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Starship Freak
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I just got this pic:

Is it a workbee, or something else?

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Mark Nguyen
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Yup, that's the rear end of a Workbee.

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David Templar
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"0335 cargo management unit"

If that title is for the device, an antigrav forlift, perhaps?

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The359
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I wonder what the things are it lists under the title. Maybe the names of the Work Bees?
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Timo
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Given how the pairs of lines are always of equal length, I suspect they are just strings of numbers. If they were meaningful words, it would be too much a coincidence to have them all be of equal lengths, especially since letter spacing seems fixed in LCARS display fonts.

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Nim
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That looks like a cool prospect for a "floating fortress" or space battlefortress, from "1984" or "Honor Harrington". Except that it would look like that picture from all four sides, symmetrical.

Would be cool to have a dream Starfleet battlefortress stationary unit in planet orbit.
2000m to a side, ablative armor all over the place. I'd have to think for a while about proper armament though...

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AndrewR
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The bottom 'word' in the middle column... has what looks to be an 'E' at its beginning... so that could be Enterprise... the length fits... and that could mean what destinations the work bees are headed for??

Now what about the top 'word'!?!

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TSN
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Timo: Erm... Each of those "pairs" of lines is just one line.
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Timo
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Oops! So the line height is about 1/3 of the headline height, not 1/6?

Dang. I was completely fooled, by the seemingly good resolution of the workbee image itself, into thinking that I could tell one line from two.

If those are single lines, then it's just within the realm of plausibility that Okuda could have had the energy and patience to actually invent and type in nine meaningful words, instead of just leaning on his keyboard nine times...

I tried looking for this picture in "The Continuing Mission", but either I misremembered and it wasn't there, or then I skipped the crucial page. Will look again soon.

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Harry
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This picture is NOT in the CM.
Only two stellar maps, a nanite schematic, the Barzan treaty, the Charybdis mission and the S.S. Mariposa.

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Veers
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I think I can make out the letter "E." It's the first letter of the bottom line. Then there could be an "X," but I'm not sure.

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Mikey T
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That doesn't look like a workbee...more like a cutaway of a phaser bank.

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The359
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It's the back of a Workbee. Besides, I doubt a cutaway of a phaser bank would be labeled "Cargo Management".
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Depends on what you're carrying, I suppose.
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Ryan McReynolds
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It's a workbee from aft, with the cargo manipulator arms attached (those things on the lower sides). It's from the Motion Picture blueprints.

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