Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Touch of TAS...

Here's the latest version of Starbase 15. Still more detail to add, only the basic colour scheme at this point but starting to look the part.

And here's a rough comp that was needed for an on screen graphic during filming on the Ajax bridge later this week.

The script calls for a number of ships to be seen around the station as the Ajax arrives. Thought it might be nice to have a few cargo craft as well as Starfleet's more typical ships of the line. Gave me an excuse to make a start on a Sherman class Cargo Drone - as seen in Star Trek - The Animated Series - 'More Tribbles, More Trouble' if I remember rightly. At the moment I have gone for the cargo pods shown on the Starstation Aurora blueprints rather than the grain pods seen in the TAS episode.


  1. I think the cool thing about having a base inside an asteroid is trying to imagine what being there would be like. Clearly this is a pretty big place, but if you try and put yourself in the shoes of the people who work there, would they see each day as a glorious adventure or would it be just be another day at the office?

    I guess using the crew of an aircraft carrier as an example, there are those who would have the glamorous jobs of working in the main control centres vs those stuck in the dark depths of the rock (thus creating some interesting job descriptions) who never get to see the wonders of the universe outside.

    In any event I guess the sci-fi romantics in us would always believe that working in a place like this would be truly majestic and that's the view we'll stick with. :)