Well, I’ve finally gotten around to finishing up my take on Larson II. A classic FASA design, it like various others (Saladin II and Loknar II), is widely considered to be a staple of the TMP era. As explained in my annotations, it was a bit perplexing at first trying to frame/create the historical background for the class, but by playing up certain historical and technical/design-related elements, I believe I carved out a good niche for it.
Astute readers may note this is yet another instance where I make mention of a Starfleet reserve force (the ‘Reserve Forces Command’). Soon I hope to get at least a framework created for it–which classes it was responsible for, when it operated them, historical incidents/details etc–to help keep dates and other details consistent.
As I intend to stay in the TMP era here, there are also some Klingon designs of the era that have been on my mind–the D-9/K’Teremny and D-18/’Gullwing’. Though as always, what I dive into next is anyone’s guess 😉
Larson II Class Destroyer
Good morning all. Today’s update concerns a most familiar sight – Spacedock, what myself and a few other non-canon/fanon sources refer to as the Ournal class. It’s fairly basic as far as descriptions go though, my history tweaked just enough to have it fit in as the successor to my Ticonderoga class (check it out here). These stations were large and imposing enough before the introduction of the larger Ournal II class (typified by Starbase 74, necessitated by the sloppy VFX work of the TNG production staff).
With lengthy construction times, grandiose resource requirements and the overall size of the Federation by the late 24th Century, I made these comparatively rare – positioned only in vital sectors of strategic importance – and intend to introduce two smaller station types (Andromeda and Ranger/Ranger II) to compliment them.
Memory Alpha has some great background information on the design’s real-world development and evolution, would definitely recommend checking it out (right here).
Until next time though!
Ournal/Ournal II class Space Station