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JonIrenicus
06-23-2009, 03:38 PM
drum roll



http://www.eclectric-fx.com/model/images/1701.jpg



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bjkeefe
06-24-2009, 04:39 PM
drum roll



http://www.eclectric-fx.com/model/images/1701.jpg



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As much as I loved Star Trek when I was a kid, I've never really been able to get over the moment when someone pointed that a ship with its thrust vector not passing through its center of mass could not possibly do anything except tumble ass over teakettle.

But yeah, it's still pretty cool-looking, and unlike most other people, I loved the endless scene in the first Star Trek movie when they just showed the Enterprise.

Starwatcher162536
06-24-2009, 04:46 PM
Two Words: Artificial Gravity

bjkeefe
06-24-2009, 05:12 PM
Two Words: Artificial Gravity

If you're raising that as an objection ("not realistic"), I grant it, of course. However, I can accept it in light of special effects budget constraints.

Starwatcher162536
06-24-2009, 05:13 PM
I actually ment it in the add a counterveiling torque view.

uncle ebeneezer
06-24-2009, 05:42 PM
From a pure aesthetics standpoint it's hard to beat this for general bad-assed-ness:

http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/tieadvancedx1/

[added: yes I realize it's not technically a "ship]

bjkeefe
06-24-2009, 05:54 PM
I actually ment it in the add a counterveiling torque view.

I was afraid of that.

;^)

Starwatcher162536
06-25-2009, 12:11 AM
Well, if we are going to start bending the rules for what a ship is, the coolest thing imaginable is clearly the giant vacuum lady from Spaceballs

JonIrenicus
06-25-2009, 06:16 PM
guys, guys, I think you all are missing the mark on what the greatest ship of all time means.


Star Trek the Motion Picture came out before I was born (1982 for me), but I remember the series on television syndication. And I remember the first time I saw the 1701 refit on the big screen.


I was PHYSICALLY shaking from the sight. I cannot describe the level of awe and wonder I felt surging through me at the time. I wish it was as easy nowadays for my jaded mind to feel that kind of wonder again as I did as a child, but the Enterprise did it.


Star Wars ships were ugly, hideous things. But the enterprise? Now THAT was a great ship.