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Old 07-03-2008, 07:20 AM
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Well, the D never caught on with me. I never liked the design- the saucer was incredibly top heavy and the proportions were all off. I had a hard time taking it seriously. Someone mentioned that it reminded them of Carnival Cruise Lines in space and I was ROTFL. After reading the ship data link that DNA provided, I agree that a lot of the E design made sense for a faster battleship, like its lower profile, sleeker lines, and overall sense of balance. The lack of neck makes sense to me, kinda like a football linebacker. The forward-sweep nacelle design did remind me of a turkey drumsticks in the roaster!

My fav ship of all time is the Constitution refit and watching the E design come together did remind me a lot of the A, thus proving my point that the A rocks, but it also did give me a new appreciation for the E.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:58 PM
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I remember watching enterainment today one day and they were doing a special behind the scenes like they normally do and there was a scene on the bridge featuring the E decks'splan,at first i thought the E was going to b an excelisor class ship,but when i saw it on the big screen for the first time i like what i saw,but i still had a soft spot for the big D.
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:05 AM
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I was conflicted when I firs saw it.
It looked familar and different...but after I got to know the ship more intimately I found lots of errors and flagrant aesthetics.
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My fav ship of all time is the Constitution refit and watching the E design come together did remind me a lot of the A, thus proving my point that the A rocks, but it also did give me a new appreciation for the E.
Thank you! I'm glad someone saw the connection between A&E lol No pun intended :P. I'm currently torn between the A and the E, so I just tend to put them into categories in terms of my favourite Enterprise of the 23rd century and my favourite Enterprise of the 24th.
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Agree. I also tend to like Ent A because it's less complicated and familiar. Ent E appeared to be so much more "darker" and that description escaped me unitl now.

Also, how many of you didn't care for shots of the Ent D spinning like a top whenever it was struck by a powerful "something?" A design that bulky was obviously difficult to film.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:36 AM
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Also, how many of you didn't care for shots of the Ent D spinning like a top whenever it was struck by a powerful "something?" A design that bulky was obviously difficult to film.

LOL! I so agree. I thought that was the cheeziest effect. People don't realize that the law of inertia is still in effect even in space. Were the inertial dampers even designed for that kind of action? Wasn't that all just rotating the CGI on its central axis? I thought they did it that way because it was so easy to do.
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Personally I loved The E, but what is up with everyone griping about the no neck issue guess what else didn't really have a neck...

Thats right, the Intrepid class!

I figured after 7 seasons of watching that ship in action people would have just assumed (As I did) That newer starfleet designs were trying to minimize the exposure of systems such as the impulse engines, and provide for a more compact and sturdy spaceframe by minimizing a starships exposed neck. The E fits right into that mindset so I had no problem with it being the way it was.
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Yeah, but it's 5 predesessors all had necks, so for the Enterprise, this was something new.
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On the subject of things without necks....
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Personally I loved The E, but what is up with everyone griping about the no neck issue guess what else didn't really have a neck...

Thats right, the Intrepid class!

I figured after 7 seasons of watching that ship in action people would have just assumed (As I did) That newer starfleet designs were trying to minimize the exposure of systems such as the impulse engines, and provide for a more compact and sturdy spaceframe by minimizing a starships exposed neck. The E fits right into that mindset so I had no problem with it being the way it was.
While it worked for Voyager (Intrepid) I don't think it works at all for the Enterprise. (What happend to the proud tradition of tall ships) These new Laydown designs are taking over...the J the E the Akira and the rest of the First Contact variety. None of them are as majestic as any of the tall ships from the immediate past. Even the Ambassador demands attention.
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