Today I'm going to pop around on a thread that starts with author Diane Duane. She's a very well known sci-fi author who's written lots of Star Trek novels, various video game books as well as her own series. Of particular interest to WC fans: she also wrote the screenplay to the cinematic story of Privateer 2! And just yesterday, she had this to say on the topic:
I was a busy girl on this one. It remains the single longest screenplay (at 300+ pages) I've ever done. And had the BEST cast. Brian Blessed, Clive Owen, David Warner, so many more... :)Dave Blass, also recently shared that one of the many ships featured in the show is the USS Inaieu, which is 'a nod to the Defender class ship from Diane Duane's [1984 Star Trek novel] "My Enemy, My Ally"'. Dave also posted this stellar Starfleet size/silhouette chart, which gave LOAF an opportunity to talk about a Wing Commander equivalent.
This is wonderful! My brain has stopped identifying new Star Trek ship classes as well as it used to and I feel like I suddenly understand the fleet again. It’s also neat how similar it is to this 1998 chart developed for the Wing Commander art team to reference pre-production!
“That’s not what the Kilrathi warships look like!” - true, they totally dropped the rigging/age of sale look for them. Luckily they redid the chart afterwards for commercial release and it’s in the Confederation Handbook!