer, not a Medical vessel.
     
  11. Arpy

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    Earliest ships used the sphere but then that stopped with the advent of the saucer – for "warp field dynamics" reasons maybe. At some point someone thought to revive the older shape to make medical/hospital ships unmistakable. Their warp field maneuverability issues meant less given their mission envelope. Something like that.
     
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  12. Atolm

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    Intriguing... Also by that logic, I could see box hulled starships doing a similar job, yes?
     
  13. Arpy

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    Yup. Sydney Class transports are boxy...

    I’m of multiple kinds regarding saucers. I think Starfleet ships are shaped that way for either “warp field dynamics” reasons, or because if you’re going to live on a flying tin can for 5-20 years, you don’t want to be walking down the same dull straight corridors. That’s fine for a transport ship that you’re on for a day or thirty, but long-term more creative layouts are less oppressive. I mean, why else use a saucer?

    Other cultures like the T-shape because they don’t mind sacrificing some warp field efficiency for the intimidating profile.

    Not quite the same thing, but I like that Gorn ships use mini-saucers...a little from column A, a little from column B...
     
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  14. Arpy

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    I also grew up on Jackill’s design for the Kobayashi Maru on which he used a more square-shaped primary hull, and have wondered if that’s used for certain kinds of ships too — cargo, carrier, transport, ???

    Similarly, his escort ships had a distinctive secondary hull. Given that escorts are meant to take a hit for larger vessels, the long “shield” or “sail” shape makes sense.
     
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  15. E-DUB

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    Since you're obviously a fan, did you ever see "Pressure Point"?
     
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  16. Atolm

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    Your "Verse" is very interesting to say the least :)
    I can see your logic. I do not subscribe to it, but I like how intriguing it sounds.

    I am a fan, but I have not see that film.
     
  17. E-DUB

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    It's well worth the search.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056370/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3
     
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  18. Imaus

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    It's like an excelsior and a Olympic had a baby!!!! First thing that comes to mind is c u t e
     
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  19. Kaiser

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    lovely design :)
     
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  20. Atolm

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    Aye, thank you.

    LOL Thanks :D

    Thanks :)
     
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