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Old 01-12-2010, 01:00 PM
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Default High Rez pics of the Enterprise A, B, and D filming models

I stumbled on this page looking for detail pics of the filming models. This site would be great if your into model making. Great pics for reference.

http://www.mutara.net/Christies/EnterpriseA.html

Scroll to the bottom for the other models.
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whose the lucky sob that owns these models?
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Agreed! The Ent-B has always been one of my favorites. I think it's much better executed as compared to the too-simple Excelsior design.
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There's a story, i believe included as an extra on one of the TNG films or TNG seasons, don't remember which, that shortly after TNG wrapped, the Enterprise-D disappeared. It was discovered sometime later to be hanging on the ceiling of a Bar and Grill somewhere, whereupon someone stumbled upon it, contacted Paramount, which bought it back. That's probably why its so damaged. Or perhaps it was damaged while making Generations. But i remember hearing that a replica was created for that final scene where the Enterprise-D plows into the ground.
I think they refurbed the original TNG 6ft model that was originally built for TNG in Generations, because it had far better surface detailing than the smaller 4ft model employed on TNG after season 3 (or maybe 4, my memory is a little off) but I can't recall if they used the 6ft model saucer or a brand new saucer only model for the crash sequence.

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Agreed! The Ent-B has always been one of my favorites. I think it's much better executed as compared to the too-simple Excelsior design.
Fascinating - I find the opposite with the Ent-B.

The alterations to the basic Excelsior design really ruin the clean lines and simple elegance of the underlying shape and finish.

It's like my very own Ryan Church Enterprise to TOS Enterprise!
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The alterations to the basic Excelsior design really ruin the clean lines and simple elegance of the underlying shape and finish.
Right! 4 impulse engines and tumors on the 2ndary hull?!
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Right! 4 impulse engines and tumors on the 2ndary hull?!
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!
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I think they refurbed the original TNG 6ft model that was originally built for TNG in Generations, because it had far better surface detailing than the smaller 4ft model employed on TNG after season 3 (or maybe 4, my memory is a little off) but I can't recall if they used the 6ft model saucer or a brand new saucer only model for the crash sequence.
The 6 footer, which I always liked the best, was used from season one to midway through season three. After that it is all stock footage.

The four foot model was made and appeared for the first time in The Defector. Surprisingly it was a very ugly shot anway. That model was then used for the rest of the shows run.

When the movie came along, it was decided that the four foot model was not sutable for movie lighting and filming conditions, so the older six footer was brought out of storage, refurbished, repainted and filmed for Generations. After filming was complete, as a joke, the model shop redid the 'D' decal so that it read 'NCC 1701 -E'.

A completely new saucer section was made just for the crash sequence, I can't remember how big it was but it was massive. They mounted it on top of a truck and drove it through a fake planet set. This worked because the whole planet set was made on top of a giant zipper. Quite cool to watch.
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