Indeed, it must have been Kirk. Everyone knows Kirk had a grandma fetish. Indeed his encounter with the Ferengi and the so-called Moogiegate are required reading at the Academy...
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It’s fucking moronic, is what it is. Given we - still? - only know the names of about a dozen ships that were there, and can infer a few more I think, any exercise in naming them all becomes very subjective. But this particular example is just stupid. The Akira-class prototype USS Kaneda? Was the artist dropped on his head as a child?
(Also quite amusing to read back through this thread nearly twenty years after its initiation! I wonder what us then would think of everything we’ve seen since, the warp effects in nuTrek with ships slamming out of warp to a complete stop, seemingly appearing from nowhere. Or the Holdo Manoeuvre…)
I'm no fan of the Niagara or Freedom classes, finding them less than properly consistent with other designs . . . but then I see the Discoverse design inclusions in this and suddenly the Niagara is frickin' beautiful.
The Vesper class toward the upper right doesn't look wholly implausible, from a top view, but the Parliament and Shikahr are pretty goofy. If you start including non-round saucers too early, and then have zero consistency in regards to angle, then the whole concept behind ellipsoid saucers becomes mere fashion choice.
If starship design is purely a function of fashion, with new designs coming out each season emerging from starbase as if strutting down a runway with a blank expression, then there's nothing interesting about starships anymore.
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If anything, the Narendra looks like they’re trying to canonise the Probert-C design.
Speaking of which - recently on Twitter a user turned up claiming to be Probert (used the handle @the_probert I think)… and proceeded to express the most horrifically repellent views. Racism, homophobia, transphobia, you name it. The account immediately came in for a universally hostile response before either going private or getting deleted. Very odd.
Don’t remember that at all. But as I get older, it’s incredible how little I do remember. I recently saw a picture of myself from a year or two before that - it’s before I had the beard I’ve had ever since shortlyafter that! - and I’m wearing a top that looks vaguely familiar but which I don’t remember owning but obviously discarded years ago. But it’s the way I feel only a vague sense of recognition but no associate no memories with that strikes me, in a troubling way.