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Old 11-14-2009, 06:01 AM
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In my opinion the Excelsior is a very unusual and "fragile" design, fragile meaning that even slight modifications can make her look strange as opposed to a "robust" design like the original Enterprise which can be easily modified in several different ways (think about the Franz Joseph stuff).
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:06 AM
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In my opinion the Excelsior is a very unusual and "fragile" design, fragile meaning that even slight modifications can make her look strange as opposed to a "robust" design like the original Enterprise which can be easily modified in several different ways (think about the Franz Joseph stuff).
Originally the Excelsior was to be Kirk's new ship in TSFS.
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Thanks for the info, I didn't know that. The death of the NCC-1701 over Genesis is more dramatic than mothballing would have been.
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darn..that is some ship...excellent
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:53 AM
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In my opinion the Excelsior is a very unusual and "fragile" design, fragile meaning that even slight modifications can make her look strange as opposed to a "robust" design like the original Enterprise which can be easily modified in several different ways (think about the Franz Joseph stuff).
I think that not much thought went into it. They simply swapped over the nacelles and a couple other details.

What they proved in doing so, was that doing a redesign isn't entirely as easy as that.
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