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Conrad Teves
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Posted: 15 April 2018 at 7:23pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Apparently, there are legal IP restrictions even within a Star Trek property.

Someone on a Facebook 3d modeling group is building the Discovery version of Pike's Enterprise, and did an overlay of the two.  The proportions are quite similar, though the details diverge a lot. Doubtless the source of the "25% different" mentioned in the article.
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Posted: 18 April 2018 at 5:12am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Or maybe not.
Update from CBS:

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Alex Kurtzman: Obviously [Discovery] looks more modern than The Original Series, because we are in a modern world now and if we made the show look that way people would not feel that it was worth the money. That being said, every prop and costume design is filtered through what existed at the time. And do we create the new version of it or do we augment the original design in very subtle ways or do we just leave it alone? And when I say every prop and design choice I mean every prop and design choice. So, I think you will see a lot of tips of the hat to devices to The Original Series and the timeline. But, obviously we wanted to create a more modern experience and that necessitated certain adjustments.

Ugh.   I don't know what's worse, the look of the 'redesigns' or the lame explanations for why they want to keep the ENTERPRISE aesthetic.   As I've always said, there was a middle ground to be had here that would have been compelling to both new and old fans, and they blew it.   
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A modern experience could easily have been created by adhering to the original design and aesthetic and simply showing it in greater detail than had ever been done before, ala' DS9's high-definition Enterprise from "Trials and Tribble-ations."

This simply smacks of "how can I pee on this and make it mine?"

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Is Discovery without a captain at the end of the first season? I still
haven't gotten around to watching it, but I read it takes place after
The Cage. Is Pike going to transfer to the Discovery?
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Is Discovery without a captain at the end of the first season? I still haven't gotten around to watching it, but I read it takes place after The Cage. Is Pike going to transfer to the Discovery?

Er... I guess it's not a spoiler now, but yes Discovery no longer has a captain.  (technically, it never did if you think about it)   

Pike taking the Discovery?  An interesting prospect, but wouldn't that create an as-yet-unnamed Enterprise captain between Pike and Kirk?   Given the other 'additions' to the canon that DISC and ENT have made, I guess this would be fairly unoffensive.  They could slot Robert April in there and I'd be ok with it.

TBH, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Saru takes the chair during Season 2.




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There is some unknown person who is at least slated to be the Discovery's new captain.  They were on their way to Vulcan to pick him up at the end of the finale when they received a distress signal from the Enterprise.  There weren't even any clues as to who that new captain is, and of course, any number of things can happen where whoever it is doesn't end up actually becoming the captain.  
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