Heroes Lost Series • #1 • U.S.S. Hera, NCC-62006
I have an affinity for ships mentioned as lost in the canon shows, but we have never learned what really happened to them.
If anyone has a suggestion for a ship that should be included in my planned series, please do let me know! However, limit yourself to the TNG+ era since that is where my interest lies predominantly.
In the 7th season STTNG episode "Interface
" the U.S.S. Hera under command of Capt. Silva LaForge was declared missing without a trace.
I would imagine that had it been a known phenomenon causing the disappearance, e.g. a Black Hole or some other subspace phenomeon (since the Hera's chief engineer appeared to enjoy modifying the nacelles), it would have been picked up by sensors. So...
In the 5th season STVOY episode "The Fight
" Voyager encounters a phenomenon called chaotic space
in which the "laws of physics are in a state of flux". Voyager managed to escape, but Chakotay theorizes about the unresolved disappearance of several Starfleet vessels over the years.
So this is what I was trying to do; show the Hera caught trapped in chaotic space
in a state of flux, phasing in and out of the normal space-time-continuum which is why it could not be found. The ship's power eventually depleted, drifting dead and cold in space.---
Background: Starfield created in LW by myself via texture environment.
Meshes: Nebula class by Flat Eric.
Composition: Scene and lighting setup in LW, final composition in PS, including 'chaotic space', blurs and warps. Added slight blue-ish tinge and grain for TV effect.
Additions: Modified the registry of the Nebula class to match U.S.S. Hera. Uniform pip in title is my work.
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Original size: 2000x1000 plus frame.
Total time approx. 8 hours incl. render time and 70 layers in PS (following update).---
Comments and critique welcome as usual. Full view recommended. Enjoy.