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Starship Freak
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I'm sure everyone here's noticed the spy-shots supposedly leaked from the shooting.
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So, what is this rugged new look?

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Aban Rune
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These are all in the Spoiler thread in General Trek.

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Starship Freak
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Oops, sorry, I missed that one. I thought discussions on technology belonged in this part of Solar Flare...

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Daniel Butler
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They do, but the other thread is all about the movie and not just about the tech. Plus stuff sometimes goes off track.. [Razz]
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Sean
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Well then, lets talk tech. I think one of the pics had the interior of the shuttle, with seats lined up against the wall like the troop benches of a C-130. Didn't the original TOS design have the seats in rows like an airliner?

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Jason Abbadon
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Sweet- it looks like it evolved from shuttlepod technology!
IN YER FACE ENTERPRISE BASHERS!!!!

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Sean
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I still fail to understand the function of those little engine thingies.

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Daniel Butler
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The original TOS shuttles did in deed have airliner-like seatage of arrangement. The engine thingies were called 'impulse nacelles' in Darmok (TNG) so I'd imagine they served the same purpose in TOS - just engines. Funnel plasma thru here and thrust goes out the back. Maybe with ... dunno...eh...Viridium-alloy plasma-flow disturbance turbines, or else some magnetic nozzle-type doohickey. Or maybe it's just fed straight from the reactor, if shuttles have one (have they ever mentioned?) or from a highly-pressurized bottle of plasma (i.e. 'the gas tank').
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Aban Rune
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I'm really digging the look of the controls and readouts. I find it to be a nice fusion of the TOS 60's stuff and the retro-cool sets from Enterprise.

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Sean
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But where those engines are positioned are just plain weird, at the top of the shuttle. TOS shuttles were only impulse capable, and had impulse nacells that were the length of the shuttle. Again, maybe it is just an planetary transport shuttle. Might not need the same engine power as a starship shuttle.

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Daniel Butler
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Or it's possible that placement of the engines is just a design choice, and that putting them on top as opposed to on the bottom doesn't make a huge difference about power. (Really, the shuttles spend a lot of time in space, so they *should* be in the *center.*) Or maybe they're on top because landing all the time in a mine or whatever means there's stuff on the ground the engines ought to avoid banging into.
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The pic showing the front of the shuttle makes me think of a cross between the old TOS shuttle and the TNG Iyaaran actually.

Are we sure those things on top are engines? It looks to me like there's a wing-like structure at the bottom of the shuttle and something lurking in the shadows beneath where engines could be located.

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