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Before there was a Polaris, before there was a First Fleet, before there was a United Earth... there was the Polyarnaya Zvezda. Belonging to the venerable "Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin" class, her type was the first Soviet spacecraft with Warp capability. With Cold War and WWIII grudges still being held against the United States of North America, the Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics worked hard to break their former enemy's Warp monopoly. Even though severely damaged in WWIII and undergoing a civil war, the Soviets managed to launch their first Warp ships as early as 2075. They were hardly real "starships", more like heavily overbuilt Soyuzes, but they were still capable of exploring the Solar System.

The fourth of her class, the Polyarnaya Zvezda, meaning "Pole Star" intercepted an incoming flottila of three Tellarite vessels in 2082. The Tellarites announced the annexation of the Sol system to their territories. The Polyarnaya Zvezda contacted all orbiting and outbound Soviet and American spacecraft and with demonstration of strength, they convinced the Tellarites to leave before the Earth ships open fire upon them. The Polyarnaya Zvezda's desperate call for help against an alien invasion broke though more than a century of bitterness between the USSR and the USNA. Realizing that threats coming from outer space are more dangerous than opposing political ideologies, the two superpowers began to work together. Soon, the Solar Fleet, the precursor of the United Earth Stellar Navy was born.

The Polyarnaya Zvezda became obscure memory in the upcoming decades. But when the Romulan War came, a Captain named Linus Randolph named his new Powhatan class light cruiser "Polaris", the English equivalent of the original Russian name, to honor the old Soviet ship that unified Earth against an alien invasion. The rest is history...



IRL, I designed this ship to look similar to the Phoenix, Friendship One and Masao Okazaki's designs. It's somewhat clumsier but a firm little construct, then again, she is Russian to boot. Her commanding officer is Colonel Sergei Philippov, named after the best teacher I ever met. The ship has three decks, a fusion core for the Warp drive, only four Warp coils (two in each nacelle) and a peak performance of Warp 1.37.





Model by me
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MajorDiarrhia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I love it and your story for the ship. It makes me wish Enterprise had looked more like this.
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Javajunkie1976 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I like the backstory and the rugged design of the ship.
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student Writer
Very ingenious, and certainly more interesting that Enterprise. Though that's not much of a compliment. I shall simply say this is a great picture and leave it at that.
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Cipher80 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
YA DID FORGOTS THA FACT YOUSE COMMIE ASSHOLES PUT NUUKIES WEAPONS ON YER DAMNED BITCH SATELITES TA LAUGH AT THE FREE WORLDS' TOO!!!! YEAH, SPARE ME YER BITCHIN' BULLSHIT CANDY ASSED BASTARD DEBATING BULLSHIT OF THE COMMIE ASSHOLE PARTY THATS STILL ALIVE AN KICKIN IN THAT PART O THE WORLDS' YA COMMIE ASSHOLE , BASTARD/BITCHES!!!!!! I KKNOWS MORE BOUT HISTORY THAN YER SORRY ASSES EVER WILL!!!!!!! WHICH IS WHY WEEZE ALL FUKED AN SCREEWD CAUSE YOUSE DONE GIVEN THE ASSHOLES IRANIANS NUUUKES TA START MORE FIREWORKS!!!!! YA THINK I LIE ASSHOLES O THE WORLD?!!! READ HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ogrebear Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Does indeed look like the sort of warhorse the Russians would make.

Ugly, but more than functional.
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acmarkz Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Interesting story. I wondered what happened between First Contact and the unification of Earth.
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Writer
A clever, believable piece of engineering. Nicely done!
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Thank you very much!
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AJTalon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Writer
Not a problem.
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Marian87 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder how a Russian take on the Constitution might have looked ?
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Painted red with a flavour of gold, plus reeking of stale vodka :D
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Marian87 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds accurate :rofl:
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tangerinewarning Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011   Photographer
Lovely work and great story.

Where abouts are its weapons?
(Would love to see an image of it firing its weapons!)
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thank you very much!

There is that pod on the underside, near the bow. It contains two laser cannons on those two turrets and an atomic warhead launcher.
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Zoggman2000 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally Cool!!! I love pre TOS ships.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thank you very much!
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
I like her,like all Russian Space vehicles not pretty but a damn good worker :D
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Spasebo, Tovarish :D
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Ienkoron Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
No Worries Mate :D
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avaruus-apina Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Very interesting. Im just curious, does Zefram Cochrane play any role in this timeline?
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Yes, he developed Warp drive on Earth. My Polarisverse isn't that different from Canon TOS, it's mostly filling the gaps that were never mentioned or just briefly on screen. For example: they speak of Leningrad in STVI. So I said to myself, the USSR survived in the Star Trek Universe. Stuff like that. Also, it's my personal view on world history, a la Good Bye Lenin. I wrote a timeline, it's in my gallery, look it up if you're interested :D
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avaruus-apina Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Ď looked up your timeline and it made me even more curious. So if the United States of North America did not share warp technology with rest of humanity, who was the genious that developed warp technology for the soviet union?

A thought came to me when I was writing this comment. I believe that in the 50's an american scintist gave information about the atombomb to the russian in order to brake the ameican hegemony on nuclear weapons. What if Cochrane leaked that information to the russians because he wanted to share his invention with all mankind?
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
I doubt it was Cochrane. Remember, the man only wanted money at the beginning :D

I think it was hard-headed Russian stubbornness and industrial espionage was behind the PZ :D
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Jackson889 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is ugly enough to be a Russian ship :D
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
I don't know whom you have offented more: me or the peace-loving workers and peasants of the Soviet Union? :D

JK
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Jackson889 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's ugliness is one of the reasons I like it so much; I think the more I see this ship, the more I like it. :)
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Meema Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool backstory.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thank you very much!
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Azgardia Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Csini kis gép, meg hmmm... tetszik a mintázat színvilága :D
Kíváncsi voltam már, hogy honnan a Polaris név. Csatlakozom amúgy az előttem szólókhoz, ha egyszer megjelenne egy könyved, tuti vetekedne a sor a szomszédos bolt előtt kígyózó WoW x-edik kiegészítőjét várókéval :D
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Hát remélem is, hogy bármi, amit csinálok, üti a WoW-ot LOL :D

Szintén CCCP fan, hölgyem? :D
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Azgardia Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Már hogy a viharba ne lennék az :D Az egyik első szerepjátékos karakterem egy fórumon indult, A Titkár vörös ruhás neje, aki mellesleg szovjet-angol kettősügynök volt, és rendszerint a kocsmában volt fellehető egy üveg vodka társaságában :D

5 évig mondtam haveroknak, hogy nem játszom vele, aztán mikor kimentem Angliába, az STO nem futott el a notin, így megvettem a WoW-ot. Hazajöttem és WoW helyett befizettem az STO-t, ennyi :D
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Én, bevallom őszintén, Marxista vagyok. Elismerem a SZU hibáit, de ezerszer inkább Iván, mint John.
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Azgardia Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugye? Főleg a majd' fél év Anglia elég volt nekem ahhoz, hogy azt mondjam köszönöm de ebből nem kérek. Ez most kicsit durva lesz, de jobb szeretem, ha egyértelműen tudom, hogy miért végezhetnek ki, mint a nagy demokráciát, ahol minden nap új játékszabályok derülnek ki.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Teljesen egyetértek.

És most egy kicsit sírnék neked. Már elnézést:

Van ez az Alain Rivard nevezetű 'csög. Úberfasza modelleket csinál, meg mindent, tényleg profi. De burzsoákapitalistanépellensége a tag. Az az igazi felfújt hólyag, aki kuporgatja a modelljeit, aztán mikor meg kiadja őket, csodálkozik, ha az emberek arra vetemednek, hogy használják őket.

Na most, én a konverziókra specializálódtam. Lightwave-ből Maxba, Truespace-ből Maxba, kis segítséggel Mayából, Modoból Maxba, köztes .obj file-lal Blenderből Maxba. Na most, mikor Rivard kiadta a cuccait, én szépen átkonvertáltam őket Maxba. Volt is öröm, hát a tökéletes Reliant! KHAAAAAAAAAAN! Terveztük azon az oldalon, hogy kiadom őket, a jóember bele is egyezett, csak hát mindenféle hülye szerverprobléma miatt eddig nem lett semmi belőle. Egy ismerősöm a netről, aki megtanított animálni, elkérte őket tőle. Oké, meg is kapta őket, csak írja oda, hogy Rivard építette az eredetieket, szerény személyem volt a konverter (van ilyen szó? LOL :D ). Mint kiderült, Rivard agya ledobta a biztosítékot, hogy én hogy merem, meg különben is, meg így meg úgy. Nos, bannolva lettem az oldalról, a modelleket nem használhatom többé (ott egye meg a fene, vaaaan máááásiiik, by Eötvös bohóc). A kaput az ette be, hogy egy Lenin-idézettel érveltem, hogy a gépek, szerszámok ne egy szűk elitet szolgáljanak, hanem a odlgozók millióit. Drága nyugati barátaink az Aberrált Egybesült Állatokból ezt csöppet zokon vették, hogy gyünakomenyista! Monnyonle! Köteletneki! Szóval én vagyok most (megint) az Első Számú Közellenség, így, szép nagybetűkkel, a kedvemért talán karoling maiusculában is :D

Tervezem, ha folytatják a b'tatásomat, az összes illegál 3D oldalra mennek fel Rivard cuccai. Hruscsov apánk megmondta: eltemetjük őket :D
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Azgardia Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sírjál nyugodtan, én meghallgatom :) Gyűlölöm az ilyeneket. Engem rendszerint azért baszogatnak, ha átszínezek / átrajzolok valamit. Basszus, rajzolni nem tudok, csak módosítani, de azt nagyon. Soha nem fogok pl magamtól megírni egy programot, de ha elémraksz kb bármilyen programot, akkor ülök rajta 1-2 hetet amíg megértem (addig vki hozza a kávét meg a kaját a gép elé XD) utána meg úgy átírom és alkotok belőle valamit, hogy rá se lehet ismerni az eredetire. Ez van, van aki ehhez ért, csak sajna ezt nyugaton nem szokás elfogadni.

Ha meg bárhol kell segítség akkor szóljál aztán megyek kibeszélem őket az alsógatyájukból is, az nagyon megy XD

Egyébként meg angol kollega volt hogy köszönni nem volt képes ha szembe jött az utcán, az orosz pilótánk meg "pálinkás jóreggelt"-et köszönt ahányszor meglátott, meg egyszer munkából hazavitt, megvárta amig összeszedem a motyóm utána meg vissza a reptérre hogy elérjem a gépet haza. Azt már csak ott mondta meg, hogy amúgy tök másfele lakik mint én.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Nam kell félni, ez a gazdasági válság összeomlasztjja őket, Chavez apánk meg majd megmutatja a régi-új utat. A Nyugatot meg eltemetjük, ahogyan azt Nyikita Szergejevics megmondta.
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MultiFan-01 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Cool ship! And I can definitely see the major influences in her design.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thank you very much!
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Venomater Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work my friend. . . . . .
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thank you very much!
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FrodoGoofball Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
So now we know the real reason for the Polaris name.

Warp 1.37 might seem slow but it's about 100,000 times faster than the space shuttle. :XD:
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Back then, Warp 1.37 was the bomb. Back then, everything that good was the bomb. Wait, wasn't it like that in the 1990's? :D

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Coresk Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
I don't get it. But I love this quite a lot XD

Even though it looks like a gigantic space salt/pepper churner XD
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
LOL Thank you :D

What don't you understand?
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Coresk Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Hehe

I don't understand why I like it so much xD I think it's the warp nacelles really... =P
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. :)
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Thank you very much!
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Night-Forager Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   General Artist
Great work! Both on the model, and on the backstory for this ship. You really should consider writing a fan novel. I'd certainly read it.
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Thank you very much!

Back in my days, I used to write novels. I have no time and energy for that, thus the 3D stuff and mini-fics.
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MultiFan-01 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
That's too bad :( I'd love read that novel too. Or maybe something like a Chronology.
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