Originally Posted by The Saint
Maybe I misinterpreted the question. Is it the same ship from TOS? Not remotely. Is it a ship that could be 'refit' into the ship we saw in TMP? Not any more easily than the classic ship was. Assuming the saucer is a direct number-by-number copy of the one on the TMP ship, which is just what it looks like, the rest of the thing is too small, with the exception of the engines, which are Dolly-Parton's-hooters HUGE by comparison.
I don't mind the design, but I have to agree with you on the engines . . .