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Why is the new ship a flying toilet seat?

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  • protoneousprotoneous Member Posts: 2,478 Arc User
    It's an futuristic piece of artwork that has been brought to life for our enjoyment. It's ring shaped.
  • mrjackhammermrjackhammer Member Posts: 5 Arc User
    The future must be obsessed with potties
  • michaelsdstmichaelsdst Member Posts: 98 Arc User
    edited December 2021
    I do not think that there is a reason. Possibly because we got TRIBBLE shaped ships for the past years, no we will get "future" shaped ships (Appalachia).
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  • hayasdanhayasdan Member Posts: 12 Arc User
    edited December 2021
    It goes very well with the Courage, which is bascially a toilet without the seat ;)
  • razartrek1razartrek1 Member Posts: 129 Arc User
    Ori Mothership! Maybe it'll come with its very own Ori Prior to operate it
  • legendarylycan#5411 legendarylycan Member Posts: 36,965 Arc User
    It is very clearly a bottle opener - toilet seats are egg-shaped, and this ship is perfectly spherical.​​
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  • reyan01reyan01 Member Posts: 15,538 Arc User
    At this point I think someone should just start an ongoing thread about how much everyone hates the latest 32c ship to find it's way to STO.
  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 4,646 Arc User
    I'm just curious...

    Ask CBS, not Cryptic.
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  • soldieralpha99soldieralpha99 Member Posts: 18 Arc User
    hayasdan wrote: »
    It goes very well with the Courage, which is bascially a toilet without the seat ;)

    Now all we need is someone to try and dock the two ingame - preferably with the the Blue Danube playing in the background...
  • fleetcaptain5#1134 fleetcaptain5 Member Posts: 3,330 Arc User
    I like the design. In my opinion, of the 32nd century ships we will soon have in the game, only the Kirk looks better. The Janeway looks okay too, but it's not a very original design if you know what the Intrepid looks like.
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  • chanfron66chanfron66 Member Posts: 106 Arc User
    razartrek1 wrote: »
    Ori Mothership! Maybe it'll come with its very own Ori Prior to operate it

    Indeed


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  • phoenixc#0738 phoenixc Member Posts: 4,308 Arc User
    edited December 2021
    It is because the ships are bought off-the-shelf from third party modelers when the in-house designers apparently could not come up with anything "futuristic".

    The Saturn probably IS an Ori ship from some proposed but never went anywhere Stargate project, or maybe the modeler was a fan of that show and wanted to make an Ori ship variant just to do one and then trotted it out with whatever else they had when DSC came around looking for ships.

    And no, that is not sarcasm, it is just the way a lot of things happen in Hollywood (believe it or not, a number of alien ships in TNG used a physical model made for the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century series with various modifications), though I do fault DSC for going way past easter eggs and nods and using that kind of lazy easy-button approach so much that it, (along with their internal timeline of styles confusion) turns a Trek show into bland generic mush aesthetically.
  • kayajaykayajay Member Posts: 1,990 Arc User
    Oh, didn't you know? ALL of the 32nd Century ships are required to have a...questionable theme. We've got the toilet seat, the toilet itself, the jockstrap/speculum, the tooth...basically anything the designer could think of whilst he was in the bathroom having a Tribble.
  • kayajaykayajay Member Posts: 1,990 Arc User
    I'm guessing the next releases are going to the toilet brush, bog roll, possibly a tampon, I'm sure a toothbrush, probably a string of dental floss and of course, the "U.S.S. Hair From The Drain"...
  • soldieralpha99soldieralpha99 Member Posts: 18 Arc User
    At least they didn't call it the Uranus class
  • duasynduasyn Member Posts: 490 Arc User
    Well they needed some ship to park below the Saturn to complete the full space toilet cosplay. ;)
  • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 9,836 Arc User
    edited December 2021
    At least they didn't call it the Uranus class

    That will be the butt-shaped ship introduced in the next season ;)

    More seriously, I'm happy that some well-off Discovery fans will be spending an average of $250 per 32c ship to get the full set. That keeps the servers running and new story episodes and TFOs being released for me to play in my TOS and TNG/DS9/VOY styled ships.

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  • truewarpertruewarper Member Posts: 910 Arc User
    kayajay wrote: »
    I'm guessing the next releases are going to the toilet brush, bog roll, possibly a tampon, I'm sure a toothbrush, probably a string of dental floss and of course, the "U.S.S. Hair From The Drain"...

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  • smokebaileysmokebailey Member Posts: 4,453 Arc User
    How about a Q*tip?
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  • psymantispsymantis Member Posts: 317 Arc User
    kayajay wrote: »
    Oh, didn't you know? ALL of the 32nd Century ships are required to have a...questionable theme. We've got the toilet seat, the toilet itself, the jockstrap/speculum, the tooth...basically anything the designer could think of whilst he was in the bathroom having a Tribble.

    The Angelou-class would make a good lid. ;p

  • megainexoros#5925 megainexoros Member Posts: 69 Arc User
    I'm just curious...

    Q was visiting a captain and, unfortunately for Star Fleet, that captain was on the porcelain throne. So, in true Q fashion he made ALL the ships of that class into flying toilet seats...to "honor" the unnamed captain.
  • cirran1cirran1 Member Posts: 230 Arc User
    edited December 2021
    We have a phaser shaped ship to add to the list of low effort designs.
    In the effort to be different, they ended up looking like common everyday things.

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  • alcyoneserenealcyoneserene Member Posts: 2,412 Arc User
    Why? I don't know, but I've got some guesses: They weren't allowed to finish their work so 'we' got the very rough sketches that clearly lack artistic detail and actual artwork. They (CBS, not Cryptic) were mocking us by a joke of selling space trash, toilets etc. like some pretend 'dark abstract art' that's really a disguise or cover story. I can't stand Discovery so it seems fitting this level of stuff makes it into their design models.

    My only hope is Cryptic doesn't request its really incredible artists to make 5 variations of these same designs, with 10 others based off of it.
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  • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 9,836 Arc User
    edited December 2021
    Why? I don't know, but I've got some guesses: They weren't allowed to finish their work so 'we' got the very rough sketches that clearly lack artistic detail and actual artwork. They (CBS, not Cryptic) were mocking us by a joke of selling space trash, toilets etc. like some pretend 'dark abstract art' that's really a disguise or cover story. I can't stand Discovery so it seems fitting this level of stuff makes it into their design models.

    My only hope is Cryptic doesn't request its really incredible artists to make 5 variations of these same designs, with 10 others based off of it.

    Thankfully that seems unlikely since these are lockbox / promo ships not C-Store, so there is no need to come up with Romulan and KDF versions of the Tooth or the Flying Potty.

    I'll just keep saving my pennies for when I can fly the U.S.S. Sir Mix-A-Lot when we get the Space Butt next year. Hopefully with a detached "nacelle" flying behind it ;)

    (With apologies to anyone who actually enjoys 32c designs. I'm happy for you, keep on liking what I don't like.)
  • saurializardsaurializard Member Posts: 4,240 Arc User
    I'll give Cryptic this:
    Unlike the original designs that were made for the series and given no development or lore, and made in those shape just because, the devs try to give a few justifications:
    -the Saturn is this shape so it can isolate anomalies better and test new warp fields
    -the Mars' nacelles move differently when using pilot maneuvers and its console
    -the Courage's shape is because someone tried to have a ship that works differently depending on its angle
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  • avoozuulavoozuul Member Posts: 3,023 Arc User
    edited December 2021
    I love how they are all "at last this ship is being added" and I'm like "I didn't ask for this".
  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,958 Arc User
    edited December 2021
    The future must be obsessed with potties

    I am not sure if its a problem of the future, and more a problem of the present that anything vaguely ring-shaped leads to comparison to toilet seats.

    I wonder if that's the origin for the word "edgelord" - people sitting on the edge of their toilet seat or porcellain throne.
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  • kayajaykayajay Member Posts: 1,990 Arc User
    With all of this "matter" nonsense and given that V'Ger was created a thousand years earlier...wouldn't it make more sense for humans to be flying around in clouds, as opposed to sanitary ware?

    We are talking a THOUSAND years after Kirk and we're still in ships, even though they've got silly floaty bits?

    There's no Stargate-esque assentation, no Q-like development into an omnipotent being, no Changeling evolution, we're not augmented like the Borg...we're biologically identical, but wearing TRIBBLE uniforms and flying around in toilets.

    Does anyone else remember when Star Trek made you wish you were living in their future?
  • saurializardsaurializard Member Posts: 4,240 Arc User
    kayajay wrote: »
    With all of this "matter" nonsense and given that V'Ger was created a thousand years earlier...wouldn't it make more sense for humans to be flying around in clouds, as opposed to sanitary ware?

    We are talking a THOUSAND years after Kirk and we're still in ships, even though they've got silly floaty bits?

    There's no Stargate-esque assentation, no Q-like development into an omnipotent being, no Changeling evolution, we're not augmented like the Borg...we're biologically identical, but wearing TRIBBLE uniforms and flying around in toilets.

    Does anyone else remember when Star Trek made you wish you were living in their future?
    A thousand years isn't that much for overall technology in long-running sci-fi series, and they tend to suffer from technological stalling, with Star Wars being one of the worst offenders, even with the new canon.
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