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The Editor tries out this first-year gaming convention in the San Francisco Bay Area (California).

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2018 11:48 a.m. PST

…Design Is So Clever.

"I usually don't give a lot of thought to ship designs in science fiction movies. My general assumption is that they exist to look cool, with function considered as a secondary problem if at all.

Which is why this video by EC Henry impressed me the way it did. In a brief, elegant explanation, Henry looks at the Enterprise Refit design—the ship from the first Star Trek movie—and explains its most visually striking change from both an aesthetic and an engineering perspective. Specifically, why are the struts connecting the engines to the core of the ship angled now, instead of straight?…"
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DOUGKL06 Dec 2018 5:14 p.m. PST

Interesting, thanks.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2018 11:42 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


Legion 415 Dec 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

Always liked that ST series …

Mobius17 Dec 2018 7:01 a.m. PST

The main problem here is they still have shuttles even when they have transporters. Use transporter -> less shuttles -> small bay -> better design of engine struts.

Why are transporters only people size? Why not bigger transporters? They don't explain that.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2018 9:04 p.m. PST

Good questions…


chromedog19 Dec 2018 11:37 p.m. PST

They DO have "cargo transporters".
They're less precise than the system used for organic, living matter, though (error margin is higher). They don't do mass drops though (although the Klingons did in their Expanded universe. The scramble margin on mass transport drops was treated as "acceptable losses").

Shuttles as well because of doubletalk generators that screw with the transporter signal. Can't transport through shields usually, for example.

Mobius20 Dec 2018 5:16 a.m. PST

How did they get those whales inside the Bird of Prey? Aren't whales organic?

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