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In 2369, the crew of the USS Enterprise-D encountered the first known Dyson Sphere, abandoned by an unknown race when its power plant - a star - became unstable. Now, Ferengi entrepreneurs have discovered and laid claim to many such vessels, and are selling them to the highest bidder!

The Dyson Sphere is a superlative development in the tradition of very large, high-crew, high-powered vessels only available through the C-Store. A yellow dwarf star provides an abundant supply of energy for all systems, sufficient to keep them all at full power at all times, even when mounting a diversity of beam weapons. With an internal space equivalent to many M-class worlds, the Dyson sphere boasts the largest crew of any ship yet introduced: fifty billion! And, of course, given its magnificent size, you're sure to get noticed by your fellow Captains!

Yet the remarkable strengths of the Dyson Sphere do come with some tradeoffs. Given its massive size - over two hundred million kilometers in diameter - the Dyson Sphere's turn radius is wanting even in comparison to the Odyssey, and its inertia is greater than even the Atrox carrier. Its crew recovery is also slow - the craft is, after all, a self-sufficient generational ship - and so it must rely upon natural reproduction for its crew regeneration.

All Dyson Spheres include the exclusive Solar Reactor console, exclusively for use on Dyson Spheres. It provides a massive bonus to energy output, and allows extra energy to be used to create temporary photonic crew members, helping to overcome the Dyson Sphere's normally slow rate of crew regeneration. In addition, it allows the Dyson Sphere to project up to three photonic mirror images during space encounters, confusing and obstructing opponents!

The Dyson Sphere will be available in C-Store come August 1, 2012, for the price of 10,000 C-Points - very reasonable indeed given the grand nature of this ship. They will be available for a limited time only, so be sure to grab your Dyson Sphere before they're as gone as the lost alien race that created them!
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# 2
05-31-2012, 06:24 AM
No just, not funny anymore considering how many cstore ship spoofs there have already been.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-s...aitianlock.png

Although that one turned out to NOT be a cstore ship, so all was well with the galaxy again.
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# 3
05-31-2012, 06:36 AM
I think this is akin to an April Fools joke. A Dyson Sphere is not a ship, and is stationary due to the star at the center of it. And on top of that is so big, think the diameter of the Earth's Orbit around the sun. There is just no way to make such a huge thing an actual ship.
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# 4
05-31-2012, 06:40 AM
perhaps a lockbox starbase design?
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# 5
05-31-2012, 06:44 AM
Where is this from? It's gonna be insane seeing Dyson Spheres flying around. If they incorperate the star aspect, they'll dwarf the planet maps. Or they have really tiny stars (or star fragments).
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# 6
05-31-2012, 06:50 AM
plus they are scientifically impossible (a moving one at least)
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# 7
05-31-2012, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by grylak
Where is this from?
As far as I can tell no where, as I said I think its akin to an April Fools joke. The OP has it quoted as being from somewhere. When I put the first sentence into Google and surrounding it with quotes to get exact wording. Only this thread pops up. 4 other sites pop up (3 of which are Memory Alpha) using only "In 2369, the crew of the USS Enterprise-D", and their unrelated to the Dyson Sphere.

Edit: Plus there is the price at the end. 10,000 C-points. somehow I don't think they will put in something that expensive when most other stuff in the store don't cost more then 4000 C-points
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# 8
05-31-2012, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by sollvax
plus they are scientifically impossible (a moving one at least)
I wouldn't say "impossible", just "impractical to the point of being VIRTUALLY impossible". I'm sure there's some theoretical way to use a star's gravitational energy to shift its position in space. :p
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# 9
05-31-2012, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Eulif_Davis
I wouldn't say "impossible", just "impractical to the point of being VIRTUALLY impossible". I'm sure there's some theoretical way to use a star's gravitational energy to shift its position in space. :p
only if you can move a critical mass point (which science says you can't)
Actually dyson spheres are totally impractical and one of the daftest ideas in scifi

you see Stars Move
and as a star has massive gravity eventually it would EAT the sphere
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# 10
05-31-2012, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by sollvax
only if you can move a critical mass point (which science says you can't)
Actually dyson spheres are totally impractical and one of the daftest ideas in scifi

you see Stars Move
and as a star has massive gravity eventually it would EAT the sphere
I think perhaps you're missing the idea of what a Dyson's Sphere is.

The "shell" encapsulating the star has to have a diameter roughly that of the orbit of an M class planet to be inhabitable. The star's gravitational pull would act on the entire sphere at that distance and theoretically carry it along for the ride as it moves in its' orbit of the galaxy. The star would not "eat" the sphere any more than it would "eat" a planet in orbit around it. Effectively, the entire sphere would be in orbit around the star and would need to have some kind of spin around the star. Dyson's Spheres shouldn't be able to affect the star they encapsulate and would not be able to navigate independently. They're basically astronomically large space stations/habitats.

No argument about totally impractical. It's just a theory and probably not possible to construct one. But it's a cool idea even if the engineering of a Dyson's Sphere (or a Ringworld) is beyond our technology. It was neat to see one in TNG. TNG even got the main drawback of a Dyson's Sphere right: any solar instability would make it uninhabitable if not destroy it.
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