Ship-Talking Podcast

[Ship-Talking Podcast] Episode 17: Hector Ortiz and Ian Richards

March 12, 2021

Ship Concept Artist Hector Ortiz and Ship Artist Ian Richards join Brandon and new Co-Host Alex to talk sh*p on this week's episode. After Alex introduces herself at the start, they all discuss how a ship's design originates, the journey from concept to digital model, animation and FX of ships' parts, 32nd century ship design limitations, and the hope to revisit TOS designs with the premiere of Strange New Worlds. An expanded chat with Hector and Ian is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tier on Patreon. Your answers to this week's Community Q are also discussed, a new one is announced, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill sees the community visiting the shipyards to retrofit Federation ships with ablative armor generators. Hailing frequencies are always open at or email

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