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U.S.S. Inception by Ptrope U.S.S. Inception by Ptrope
With the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey upon us, and the deluge of imagery that results, I started thinking of its famous centrifuge. Of course, with my predilection for making Star Trek TOS sets, real and imagined, it was only a matter of moments before my neurons crossfired, and I wondered what a TOS centrifuge, its workstations based upon the iconic Enterprise bridge stations, might look like.

This is only conceptual, at this stage - I haven't actually sat down and reasoned out what its workstations might all be, or what other locations might exist on such a structure - obviously, this is a terrible layout for a bridge, with no central oversight position, but it could be interesting as a comm center or at a research outpost. I don't know if I will actually take it to its limits - it was more just a concept I had to get outside my skull for once ;).
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JESzasz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
 I think it's a shame that the Botany Bay was not depicted with zero gravity or centrifuge.

 I could easily see early starships and stations being designed similar to the starships in Babylon 5, before the Terrans worked out artificial gravity. Without such a convenience, starships would have to be designed to work without them, and that could result on some unique and creative designs, especially those that must be heavily armed and armors to deal with the likes of threats like the Kzinti, while also being able to create enough artificial gravity so that crew doesn't have their bones and muscles decay while on tour.
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nichodo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
This could work somewhat for my Constiga class starship :D  Constiga Class (Heavy Cruiser) by nichodo
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Sailmaster-Seion Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I'm going to be sick... :dizzy: revamp 

Joking aside, I love the composition, though like you I'm not sure what you could use this for.  Comm Center sounds about right.
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you could always run opposite the direction of spin and float free :D.
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TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
*cue The Beautiful Blue Danube*
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NewDivide1701 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
On this ship:

newdivide1701.deviantart.com/a…

It can work as general science station's, life support, or anything else not absolutely needed while to cockpit might look more like the Franklin with helm, nav., communications and science there with the captain strapped into his chair.
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DigitalExplorations Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is beautiful, as always.
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :).
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Kasterborous Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
Yes. YES. Oh my goodness me. Oh very much yes.
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to see you're so 'on the fence' about this ;).
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poirotoro Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
What a fun concept! Clap 
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jemstone Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
I don't know about anyone else, but I dig it.
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
I'm sorry Dave, I cannot fire the photon torpedoes. ;P
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nichodo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Dave: HAL, open the Shuttlebay doors.
HAL: I'm sorry Dave, i'm afraid i cannot do that.
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
Maybe we should have installed the M-5 multitronic software? :giggle:
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nichodo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
That would be Worse
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
We could upgrade to V'Ger 10! :happybounce: 
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nichodo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I don't know about that
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
Borg Collective 2.0... it's got that buggy interface though. :D
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nichodo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
XD
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ChuckBarnum1971 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
Well, that's just cool!
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I thought! :)
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NICELabs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic :) 
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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NICELabs Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
very much so :) 
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ERA7 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Marvelous! Never give up and keep doing the great work!
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I keep learning all the time :)
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