The universe of Polaris

  • The Transhuman Authority a warring empire spawned in the pitiless wastes of interstellar space, determined to rule the human race - or destroy it.
  • Polaris a starship of the United Worlds Navy, pursued by the Authority and lost in the uncharted reaches beyond the Milky Way.
  • Phaidros a planet that cannot exist…yet does. To find their way home again, Captain Sam Fredericks, scientist Valerie Young and the crew of Polaris must decipher its mysteries.
  • Their discovery will forever change humanity - if they live to tell about it!

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Polaris design version 10Jason Lee keeps doing amazing things as he refines the design of our ship. This version adds “hyperspace sails” of which he says:

I decided to try to have the best of both worlds by making the sails transformational. Ordinarily, they are folded back in a standby position like you see in the first sketch, but they can also rotate forward into a “deployed” position, probably when the ship is about to jump into hyperspace.

There are two new renderings of this latest version in our Concept and Design Art Gallery, and you can see more of Jason’s work at Vektor Visual.

This weekend, in addition to getting together with other folks to keep building Polaris on our stage, I’m going to be involved in the shoot for Starship Farragut’s latest short. Hopefully I’ll be a help in some way rather than a nuisance. The Farragut folks have been an enormous help and support to Polaris, and several of the group’s principal members are among our cast and crew. If you haven’t checked out yet, go do that now.

I’ll wait…

John Broughton (Farragut’s “Captain Jack Carter”) also has his own blog devoted to things Farragut and beyond, at My Captain’s Blog.

As for us, we’ll have another casting announcement early next week, and maybe some more pictures of the sets.

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  1. Comment by Mariner — 17 October 2009 @ 5:25 pm

    Awesome idea. I wonder if it would be possible for those sails to unfold horizontally as well as vertically.

  2. Comment by John Broughton — 29 October 2009 @ 2:55 pm

    Love the sails - great artwork. A concept you don’t see too often in SCI-FI these days.

  3. Comment by sm12905 — 7 December 2009 @ 8:01 am

    Very interesting design.

    However, I am kind of curious as to how the sails will be used visually. Shouldn’t the ship become more streamlined before jumping to hyperspace/warp/FTL, to avoid giving viewers a confused impression of the speed the ship will be moving at?

  4. Comment by admin — 15 December 2009 @ 10:53 am

    We’ll see how it looks as we get into animating this. It’s a process of trying different things and looking at them, I think, rather than planning it out completely and then pushing the button.

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