Rants tag

Rants, ruminations, and rambling remarks from my mad, muddled, meandering mind.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

These Are the Voyages . . . of the U.S.S. Sojourner

U.S.S. Sojourner Captain's Log, Stardate 87876.30: Commander Rowan A. Starblanket reporting. [Rowan grinned at Tarah, who just rolled her eyes.] After several days at Starbase 1, we are finally underway in our new vessel. She's a lot bigger than Wayfarer, with four times the crew. I can only hope to lead them safely through our journeys. Sojourner is equipped with an advanced sensor system dominated by the globe array on our primary hull. Lieutenant Commander Ymiro and Lieutenant Torbin are enthusiastic about the opportunities they and the research staff (over half the crew) will have during our upcoming exploration of the Khazan Cluster.
The U.S.S Sojourner, NCC-94742 is a Research Science Vessel, Horizon Class, with a Hope Secondary Hull and Olympic Pylons and Nacelles, and a blue Corvus paint scheme. The name is a thematic cousin to Wayfarer.
Dedication: "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." Ferris Bueller's Day Off
I won't go into the specs here, but suffice it to say, that even though I think the design is a little odd, and there is no true explanation of the forcefield "saucer" section, I like the way the ship handles. She certainly seems faster in warp (sector) space, and her maneuverability in combat doesn't seem to have suffered for her size.


  1. That is...an interesting looking ship...

    I guess this is the infamous turkey baster ship.

  2. Heh, I hadn't heard the "turkey baster" term. It was better than the "snail" saucer, IMHO. Once more this is a bit of a "Frankenship". I added another view from the side, so you can see the engineering hull better. Actually most things that would normally be in the saucer section (i.e., crew quarters, recreation, etc. would necessarily be in the secondary hull on this ship.