Drozana Station in 2265
I do not play Star Trek Online, but I do lurk on their site and forums, mainly for inspiration for new starship and station designs. A friend of mine, Geoffrey, actually pointed me out to the Drozana Station featured in the game. I had just recently finished reading a TOS novel, the Shocks of Adversity, and was totally in the mood for creating stats for something related to the TOS.
I don’t want to spoil too much about the novel, but it takes place in the TOS prime timeline. The Enterprise under Kirk runs into a seemingly Federation-like civilization, at least on its surface. Sadly, the alien civilization is more like the Dominion from DS9 than it is the Federation. Our world seems to be moving more towards Democracy than any other form of government, but yet the rise of China seems to point to the ability of other forms of government to not only succeed in the world stage, but excel. I suppose time will tell which form of government will come to be the most successful at the world stage.
Without further ado, below are the CODA game statistics for the Drozana station:
The Refit Polaris
Starships are like jobs, they both can involve a variety of activities or be limited to just one activity, they can both be dynamic and interesting or boring and staid, and in the end, they both will come to a conclusion. My sister recently lost her job, and we actually sat down in our local hobby shop to play a game of Star Trek Fleet Captains while discussing her thoughts on her ex-job. In many ways she is now in that point in her life that Kirk and crew were in after the original Enterprise concluded its first five-year mission. Now what? Where do I go from here? What do I do? What my sister may not realize yet, is that though she is in that limbo-like portion of her life, the best is yet to come. Kirk refocused his life after the original Enterprise and went on to achieve greatness, and I have faith that my sister will do exactly the same, achieve greatness in her own life and career.
So here’s to refitting our starships to suit us!
P.S. Here’s the Starfleet Polaris-class refit.
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Tagged Enterprise, Federation, Five Year Mission, fleet captains, Kirk, local hobby shop, Original Enterprise, Polaris, Refit, Star Trek, Starships
Another update to my starships page. This time we have one Borg ship and three Starfleet ships, with a little background and interesting trivia on each ship.
- Borg Transwarp Prototype: This ship only appeared once, and that was in TNG’s “Descent”. Interestingly, we technically do see the ship again later in the Voyager series, but as some bomb capable of destroying an entire solar system. That only raises the question: Why not use that against humanity since all attempts at assimilating them have failed in the past? Blow them all up if they’re too hard to assimilate, right? But hey, humanity is the star of Star Trek, it’s not like we’ve got a show called Star Trek: Borg where we have a crew of Borg running around the galaxy assimilating species … man, I would LOVE that show.
- Starfleet Akyazi-class: This ship shows up as a schematic in a book, one of those books that only the nerdiest of Star Trek nerds would find entertaining. Of what do I speak? I’m speaking of a book that informs you the fictional types of phasers some fictional ships employ and what fictional companies make them and in what year and what fictional conflicts they get into with other fictional ships. I love it!
- I’ve updated my Kelvin-class ship here. It’s the same ship used by Captain James T. Kirk’s father, George Kirk, in the 2009 Star Trek movie. Don’t be too sad though, George Kirk would pass on from this life and move on to become Thor, God of Thunder. Not too shabby.
- Starfleet Starbase-class (alternate): This last ship is really a space station, the huge one we very briefly saw in the 2009 Star Trek movie. The interesting thing about this station is that it greatly resembles a fan-made station written by that guy Gene Roddenberry didn’t like much.
Pew Pew, all your borgified missiles belongs to us!
Love it or hate it, the Re-imagined Star Trek is here to stay. Many Trek fans know, or soon will know, that the next movie featuring the cast of the Re-Imagined Star Trek will soon be here with the uber-psionic Gary Mitchell as the big bad evil guy. I’ll go out on a limb and say that I enjoyed the new Trek. I know many fans find it distasteful, what with the change to the timeline, the freakishly large Enterprise, Kirk going from cadet to captain in a few days time, not to mention the destruction of the planet Vulcan. I’ll admit, those things bother me a bit too. But that’s good. We need change and evolution in our lives if we are to grow and live. The status quo and more of the same don’t work, it always leads to stagnation and ennui in both our personal lives and in our media. Sure the changes may be unpleasant, even unpalatable, but just look at the facts: Star Trek is likely more popular now than it has ever been in its history.
Whether they are cranking out Trek in the movies, in novels, in comic books, it’s all good to me, and I hope for you.
So without further ado, I present to you the Starfleet Constitution-class (alternate) Enterprise from the 2009 movie!