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Old 02-02-2009, 01:00 PM
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God forbid we start giving JJ and crew credit for knowing what they're doing in this new film!

Nothing directed at you, Saquist, just added for laughs!
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Yep, almost as though JJ was trying to give us a throw back
That would be kinda cool if he did have that intent.
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If people are interested enough to follow your link, I think it puts things nicely into perspective. Isn't it funny that people are splitting hairs about small details on the new design when Matt Jeffries designed the Enterprise upside down! The original one was printed the wrong way up and that's what made the grade!
I am glad I could help with the link!

But I am unclear as to your statement following... He designed it upside down? That is not what it says in this article. It does mention the rough model being accidentally flipped and then the image being turned on the magazine cover...

Actually I have a space encyclopaedia whichbriefly mentions Star Trek, with a small image of the Ent-D, upside down! That has irritated me for years!
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In TWOK design process, the Reliant was designed with the nacelles above the saucer, but the design was sighned upside down, so they quickly scrambled to assemble the model that way rather than ship the plans out again for a decision due to time constraints.
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Great article. I love how he kept the engineering of it all in the back of his mind like a sphere being the best pressure vessel and keeping the engines away from the crew for protection. You can see some Klingon features in his early sketches.
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Great article. I love how he kept the engineering of it all in the back of his mind like a sphere being the best pressure vessel and keeping the engines away from the crew for protection. You can see some Klingon features in his early sketches.
And it could be a coincidence or not, you never know!
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It's only my opinion...

But the design is brilliant. If you have ever seen Forbidden Planet you have seen the beginnings of Star Trek...
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The XCV-330 design idea was used for the Vulcan ships in ENT
And there is a DY-100 in the Enterprise designs...
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This has been most enlightening thread! I've learned so much, including the logic behind the smooth surfacing of the Big E. Excellent thread! Thank you so much!!!!!
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Top right corner, check it out! Remove one nacelle, and you've got the USS Kelvin!
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Yep, almost as though JJ was trying to give us a throw back

Not only that, but check out the designs with the flat nacelles a la TMP.

I think this thread and the link are both great!
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