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    So, the new trailer doesn't show anything other than the ship. I agree the CGI is poor quality, but it's a very early, little teaser.



    They haven't even verified if the ship design will stay that way. Most people seem to hate the design, but I think I like it. I watched the teaser a few times, and something about the combination of Klingon and Federation design cues makes it interesting to me.

    I dunno, but to me it looks like the ship would have been designed after Enterprise A but before Enterprise B? So somewhere right before the time frame at the beginning of Star Trek Generations, perhaps.

    It's all speculation, but that time frame has plenty to work with if they do it right, and plenty to screw up if they do it wrong.

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    Bryan Fuller us awesome so the show will probably be done right. And I like the ship design too. It was test footage though so extremely early rendering. Who knows what may change by the time the show airs. Still excited for my first STD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivi22 View Post
    Still excited for my first STD.


    Bryan Fuller is great, so hopefully he can work his magic here.
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    Yeah the STD thing cracks me up.

    The Discovery also has a shorter number than later generation of ships so I think this show will take place earlier in the timeline. You know compared to DS9 or VOY

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    That does seem to be how they number ships, but then you have the Enterprise NCC-1701-J which is from the 26th century. That's well after they went to the 5 number system. None of this stuff is written perfectly though.

    To me, it looks like a bit like a Klingon D6/D7 body combined with an Excelsior or Centaur class saucer section. (Since the Centaur was a combination of Excelsior and Miranda class ships, I guess that's a little redundant).

    I wonder if the tone of music is supposed to mean anything?

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    Enterprise is kind of an exception. Each one receives the same numerical designation because it's such a well known legacy of ships with a prestigious history. The designation is as much a part of the enterprise as the name.

    Presumably they'd have other ships with similar naming conventions, we just never hear about them very much. I can forgive the defiant not having the same registry as the one in Kirk's era since it was a prototype for an experimental class of ship.

    Oddly the second defiant on ds9 got the first ones registry without a letter. Perhaps because it was the same class ship? Ah well, smurf consistency.
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    Yeah, I don't remember the episode perfectly, but I recall they just decided "Sao Paulo? No. It's Defiant now." Which.....all right. Go for it I guess.

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    Yeah, it was the Sao Paulo. Which is a troutty name so good they changed it.

    I've often wondered why so many starfleet ships have earth names though.

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    Also: It'll be shown on Netflix in the UK
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    Everywhere else but Canada and US get it on Netflix. Can and US get screwed with our stupid marketing crap for NEW streaming services.

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    I should smurfing hope not. Maybe I'm not remembering my TOS well enough but I seem to recall a character during one of the romulan episodes mentioning that their grandfather fought in that war. Might be wrong though.

    Anywho, cool to see it'll be a Lt. Commander in the big chair. Not unheard of if I'm not mistaken for people below Captain to command smaller naval vessels. Also, yay to not being subject to broadcast standards!

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    Maybe I'm the confused one, but I thought it meant there would be a captain but that the show's perspective on events would mostly be from this Lt. Cmndr.

    That's a pretty damn big ship to only have a Lt. Cmndr. I'm starting to think the ship was re-purposed into a warship, and may carry some smaller ships with it. Maybe she'll command one of those?

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    good word I am so stoked for this.

    I mean I've been disappointed by new Treks before (hi Enterprise) but I dunno I have high hopes for this one.

    KLINGON CAPTAIN I am hyped. I am ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkythesharkdogg View Post
    Maybe I'm the confused one, but I thought it meant there would be a captain but that the show's perspective on events would mostly be from this Lt. Cmndr.

    That's a pretty damn big ship to only have a Lt. Cmndr. I'm starting to think the ship was re-purposed into a warship, and may carry some smaller ships with it. Maybe she'll command one of those?
    You could be right. My brain jumped straight to something different. Though compared to the apparent size of the bridge I'd say the ship isn't that big. Smaller than a constitution class at least.

    And I literally just rewatched enterprise pike and it wasn't as bad as I remembered. I actually managed to enjoy most of it. Still a better show than Voyager at least.

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