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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2012, 06:03:24 PM »
Might not be safe for workplace due to pin-ups and stuff , but this blog noticed in Secret Projects can be seriously inspiring about Star Trek.

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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2012, 03:30:26 AM »
Might not be safe for workplace due to pin-ups and stuff , but this blog noticed in Secret Projects can be seriously inspiring about Star Trek.


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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2012, 03:38:53 AM »
Does anyone have a website that has an overview of the many different Star Trek Ships and Planets etc? I am not a trekkie and have no idea where to go
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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2012, 03:43:30 AM »
Try here:  http://www.st-intelligence.com

Plus there is also this:



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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2012, 06:29:48 AM »
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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2012, 08:22:40 AM »
You could also look up 'Ex Astris Scientia' - it's a really good site!

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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2012, 10:17:30 AM »
Thank you!  :)
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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2013, 08:37:18 AM »



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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2013, 01:02:39 PM »
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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2013, 03:14:08 PM »
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Starship USS Detroit features retro two tone glossy colors and chrome trim with Cadillac inspired fins on Warp Drive nacelles.
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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2013, 11:21:26 PM »
You should check out a couple of websites ;  Memory Alpha and Memory Beta.  They are an "official source for information.
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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2013, 02:01:14 AM »
Wow!  I have no more words.
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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2013, 05:03:43 AM »
50's cruiser indeed ! fantastic treatment for a rather dull design.
I'd still prefer more indepth treatment of the (advanced) story ideas, so fed up with the trivial soap-opera they concentrate on.

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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2013, 07:37:24 AM »
I would've expected a "USS Detroit" to be a dingy semi-derelict with large sections open to the vacuum (from damage, disrepair, vandalism) with graffiti everywhere.  The remnants of the crew would be cowering in a protected "safe area" near a transporter as a Borg gang run wild through the ship shooting everything up.

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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2013, 11:47:59 PM »





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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2013, 03:03:15 AM »
Oh YEAH!!  Really like those - especially the last one...  :)

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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2014, 05:46:43 AM »
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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2014, 03:57:49 AM »
Okay, here goes (ex) trekkie:

Earlier in this topic there were  mentioned www.ex-astris-scientia.org side which happens to contain several interesting articles on Starfllet kitbashes used in DS9 (code name "Frankenstein Fleet" ;D ) and TNG (wreck field from Wolf 359 "Best of both worlds" & Qualor II Surplus Depot from "Unification" episode).
Here are links to related articles:
http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/qualor.htm
http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/wolf359.htm
http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/wolf359-other.htm#excelsior
http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/ds9tm.htm
Most of that ships were kitbashes or not accepted by production managers prototypes that mainly ends up like post battle debries, derelicts or some second plan filling. There's a lot of intriguing constructions, in some cases you can even say contraptions  ;) (fe. Federation Tug from DS9)

Does anyone have a website that has an overview of the many different Star Trek Ships and Planets etc? I am not a trekkie and have no idea where to go


1. That's probably the nerdiest ST webside, but there is almost everything related to Star Trek ships and equipment http://www.ditl.org/

2. Size charts of almost all sci-fi starships and constructions (from Tardis to Dyson Sphere) http://www.merzo.net/

ps. sorry for a bit of necroposting
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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2014, 09:28:35 AM »
Actually, I had this idea years slightly before the reboot aired on a Star-Trek Forum that had lots of 3D graphic artists: I figured the reboot was going to suck because some of the graphics I saw weren't actually from the show, others were and looked like they decided to stick joysticks everywhere for no reasons, and put fancy cool displays that had no real purpose.

More or less, I thought they were just going to massacre everything the show was about, and since I didn't understand at first that they were going to start the story off with a time-warp; I figured they were going to go from Star Trek Enterprise (which I thought basically threw a monkey-wrench into the timeline with all the time-warp stories) and just zip ahead like 100 years with a revamped timeline that would probably have nothing to do with the original story.

Since the forum had a lot of 3D graphic artists on it, I half jokingly proposed a fan-made reboot which involved getting a bunch of 3D graphics artists together and making a movie using 3D animation: There was a movie called Final Fantasy that used 3D characters instead of actors and it made a strong impression on me (admittedly I don't remember what the movie was about, but I remember the graphics) and I've seen some graphic artists on the forum who did some seriously good work with 3D human models. 

The idea basically involved restarting the timeline where The Motion Picture started, but with a different plot, and took a casting concept based on Law and Order (that being that the story shouldn't hinge on a character -- but on the storyline: In star trek, it's exploring strange new worlds and boldly going where no one has gone before and stuff; in Law & Order it's about the criminal justice system in NY being represented by the Police and Prosecutors and their stories followed by a double gong meant to vaguely sound like somebody banging a gavel): I figured Captain Decker could stay, Chekov was young, and the rest could just end up new people and stuff.

The major problem had to do with the fact that rendering at that detail and making all the animation and frames for a movie would require mucho processing power and would require the construction of a rendering farm: I then thought of using a game engine like the CryEngine instead for the scenes with the "actors", and just 3D graphics otherwise.

When I found out the story was going to be based around a time-warp, I was a little more open minded, but once I saw the movie: Well it did massacre the plot and it didn't even have any real "science" in the whole science-fiction thing; the second one I saw because sometimes a story can be so bad, it's good.


BTW: Yes I know about the Stephen Collins thing -- that wasn't known to the public in 2008-9)

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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2015, 07:31:32 AM »
Enterprise D bash-up.
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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2015, 02:28:34 AM »
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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2015, 12:49:20 PM »
The truth is its not just their corporate HQ it is a functioning starship, to evacuate the worlds elite in the event of a global extinction event. 8)

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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2015, 07:37:32 AM »
1:72nd scale Photon Torpedo available from Shapeways. 

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Already sent a message to the maker/vendor to see about availability of this model in 1:48th scale and 1:35th scale with and without internal details (hopefully making it less costly).  In the interim, I have placed my order for one to see how it looks in my hand. 

For the purpose of winding up a few STFB*, maybe mount a couple of these in the weapons bay of the B-One or B-2.  Even better and more obvious would be to mount a couple of these to an F-22 or F-35 on the wing pylons. 

Or pick the aircraft of your own preference if you are not a fan of the aircraft I have suggested :)












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Re: Star Trek Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2015, 05:23:57 AM »
Reply received from Luís Monteiro the creator/vendor of the 1:72nd scale Star Trek Photon Torpedo for sale at Shapeways:
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Thank you for placing my link in the forum. I realy appreciate
Regrading your interest in 1:48 scale, I can easily pull up the scale of the shell and see i much it will cost. Making a simulation it's free!
I will get back to you with this issue as soon as i can. Then you can decide.

Luís


So it seems another vendor/creator is willing to accommodate the customer's wishes.  Looking forward to seeing a couple of these in my modeling arsenal :)

***Update.  My order for the 1:72nd scale Photon Torpedo has been received and after seeing just how tiny this model is in my hand I think the Shapeways image of the model provides much better detail. 

Also since my last correspondence with Luis regarding the 1:72nd scale Photon Torpedo with internal details he has now uploaded a version without the internal features.  This three-part model consists of the two outer shell halves that include the exhaust port details that were part of the original three piece model that were mounted on the central piece with all of the internal details.

You can view the model at this link: Star Trek PHOTON 1:72 - no Interior.  I just sent another message asking if he could provide this model as a set of two in an effort to make it a bit more affordable. 

There is also a 1:48th scale model of the Photon Torpedo available but I was told to wait on ordering this item until the maker attempts to edit the model and try to reduce the unit price.  At $22.00 it is a bit much but hopefully he will overcome this obstacle and we will see a lower price soon. 
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