xindi reject

This one is my favorite of all the ship rejects from Enterprise, it was the first pass at the Xindi Bomb transport. The ship was to carry the weapon from its secret under sea construction platform to a remote launching position in space with a trajectory set for Earth and its annihilation. This was a reject because it considered was overly grand and the look wanted was supposed to be smaller in scale. The final ship seen also here was a far cry from the earlier design, being little more than a rig to hold the weapon and a piloting cab.  This comes from Enterprise episode #65




he chosen ship, it's a Peterbuilt

The chosen ship, it's a Peterbuilt

16 Responses to “xindi reject”

  1. 1 Matt Wright
    June 3, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Cool looking ship, the general shape of the outline of it reminds me a bit of the derelict ship from the animated series epsidode “Beyond the Farthest Star”, but I can see why they went with the simple platform/holder for the sphere weapon.

  2. June 3, 2009 at 5:43 am

    The first design definitely looks like it means business. I suppose the powers that be thought it’d take too much focus from the weapon itself? The final design gives you better look at the bomb, but it’s certainly not as exciting.

  3. June 3, 2009 at 6:11 am

    It had never occured to me that the structure seen in the episode was meant as a special type of transport ship that was used to transport the test weapon to the proving ground in the episode of the same name, thanks for clearing that up! One more starship for the starship database at EAS! 🙂 I’ll send some screenshots of the ship (that clearly show some impulse engines) to you in a second.

  4. 4 Suricata
    June 3, 2009 at 6:18 am

    I really like this design, it could work pretty well if it was flipped upside down too 🙂

  5. June 3, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Wow, where did you get the idea for the shape of the first ship?

  6. 6 evil_genius_180
    June 3, 2009 at 8:04 am

    I always thought the rings were just part of the weapon, I didn’t know it was a transport system. There would have been no doubt if they’d chosen your first concept. Too bad they didn’t, that’s really awesome.

  7. 7 Richard Knapp
    June 3, 2009 at 8:30 am

    That top image is one beautiful ship. I’ve been hoping you would post an image of that ship ever since I saw a smaller version on your MySpace page. I really like the three pointed design.

    Very, very nice – thank you!

  8. 8 Freak
    June 3, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I love that first desgin. it really looks bad ass!!

  9. 9 Triton
    June 3, 2009 at 11:49 am

    The Xindi “Bomber” design is pretty cool. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. It would have been nice if the design could have appeared “Star Trek: Enterprise” Season Five. Was this ship constructed by the Xindi-Instectoids? Did you have a Xindi race in mind when you designed the “Bomber”?

  10. 10 Jonathan Burke
    June 3, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I also never realized that the part around the weapon was a ship. The rejected version was better if only because it makes this more obvious. 🙂

  11. 11 DeanneM
    June 3, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Now that is one evil looking ship design that I can really get into! Very much a shame this didn’t make it. *sniff*

  12. June 3, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    That first Xindi bomb transport reminds me of a ship, hmm… Ah-ha! I knew I’d seen it somewhere before: http://alfredsmind.ca/rapierpg.htm

  13. 13 James_M
    June 4, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    They couldn’t use this somewhere else?? It’s a really menacing design. Totally screams bad guy ship.

  14. 14 Matt Boardman
    June 4, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Man! Chalk this one in the “too bad!” category because this is one sweet design. It’s got some really, really sweet lines to it, making it look sleek and sinister – just they type of ship I would expect to deliver a WMD!!

  15. 15 Lt. Washburn
    June 7, 2009 at 10:26 am

    You say it was launched from undersea. Was that the original idea, because in the show it launches from a camoflaged land base.

  16. June 8, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    That first one is beautiful!! Would make a great model!

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