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For a while, I've been getting these comments: "Where is the Polaris?" "When will you do the Polaris again?" And so on.

Here you go, folks, the Polaris in all her light cruiser glory, leaving The Glaive for her next mission.

Like a few years ago, I stand at a crossroads of what to do with the "franchize". All I know is that I won't reboot it, but I have to tamper with the timeline so that the story will be smoothly set in the approx. 30 years Metlesits was in command of the Polaris. The history of the Kzin-Tzenkethi War needs to be revamped, with a few years must be standing between it and its predecessor, the Federation-Kzin War/Fourth Man-Kzin War/One Man-Kzin War/Fourteenth Caitian-Kzin War (lotsa names for one conflict, all in all, the bad cats get pounded in the end).
I have a further story arc in mind, the Tomed saga. Nope, not the Tomed Incident, but the Romulan the big baddie ship that killed off those many Feds (and the successor of ye olde 782) was named after. Hint: this Romulan is responsible for Captain Metlesits getting the leg brace, Max Rockatansky style.
I also know the final story arc, titled A Torunament of Lies. It will feature the re-assemly of the old crew (Ainsworth and Heimann have left the First Fleet to pursue civilian careers and Nussbaum has his own ship, the attack frigate USS Pratchett) to help Captain Kirk of the Enterprise-A on his final mission: getting home in one piece after Khitomer, with a rogue Klingon dreadnougth in pursuit. What happens between this arc and the Tomed saga is a big blank sheet to be filled. I'm open to any ideas.

So, ladies and gentlebeings, are you ready for the Polaris again? I'm eagerly awaiting comments and ideas. Let's fill space with badasscom again :D





Models by me
Background elements by NASA
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:iconogrebear:
ogrebear Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Handsome ship.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Thank you! She's the apple of my eye.
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am one that would love to see more adventures of this saga and crew. XD
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
You'll get it :D
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austinthegallade Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
how about the Polaris meets up with my ship the NCC-93396-A U.S.S. Gallade?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Show me the ship :D
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austinthegallade Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
change it to the defiant class gallade B
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just had a thought for a Polaris/DC Comics crossover event. How about a Polaris/Green Lantern Crossover? The idea will be that instead of it happening in the 21st century, the "Blackest Night" story arc occurs in the 23rd century and the Polaris is caught in the middle of it when different Lantern Corps rings choose the command crew of the Polaris as their bearers and they join the fight to save the lives throughout the galaxy, here's a link to an article about it dc.wikia.com/wiki/Blackest_Nig…
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Interesting, but the Polarisverse has its own Ragnarok story :D
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What about a "Branch-off" universe, that way you can have two continuities to toy with, Polarisverse Lantern and Polarisverse-prime? The branch of point could be a few years after the good captain was assigned to command the Polaris where he's still a bit inexperienced yet he's had his share of firefights.
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I missed the Polaris. :)
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
She's back and will stay :D
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nice, Dave. Dramatic, pretty,. and tech-sexy!
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Thank you :D
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RandomSketchGeek247 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Love this dude, fantastic stuff :D
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Thanks, mate :D
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RandomSketchGeek247 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
No probs :P
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Jah4369 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Very well done! Looks fantastic! Also now i see what you mean about the similarity between this ship and the model i made.
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
And ain't these little ships just cute? :D
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Hummakavuula Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Digital Artist
:-)

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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
:D
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dantrekfan48 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! More Polly! Sorry, I've been giving ships nicknames for some reason. ^^;
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
No problem. If the Constitution class is called Connie, the Polaris could be Polly :D
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The9thNightguard Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The good old pallada class starship that i have come to embrace
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Thanks for the support, mate :D
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The9thNightguard Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
any time comrade
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Kudos707 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to see Polaris again
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Thank you!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"So, ladies and gentlebeings, are you ready for the Polaris again?"

Like a cat loves the catnip!

I suggest pirates this time, and maybe remnants of the Boomers.

Oh, and killing Section 31 assholes.

Once again - well done sir :D No overdose of lens flare either!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Hmm, Section 31 was and is a pain in the aft for the Polaris.
Pirates? Nahh, that's Second Fleet duty (yupp, there is a United Earth Second Fleet). Boomers? Who are they?
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Boomers were traders in Archer's era - look to "Fortunate's Son" and "Horizon"

Memory Alpha classes them as "Space boomer" or simply "boomer" is Earth slang for a person who has spent their entire life on spaceships running cargo.

Hope that helps :)
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I have another "saga" in mind, which is the precursor of the Tomed saga. One word: zombies!

Cause, f**k me, I'm a fan of the zombie apocalypse :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHAHH! Go for it :D
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Second Fleet gives me an idea, Have you already established a flagship for it?
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Its flagship is an old Lancaster class cruiser, which the First Fleet inherited from Starfleet and then the Second Fleet inherited from the first Fleet. Old, cranky and still kicking ass :D
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know a good candidate for captain.
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tomson235 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Can't wait to see more
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
You'll get it :D
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tomson235 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great! Can't Wait
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:iconspidertrekfan616:
SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She's beautiful, no ship can surpass the beauty of the Polaris.:D
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:iconthefirstfleet:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Nahh, you're just being sweet-mouthed :D
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GregStitz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Something seems amiss with the left (right from our perspective) pylon. It looks like the grill is missing as you can see through the mesh as if you didn't have two sided enabled.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
It's actually a too deep inset for the grilles. I'll move them upward.
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Jimlogan1701 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fab'n'tastic, great to see the old girl :-) Thanks for bringing her back.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I was amazed at how many have missed her :D
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Jimlogan1701 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just goes to show, more people follow your work than you realize ;-)
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mckinneyc Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Thank you!
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mckinneyc Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome Sir :)
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