I had a funky idea a couple days ago. I think it would be cool to do a Star Trek series that’s kind of a mix of The MOD Squad, The Expendables and Star Trek. The idea is to have a bunch of Starfleet officers who were maybe kicked out of Starfleet or are close to being kicked out. They get a ship of their own and go around doing dangerous missions that nobody else wants to do. They would (of course) be called the Expendable Starfleet Force. (yes, it’s only a minor coincidence that it has the same initials as my blog ;))
Next, I had to decide what kind of ship such a force would use. Obviously, Starfleet isn’t going to give a group of misfits a really new or good ship, they’d want the ship to be as expendable as the people flying it. So, I went through my folders of meshes and I came across a really fugly Constitution-class kitbash I did at one point. It’s kind of a mix of parts from different models that I flung together to make a background ship. It’s nothing that Starfleet would use for one of its ships of the line, but more of a ship they’d have around for really shitty missions. Naturally, my force would need such a ship. So, I’m working on retexturing it.
I still have more lights to do and a few more textures, but this is where it stands. I gave it a really grungy look, to make it look like it’s an old ship that’s seen a lot better days. The mismatched parts can be blamed on half-assed refits to keep it operational. (somebody swapped out a part and then threw a coat of paint on it to match the rest)
Anywho, I’ve been trying to think of a hook for a Star Trek fan fiction series. I’ve thought of doing pre-TOS, after Nemesis, non-Starfleet, but none of it really excited me. Then I had the thought to do something with Starfleet, but something that’s different from what’s been done before. Then it took me a while to think of this. I might start working on a rough draft for a story with my ship of misfits in the next few days. 🙂