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Old 06-26-2008, 08:07 PM
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Post How did you react when you first saw the Enterprise-E?

When I first saw the ship, I was pretty amazed. To be honest, I did miss the Enterprise-D, but I eventually got used to this design by the time of the next Star Trek film. It looked much more organic and sleek-lined compared to "D" and it really fit when TNG hit the big screen. Thoughts? Comments?
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:14 PM
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Yeah, the Sovereign class is a pretty sexy ship, but there is no replacement for the ENT-D!
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I liked it, I was always a fan of the D but the E has very good lines. The D was very top heavy because of the huge size of the saucer but the E is much more balanced.
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I went, that looks goofy!
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I went, that looks goofy!
I agree, it just looked goofy. D looked like it could be "real", E looked like CGI
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:24 AM
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First Contact did use a photographic model, it was the last time they used one. Although I agree the design doesn't always translate well in CGI, some shots in Insurrection and Nemesis don't flatter it.
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I went, that looks goofy!
Jumping in late to the game as always.....I am.

Actually, be glad they didn't go with one of their earlier concepts, with the warp support pylons swept forward....from a top down perspective, the Ent-E looked like a turkey.

My first reaction on seeing the Enterprise E was not as excited as I would've hoped for. I mean, it's a fine looking ship....but for a ship that is supposed to be of epic size, I just felt like its introduction in First Contact was as trivial as any ship introduction in a television episode. I mean, my jaw dropped when I saw the refit USS Enterprise in ST TMP. I just didn't feel that sensation when either the Ent-D or Ent-E were introduced. I understand that the Ent-D was already in service, but that was on a tv show....so it's introduction there was perfect. But the big screen Ent-E just didn't have that "Holy sh*t!" factor when it made its first appearance in First Contact.

There's a tangent I could go on, but I'll reserve that for a seperate subject.

Back on track, I hope that when the new Star Trek movie hits, I get that feeling that I got back in 1979 when the refit Enterprise was brought onto the big screen for the very first time. I want to be wowed by the new (old) Enterprise. Starship porn? Hellll yeah!!!
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Actually, be glad they didn't go with one of their earlier concepts, with the warp support pylons swept forward....from a top down perspective, the Ent-E looked like a turkey.
As seen here, although personally I don't see any turkeys...
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Ent E definitely looks fast but it also has a "severe" appearance as well. I had to get used to the "no neck" design with the primary hull almost directly attached to the secondary hull.
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It is the only ship I ever had phantasies with...
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