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The Mighty Monkey of Mim
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From Bernd's site:
Check out the 24.05.07 entry on the update list!

Those of us who had speculated that the Trial (mentioned in the startrek.com database as having appeared in "Way Of The Warrior" [DS9]) was the Miranda in this shot because of the use of the same letters as in Reliant were correct! It has a registry number, too! Thanks to Larry Nemecek for the model pic!

-MMoM [Big Grin]

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Whee!

Now I've got to figure out why NCC-1948 isn't the Knox class USS Le Malin any more.

Saaaaay... Perhaps this is a trial ship of some sort? [Razz]

Timo Saloniemi

P.S. Funny how a really crappy finish on a model looks so good on screen.

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Do you pronounce this TRY-L or Tree-al?

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In the US, I've always heard it pronounced TRY-al.

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So it's just meant to be as in the word trial - as in a court trial??

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Yes, but I'd think of it more as an adventure type trial, the kind of thing these ships often set out on.

I'm surprised as well at how good it looks on screen. My model painting is rubbish, but it's not as sloppy as that. I suppose they were in a hurry, though. This episode had so many special effects shots, the fleet arriving at DS9 was probably almost an afterthought.

I'm looking forward to seeing more behind the scenes photos when those magazines come out.

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Could be a reference to this old ship.

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Interesting... why the hell did it take so long to publish the photo though?

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The saucer section seems a little flatter than the saucer sections of other Miranda models.
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"Flatter"? Possibly.

"Sporting a black stripe never before associated with TOS movie era ships, but resembling TNG era saucer rim sensor assemblies"? Most definitely.

I guess this is the most recent thing the ship was trialing... [Wink]

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If you plug USS Reliant into a handy anagram generator you get quite a lot of possibilities, including Sinus, Snare, Alien Truss, Ulster, Saline, Stern, Israel, Arsine Slut, Serial, Arlen, Ares, Larsen (!), Neutral, Laurent, Renault, Lear, Slater, Tassel, Iran Tussle, Stalin Ruse, Sultan, Tulsa, Rat Isle, Slient Ursa, etc. I like "USS Alien Truss." although that would require a second set of decals for the USS.

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Very interesting!

So, an ERTL thin-saucer model actually did make a studio appearance! I guess this means we modelers don't absolutely have to buy all of the correction kits now to thicken the ERTL hull, depending upon the ship we're building, although they do make the model look a lot nicer!

If the saucer looks flatter its probably because we're used to seeing the Reliant/miranda with the a thicker hull, while the ERTL kit has a thinner hull; it should be 2-4 milimeters thicker to match the studio model. Its probably more of an optical or mental illusion based on what we are accustomed to seeing. Federation Models makes a correction set. I'm in the middle of using it a we speak.

I wonder what other ERTL models besides the odd Excelsior and the DS9 freak ships were also on-screen, and what their names and registries were?

Robert

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quote:
Originally posted by Johnny:
Yes, but I'd think of it more as an adventure type trial, the kind of thing these ships often set out on.

I'm surprised as well at how good it looks on screen. My model painting is rubbish, but it's not as sloppy as that. I suppose they were in a hurry, though. This episode had so many special effects shots, the fleet arriving at DS9 was probably almost an afterthought.

I'm looking forward to seeing more behind the scenes photos when those magazines come out.

So - people out there who have your own models - be they crappily painted or not - could probably do your own TV-grade space effects!?!

I'd like to see someone do that.

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Well you have to bear in mind that the Trial was seen from quite far away and in dark lighting. If you wanted to make TV-grade effects nowadays you'd be best using CGI models rather than badly painted ERTL kits. [Razz]

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quote:
Larry has several more photos of kit and kitbashed DS9 ships he plans to release when the Official Fan Club and ST Communicator relaunch in new form in the coming year.
So I wonder what they are. Other than the seven kitbashes that we've already seen, the only other ships I can think of are the "tug", and various Klingon ships they might have used model kits for. Of course, Doug Drexler told me that many people built kitbashes for the season opener, and maybe there were way more models built than just the seven we saw.

Of course it would be nice if they showed some of the models built for the unused battle footage from "Emissary." When I originally emailed Rob Legato about this (and specifically the existence of the U.S.S. Gage from the original script), he didn't seem to really know what I was talking about. He said he thought the Gage might have been the battle-damaged Reliant from ST-II, but he was in no way certain of that. And obviously if that was the truth (which I doubt), then the Reliant wasn't relabeled "U.S.S. Gage."

Come to think of it, the Tolstoy was in the original "Emissary" script, too...maybe there was a new model of it built as well? [Wink]

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