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Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow  Updated MAR, 20th, 2016. The original can be found here, for comparison. Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow Bullet; Yellow




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OTHER PARTS OF THIS SERIES:
Oh Shit by overseer  Destiny MMXVI by overseer


Following the emergency landing on Veridian III (Star Trek: Generations), the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D prepares for evac as well as rescue operations.

COMPOSITION: Background is part render, part photography. Composited in Photoshop. Lighting rig, composite for all models, as well as some re-texturing, and/or texture additions done by me. Scene entirely rendered in Lightwave, with post-work in Photoshop.

MESHES: Galaxy-class by Prologic9, Danube-class Runabout by Thomas Slanitz, Type-6 Shuttle by Lee Scheinbeim, Type-7 Shuttle by Kenny Mitchell, Type-15 Shuttlepod by Staffan Norling (LW conversion by Ash  Weaver), composition, background elements & FX by me.

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My artworks are not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc. or the "Star Trek" franchise. The Star Trek trademarks, logos, and related names are owned by CBS Studios Inc., and are used under "fair use" guidelines.

Comments and critique welcome.

Thank you to my wife TreeClimber :heart: :hug: for all the useful suggestions, for inspiring me, and for all the memories!


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2096 by 1080 is an odd size, unless it was meant for printing. The land, background, fog, clouds looks amazing along with the dust still hanging in the air. Damage to the land where the saucer skidded across seems to be slightly purple and red instead of brown. The level of dust and minor burns from entering an atmosphere a little too fast looks just right. Colour balance of the hull was perfect. The resolution of the trees looks great. This image looks amazing, overall this image is perfect, especially considering the great difficulty of Colour Space, Colour Balance, Contrast and Brightness that comes with creating renders.
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Let's just get this part out of the way, fuck this movie so many times over. A failure on multiple fronts culminating in an unnecessary death, and a horribly unnecessary destruction of a fantastic starship.

Now on to the pic itself. Though this scene will forever hurt my heart physically and emotionally, I'm always fascinated with how any artist creates their own rendition.

This version is particularly amazing. It seems that every detail has been thought about and carefully executed. From the miles of shredded landscape behind the saucer, to the battering on the front, to even the shuttles and crew dotted across the hull, this is brilliant.

The only slight quip I have about this entire composition would be the presence of the dust/mist behind and around the ship. It makes the scene feel more like the saucer has just careened to a stop, but the shuttles have quite clearly begun their recovery efforts.

Regardless, this is a fantastic piece, extremely well done. I look forward to seeing more from you.
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SgtScrap Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Just  a really tiny comment, but perhaps important for your copyright: "Updated MAR, 20th, 2006" - I think you're missing 10 years here. ;)

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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for pointing that out! Fixed. That's what happens when your mind is all over the place.
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verdenpark Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
Great job.
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AutumnAxis Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
And my time is running out, Captain.
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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016   Digital Artist
We leave so many things unfinished in our lives.
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smitht2ncc1701 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
as a longtime trek fan....the quote you used here always stuck with me......especially after my house fire 3 years ago leaving me with nothing. Anyway...great render! Seriously......there are so many little "ideas" in the trek universe from fans that could not be really portrayed until the age of the PC....excellent work! 
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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. And I'm sorry to hear about the house fire; that is one of those challenges in life that are a true test. I hope you managed to recover somewhat at least.
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smitht2ncc1701 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
indeed ;) 
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Scyphi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The saucer looks a bit like it's still hovering over the vegetation a bit, but otherwise it's a nice pic! :)
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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks. That's on purpose; it's not entirely flat underneath, but curved, similar to the top. Based on original movie footage it wouldn't be flush with the ground.
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Scyphi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. Well, I see your point, but considering how it landed, I would argue it wouldn't be sitting perfectly level, but rather slated with it's nose driven into the ground. I would also think it's weight would make it settle into the ground enough to counteract some of that curve as well.

But even then, artistically speaking, it's hard to see that's the intended effect with how the pic's set up. The angle it's being viewed from makes it seem more that it's floating that actually crash-landed.
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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016   Digital Artist
Yeah, I have it on my list to work on some additional effects and add some more shadows that will make it more obvious. I've had similar comments, so I know what you mean.
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King-Hauken Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy hell that's so awesome!
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm working on a slightly updated version as well.
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hgfggg Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
Just remember there are probably plenty of other saucer-crash incidents! 
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016   Digital Artist
Unconfirmed! ;)
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hgfggg Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
Okay, fine. Just remember that there's more than one canon galaxy-class vessel. 
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016   Digital Artist
Yep... I believe most of the other destroyed ones happened in the Dominion war, the first being the Odyssey. None of them even had the time to consider an emergency landing. Plus, I believe, that during war time they probably stopped putting families on those ships. No need really to saucer sep at that point. :shrug:
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Deltigar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016
With such a structure and a nearby habitable world, one can imagine that someone would refurbish what remained as an observation base or something. Have you thought of revisiting the crash site a decade later?
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Scyphi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
With there being a pre-warp civilization on the next planet over, who'd totally take interest in this neighboring planet for being habitable in their attempts at space flight, the prime directive would've decreed that Starfleet remove as much evidence of the D's presence on the planet as possible to hide their existence to a race classed as not ready for that information. As she's no longer flight worthy, inevitably that would mean she was probably dismantled, what useful parts that could be salvaged used elsewhere in the fleet, and the rest disposed of through whatever is the standard means for that by Starfleet.

I would highly doubt they would convert it into a base or anything of the such for the same reason--what if the Veridians came along and caught sight of them?

Otherwise, it'd be a cool idea. :)
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016   Digital Artist
I haven't, no, but then we never found out what happened to the wreckage. I'm fairly certain though Starfleet salvage teams would have destroyed the remains, or dismantled them. I'm not sure if this ever was part of a novel, but I can't imagine them just letting it remain there, especially since a neighboring planet had a pre-warp civilization. There's also the small matter of that having been the flagship with technology that's in parts classified to other species etc. :shrug:
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Deltigar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
That's my point. They wouldn't have just left it. I like to imagine they would have used the shell and created office and bunk space for an observatory mission until the civilization in question achieved orbit.
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016   Digital Artist
Well, I suppose it isn't impossible...
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DarthAssassin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
In Shatner-Verse, they apparently went back and detonated the self-destruct
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016   Digital Artist
I guess that would work... except the Veridian civilization will wonder who blew that crater in their sister planet. . .
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DarthAssassin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ironically, I believe the story was that it would be better for them to find a crater rather than the saucer lol
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016   Digital Artist
Well yeah, of course, but one could have discretely dismantled it. . .
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DarthAssassin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Berman was in charge now, ideas that made sense were quickly silenced
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016   Digital Artist
Well, producers answer to the networks, and networks answer to advertisers and that means they need more people. Hence Star Trek eventually became geared towards the mass market. Then they brought JJ in and blew everything up. -sigh-

I only hope that the new, planned Star Trek series is going to be part of the pre-JJ timeline. They got an interesting guy working on it, so... there's indeed still some hope.
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SgtScrap Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Mh. I really, really like this.
Not only does it bring some deeply nostalgic feelings out, it's also extremely well put together. :)

One tiny bit of criticism, though: Shouldn't there be more dirt piled up in front of the saucer section? IIRC she piled into the planet somewhat nose-first and continued to scratch along the surface with the "nose" slightly down. But... It's been some years since I've watched Generations, so I could very well be mistaken!
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you!

Initially there was, but it got strewn all over the hull. From what little shots you see after, I guess I got as close as I could. Plus, given the speeds and the sudden stop due to friction, it may have caused the dirt to glide off, and some may have even dropped into the windows... :shrug: The other thing was that the underside of the rum was still probably a good floor off the ground after stand still. So, aside from the initial touch down, the upper side would not really have made any more contact with the surface.

The danger is also to do too much. You wanna be able to recognize what you're looking at! I did watch the movie in the background while creating this, for the mood... but, I'm happy to do so again just to be sure.
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
she was a good ship.
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016   Digital Artist
Yes, she was.
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Doga-87 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
Also know as: That Time We Let Troy Drive.
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016   Digital Artist
I wouldn't blame Troi. I'd blame the Duras sisters, Lursa and B'Etor.
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Doga-87 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
I blame a chain of command which included putting the ship's psychiatrist anywhere within it. 
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016   Digital Artist
If you have seen the show, you know that she obtained the rank of Commander and had to go through specific additional training in order to do so. Dr. Crusher is the Chief Medical Officer, but she assumed command during the "Descent" two parter, and did a good job of it, too. I'm someone to put credit where it's due, regardless of profession or gender. The ship was hit by the warp core explosion's shock wave; wouldn't have mattered who was at the helm. Systems were already damaged, gravitation took over, and that was it. No Sulu, no LaForge, no Paris, no Dax and no Wesley Crusher could have done anything about it.
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Doga-87 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
Don't get too worked up about it, I've just always had with the NG universe was portrayed.
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slybrarian Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016   Digital Artist
Is that a promise? ;)
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JohnMarchant Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
Nice composition mate.
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing angle of the Enterprise-D's remains. I kinda wonder what your interperetation of the underside damage is
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overseer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you; and... what underside? ;)
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
True, Might I recommend changing the title, People might gripe about the title being inaccurate to the scenario, Maybe something like "Only mortal"
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overseer Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2016   Digital Artist
[Edit]: Despite my initial notion, you are correct; this one fits just as well in any aspect.
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I like the update, It actually looks like they still haven't gotten the fires under control.
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overseer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks. It sets it closer to the crash time, and also... well; we're no longer in 1994. A little added creative freedom is, I think, warranted.
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