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    Star Trek Discovery

    The New series is to be called Star Trek Discovery

    http://www.startrek.com/article/intr...-s-s-discovery

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    Of all of the unused starship designs they could've used, they used that one?
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    Well, the MacQuarrieprise is a big fan favourite so maybe they're trying to attract hardcore fans after the largely negative reaction in the fan community over the JJverse. Myself, I rather like the ship, but I don't initially favour the saucer treatment - maybe it'll grow on me - or the angular look of the nacelles. And the brown colour - what are they, Cardassians? Starfleet ships should be cool blue-grey colours in the signature "Starfleet-clean" designs. A-a-and the video is no longer available. It can't be a copyright issue, since the StarTrek.com page linked directly to it...

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    It looks like more of a brass to me, although frankly that could be the light's colours than a reflective quality of the hull. The saucer's expanded-Oberth look is interesting...

    On rewatching the video I like it a lot better than the ship designs from the JJ films, and it technically has the advantage of already having appeared on screen, kind of.
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    The ship design fits the TNG/DS9-era ship design enough to work for me. Not too fond of the design of the warp section, but I guess I will get used to it if the show is good enough

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    It's apparently the first Warp 8 ship, which would make it pre-2245, as the Constitution was capable of Warp 8. Frankly, the previous treatments on the McQuarrieprise haven't thrilled my, but this one shows promise. Of course, they do stress this is a first pass and details will certainly change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owen E Oulton View Post
    Well, the MacQuarrieprise is a big fan favourite so maybe they're trying to attract hardcore fans after the largely negative reaction in the fan community over the JJverse. Myself, I rather like the ship, but I don't initially favour the saucer treatment - maybe it'll grow on me - or the angular look of the nacelles. And the brown colour - what are they, Cardassians? Starfleet ships should be cool blue-grey colours in the signature "Starfleet-clean" designs. A-a-and the video is no longer available. It can't be a copyright issue, since the StarTrek.com page linked directly to it...
    There's only been ONE version of that design I thought worked, and the one in the video isn't it.

    This one I like:

    http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/...in-d31ckar.jpg

    Too bad it was never finished.

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    Hmm. Not too sure about this ship. OK, going for a "halfway point" between the NX-01 and NCC-1701, maybe...

    Perhaps I'm getting too set in my ways. Perhaps that old Red Alert klaxon in the back of my head started sounding when I learned that Discovery was to be a prequel of TOS. Perhaps, just perhaps, in 20 years' time, they'll produce a Trek series that... I don't know... might just take place after the events of the Dominion War and Nemesis. Going forward instead of just spinning their wheels in place.

    Then again, we still have to watch Discovery, haven't we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuclear Fridge View Post
    Hmm. Not too sure about this ship. OK, going for a "halfway point" between the NX-01 and NCC-1701, maybe...

    Perhaps I'm getting too set in my ways. Perhaps that old Red Alert klaxon in the back of my head started sounding when I learned that Discovery was to be a prequel of TOS. Perhaps, just perhaps, in 20 years' time, they'll produce a Trek series that... I don't know... might just take place after the events of the Dominion War and Nemesis. Going forward instead of just spinning their wheels in place.

    Then again, we still have to watch Discovery, haven't we?
    Bravo mate, and well said. I would like a series based well after the 2370's, maybe even as far ahead as the 29th century and do the last adventures of the Enterprise line.
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    Does anyone else find that channel's videos a little annoying?

    It's also out of date, Fuller stepped down, citing "overscheduling" though I've heard a lot of talk about infighting with the money side of the studio.

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    I'll be cruiosu to see where this goes, but if CBS has little hope for it....
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    CBS is sitting pretty. The overseas rights sale alone made their investment back and a little more. In true studio fashion, however, they don't want to spend a penny more than they absolutely must. And they're going to charge every penny they can, which is why US viewers will have to pay extra to get it from All Access (or whatever stupid name they gave it).

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    A brave little theory, and actually quite coherent for a system of five or seven dimensions -- if only we lived in one.

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    So, it's apparently in the Kelvin timeline, not set up like the original series. It looks like a nice sci-fi show, but worried about lots of little things: Why do the Klingons looks like 4th Doctor era aliens? A species that detects death? In Star Trek? I think I saw the artificial intelligence character, and wasn't the captain originally a guy?
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