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Galazy Class Design

W. T. Riker

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Report this Feb. 15 2012, 11:34 am

the series it is in is great though


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shemgren

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Report this Mar. 09 2012, 8:25 am

The D always seemed top heavy to me.  It definatly laid truth to the Klinglon's opinion of SF of being centered on comfort of the crew. The Galaxy class seemed to be built like a luxary liner.  It contains many comfortable features, emphasis on social use of the spaces.  The bridge was too large, with bariers to communication and effective command.  Security/weapons are behind the command station, and not in easy eyeline.  Science and engineering are stuck in the back, requiring the commander to move to that area to effectively communicate with them, emphasising they are secondary funcutions of the ship, cosidering how much space of the ship is devoted to these actitvities. Kirk would hate this design.


The Sovereign class seemed to get back to SF's misson of exploration, defense and dipomancy. The brigde layout is much more appealing to command and everything is in the commander's easy eyeshot.


The Consistution class was built and used more in ulitity, with comfort taking a back seat to this. This bridge centers on the commander, with he/she simply had to turn to see any other station, including the bridge's entrance. Communication is open and immediate. 


 

miklamar

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Report this Mar. 09 2012, 1:08 pm

I disagree with shemgren.  The Galaxy-class ship may have been like a luxury liner, but it was also a flagship for the Federation.  What better way than to show other peoples the benefits of belonging to the UFP than showing them the richness of your culture?


And, I think the hard-working, danger-eating crew of such ships deserve the best in quarters, equipment and facilities.


The Sovereign-class ships looked too dark for my tastes.


I liked the four nacelles of the Constitution-class ships, but I think the rest of their design was a bit dated.


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cowgirlcadet

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Report this Mar. 09 2012, 1:46 pm

Personally, I'm partial to the Constitution Class. I like the overall look better, and the bridge setup of the Constitution class is far more logical than that of the Galaxy class. In my opinion, the Constitution class has a good balance of comfort and utility. Like, when you see Kirk's quarters it looks pretty comfortable, but they never make a big deal about how comfortable anything is.


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Mitchz95

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Report this Mar. 09 2012, 2:17 pm

Quote: miklamar @ Mar. 09 2012, 1:08 pm

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>I liked the four nacelles of the Constitution-class ships, but I think the rest of their design was a bit dated.

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You mean Constellation-class? Yeah, well they were introduced during Kirk's era so of course they'd look old during TNG.


Random trivia: the USS Hathaway from TNG "Peak Performance" was originally going to be a Constitution class, but they decided to make a new ship and call it Constellation-class, since they already had footage of Geordi saying "Constitution-class" and the lip movements were pretty similar.


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Mitchz95

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Report this Mar. 09 2012, 2:18 pm

Quote: cowgirlcadet @ Mar. 09 2012, 1:46 pm

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>Personally, I'm partial to the Constitution Class. I like the overall look better, and the bridge setup of the Constitution class is far more logical than that of the Galaxy class. In my opinion, the Constitution class has a good balance of comfort and utility. Like, when you see Kirk's quarters it looks pretty comfortable, but they never make a big deal about how comfortable anything is.

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I like both versions of the Constitution, but prefer the refit if only because it doesn't look cartoony from the inside.


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Report this Mar. 09 2012, 4:09 pm

The Galaxy class ship had an interesting combination of features that might have been interesting to use in Contagion for the destruction of the Yamato.  There was a phaser emitter on the star drive section that was covered by the saucer section.  It woul have been an interesting effect to have that phaser fire and cut through the saucer before the warp core breach.

miklamar

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Report this Mar. 13 2012, 11:56 am

Yes, Mitchz95, you are right.  I meant the Constellation-class, like Picard's Stargazer. I know the ships were (later?) restricted to only two nacelles, but I think the more the better.  I am a firm believer in redundancy.


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