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Welcome aboard the Spathi bridge
« on: September 29, 2007, 12:27:40 am »

Just a rough, but t his is pretty much how I imagine it, kind of like super-soaker architecture. Maybe I went overboard though...



The balls in the ball sea are not all green, because that could lead enemy boarding parties to believe that it's exclusively Spathi peaking up. A large and top secret psychological study the Spathi made on the matter showed that a mix of differently colored balls were a much more effective scheme. To further confuse invaders, the Eluder has a decoy module (sphere) packed with just green balls.
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 12:32:25 am »

Pure awesomeness!
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2007, 01:23:03 am »

Brilliant!
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 01:46:34 am »

It does look like there's nothing there that could cause a Spathi stress. Though something probably will anyhow.

Very nice, as always.
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Re: Welcome aboard the Spathi bridge
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2007, 05:29:35 am »

That's great. The slide is a nice touch.
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2007, 08:52:48 am »

Genius!
That pink circular thing in the bottom right is yet another hide-out, I guess? *gazes ominously at the hide-out, as if he could see the terrified Spathi inside through the monster deterrent metal*

Though, doesn't that Spathi need some sort of protective barricade, just in case the monsters can shoot from the communication console, through radio waves? You know, ending just below the area we can see when communicating with them, so that the monsters do not know that the Spathi have a barricade and do not take it into account.

And I think that the walls need to be coloured in even more colours, so that the monsters get dizzy when looking at them.
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Re: Welcome aboard the Spathi bridge
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2007, 02:14:38 pm »

Awesome illustration.  I love the use of color Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2007, 03:24:26 pm »

Thanks!

I think when the Spathi plans out their security measures, they tend not to focus on the overall picture. Instead they go overboard with one line of thought and completely forgets about other things.

The hatch in the floor could be a hideout or lead to an escape pod... although I'm not sure how the Spathi would work in respects to escape pods. Kind of ambivalent maybe? They may want to escape instinctively, but if they do they're all alone in space with the evil. On the other hand not being able to escape when something happens might give them stress too.
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2007, 06:05:52 pm »

Nice Arne. I can't help but wonder if you were inspired by a Mc PlayPlace at a local Mc Donalds resturaunt? Wink

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2007, 04:23:19 pm »

Every ship should have a ball pit on the bridge. I especially love that one little eyeball peeking up out of it. Cheesy

I think the only (nitpicky) thing I notice is that Spathi physiology seems particularly unsuited for climbing that ladder to the comm. Perhaps a small elevator would be more appropriate (though the thought of that elevator breaking down and smashing the passenger through the floor might give the comm officer some undue stress).

Also, I can't help but wonder where all those side doors lead to, considering the bridge is one of the side modules. It looks very much like the room takes up the entire sphere, but I suppose I could be wrong about that.
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2007, 07:56:56 pm »

I can't believe I forgot to mention!
Spathi have a single foot which looks like an abalone. See this video for a good idea of what it should look like.

May the Twin Gods (Blessed Be Their Holy Names) forgive me for this gross, sinful deed I have done... forgetting one of their celestial Divine Revelations! How could I do that!?
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2007, 06:10:04 am »

uhhh... that ruins my biped spathi setup! ...or does it?

*makes desperate attempt to save design idea*



Maybe it could climb the ladder with those legs Wink

Edit: It would be really silly (as in fun-silly) if they didn't have any natural arms and were just bare stalks running around. I always thought the exo skeleton arms looked a bit out of character for them, and my solution addresses this.
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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2007, 04:34:03 am »

COLOR IT! COLOR IT! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, COLOR IT!!!\

IT"S PERFECT!!! I LOVE IT!!!

I want this for my desktop wallpaper.

ok... I got that out of my system. I think if I ever write a Star Control childrens book I shall have you do the illustrations Grin

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Re: Welcome aboard the Spathi bridge
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2007, 06:54:57 pm »

You know, Arne, and forgive me if I've mentioned this before, but at this point, what 2 decades removed from the original project, a re-imaging of the project is not necessarily amiss. A while back I started a project of my own in my notebooks called Star Control Neo, my own reimaging. So you want to make the Spathi a symbote, hey, I'm all for it. Screw canon. Be youor oen canon. Your too good to be put off by things like continuity.

Deeeamn I'l love to see that spathi village animated.
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