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TheLoneRedshirt

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  1. Not as cool as the USS Johnston video, but still an interesting redesign of the Oberth-class.
  2. I've seen static shots of this design, but the video was incredible! It's an upgrade over the original Oberth-class in several respects. I actually prefer this design over the Sculpin-class on which I based the Albacore-class 13 years ago. Yes, the Oberth used the struts for access to the secondary hull. According to most sources, the secondary hull of the Oberth is comprised of a highly efficient sensor array and scientific labs. Engineering on the Oberth is in the primary hull. The USS Johnston is different from the Oberth in several respects - engineering/hangar bay in secondary hull, more fire-power, somewhat larger, faster impulse and warp. (Oberth could only make warp 6). If it had a central neck connecting the saucer from the secondary hull, it would be perfect. Here's a weird coincidence - my last name is Johnston. No, I don't know the artist/creator of USS Johnston.
  3. I'm sorry, but I'll have to say no. I have plans for Maya Vashtee, should I ever return to writing.
  4. The extended hiatus continues . . . "I'm not dead yet!" - Soon to be dead guy from Monty Python and the Holy Grail "Nothing happened. After a few moments, nothing continued to happen." - Douglas Adams It's been an interesting couple of years; we had both my father-in-law and my father in our home under hospice care during that period. My FIL passed about 18 months ago and my father passed on January 4 of this year. The family is doing well but we're still busy dealing with personal effects, selling Dad's house, etc. Apparently, writing is not like riding a bike. More like falling off of one. When you get away from writing (and vice-versa), it's easy to become gun shy. I've ideas a-plenty but nothing is flowing from the gray matter to the little computer screen. I've gone back and re-read some of the orphan stories that languish on the Trek BBS. Some are worth salvaging and completing. With others, I have searched (without success) for the delete button. I need to catch up on reading your stories also. I'm WAAAY behind! All that to say, I am doing well and will write again at some point. If any of you want to borrow characters from the Bluefin, please feel free. I think they're getting bored, sitting around the old cutter with nothing to do. TLR
  5. Since the USS Bluefin patrols the borderland near Klingon and Orion space, I thought I'd provide a list of Orion terms I have used/may use in future stories. Feel free to use or add any for stories set in the United Trek universe. A brief glossary of Orion terms - Ah'met - 'Captain,' 'Leader' or 'Prince,' literally - Supreme. (Credit goes to Gibraltar for this one.) Ah'met-sur - Syndicate clan leader. 'Lord.' Literally - 'Grand Supreme.' Ahm’suka - term of respect for an elder, literally - 'Wise head.' Met'mat - Father Met'Sando - Adoptive father, literally - 'Near-father' Met'Chan - Mother Jih'mat - brother or male cousin Leh'mhin - sister or female cousin Chadoi - daughter Mehk - son Moi - child J'moi - children H'lajmoi - abandoned children, orphans Sundija - Orions not part of a Syndicate clan - basically serfs in a feudal system. Literally - 'Under-people' Sundrik - Non-Orion Slave Ah'm'sund'rikan - Slave master Hri'gun - rodent Vuut - an insult, roughly equivalent to 'fool' or 'idiot.' Slis'pul - a derogatory term, roughly equivalent to S.O.B. Kima - measurement of time, roughly one second Mekima - measurement of time, roughly one minute Jul - measurement of time, roughly one hour Slarndra - derogatory term for a red Orion (used by green Orions). Slis'jaka - an extremely vulgar term, worse than Slis'pul. Kleemat - a unit of measure, slightly longer than a kilometer Teuurn - Human Met'nahl - Clan or family Met'lorhalan - Syndicate Nal'klisa - bond sum to free a child of age from service with the syndicate, literally - 'free ransom.' V'ores'sur - Verex III - Orion homeworld - 'Place of the Clan.' V'ores'katul - Verex IV - the 'Place of no Souls' - the outcast planet shunned by the Syndicate. V'ores'dur - Orion afterlife, Hell. Shen'lur - Starship Klihn - Klingon Ah'njor - Andorian Tehl'rul - Tellarite Vuhlka - Vulcan Isha - Yes Ru - No Jeh - Go Nuh - Stop, Wait Reht - Obey Kehf - Hot beverage (coffee, raktajino) C'hav - Wound, injure C'hur - Kill Fet'jun - 'Federation' or 'Starfleet' R’uulk - Romulan Fehn'gur - Ferengi Kahrd'sa - Cardassian Grehlt - Monetary unit - coin, slip, credit, etc. J'Grehlt - Money, loot, treasure Lin'hur - Fight, struggle, combat Ser'chaan – Weapon, Phaser, Disruptor L’hak – Blade, knife
  6. Michael, I get a 404 error from the Larson-class link. If it's the class with the single nacelle connected to the hull by two pylons, that will be fine.
  7. Thank you! Very kind of you to say so. Hopefully, there will be more Bluefin stories in the future. Currently my focus is on the 23rd century Four Years War between the Klingons and the Federation.
  8. Chapter 12 of "Trajectory" is posted on the TrekBBS
  9. Chapter 11 of "Trajectory" is up on the TreBBS.
  10. Chapter 10 of "Trajectory" is up on the TrekBBS. I figure at this rate of one chapter per year I'll be done by 2035. No point rushing things.
  11. I got two right and now I'm "1st of one." Apparently I was assimilated into the Borg collective.
  12. Chapters 2 -4 of "Gold-Plated Trouble" are up on the TrekBBS.
  13. Chapter 1 of a new series - Rock Jockeys: "Gold-Plated Trouble" - is up on the TrekBBS. Chapter 10 of "Trajectory" is in process.
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