When will the Constitution Class make an appearance?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Syd Shanshala, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. David cgc

    David cgc Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    They've already made in-universe semi-official ship nicknames a thing with the "Disco" exercise gear, so why not?
     
  2. Tuskin38

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    Have they never given nicknames to ships or classes in previous treks?
     
  3. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Couldn't the Constellation class also be referred to as "Connie"?
     
  4. Crazy Eddie

    Crazy Eddie Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Nope. Constellation drivers refer to their ships as "Stellas"
     
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  5. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Gotcha! These would be US Navy nicknames?
     
  6. Crazy Eddie

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    US Navy used "Connie" for the Constellation because there was no USS Constitution or Constitution class, although I know of at least two former Naval aviators who called it "Stella." Alternate nicknames: The Wobblin Goblin, Noah's Bitch, the Barf Barge, and USS Neverdock.
     
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    Hopefully we'll get to see her eventually. Can't wait for that episode!
     
  8. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Sounds like "Sinking Sarah" for the Saratoga and "Forest Fire" for the Forrestal.
     
  9. Crazy Eddie

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    Hell hath no fury like a sailor's sense of humor
     
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  10. Ronald Held

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    Fans coined Connie for Constitution class?
     
  11. ITDUDE

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    I don't remember colons in their titles..... I'll go hide now :nyah:
     
  12. Tuskin38

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    I’ve only heard it used in fan circles
     
  13. B.J.

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    So, considering the design of the Discovery, do you think that April Fools' concept art of the Enterprise by @Vektor might actually be closer to reality? :D
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    (EDIT: This artwork was created by @Vektor as an April Fools' joke prior to the 2009 movie, since at the time we didn't know what the new Enterprise would look like.)
     
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  14. UssGlenn

    UssGlenn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I was thinking Victorian greenhouse

    It's probably an adoption of the nickname if the Lockheed Constellation
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Constellation

    Which is odd since there is also a Constellation class.
     
  15. Kor

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    Ewwww. :wtf:

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  16. Captain Wialli

    Captain Wialli Ensign Newbie

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    The series finale would be perfect. The very last minute of the very last episode and Discovery pulls into space dock just as the Enterprise warps outta there and everyone of the crew stares in amazement at it's awesomeness.

    No doubt they'll use it as a prop or something when ratings start to drop to bring all the waners back.
     
  17. ITDUDE

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    That... actually... fits...
    I like the battleship style turrets. Awesome!
     
  18. Ithekro

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    Aside from the turrets I could see that as a Spore Drive fitted Constiution-class starship that Starfleet is working on while USS Discovery is out knocking on the Klingon's heads.
     
  19. Ithekro

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    Aside from the turrets I could see that as a Spore Drive fitted Constiution-class starship that Starfleet is working on while USS Discovery is out knocking on the Klingon's heads.
     
  20. David cgc

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    Yeah, back when it was still the 2008 movie, IIRC. The gaps do help explain the saucer undercut, if we took this as a primitive version of the ship as seen in TOS.

    Or you could just get rid of the undercut and solve all those deck-layout problems immediately, which seems to have been the post-2009 approach to starship design.
     
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