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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 22 December 2017 at 7:11am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Are there enough ships in the series to warrant an Eaglemoss collection?

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Posted: 22 December 2017 at 10:40am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

GUK!!
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Posted: 22 December 2017 at 11:19am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

What JB said.

I loathe the Discovery design mainly because of the damned ridiculously-long nacelles, but even if you shortened them (and it sure looks to me, at least in that rendering on the Eaglemoss site, that you can see where some CGI artist just dropped the "prongs" onto the ends of a shorter set of engines!), it would still be the dumbest-looking hero ship in Trek history by a wide margin. It's like the child of a pizza cutter and a divot tool.

And the fact that the "rings" in the primary hull rotate to disperse energy from the "spore drive"...? Oooh dear, don't even get me started.
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Posted: 22 December 2017 at 11:45am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I do feel they are scraping the bottom of the barrel with these collections. I doubt there are enough ships of interest in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY to warrant an Eaglemoss collection.

Years ago, some company (I can't recall if it was Eaglemoss) did a James Bond Car Collection. Obviously, we had cars such as the Aston Martin DB5 and the Lotus Esprit, but by the time we reached the 130th issue, we got this:


Same with the superhero figurine collections. Later on in each run, we ended up with obscure characters I'd not even heard of.
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Posted: 22 December 2017 at 1:00pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

The milk float from Living Daylights! Good heavens!

I agree with you, Robbie. I think Eaglemoss puts out a nice product, and I've picked up a few of their Trek models here and there, but I wouldn't ever subscribe to the collection. I have no interest in owning replicas of Xindi ships or Bajoran solar sailers. 


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Robbie Parry
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Yep, the milk float. When I first heard about it, I thought someone was pulling my leg!

I mean, there are three Bond cars that might be nice to own as models, but I've never had a yearning to own the milk float from THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS!

I feel, for both financial and creative reasons, that it'd be better for such companies to put out a limited run. So, if they were to do a superhero figurine collection, put out 25-30 only (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.). Because I'm not sure Detective Chimp and Kite-Man are necessarily on everyone's list!
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Y'know, I had not ever seen the design for the Discovery prior to this thread. It had not even occurred to me to look for it. Having seen it now, wow... Yuck. Somehow it's even worse that the McQuarrie Imperial StarDestroyer design it attempts to emulate. That is really unpleasant to look at.

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Posted: 25 December 2017 at 1:46pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Even worse - the inside and outside disks in the saucer - counter-rotate... for no reason at all...
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Posted: 25 December 2017 at 2:27pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

The counter rotation of the outer ring would be needed to balance out the torque from the inner ring.

I am ABSOLUTELY SURE that's what they had in mind!!

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Posted: 25 December 2017 at 3:55pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Milk Float???? I`m amazed they got to 130 issues before
they resorted to that!
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If I'm not mistaken, doesn't the counter-rotation have something to do with "spore-dispersal" or something similar...? In any case, the idea does nothing to enhance my appreciation of that design.

I have a few friends who tell me they like the show and are actual Star Trek fans, implying that folks like myself who do not embrace the spin-offs and Abrams films, are not. After all, they LIKE things with the Star Trek name on them.* Clearly, I don't, so...

* So, the first two seasons of Enterprise wouldn't be included then, right?

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Posted: 28 December 2017 at 2:25pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

There will be 20 ships in this collection (although these kinds of collections have changed the frequency previously). I can't think of 20 ships in the DISCOVERY universe, but I suppose at least 20 prevents us from reaching the Trek equivalent of the Bond milk float issue! 

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Posted: 12 January 2018 at 1:23pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Always happy to be proven wrong, but I would be surprised if anyone wanted the full collection:

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Posted: 12 January 2018 at 2:58pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

The Bird of Prey looks more like a Death glider from Stargate
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Posted: 12 January 2018 at 3:35pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Hmmm, slightly similar, but I think one can tell the difference. ;-)
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Posted: 12 January 2018 at 8:45pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

I keep thinking where I have seen the design style of those Klingon ships before. At first I thought I had seen something similar in the old WEG Star Wars RPG books but that is not it.
Then I thought Warhammer 40K but that is still not the same either.

I find some of the designs unusually Gothic looking. Not at all like anything of the designs from the last 50 years, and I can not say that I find it an improvement.

The Batlh Class looks more like a generic "species of the week" cargo ship.

As for those Starfleet ship classes (other than the Shenzou and Discovery), I am a little divided in opinion as I do like some of them, but I don't find them appropriate for the era.
Some of them are more appropriate for Post Voyager-Nemesis, and some look more like they belong in Star Trek Online, a game in which I find a lot of the designs and variations on starship classes very ugly.
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Posted: 14 January 2018 at 4:03am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

I like the Shenzou. If it wasn't supposed to be a pre-TOS-era ship...
Discovery's growing on me, the show's made it look good in a number of scenes. I'll pick up the model I think. 
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Posted: 15 January 2018 at 11:14am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I haven't seen any of ST: Discovery other than the CBS-aired episode, but these designs make me think that this show should have been set between TOS and TNG.

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