Denobulan Vessel


3/4 concept view,,,,

3/4 concept view,,,,


B&W line drawing

B&W line drawing

key frame

key frame





This new ship was created for the Dinoblians and classified as a medical vessel. It made it’s debut in Cold station, Episode # 81. here is the sketch of the ship, the B&W of the asteroid field hiding the entrance to the hidden base, and the colored key frame version.

16 Responses to “Denobulan Vessel”

  1. 1 Freak
    March 27, 2009 at 4:50 am

    Nice looking ship.
    Can’t remember the Episode. I’ll have to go back and watch it.

  2. 2 johneaves
    March 27, 2009 at 4:56 am

    I don’t remember it doing more than a couple of flybys and I think the color went white for the final.

  3. 3 Boris
    March 27, 2009 at 5:39 am

    Thanks for the info. Note that this ship appears to have a highly uncertain size, to the extent that Ex Astris Scientia has no figure at all:


    Did you find any specific numbers in your sketches or notes?

    • 4 johneaves
      March 27, 2009 at 6:36 am

      this would be a Rob question!!! He and I believe Pierre did this one so I’ll drop him a note about the size!

  4. March 27, 2009 at 5:44 am

    Thanks for the images! Here are two screenshots of the ship in action, both from “Cold Station 12”. It was also seen in the following episode, “The augments”.

    • 6 johneaves
      March 27, 2009 at 5:56 am

      WOW!! thanks for the grabs,,, I am glad they didn’t change the color to white,,, Next week That Klingon ship in the BG is coming. thanks for the sneak peak!

  5. 7 deg
    March 27, 2009 at 6:01 am

    That’s the sweet stuff right there it is, eh. 🙂

    Thanks again, dude!


  6. 8 Jonathan Burke (TrekBBS' Praetor)
    March 27, 2009 at 8:47 am

    It reminds me of a desert lizard or something. I like it. 🙂

  7. 9 Don B
    March 27, 2009 at 8:49 am

    John, These concepts you have been posting look great!
    Is there a chance that we might see more profiles of the Argo shuttle like you have shown of other ships? It would be great to see profiles for: side, top, front and back.

    Don B

  8. March 27, 2009 at 10:39 am

    This is like going through your office drawers…I am eating it all up. More…more…

  9. March 27, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Thanks for the ship from inception to screen, always cool.

  10. 12 DeanneM
    March 27, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I like this because it reminds me of something from early sci-fi. Kinda like the Nautilus…kinda.

    Don, I’m hoping to see more of the Argo when we see more Nemesis stuff, which I believe will be coming up eventually!!

    Denobulan – if no one else will correct you…

  11. 14 L.M. Oliver
    March 29, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    I’m amazed at how your sketches depict a much curvier vessel than the Volvo-space-sedan in the screenshots. Is this a matter of the time involved, or is there a “missing link” between sketch and screen?

  12. 15 johneaves
    March 29, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Howdy and thanks for the comments. The way things worked on Enterprise were of a big collaboration between the different departments and shops. My job was to take the written word and devise something that fits the architecture or race and then come up with the story specifics that whatever it is has to have. Once that point has been achieved it goes to the next set of creative hands weather it be the draftsmen or the CG model house.. In most instance’s I get a lot of credit for things and it really is not true because there are a lot of unseen and uncredited names that make those simple drawings into movie magic. I love that every department has their own incredible talent and it great fun to see that talent put their own creativity and imagination to things. So it is not as much of a missing link as it is more of a multiple interpretation of things.

  13. March 30, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I liked the Denobulan ship a lot. Unfortunately it fell victim to the biggest scaling crime of the whole series when it was tractored into the BoP.

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