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Mikey T
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You know, it's not bad. It's also non-canon so I won't be vomiting anytime soon. If they replace the original TOS ship with this CGI version... I might kill a few executives.

He has talent... I just prefer to see a blending of TOS into ENT instead of the other way around.

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I'm not sure how I feel about the ship, but I do have to say that along with one of "Vektor"'s vessels (his unfinished entry for the Titan design contest IIRC), this is one of the most unique-yet-still-Trek re-renditions of the classic form I've seen from fandom.

Given how many zillions of knock-offs have appeared over the years, that says a lot.

I just hope he fixes the dorsal saucer to conform more closely to the side drawing . . . as it is now it throws off the whole ship and makes it look ridiculous. But I have to admit that I fancy the rest of it . . . if they rebooted the franchise and made the ship look like that, I wouldn't freak out too much.

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Anyone displaying enough logic and wherewithal to incorpotate aft torpedo launchers has my vote.

The ventral saucer area (forward-facing), with the window rows, looks fucking great, very gill-like. Also, the "cowling" surface around the engineering-section, which the deflector protrudes from, nice (almost like glorious foreskin).
The nacelle pylons have never looked greater either, imo. Nor the nacelle endings, almost Cadillackian.

The exposed tops of the nacelles are a bit too gaudy (the intricate nacelle tips are enough) and the dildo-antenna in the deflector needs to go.
I also agree with that meddling Lee that the neck is a bit too ornamental (albeit stylish), and also too receded from the launchers.

I'd strongly like to see the Miranda class in this theme, yessum. More than I love taffy. And I do love my taffy...

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"I don't like it".

Seriously.

I agree it looks less like an "NX'd" Enterprise and more like an Eaves/E-E Enterprise.

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It reminds me of the covers to the old James Blish "Star Trek Log" TAS novelizations. Y'know, paintings of the Enterprise done in the 1970s by artists in the days before reference photos were easy to come by, who were painting based on sketchy memories and the artistic trends of the days.

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Alan Dean Foster wrote a lot of those. I'm not aware if Blish wrote any.

He did have some other Trek books from about that time though.

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Got any picture of THOSE versions?

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Jason Abbadon
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quote:
Originally posted by Nim:
Also, the "cowling" surface around the engineering-section, which the deflector protrudes from, nice (almost like glorious foreskin).
The nacelle pylons have never looked greater either, imo. Nor the nacelle endings, almost Cadillackian.

Probably the single creepiest thing you've ever posted.

Also: "Cadillackian" sounds like a TAS alien.

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quote:
Originally posted by Jason Abbadon:
"Cadillackian" sounds like a TAS alien.

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Nim
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Jason:
quote:
Probably the single creepiest thing you've ever posted.
Then you weren't here for the great Ayn Rand Wars, terrible lingo on both sides, terrible. Some nasty, weapons grade likenings used there.

Well, I knew a large percentage of the male US population snip themselves under the impression that it's hygienic and builds up the friction tolerance, so I thought I'd fly my colors, maybe someone would bite.
As for prepuce in ship design and art, I hate to shock you but it's old hat to Lynch, Giger and Bacon.

But alright, for the sake of conversation let's have alternatives. Lettuce-like cowling? Fresh, crispy lettuce. At least that'll give the Minbari-philes here a boner (oh no there I go again).

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Jason Abbadon
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Well, at least you managed to stay away from strange vagina comparisons...thus far, anyway.


...and yes, for the record, I have seen vaginas with radar dish(s) protruding from them, and no you dont want to hear about it.

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quote:
Originally posted by HerbShrump:
Alan Dean Foster wrote a lot of those. I'm not aware if Blish wrote any.

He did have some other Trek books from about that time though.

Oh, yeah, duh, wires crossed in my brain.

Anyway, Star Trek novel[ization]s from the 1970s with "artistic" cover art of just the Enterprise. (Before the movie poster style of Trek-based book covers caught on.)

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These are possibly the ones I'm thinking of:

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/series/star-trek/

Notably:
* http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/series/star-trek/star-trek-7.htm
* http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/series/star-trek/star-trek-11.htm
* http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/series/star-trek/star-trek-lives-2.htm

Those are actually much better depictions of the Enterprise than I remember. Note the metallic sheen to it, though. I'll keep digging.

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Jason Abbadon
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No, no...there are some "Trek" covers with weird shit that looks nothing like the Enterprise at all- I mean shit that is far less "Enterprise" than the NX-01 or that "phase 2 Enterprise" poster used to promote TMP.
Here. and here (top right corner) is what i mean.
Pretty much all of the "Best of trek" books are seriously drug induced....possibly they lacked the rights to use the ship's image or something.

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Heh, in the last book on that second link, the Enterprise is actually upside down.

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