Originally Posted by kevin
Oh yep, the flared out hull was terrible! But then they did that to echo the Galaxy secondary hull.
Why, I have no idea since the following Ambassador Class design had already been established as not have them either.
So they were attempting to create design lineage in Generations they had already established differently in TNG itself.
The flares were pointless and additional impulse units?
I don't see where they popped in from!
I'm pretty sure the flairs were added so that they could cut into them when the ship is hit by the energy discharge rather than cutting directly into the studio model. As for the extra impulse engines, need for speed maybe...