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Flash525

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#1 12 years ago

Well, "generally" I suppose this thread might as well be here for any topics that are going to involve either of these two vessels. I'd like to start however by looking at both of them together. They were supposedly made around the same time, and share similar portions. The Nacelles, Saucer Section, Deflector Dish. These all look somewhat the same, thus making it obvious to the viewers eye that these ships are indeed "Sisters". However, I was scouting the Internet, and came across their bridges. The Nebula Bridge:

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The Galaxy Bridge:

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Now, for "Sister Ships", what the hell is going on with their bridges? From looking at the two ships, you can see that the area (mid-top of the saucer) is where the bridges are, and they'd be around the same size. Though, looking at these pictures, they are completely different. I'm somewhat baffled by this.




AdmiralHocking

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#2 12 years ago

The Nebula is actually slightly smaller that the Galaxy Class Ship.




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#3 12 years ago

Are you sure about that? I'd understand that being the case with the vessel length, but for the vessel width. They are the same, I'm sure of it.




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#4 12 years ago

The Nebula Class was launched several years before the Galaxy Class was. From what I've heard the Nebula was launched prior to the Galaxy in order to shakedown the major systems the two classes shared at the start. Any problems that would have shown up on the shakedown cruise of the Nebula would be corrected on the Galaxy Class in order to minimize it's initial system conflicts.

The Nebula is certainly not as grand as the Galaxy. If you look into the models closely they have a different saucer section that includes less windows, and their deflector dish is shaped differently also.

I speculate that like Nebula Class itself, the bridge of the Nebula Class was made for practical reasons. I don't think the Nebula was intended for deep space exploration and first contact missions on the Galaxy Class scale. I would assume it is more than capable of deep space exploration considering it's size, crew, and mission specific pods.

The Galaxy Class was designed to be a multi-purpose ship. Designed to meet any mission objective the Federation had for it. From direct combat engagements to evacuating colonists and everything else in between, the Galaxy Class was specifically designed for it's flexible multi-purpose capability. It is to represent the Federation at it's best when encountered with First Contact missions. The Galaxy Class is known for transporting high profile diplomats and ambassadors to important events. I just don't see that happening with Nebula Class Starships. I speculate the Nebula Class to do what the Galaxy Class can do in most but not all aspects. The Nebula is what it is....a cheap, low-cost, practical, alternative to the Galaxy Class that is bumped down 2 or 3 notches from the Galaxy Class capability.

I also believe the Nebula may be a bit smaller than the Galaxy.




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#5 12 years ago

If you want a real world explanation, then the difference in appearance is because of budgetary reasons. Since no Star Trek show is predominantly set on a Nebula class bridge, it's reasonable to assume that it wouldn't look as sophesticated/accurate as a Galaxy Class bridge. But let's do be honest here... There's no reason to assume that all classes of vessel, similar or otherwise have the exact same layout, shape or size. IIRC, the Galaxy class USS Odyssey had a completely different bridge layout to the USS Yamato, another Galaxy class vessel. Each vessel of the same class of ship could have a different bridge module, or any other type of module. Modern day naval vessels are never exactly identical component-for-component, so why not Star Trek?




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#6 12 years ago

If I recall correctly, any ship could have any bridge module. It's arbitrary, really.




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#7 12 years ago

Right, I know that the Galaxy Class bridge is interchangable. The same I would assume with the Nebula.




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#8 12 years ago

I prefer the Galaxy bridge. I like the wooden wings which envelop the 3 main chairs of the bridge.