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Old 04-09-2010, 01:17 PM
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In ST6 where do the Excelsior's photon torpedo's originate from? - when it fires on the BoP at the end it should be visible.

Though I have to say I always assumed them to be forward photon torpedo launchers as well.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:25 PM
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They were from the two ports below the neck on the port and starboard sides. You can see one on the Enterprise B pic just forward of the star fleet logo.
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:53 PM
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You know, I just noticed something that I hadn't noticed all these years. The two ports on the front of the neck, I always assumed those were torpedo launchers in addition to the two below the neck. However, from what I can tell there's no clearance at all from the bottom of the saucer.
That's correct there no clearance at all and in TUC the torpedoes never come from the neck. I think I noticed that almost six year ago on a close study of the physical model.

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Maybe some schematics somewhere have an answer. Cargo bays? Sensor systems?
You're right they are Cargo bays
I think we actually see small worker bee's emerging from them in the movie.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:30 AM
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I understand that too out of your own pocket...I would have too. I don't often ridicule but that was a poor choice. Those models were the back bone of the show. And the Excelsior (who would know then) the back bone of the fleet.
It's just like the model of the Romulan Bird of Prey. I was very saddened to read that the fate of that model is not known, assuming it still exists. I'm actually quite fond of that ship, and the AMT model kits of that ship were most disappointing, even more so than the AMT kits of the Enterprise.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:25 AM
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So true.
The BOP was the most distinctive enemy ship in sci fi....may the star destroyer was more.

I just watched Generations on BBC america and I do see a worker be coming out of the openings in the Neck.
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I just watched Generations on BBC america and I do see a worker be coming out of the openings in the Neck.

Yeah I think I noticed that too. Now that I think about it, I wonder if it's also kind of an airlock to support EVA operations kind of like the ones on the ventral side of the Constitution class saucer in TMP.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:39 AM
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Yeah. That means those are fairly large openings.
You know I think I've notice too that the Neck on other models is less detailed with the heat sink style division in the segments.
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You know I think I've notice too that the Neck on other models is less detailed with the heat sink style division in the segments.
Yeah am pretty sure it's on the Ambassador class, always wondered what they were for.
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Well the Constitution class was extremely vunerable in the neck. The Warp Core traveled right through it and it wasn't well insulated. On the Excelsior the Core traveles through the neck too (last time I checked) so it may be a stiffer armor and combination heat sink.
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