Right, voting closed. Pretty desisive that one!!
The Jem Hadar attack ships have been eliminated. Although in DS9 these ships were very explody. Almost like they were a giant console or something.
Anyhow, the Constitution Refit survives to the next round.
Two new ships tomorrow!
Today's battle is between.....
The Nebula Class
The Luna Class
Nebula Class. I actually think it looks better than the Galaxy class with the right pod.
Definitely Nebula class.
Is there actual voting on this or is it just leaving a comment? Not a fan of the new site.
Yikes, two ugly ships. Hmmm. So let's sayyyyyyyy, Nebula. Even if it looks like an overdesigned kitchen appliance
Where's the dislike button?
Commenting is how a lot of these kinds of threads are normally done. Sometimes it's a timeframe and sometimes it could be first to get a certain number of votes.
But only with that triangular weapons pod on it. The mini-saucer thing on the original Nebula was fugly as all hell.
Nebula. But only from the front or side. The aft view is not good.
Not seen enough of the Luna yet
Apologies for the delay, been travelling a lot today.
It's another one sided battle.
But the Luna class is knocked out. Riker will not be happy.
The Nebula lives to fight another day.
I'll leave the votes open until 7pm tomorrow
Feel free to post pics supporting your choice if you want 😁
The show is a chaotic mess, and the recent episode turning the interior into a TARDIS a travesty ... but I love the Ralph McQuarrie inspired design of the ship. Different, but still designed. Not like the designers just messed with the scale of a Constitution class.
The Borg is more iconic for sure, but there's no actual aesthetics to speak of (naturally, given the creatures in question). I wouldn't want to own a Cube, like.
Crossfields have far too many things that irritate me about the design, just because it's McQuarrie doesn't automatically mean it's good, so the Borg Cube it is. The First Contact and beyond cubes with the green light and openings in the hull were big improvements over the initial model.
I just noticed in the Nebula gif the mission pod makes shuttle bay access more restricted.
Borg cube by default for me even though it too is nothing special. Crosfields are awful.
I am very surprised the Nebula whitewashed the Luna also 😧
The Borg Cube.
No, no automatic goodness applied, I just genuinely think McQuarrie flattened ship profile(s) lent some 70s chic to the Federation portfolio. Now, I think his actual design is much nicer than the "inspired" version we're voting on (would that have qualified had it been put forward actually? Given it never featured in any eventual series). It's just the Borg Cube... is. It feels like cheating to include a basic geometric shape in a poll of aesthetics. Yes, I'm doing it; I'm being the killjoy 😎
it may be a cube but it's a BIG cube!
Borg Cube for me
Borg Cube - it's lack of aesthetics is part of it's menace / charm.
The original MacQuarrie concept is ugly too, the proportions are completely off. But credit where it's due the primary hull/secondary hull/nacelle proportions are much better on the Crossfield, could still be better though.
I would certainly agree there. The Crossfield is a bit better than this one:
The smaller saucer always seemed a bit off. However, the whole rotating pizza-cutter dynamic of the spore-drive just throws me off ever enjoying the Crossfield class.
Bit more of a debate with these two ships,
but the Borg cube wins the vote.....for now.
The Crossfield class joins the growing list of eliminated ships.
Chimera class (STO)
Chimera class really lives up to its name and doesn't gel at all so Steamrunner. I used to love them in Star Trek Armada II with their beyond line of sight sight torpedo range, even more so if you could acquire a cloaked ship to use as a spotter.
Oh, even though I nominated it the Chimera loses out for me. The Steamrunner is such a great looking ship.
Completely different layout and quirky for a canon ship.
Steamrunner, rugged compact look and some nifty scenes in First Contact to show it off...
Steamrunner - the other looks like something they threw together to bulk out the roster in the video-game!
Steamrunner. Really felt like a design evolution of the flat-profile warship that started with Defiant. For some reason I really like how the bussard collectors gel into the Primary Hull.
I'm kind of a sucker for most of the starships ILM designed for First Contact :)
Yeah. Distinct designs that still fit within the design aesthetic of the older ships. I should have nominated the Norway and Saber classes too.