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One of the all-time coolest scenes in Trek history.

With a twist. :)

What if the writers had stuck with an earlier script for STIII where the bad guys were Romulans instead of renegade Klingons? How would the subsequent movies have been different?

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Romulan Bird of Prey by Atolm. Imported into Vue 6 Esprit and slightly retextured with fancy Vue shaders. Whaling Boat downloaded from ShareCG and retextured by me. Rendered in Vue in about an hour. Postwork in Paintshop Pro 10.
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Mark-Wilder Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Funny thing. it was supposed to be a Romulan ship stolen by Klingons stolen by Kirk and co.
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WolfKroger74 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to agree with you Rich, when this scene happens in the movie I get the goose bumps, one of the coolest scenes in Trek history, it's right up there with the Enterprise blowing the crap out of the Reliant!!
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
hello computer
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:iconwolfkroger74:
WolfKroger74 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just use the keyboard...
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Aseika Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
um isn't that the worng ship? hehe interesting twist I must say a romulan ship instead of a kilngon one?
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richmerk Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, I did the old switcheroo there. :)
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
i hop jj gos to old note an win they get to this point they pull something like this treks going back on air after 3rd movie
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Aseika Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as an avid star trek fan can you look at my ship designs and find the star trek in them :P
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LordTigeron Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
nice to see the Romulans having a whale of a time
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kavinveldar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
DAMN! Now that is impressive! Instant fav!
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richmerk Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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NewDivide1701 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Damage control, that's easy. Reading Romulan, that's hard.
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe the Vulcans could assist in translating since the Romulans are an offshoot of the Vulcan race.
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richmerk Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. :)
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Writer
Wonderful. Simply wonderful.
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richmerk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Wyrdrune Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NICE! Yea ...I really wish they had left the bad guys Romulans.
At least that way the Klingons would not have had the whole "bird" and "wing" themes pawned off onto their culture and ship design. It should have stayed Romulan where it belongs.
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monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
That would make for an interesting story. Great work, Merk!
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:iconrichmerk:
richmerk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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monkeysuncle30 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
You're welcome. I've always liked your manips, especially your Eternity one.
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keiku Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Neato! That's a cool twist!
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:iconrichmerk:
richmerk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice - great atmosphere :).
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richmerk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now and then I somehow manage to get these zany programs to do what I want and the end result is actually how I was picturing it in my head. :)
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Ptrope Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hear ya! Usually, what I end up with is a lot better than what I imagined - serendipity and I are great pals! :D
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david-lordwhyte Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Very, VERY, Cool!!!
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:iconrichmerk:
richmerk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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MikeZ83 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least the ship would've been the same, because it was originally supposed to be a Romulan design.
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DavidAkerson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Nero would have been a renegade Klingon. ;)

Great piece, very cool!
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AlienDragonLover Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol :D UFO not whale :D
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