One of the few Trek vets on the design team for the new Star Trek movie was John Eaves, who has previously designed the Enterprise E and more from the TNG era. One of the things John did for the new Star Trek was the Riverside Shipyards. Today Eaves has released some early design sketches and inspirations for this iconic location.
Riverside Ship Yard early designs
On Eaves Blog he describes how he used naval yards and train yards as inspiration for his early designs, even showing some of the images that he used for inspiration.
Eaves started with waht he calls the ‘turntable’ design based train yards. Eaves describes the scene:
[An] incredibly large construction facility that housed various material and electronic manufacturing facilities that were easily accessed from every dock.
The design evolved to a single dock idea.
And this eventually evolved into the final version for the film…
For the full breakdown, larger images and more, go to Eaves Blog.
For more on Eaves history with the Star Trek franchise, goto Memory Alpha
More to come from Eaves
TrekMovie will be doing a follow-up article with Eaves, like we did with James Clyne, covering more of John’s work on the film. Look for that later in June.