Starship Lore : Akira Class - A Controversial Warship

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Starship Lore : Akira Class - A Controversial Warship

Postby Nutso » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:13 am

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Re: Starship Lore : Akira Class - A Controversial Warship

Postby Bryan Moore » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:43 pm

Finally watched this. I'm still quite convinced this ship was designed for the purpose of "This'll look cool on the big screen!" (which it did) and there wasn't a lot of thought put into the actual functionality aside from being a pretty bad-ass looking war ship.
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Re: Starship Lore : Akira Class - A Controversial Warship

Postby Graham Kennedy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:02 pm

They did hang something like fifteen torpedo launchers on it in the original design, though. That kind of speaks to somebody thinking Starfleet was upgunning.
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Re: Starship Lore : Akira Class - A Controversial Warship

Postby Mikey » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:11 pm

Graham Kennedy wrote:They did hang something like fifteen torpedo launchers on it in the original design, though. That kind of speaks to somebody thinking Starfleet was upgunning.


I think it was a vive l'difference moment. That is, the hero ships have always been the biggest and the best, but still explorers at heart as evidenced by the light amount of launchers (compared to what was evidently possible with the Akira.) I feel like the Akira was someone's attempt to say, "Hey - we've only seen variations on a theme, now's our chance to show something different."
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Re: Starship Lore : Akira Class - A Controversial Warship

Postby Bryan Moore » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:24 pm

Of the four background ships (obviously not counting E-E), I think the Akira is by far the most interesting and memorable. I know we have no real evidence of a fighter wing attached to the Akiras, but the front shuttle bay is such a great look.
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Re: Starship Lore : Akira Class - A Controversial Warship

Postby McAvoy » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:31 pm

I have started to watch the channel. Honestly it feels overall mediocre to me.

Though I do like his analysis on the Oberth class. Starfleet's Battle Canoe.
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Re: Starship Lore : Akira Class - A Controversial Warship

Postby AlexMcpherson79 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:32 pm

I dont see a shuttlebay, I see windows. (Whereas the rear doors are bigger).
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