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Poll of the Week: Let's Talk About Ships, Baby


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What kind of ship would you like to see focused on in a future instalment of the fleet?  

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  1. 1. What kind of ship would you like to see focused on in a future instalment of the fleet?

    • A massive flagship (similar to Enterprise D)
      2
    • Space station (like DS9)
      11
    • Specialised vessel (Science/Medical/etc.)
      11
    • Deep Space vessel (kinda like Archer/Kirk Enterprises, I guess)
      8
    • Imagine The African Queen, but with a shuttlecraft in space
      3
    • A Borg Cube, retrofitted to Starfleet design
      7
    • A bird of prey
      10
    • Something else? Let us know in the comments
      1


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For once, we’re not going to be asking about relationships, but STARships. 

One thing Star Trek has done really well in their fifty-plus year history is that almost every show has a completely different style of spaceship on which the stories take place, and in many of them, the ships themselves almost become characters in their own right (certainly I think the Deep Space Nine and the USS Voyager have distinct personalities).

So, our question this week is, should a new series be commissioned tomorrow, what kind of spaceship would you like to see our heroes (or villains) flying through the stars?

The original Enterprise had the most wonderful colour scheme (why doesn’t anyone else have lavender walls and bright red grilling?) that is very much a product of the time (it’s the 60s! Throw in every colour for new televisions!) and I’m really hoping that when Strange New Worlds starts, the Enterprise looks as mental as it did in the Original Series. 

The Enterprises D/E had that giant, massive, humongous entire-culture-on-a-ship vibe, which was really interesting (why don’t we ever see anyone else getting their haircut on a ship) and is something that a new series could explore in more detail (Cetacean Ops anyone?), whilst Deep Space Nine had that we-can’t-go-anywhere-so-bring-the-plot-to-us vibe on their immobile space station. Again, a future series could show us a lot more than *one* promenade and half a dozen offices, and an anthology series exploring the different lives of the different people on board could be cool. 

Then, with Voyager and the Cerritos, you have smaller, more specialised spaceships that perform completely different roles in the fleet. 

And the less said about Archer’s Enterprise, the better… (jokes).

What kind of ship would you like to see focused on in a future instalment of the fleet?

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I think it would be rather interesting to have a mini series with a Klingon commander and a Bird Of Prey to get more than just a sliver of Klingon life. That would be fun, I think...

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While I went with one of the choices, I wouldn't mind seeing a spin-off type series told from the perspective of one of the other races (Romulans, anyone? - big surprise I would go that way, I know). It might be interesting to see the other side of the story.

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I've voted for a deep space vessel, to chart the unknown and explore different things and put the officers to the test. I'd like some kind of hybrid ship, Federation/Klingon, Federation/Cardassian (as they're quite decimated by the Dominion), or one of those adapting Borg technology after the return of Voyager from the Delta quadrant, where the majority of the crew is not human. Maybe an Andorian, a Caitian or a Betazoid (good for diplomatic contacts and assessing potential threats). 

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I'd love a Starfleet Core of Engineer's ship/series.  I loved the books/stories and would love to see that stuff on screen.  I'd also love to see something spin off from the future setting of Discovery.  I love the fun new tech stuff I'd love to see a show about the 15th generation of the Enterprise or something.

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Oh man I agonized over a specialized vessel or a Bird-Of-Prey but MAN ALL of these options sound super fun. 
 

the DS9 lover in me would love to see a full station get added to the roster though 

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On 5/22/2021 at 2:24 AM, Quentin Collins III said:

The DS9 lover in me would love to see a full station get added to the roster though 

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