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Dawn of a voyage by thefirstfleet Dawn of a voyage by thefirstfleet
The maiden cruise of the refitted USS Enterprise...






Model by me
Background by NASA
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:icon71olo:
71olo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Stunning model and also very nice choice of background!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
Thank you very much!

I based the scene from a screencap from Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
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:icon71olo:
71olo Featured By Owner Edited Dec 17, 2014
The resemblance to that scene is striking, although I like your colours and lighting more than original :D
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:iconcentaur71:
Centaur71 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
My ship is the Constitution-class 'Sister' of ENTERPRISE; U.S.S. QUO VADIS NCC 1791 (looks just like her!)
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Safe winds, Captain!
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:iconhatnapper:
Hatnapper Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Star Trek The Motion Picture.... Love this!!!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Thank you :D
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:icontheatomicdog:
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
One of the best beauty shots in a film of nothing but beauty shots.
Astrogational dish was tan in TMP, BTW.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Depends on the "real" or the director's cut version :D
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genchang2112 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is another nice shot.
I'll take the Director's Version over pretty much any other version any day of the week.  I'm not a purist.  Life's too short for inflexibility. :)
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
What I liked in the original cut more is the Vulcan scene. It looked more "authentic".
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genchang2112 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye.....but Vulcan has no moons.  :D
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
But a sister planet: T'kuth!
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Keiichi-K1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
That doesn't explain though why he looks to the sky to cover his eyes from the bright sunlight, and then we shift to a starfield and several moons or planets, as if it is night.  That part of the original has always bothered me greatly.

Don't get me wrong, it was a beautiful matte painting, but too hard to suspend disbelief at that point.
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genchang2112 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When did they ever mention a sister planet?
What hill?  I don't remember any hill!  :D
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UnicornCat Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one of the best things i ever saw.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Thank you very much!
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:iconcelticarchie:
celticarchie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
'Course Sir?"
'Out there, Thataway!' :D
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Oh yeah!
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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Do you mind if I use this image as a background pic for my Fleets website?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Okay, but please give me credit.
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:iconevohunter7:
Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Thanks, it will make our site very very cool indeed.
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
This one's "pinup quality". Gorgeous lighting and fantastic specularity.

*insert wolf whistle here*
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
:D Thank you very much :D

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Spydraxis01 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice lighting you compliment this photo well.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Thank you very much!
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:icondinobatfan:
dinobatfan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
More TMP majesticly beautiful awesomeness! Ohhhhhhh Yeahhhhhhh!!!! ......... :D
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
:D

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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Fan-bloody-tastic :D it looks so spectacular!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
LOL Thank you :D
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:iconindyshark:
IndyShark Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Fantastic picture. I am going to use it as a screen saver.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Thank you very much!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quality - pure pure quality
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Thank you very much!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pleasure!
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1darthvader Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Thank you very much!
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sierra223 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!!!! Love it!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Thank you very much!
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Kudos707 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Captain: "Alright crew, we are off to make contact with a mysterious and potentially deadly object that is steadily approaching Earth, and we...wait...OH GOD, I FORGOT MY WALLET! WE HAVE TO GO BACK!"

Helmsman: <sigh> "I don't even know why you're a captain any more..."
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
So this is why Sulu left the team for the Excelsior? :D
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:iconkudos707:
Kudos707 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Probably.
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:icongopotter:
gopotter Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student Writer
Oh... aint she a beaut, captain?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Indeed she is :D
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NitzkaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW! I want this on my wall!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
A starship crashing into your wall might be harmful for your health :D
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Alpha5-3D Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Fantastic lighting. Lovin' the model too.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Thank you very much!
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:icontuishimi:
Tuishimi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
I see your model has phaser banks on the ventral surface of the secondary hull. I like.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Thank you very much!

The filming miniature also had them.
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