- Bev is on a ship that is boarded by wrong’uns. The ship… it’s like a sort-of Nova saucer, but with two catamaran booms. The nacelles are outboard of these booms (rather than being integral like on the Steamrunner). A straight horizontal boom connects the two catamaran booms at midpoint, with a very smallish “pod” in the middle. It’s on this pod that the baddies’ ship docks. The ships name appears to be USS L… something, maybe seven or eight letters. - There is a new USS Titan. It’s a classic-configuration ship designed by Bill Krause who designed the TOS Stargazer. Terry Matalas calls it the Titan-A - God, I hope fucking not. He also refers to it as a “neo-Constitution” (neocon?!). - And it appears to be under the command of one Commander… Hansen? O’Nine? Yes, her. - Also seen: a two-nacelle version of some STO ship - the Sagan-class? - called the Echelon-class. From Dave Blass, there are two of these in the show:
The first shot of the Catamaran ship, from the rear, I thought it was an NX-Class.
I ... loathe both the design of the Titan, and also that it's an -A. I mind the addition of letters to registry in Discovery much less because we've gone well forward in time, but I really just don't care for the use in TNG/DS9/VOY-era Trek.
Hard agree. Maybe we’ll get lucky, maybe calling it the Titan-A is just shorthand that’s become common among the production staff. Giving the Discovery a suffix was weird (and massively complicates fitting “Calypso” into the canon, if that’s even something they’re pretending to intend to do at some point) but relatively minor by Disco-howler standards.
And it’s not even correct, really. There was another Titan before the Luna-class one. But it’s hard to care, it’s PIC after all and the omens aren’t good for s3 being any better than the other two…
In my opinion Matalas should've stayed away from the treknological parts of PIC.
I had my first doubts about him when he claimed that the new Stargazer was a refit of the old Stargazer. And now he seems to be the main force behind the anachronistic Titan-A.
Slapping PIC nacelles on a TMP design, naming it Constitution III class because you're a fan of the Constition class and adding an A suffix for good measure is just an asinine way to design a (hero) starship.
He also claims that Beverly's ship is an old TNG vessel even though it looks very much 25th century-ish.
He also gives a rather petulant impression on Twitter and Facebook and doesn't take well to criticism, even constructive one. So I must wonder if Bass, Drexler, and Krause are really totally on board with his vision or were simply overruled and now have to put a good face on the matter.
quote:Maybe we’ll get lucky, maybe calling it the Titan-A is just shorthand that’s become common among the production staff.
Bill Krause has already confirmed NCC-80102-A on Facebook.
quote:No ship but Enterprise should have a suffix.
I'm not totally against suffixes for other ships, but they should be earned. And I didn't get the impression that Riker and his Titan earned this privilege.
quote:Also seen: a two-nacelle version of some STO ship - the Sagan-class? - called the Echelon-class
Oh yeah - it starts February 16 in the US, or 17 February for the rest of us, presumably still on Prime unless they pull it two days before - of course, they’d never do THAT!
I guess worst case scenario, we get a “proper TNG send-off” that leaves us wishing they’d just left it as it was, with Nemesis their swan-song. A bit like how the whole SW sequel trilogy really needn’t have happened at all…