marcnoonan wrote:I did a lot of research into the sizes of the 2 8472 ships as they are one of my favourite (yes I like Vorlons too) with a thread on the Mighty ten-12. There's some good comparison shots with Voyager and the standard bioships on the same screen and I concluded that the standard ships are 160m with the "Planet Killer" centre ship being accurately measured at 25% longer than the standard at 200m. There's also a 1/1400 Bioship which works out to 160m and looks spot on to the screen comparison when the 2 models were together. I found the same 50m? size reference you probably did.
I always thought just one type existed. After looking at the EAS site, they've come to the same conclusion.
I tend to agree with Marc's analysis. Although it's been a long time since I've watched Voyager the two ships look vastly different. Yet, EAS has them listed as standard and "firing" positions. Unless they radically morph into another shape to fire, they can't be the same ship/size.Although real proof is missing, I am going with the explanation in the Fact Files and Star Trek: The Magazine that there is only one known type of bioship. In order to focus a beam that may disintegrate a whole planet, as seen in VOY: "Scorpion", the center vessel may alter its configuration.
Length: approx. 50m
Crew complement: 1
I'm sure this subject, like so many other Trek size anomalies, has been debated enough times. It would be a first for AST though, so what are your thoughts?