Flare Sci-fi Forums
Flare Sci-Fi Forums Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Flare Sci-Fi Forums » Star Trek » Starships & Technology » Starship Titan - Luna-class (Page 1)

  This topic comprises 2 pages: 1  2   
Author Topic: Starship Titan - Luna-class
Treknophile
Junior Member
Member # 1869

 - posted      Profile for Treknophile     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Has anyone read the 'Titan' books? If so, could you please post a list of 'throw-away facts' for this vessel (# of decks, # of crew, interesting engineering or science lab tech facts, which rooms are on which decks, etc.?

Reason for needing list left as exercise for the student...

--------------------
www.strategicdesignpub.com

Registered: Jun 2006  |  IP: Logged
Sean
First Tenor
Member # 2010

 - posted      Profile for Sean     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is from memory alpha. I'm sure if you ask around you couldn find someone who can extrapolate the # of decks based on the length and stuff.

"Despite early conjectures that the Titan would be as large as its name suggests, the stipulations of the contest reveal that the ship is approximately 450 meters long, which is notably smaller than the last two starships Enterprise, and is only slightly bigger than Voyager. The contest rules established that within the novels' continuity, the ship is a Luna-class starship, with a crew complement of 350, and is intended as an extended-mission, deep-space explorer, apparently as a result of Starfleet's efforts to get back on an exploration standing following the Dominion War."

I would guess it has just about as many decks as voyager, maybe as many as the Akira.

--------------------
"Kosh, I'd like to introduce you to our Resident schmuck and his side kick Kick Me."-Ritten

"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity".
-George Carlin

Registered: Jul 2007  |  IP: Logged
Peregrinus
Curmudgeon-at-Large
Member # 504

 - posted      Profile for Peregrinus     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Didn't the guy who came up with the winning design over at the S&S boards include all those gross details with his design...? I don't remember. [Frown]

--Jonah

--------------------
"That's what I like about these high school girls, I keep getting older, they stay the same age."

--David "Woody" Wooderson, Dazed and Confused

Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged
Shik
There's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait
Member # 343

 - posted      Profile for Shik     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Jesus, I fucking hate that design so much. So fucking ugly. Sean Tourangeau has major talent, I just.,..really fucking despise his style.

At any rate, he posts over at SCN a lot, only in the DAC board there. Best place to find out is to from the guy himself.

--------------------
"I never agreed with Jefferson once—we have fought on like seventy-five different fronts. But when all is said & all is done...Jefferson HAS beliefs; Burr has none."

Registered: Jun 2000  |  IP: Logged
B.J.
Space Cadet
Member # 858

 - posted      Profile for B.J.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
He's also at TrekBBS (art section) as "Titan Designer" and at scifi-meshes.com as (I think) "stourangeau".
Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
Peregrinus
Curmudgeon-at-Large
Member # 504

 - posted      Profile for Peregrinus     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There's just only so many things you can do with that configuration. Since that niche has already been overfilled, the only two options open -- as I see it -- are to do something so unconventional that the configuration almost doesn't matter, or to do a configuration that is under-represented.

And I don't mind a fleet made up entirely of one class. Think of how impressive 600 Star Destroyers would be. [Wink] So I have no problem with a fleet of mostly Excelsiors and Akiras dominated by a few Galaxys. Oversimplifying, but my point is the last thing we needed was another "saucer-secondary-two-nacelles" design. For its mission, I would have been happy with a Cheyenne or a Prometheus. *shrug*

--Jonah

--------------------
"That's what I like about these high school girls, I keep getting older, they stay the same age."

--David "Woody" Wooderson, Dazed and Confused

Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged
B.J.
Space Cadet
Member # 858

 - posted      Profile for B.J.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, the writers of the Titan series specified the "saucer-secondary-two-nacelles" configuration before the design competition began. So that part of it is not exactly Tourangeau's fault.
Registered: Jul 2002  |  IP: Logged
Peregrinus
Curmudgeon-at-Large
Member # 504

 - posted      Profile for Peregrinus     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I wasn't blaming him specifically. I was including S&S in that. [Smile]

--Jonah

--------------------
"That's what I like about these high school girls, I keep getting older, they stay the same age."

--David "Woody" Wooderson, Dazed and Confused

Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged
Mark Nguyen
I'm a daddy now!
Member # 469

 - posted      Profile for Mark Nguyen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
We had a thread or two when we were all young and inspired, about what we would do. Some of us planned to enter. I don't think any of us did...

http://flare.solareclipse.net/ultimatebb.php/topic/7/1364.html#000000

And...

http://flare.solareclipse.net/ultimatebb.php/topic/7/1454/1.html

I think we had a summary of the details from the first book in there, plus a lot of conjecture. Enjoy. [Smile]

Mark

--------------------
"This is my timey-wimey detector. Goes ding when there's stuff." - Doctor Who
The 404s - Improv Comedy | Mark's Starship Bridge Designs | Anime Alberta

Registered: Dec 2000  |  IP: Logged
Zefram
Member
Member # 1568

 - posted      Profile for Zefram     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Some of the ideas for the Luna-class ships found in the novels are somewhat interesting. According to the Titan series, one of the main reasons Federation starship crews are dominated by humans and human-like species is partially due to differences in environmental needs (and perhaps some social needs as well). Apparently, previous attempts to accommodate highly diverse crews failed, leading to more specialized ships. We've already seen that most ships are crewed primarily by humans, while we've also seen Vulcan-dominated starships.

Although the Luna-class ships are supposed to be the most elaborate attempt at providing for the needs of a diverse crew, the USS Titan is still slightly uncomfortable for most species. The environment in public areas has average gravity levels, humidity, oxygen content, temperature, etc., which doesn't precisely fulfill the needs of any particular species among the crew. However, the personal quarters are highly specialized, allowing crew members a comfortable refuge for at least part of the day.

--------------------
"Having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."

Registered: Apr 2005  |  IP: Logged
Daniel Butler
I'm a Singapore where is my boat
Member # 1689

 - posted      Profile for Daniel Butler     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That sounds like fun, actually.
Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged
Sean
First Tenor
Member # 2010

 - posted      Profile for Sean     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah. I could set my personal quarters to 40F, and live in comfort.

--------------------
"Kosh, I'd like to introduce you to our Resident schmuck and his side kick Kick Me."-Ritten

"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity".
-George Carlin

Registered: Jul 2007  |  IP: Logged
Daniel Butler
I'm a Singapore where is my boat
Member # 1689

 - posted      Profile for Daniel Butler     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And I could set the gravity to .8g during the day and 0g while I sleep! Not to mention turning down the oxygen partial pressure a bit, and a bit more at night...damn oxidation, just kills ya faster.
Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged
Sean
First Tenor
Member # 2010

 - posted      Profile for Sean     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It would be coll to have one of those neuro-holo-fun thingies that Capt. Ransom had in Equinox. Only updated so that it could reproduce people and situations, like a portable holodeck.

--------------------
"Kosh, I'd like to introduce you to our Resident schmuck and his side kick Kick Me."-Ritten

"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity".
-George Carlin

Registered: Jul 2007  |  IP: Logged
Dat
Huh?
Member # 302

 - posted      Profile for Dat     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Strap me up and jack me into the Matrix... only no Agent Smith please.

--------------------
Is it Friday yet?

Registered: Feb 2000  |  IP: Logged
  This topic comprises 2 pages: 1  2   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


© 1999-2008 Solareclipse Network.

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3