I've been working with an independent production company in LA. Don't make much money so far that's why I don't do it full time. I'm thinking of staging a coup because the guy that's the creative force behind much of their stuff hasn't paid off.
I started off as a script supervisor on a couple of productions. Didn't like it. Too much multi-tasking for me.
Do you mean through fire power?. Galactica reminds me of a WW1 vintage Dreadnought class battleship, while the Enterprise, a sleek nimble battlecruiser, that can duck and dive with ease while releasing a couple of phonton torps, bye bye Galatica.:nana:
whoops my mistake in the vacuum of space aerodynamics doesn't come into it ... so how would one go about making one craft more manoeuvrable than other?
Let the nerdiness begin.
But let's remember the Galactica has an entire airwing.
The USS SAIPAN is an assault shuttle carrier, similar in mission to one of her early namesakes, the 20th century LHA-class amphibious assault ships. Like those old wet-navy vessels, Saipan's mission is to carry a lot of attack craft and soldiers, and deposit them on a beachhead (landing zone) as fast as possible. To that end, Saipan and her class have four voluminous shuttle bays with aft-facing doors. These bays take up most of the space in the semi-circular primary hull, and allow for the shipping of about 100 assault and supply shuttles in four independant squadrons.
This image shows a simultaneous combat-launch of all four assault squadrons.
Time Period: Between ST:VI and ST:TNG
Reversing the above angle demonstrates Saipan's assault technique - warp into orbit, point the ship's stern toward the planet so that all the shuttles are facing their proper atmospheric entry path when launched, and flush the hangars as fast as safety allows.
Here Saipan and her sister USS Tarawa deposit Starfleet Marines on an island on a planet near the Romulan Neutral Zone, suspected of being occupied by a clandestine Romulan lsitening post. The plasma trails of four shuttles can be seen entering the atmosphere at upper lef
As the ship transitions into subspace, all six of Saipan's shuttle bays can be seen here. Those numbered 2 - 5 on the aft face of the primary hull are the main assault ship hangars. Shuttle bay number 1, at the aft of the bridge superstructure, is for officer and personnel shuttles. Bay 6 at the far stern is the cargo bay.
Posing with her namesake for a publicity shot, a powered-down USS Saipan orbits over the island whose name she bears. In June 1944 US forces invaded Saipan as part of the long "island-hopping" campaign to drive the agressive Japanese Empire back to its own shores.
Orbiting far below the Saipan, a Conquerer class battleship waits to escort her on her next mission
Second one's better, first is just like an intricate cut paste job.
If I recall, they are that way because Gene Roddenberry listed some rules regarding ship design in the Star Trek universe. If you want the nerd explanation, they are that way to optimize the sub-space field/warp bubble.Star Trek's ships are weird. To this day I have not found one source on why they're shaped like why they are. Anyone know why?