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Mike Delano

Interesting Article on Design of New Star Trek Ships

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One thing I didn't understand was this bit of the interview:

 

I am also quite taken by the gigantic, octopus-like United Federation of Planets satellite/space station. Is that your work as well?That was another Scott Chambliss design. Everybody had taken a stab at the spaceport, then Scott came up with that idea; I did a lot of illustrations of variations on the basic concept.

 

Funny, this one is from the movie:

 

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Which I think looks a lot like this one from the old Tech Manual:

 

 

 

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OK, the hub is smaller, the ring is moved inward and the pods are bigger, but I think the design credit goes farther back than the interview suggested.

 

Great review, tho. Good find!!

 

 

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I agree James - I thought the space dock designe was an obvious homage to the Franz Joseph TM.....

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Nice link.

While I'm not big in ST, I wish someone would produce the "old Spock's" starship -

 

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That was a neat design - has a real organic look to it - reminds me of a jellyfish

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