2022-07-01

Starships and Continuity of Style

The Star Trek Original Universe was fantastic for many reasons, but not the least of them was an effort at stylistic consistency with the ships over the fifty years of production.   A knowledgeable fan could look at a Federation starship and be able to tell you, within a handful of decades at worst, about when the ship class had been designed and first built over the two hundred year history of Starfleet . . . or pick out when something just doesn't look right.

Such stylistic consistency is not something you just accidentally happen upon.   

2022-05-10

May 10, 2022 at 05:49PM on Reddit's STBridgeCommander

Bridge Commander and its modding community don't seem to get as much respect as they should. The sad thing for me is the fact that so many modding forums and resources seem to be gone, with the Wayback Machine only having snippets, so the "winging it" I've been doing for years seems now to be just about all there is to do. I've been working on telling those few stories over at my new sub-blog, though I could probably move them here, as well.

Do you have any mod resources you'd like to share or post?



Submitted May 10, 2022 at 05:49PM by STvSWdotNet https://ift.tt/FCBPnJj

2022-05-08

Spatial Torpedo Technology and The Romulan War


 The original weapons loadout aboard the NX Class ship featured spatial torpedoes, but the destructive technology and yield was never specified.  We can make some guesses, however, and clear up a few myths that seem to have cropped up.


2022-02-02

January 31, 2022 at 05:30PM on Reddit's Tenagra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8b0yuBIOps

Submitted January 31, 2022 at 05:30PM by STvSWdotNet https://ift.tt/iY2Alkpmo

2021-11-08

The 2260s Starfleet Flashlight

Alternate title:  Matches? We Don't Need No Vulcan Matches!

I seem to have discovered a gaping hole in all the Trek tech geekery currently available online.  But, to be honest, I'd forgotten this existed, too.

2021-11-05

Scaling Yardsticks

Let's face it: a ship side view marked in hundreds of meters is somewhat academic.  To fix this, it helps to have a model, real or 3-D CG, and other models to scale.  To that end, I have picked some worldwide-common larger objects to compare vehicles and vessels against.

2021-10-27

Filibusteros

What's to stop a Federation citizen from getting a wee scout ship and whipping the ass of a planet like modern Earth?