I thought I was the only one with this dream. The Enterprise E also holds a special place in my heart. It’s the most filmed, most extensively realized starship in TV & film history, yet I still want more. And this coming from someone who’s worked on the show!
I was always frustrated that we never properly saw Shuttle Bay 1 (it was way too big a set to build for a TV series), so thanks for building it out for the first time.
A few observations.
– I noticed you used stairs to get from deck to deck, which we never really saw in the show. Is there a limitation in rigging working Turbo Lifts in the Unreal engine?
– Some rooms/hallways look massive. It seems you’re taking some liberties on the size and scope of the ship. This at least based on my understanding of the official technical manual.
A few wishes:
– The one great addition to the “Generations” Enterprise bridge was the stations in place of those bland panels on either side of the bridge’s interior. (An idea proposed for the series but cut for budget reasons). The lack of workstations on the sides always felt lacking to me, so I was thrilled to see that remedied in the film. Therefore also seeing them here would be fantastic.
– If this becomes a ‘thing’ with a following and some resources behind it, then it would be incredible to have people and aliens populate on the ship. But not in a twitchy FPS game sort of way. Instead imagine everyday happenings: observing space phenomenon. Docking at star bases. Visiting planets etc. Basically what real life on a starship would feel like.
I know, pie in the sky. Regardless this is great work. And serious wish-fulfillment stuff. Congrats for getting so much done already:)
This is jaw-droppingly beautiful! I got goosebumps looking at the demo video. I felt like… I’d come home. I’ve missed the Enterprise-D, as she appeared in the TV series. I can hardly wait to experience “walking” through the ship myself, playing with all the fiddly bits and making things happen.
I have one observation for a minor change I’d like to see… because it’s canon, and because everything else is so perfectly done: The door labels should be upper-case characters only.
That’s it. That’s all I have. I’m looking forward to seeing more! Please keep up the great… no, FANTASTIC work!