Fontana Station Operations Center

Dorothy Fontana (1939-2019), most commonly known as DC Fontana, was instrumental in shaping up the original Star Trek series, especially the Federation as a political entity given her work writing "Journey to Babel".

After her passing, I wanted to homage Fontana in some way, so I came up with the idea of Fontana Station, a starbase orbiting the planetoid Babel, built during the late 23th Century. Here is the Operations Center of said station.

There are some easter eggs linking the room to her scatered through. Besides the obvious dedication plaque, the CO's ready room has shots from episodes she wrote as photographs on the wall. The usage of the word 'Station' rather than the more usual 'Starbase' is intentional, as it's the word she used to describe Farpoint when writing the very first TNG episode.

The design of the station itself is from a painting by Rick Sternbach, seen in Picard's quarters during TNG. The book 'Star Trek Maps' says Babel is a planetoid with 3 moons, which matches the painting, so in my head it's supposed to depict this very station. You can see the painting here:

Created entirely using Free and Open Source Software (Blender and Inkscape) on Ubuntu Linux.