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Old 10-21-2008, 06:07 AM
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One of my worst fears is confirmed by the Kelvin, though. Glowing crap. Was the original Constitution-class the only vessel Starfleet ever produced that didn't look like a nuclear meltdown in progress?
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One of my worst fears is confirmed by the Kelvin, though. Glowing crap. Was the original Constitution-class the only vessel Starfleet ever produced that didn't look like a nuclear meltdown in progress?
Is there an aspect of this new film you DON'T have a fear about?
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I think the idea is ok, but not on the E...perhaps the E has better warp field tech which negates the need for a moving nacell
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Is there an aspect of this new film you DON'T have a fear about?
Don't think of it as a fear; think of it as disappointment. But seriously, the whole 'which century is it?' game isn't something I alone am noticing.
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I know that you don't like heavily-lit ships with a lot of windows, but the saucer of the Kelvin looks pretty much Constitution-class like IMO, no lights, no windows.
I probably wouldn't mind it that much if this were a TOS-movie-era ship or later. It's not, it's supposedly before any of that. Now what we'll have is a design ethic that remains exactly the same for two hundred years. Lovely. I hope they push this ridiculous philosophy to its logical conclusion and have Kirk, Spock, et al. wearing combadges too, just so the visual department's insult to our intelligence is unmistakably clear.
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s not, it's supposedly before any of that.
Not neccessarily!!!!!!
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Not neccessarily!!!!!!
Um... what? This movie is set before Kirk's first five year mission as Captain of the Enterprise... right? That five year mission came before the thing with V'Ger... right?

So yeah -- this is supposedly set before the era of FNMs (Flying Nuclear Meltdowns). So now the ships go from Christmas tree ornaments, to looking like actual ships with actual technology (ever notice that technology in the real world only glows like that when something has gone horribly, horribly wrong?), then back to Christmas tree ornaments again much later.

Since the visual department obviously equates "advanced technology" with "venting waste energy into space instead of containing, conserving and reusing it", we're seeing Really Advanced, then Not So Advanced, then Really Advanced again -- with no credible reason for the change.
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One of my worst fears is confirmed by the Kelvin, though.
Sorry, Saint... "fear" is your word, and I quote it directly... "fears" plural, actually.
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