Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed

Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed

Sunday, December 16th, 2018 9:00pm CST

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Star Trek vs Transformers artist Philip Murphy posted one of the most awesome Transformers tweets of the year. He posted his design of the USS Enterprise transformed into its robot form. The robot is called Fortress Tiberius and looks very much like you would expect with a name like that, sporting Fortress Maximus' head. Of course, this is just for the comic book series and not for any toyline, but it is an awesome design. The tweet says that we can see more of this in the Star trek vs Transformers #3.

It was an amazing opportunity to get the chance to design the ICONIC! Enterprise as a Transformer , if you want to see how Fortress Tiberius comes to be check out Star trek vs Transformers #3


Transformers News: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed

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Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999257)
Posted by First-Aid on December 16th, 2018 @ 9:09pm CST
This needs to happen. Seriously, this NEEDS to happen. Someone make this happen.
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999261)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on December 16th, 2018 @ 9:23pm CST
First-Aid wrote:This needs to happen. Seriously, this NEEDS to happen. Someone make this happen.

Seriously, why couldn't we have gotten this instead of the super crappy titan one from tr?

:BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999265)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 16th, 2018 @ 9:34pm CST
Issue #3 came out on the 5th. In its pages, this form was given the odd spelling of "Fortress Tiberious", when Kirk's Roman-based middle name is correctly spelled "Tiberius" like in this art.
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999266)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 16th, 2018 @ 10:00pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
First-Aid wrote:This needs to happen. Seriously, this NEEDS to happen. Someone make this happen.

Seriously, why couldn't we have gotten this instead of the super crappy titan one from tr?

:BANG_HEAD:
With the way they designed it, it's really not practical to make a transforming toy of that that would be able to look like that. It's very cheaty and halfhearted, with only a general idea of what the altmode is supposed to look like (much like how Filmation and Sunbow would have most likely done it, heyo!), rather than trying to actually adhere to the physical dimensions of the Enterprise in a way that would make use of the ship's mass for a believable feasible conversion process.
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999270)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on December 16th, 2018 @ 11:13pm CST
Come on 3rd Parties you know what to do!
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999277)
Posted by Emerje on December 16th, 2018 @ 11:36pm CST
Should have named him Tiberius Maximus since, you know, he isn't a fortress in this form.

Emerje
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999283)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on December 17th, 2018 @ 2:25am CST
Seriously? That looks ridiculous and not in a good way. Like it would be a cheapo bootleg toy you'd find in some bargain basement store with an unimaginative series name like 'star formers' or... Never mind. Yeah, silly stuff...guess it fits with that comic though but just looks so uninspired.
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999285)
Posted by frogbat on December 17th, 2018 @ 2:34am CST
I'm a huge trek fan and tbh am rather disappointed with this - the warp nacelles should be integrated better in the body for sure, though admittedly most design routes will end up in loads of kibble.

At least they're ships that transform into tf characters and not into human characters like the Star Wars ones.
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999301)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on December 17th, 2018 @ 5:31am CST
Emerje wrote:Should have named him Tiberius Maximus since, you know, he isn't a fortress in this form.

Emerje


That to me sounds way better. Personally I would have enjoyed seeing the Enterprise from the movies captained by Shatner but it's still cool no doubt. :VEHI:
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999302)
Posted by Deadput on December 17th, 2018 @ 5:35am CST
It probably would have been "better designed" if they weren't trying to go for the Sunbow style which is, let's say "cheaty".
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999330)
Posted by sparticus1701 on December 17th, 2018 @ 9:21am CST
If someone can design the pieces, I can 3D print it.
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999331)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 17th, 2018 @ 9:29am CST
Deadput wrote:It probably would have been "better designed" if they weren't trying to go for the Sunbow style which is, let's say "cheaty".

This would have to be a parts former, even a third party company couldn't make this perfectly transform as pieces shorten magically in modes and parts look like they just get pulled off some where and put other places. To make this work as a concept, it would have been better if the bottom part of the enterprise formed the arms with the legs torso coming from the top part.
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999353)
Posted by snavej on December 17th, 2018 @ 11:15am CST
Remember when James T. Kirk's middle name of 'Tiberius' was revealed in the Star Trek movies? He seemed embarrassed by it.
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999360)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 17th, 2018 @ 11:46am CST
snavej wrote:Remember when James T. Kirk's middle name of 'Tiberius' was revealed in the Star Trek movies? He seemed embarrassed by it.
The middle name originated from the Animated Series.
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999380)
Posted by UltraJetstorm on December 17th, 2018 @ 2:53pm CST
Fight between Enterprise and transforming D7 or GTFO
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999397)
Posted by First-Aid on December 17th, 2018 @ 4:48pm CST
UltraJetstorm wrote:Fight between Enterprise and transforming D7 or GTFO


Transforming Enterprise vs Spaceball 1/Megamaid!
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999398)
Posted by jtanimator on December 17th, 2018 @ 4:50pm CST
Everyone here raving about how awesome this would be and how badly it needs to happen. But if they actually made this, everyone would jump on the hate train for it the same way they did with the Millennium falcon Chewy and Han Solo, so I don't wanna hear all this jibber jabber.
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999399)
Posted by BaltousPrime789 on December 17th, 2018 @ 5:02pm CST
Question is for those who are both Trek and Transformers fans would be....which shelf....Transformers shelf or Star Trek shelf. Just saying....
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999400)
Posted by First-Aid on December 17th, 2018 @ 5:03pm CST
jtanimator wrote:Everyone here raving about how awesome this would be and how badly it needs to happen. But if they actually made this, everyone would jump on the hate train for it the same way they did with the Millennium falcon Chewy and Han Solo, so I don't wanna hear all this jibber jabber.


I think the big difference here is that it wasn't made to try to look like James Kirk or Spock. They did kind of screw up the appearances of the Han Solo/Chewy MF transformer, but they did what they could with the source material. With SWTF, the alt modes were already set and they had to fit the mech mode to it. WIth normal TF, there is some room to tweak and shape the alt modes based on the needs of the bot mode- there is no "set alt mode".
Re: Transforming Starship USS Enterprise Design Revealed (1999401)
Posted by jtanimator on December 17th, 2018 @ 5:36pm CST
First-Aid wrote:
jtanimator wrote:Everyone here raving about how awesome this would be and how badly it needs to happen. But if they actually made this, everyone would jump on the hate train for it the same way they did with the Millennium falcon Chewy and Han Solo, so I don't wanna hear all this jibber jabber.


I think the big difference here is that it wasn't made to try to look like James Kirk or Spock. They did kind of screw up the appearances of the Han Solo/Chewy MF transformer, but they did what they could with the source material. With SWTF, the alt modes were already set and they had to fit the mech mode to it. WIth normal TF, there is some room to tweak and shape the alt modes based on the needs of the bot mode- there is no "set alt mode".

True, I can see some of the difference there. I guess picky TF fans just get on my nerves some times :lol:

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