Intro & Masterpost
Welcome One and All to the Mapping La Sirena Project!
If you are a fan of Star Trek: Picard, and you would like to know more about the show’s most prominent starship, this is the place for you. On this blog, I try to collect and analyse any information about La Sirena I can get my hands on. There are (very occasionally) deep dives into different sections of the ship and I endeavour to answer any questions you might have about our favourite Kaplan F17 Speed Freighter.
Follow me below the cut for the mission statement of this project and an overview of the content so far.
What Am I Doing Here?
This blog has three main modes: Deep Dives into one specific section of La Sirena, general observations and discussions of aspects of the ship that I find interesting or confounding, and answers to questions that people sent in. Below, you can find an overview of the topics I’ve tackled so far, as well as some upcoming deep dives. (I do have a to-do list for which I take suggestions as well.)
Occasionally I’ll reblog some art other people made of Sirena, as well as interesting videos, articles, or general news. Check out the list of tags if you want to have a look at those.
I'm also working on a list of external sources that have proven useful for mapping research and might make for interesting further reading. As soon as that happens, I will link it here.
And now, without further ado: Have fun exploring La Sirena!
Schematics & Floor Plans
Official Set Plans
- Set Plans and Observations from the Ready Room: Away Mission Special
- Stitched Set Plans, Cross Section, and more Designs from the blu-ray featurette Set Me Up
My own attempts at drawing up deck plans and room layouts
- A first attempt at a layout (from before the publication of the official plans)
- Layout of the Captain’s Quarters
- Where is the Holodeck?
- Why I’m Convinced Picard has Quarters Separate from the Holodeck (I think I mention this in five or six posts but at the end of this one is the clearest version)
- The Trouble with Locating the Quarters/Ready Room
- A closer Look at the Windows
Mess Hall Deep Dive
Sickbay Deep Dive
- Pt. 1: Size and Construction
- Pt. 2: Furniture
- Pt. 3: All of the Things (COMING SOON eventually)
- Bothersome Sickbay Support Beams
- A Note on Plants
Stairs to the Bridge
Overall Design and Technological Aspects
A Short Rundown of the Engine Placement and History
The Changing Wing Design and why it Causes Clearance Trouble
- First mentioned here, longer discussion to follow
User Interfaces and Holographic Controls (COMING SOON-ish)
Headcanons and Speculations
What is the Mysterious Space under the Bridge? (second half of the post)
An idea for the unmodified layout of a Kaplan F17 Speed Freighter (submitted by @bellerophonm)
I insist there must be corridors on the lower deck and one day I’ll get into it but here are some brief mentions
A Couple of Notes
I'm always utterly delighted when someone asks me a question about some aspect of La Sirena, or they send in some interesting observations, theories, or headcanons of their own.
This whole project started because I was looking for a layout or a set of deck plans of the ship to help me figure out the logistics of a story I was writing. I kept rewatching the scenes on Sirena over and over again to find answers to such questions as “Is it possible for a football to roll from the upper deck into the mess hall?” Eventually, I decided it would be a lot easier to just create a collection of screenshots and start drawing up a set of provisional maps myself.
The collection has since grown to just under 1.5k screenshots, an assortment of links to external sources, excerpts from interviews, and one physical model (hooray for Eaglemoss!). I will jump at any excuse to comb through it all to help find answers to whichever question you might have.
And I do mean “whichever question”. There is no such thing as “too pedantic” or “too nit-picky”, or “too obvious” on this blog. Want to know how many steps there are between the mess hall and the bridge? I have the screenshots to figure it out. Wondering where the plants that Agnes waters might be located? I’ve collected evidence and a bunch of headcanons I’d love to share. Feel like there is something eeeeeever so slightly off about the support beams in sickbay? You have a very good eye and I spent an entire weekend obsessing over it. There is no such thing as a stupid or unwelcome question, and if I don’t know the answer, maybe someone else from our little fandom community will be able to jump in and help.
Tv Set vs . Starship
Throughout all of these explorations, it’s important to remember that the set of La Sirena is just that: a tv set. When building a set, there are many constraints of time, budget, and practicality that will force the production team to make decisions that won’t always make sense when mapped onto a “real” starship. Take, for example, the fact that the Captain’s Quarters and the Ready Room were filmed in the same room, just redressed for the occasion.
Whenever these kinds of inconsistencies show up, I have a tendency to look for in-universe explanations first. Speculations and headcanons will always be clearly pointed out and tagged as such, so you know what we can actually tell from canon and can come to your own conclusions.
However, this blog is written partially from a production perspective. Sometimes, my answer to “it doesn’t make sense; why is it this way?” will simply be “for production reasons, this choice was made, in-universe it would probably actually look like this...” There can be great joy in trying to find canon-compliant explanations for even the most flagrant incongruities, but my posts are long enough as it is, so I’m probably going to hand off the more involved explanations to the amazing fanfic- and meta-writers in this fandom ;)
Above all, this blog is a love letter to La Sirena, and all the amazing people responsible for her creation: the designers and productions teams, the set decorators and visual effects artists. Even from a cursory glance you can tell just how much thought and care went into building every aspect of this ship. I hope my little project will be a useful source of information, but more importantly a place where we can all geek out together and share our collective love of La Sirena.
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R A C H E L THE NOISE THAT JUST RIPPED ITSELF FROM MY DAMN THROAT can we just imagine—
The sure-cocked, licentious￼ air fucking radiating off him like steam. His tawny hand running over the bars as he saunters towards you, feline and agile, the dull thrum of the metal rungs lilting through the complex. You’re ensnared there, back pressed into the concrete, pinned by his stare— the heavy brown of it, turning you boneless as Oberyn peers down his nose at you, gleaming into the dark.
Shadows toss themselves long across the floor. The heels of his boots thudding slow and hollow on the tile nearly makes you moan.
“I heard you’ve been misbehaving, little one.”
You can only swallow, gulping down the whimpers that threaten to expose the tight coil spooling deep within your cunt. He rakes his gaze up your body, scorching a trail into your skin and lingers on the supple curves of your breasts, pert through your smock. Oberyn’s lips part, his tongue tracing over the plush mound and your breath hitches— heart beating ugly and frantic against your ribs.
Finally, he crawls his eyes up to meet your own. They’ve gone completely black— pupils blown so wide they completely consume the ambered honey of them; there’s only obsidian there now. You tremble, shifting your hips, desperate for the rough fabric of your pants to catch on your aching clit— to provide you some sort of release, some sort of mercy.
He reaches out to you, ghosting a teasing knuckle over your peaked nipple, before curling the digit into a stray lock of your hair and tugging, jutting your chin up.
“What are we to do about that, hm?” Oberyn purrs, before his other hand palms the damp patch hugging your dripping heat. He grinds his fingers against your clothed pussy and your head sinks back, connecting with the cold wall— the first of many of whines spilling free from your pretty mouth.
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