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Old 06-02-2009, 12:15 PM
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Default The Narada and all those pointy bits

OK so the Narada is a mining vessel, so assumably all those pointy bits jutting off from the main part of the Narada do something? On the Scimitar (a better looking ship) the spindly arms things were part of the weapon.
Was just wondering if there was an explanation for them on the Narada, other than the mean looking aesthetics of course
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:17 PM
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All the tentacle looking things are Borg parts. It says in Countdown.

My guess is they are from a Borg "Octopus" or "Squid", if you will, an attempt by the Borg to make a organically shaped vessel, as the Borg perceive perfection as a combination of the efficiency of mechanical things and the beauty of organic matter.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:20 PM
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Aw crap, another one of those you have to go buy a comic book to understand something that should be in the movie itself things. Just like Nero's backstory I suppose.
I'm not going to read the comic so a lot of this probably won't make sense to me.
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Aw crap, another one of those you have to go buy a comic book to understand something that should be in the movie itself things.
Never ever has it been explained in Trek why a ship looks the way it looks. Seems as if today different standards apply ...
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They took the sentinels from the Matrix reality and integrated them...
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Never ever has it been explained in Trek why a ship looks the way it looks. Seems as if today different standards apply ...
Well to be fair we are told the nacelles do their thing with the warp field, thats why they are held away from the ship. The saucer is mainly crew quaters, labs etc, the bridge is on the dome, the deflector...deflects and so on. Same thing with Klingon ships, and so on.
I just am really curious as to what they do, even if they are Borg and not Romulan.
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Actually, you don't have to get the comic book to understand it.
For example, you understand a keyboard right? But you don't get how it works, you just know you press the keys, etc.

Oh, and in Countdown, they also have tentacle things inside, one of which stabs temporary General Worf through the chest. Don't worry, he lives, but ow.

My guess is the ones outside can move, it's just that they weren't compatible with Romulan systems and therefore couldn't operate.
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Aw crap, another one of those you have to go buy a comic book to understand something that should be in the movie itself things. Just like Nero's backstory I suppose.
I've stated this elsewhere, but no you really don't need anything other than the movie. Anything else is simply to shut up TNG fanboys.

As for the ship appearance, I've also stated this elsewhere too.
It is a visual metaphor for the dangers of space and the unknown.
The giant octopus/squid (historic Kraken) from a time when maps still had labels such as "here be monsters" and "edge of the world".
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Well to be fair we are told the nacelles do their thing with the warp field, thats why they are held away from the ship. The saucer is mainly crew quaters, labs etc, the bridge is on the dome, the deflector...deflects and so on. Same thing with Klingon ships, and so on.
I just am really curious as to what they do, even if they are Borg and not Romulan.
From what I saw in the movie, the idea seems to have been to design it crammed and a bit surrealistic, such that you don't understand its purpose. Which is a pretty straightforward way to create a menace, be it the boogey man in the dark or a starship.
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Actually, you don't have to get the comic book to understand it.
For example, you understand a keyboard right? But you don't get how it works, you just know you press the keys, etc.
Yeah, I know when I press F U, that I type F U on the screen.
But I still don't have an inkling what the tentacles do, and it seems no one else does either.
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