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Old 05-04-2009, 01:53 AM
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My first reaction was, "WOW, I love it!" And its still one of my favorites, maybe tied with the Constitution-Class Refit. It has beautiful lines, it looks fast, it looks, powerful, but it still has an elegance that the D lacked from certain angles. I wish they had treated her better in Insurrection and Nemesis. The CGI was not as good as it should have been, and we never got the kind of scale seen in First Contact or the amazing beauty shots that she deserved from the last two films. There are good shots for sure, but not many. And they don't compare to a physical model, or the kind of work that ILM has done for the new film.
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Yeah, I find that I really like the Sovereign in First Contact but less so in the subsequent films.

I can only guess it has something to do with the fact that FC was an extremely fine model and that the CGI versions lacked something it had.
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:51 PM
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I really didn't much like it, and still don't. The designs of the Enterprise from TMP forward seem to have been inspired by the idea of taking the original shape and melting it in a microwave, then flattening it a little more in each new incarnation. A few hundred years after Nemesis, Starfleet ships will be paper-thin and their crews will ride on them like flying carpets.
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Old 05-09-2009, 05:41 PM
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It's called evolution. It's actually quite consistent if you track it through the various series.

Even if I do prefer the 23rd Century ships mostly.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:35 PM
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I remember thinking that the design very well showed grace, as well as "don't get on the business end of THIS."

It's just too bad that she never really got to show what she was made of. Afterall, they DID put Troi at the helm AGAIN after destroying the the D. Women drivers....



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Old 05-12-2009, 11:25 PM
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Love TMP refil connie as in my eyes, there is elegance and grace embodied in the lines of that design. Obviously, the NX is a throw back to those same elements. The "D" is just fat and reflects a design philosophy of peace and exploration. Enter the Borg, Dominion, et al and the design philosophy changes... Sovies, Defiants, Akiras.

The new Luna Class (USS Titan) is a more balanced design IMO although the best we have seen is a book cover. In my eyes, the sovie is another elegant design with long lines and good proportions... a real lady. The Galaxy is unbalanced and top heavy... but hey if that's your taste... GFI!!!
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What is GFI supposed to mean? I only ask because that "fat, top-heavy" ship is my second favorite starship EVER. Period.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:38 AM
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I think "GFI" might mean "go for it".
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:13 AM
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Loved the E. Hated the D. Cheered when it died.
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:49 AM
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Loved the E. Hated the D. Cheered when it died.
I actually couldnt agree more. The D ruined TNG for me, it was just so ugly and unbalanced. The Galaxy class just looks odd.
When I first saw the E on screen, I think I started drooling. It's just so beautiful. I had it as my desktop background for years, I could (and have) stared at it all day. And, as an added bonus, it kicks ***. You dont mess with that ship

The Enterprise-E is, hands down, my favourite Trek ship of all time.
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