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Cpt. Porthos February 20 2011 01:15 AM

NX01 Refit
 
I know that recently Drexler did a refit design for the NX 01 that he had wished could have been used for season 5. I'm curious as to what everyone feels about the design I personally am still on the fence about it. i like parts and hate other parts

http://www.startrekorigins.de/wp-con...REFIT-0011.jpg

King Daniel Into Darkness February 20 2011 01:29 AM

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It's hideous. Utterly ruined the graceful and sleek design of the NX-01.

It was never planned for season five. (original NX-01 designer) Doug Drexler did it years after the show was cancelled for his own amusement, and a Trek calender picture.

Cpt. Porthos February 20 2011 01:41 AM

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Yeah i know it was made later.. but he mentioned he would have liked to have been able to see it in season 5

6079SmithW February 20 2011 01:45 AM

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I don't like it at all. In fact, I hate it. It ruins the NX which looked just fine as is. Its just a bad kitbash, really, and looks ridiculous.

Skywalker February 20 2011 02:07 AM

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It looks pretty stupid with the impulse engines sticking out like that, not to mention the two deflector dishes. I don't see the need to add a secondary hull to the NX class; I prefer to imagine the secondary hull was introduced with the Daedalus class (because of the new--and huge--warp seven engines requiring a lot more space).

BDJ February 20 2011 07:15 AM

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Yuck!!

BlobVanDam February 20 2011 07:44 AM

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That's a nasty angle, and also it's the toy and not the CG model. I actually don't mind the refit design, although I don't think it was necessary to bring it closer to the 1701. The NX-01 looked great as it was, Akira copy or not.

Gep Malakai February 20 2011 09:53 AM

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I thought the refit was ugly when Doug first showed it off, and I still think it's ugly now. A key difference is, I didn't like it at first but I really like it now that some time has passed. It's squat and unattractive, and just plain awkward, which I think makes it more appealing as a chunky prototype of the more refined Starfleet ships that would come later. The NX-01 has always felt a little too sleek to play the part of an experimental first-of-its-kind ship, and this design rectifies that.

Jeff O'Connor February 20 2011 01:03 PM

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I've never cared for it. Gep points out that the ship always looked a bit too sleek and I concur, but if this were the alternative, no thanks.

M February 20 2011 01:09 PM

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Well, I have to admit I kinda like the refit version. Somehow it makes the ship look older and more in line with the later incarnations.

BillJ February 20 2011 04:04 PM

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Quote:

KingDaniel wrote: (Post 4751414)

It's hideous. Utterly ruined the graceful and sleek design of the NX-01.

This.

Dukhat February 21 2011 03:12 AM

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I don't think I can answer this question without being biased, as I've always hated the NX-01 because of its origins as the Akira class. Now that being said, I think anything that makes the ship look less like the Akira is a good thing to me. However, I'd also get rid of the deflector dish on the saucer (redundant now), and the saucer impulse engines (the catamarans already have impulse engines!), to make the saucer completely round. Although I would have done that anyway regardless of the secondary hull.

Captain Robert April February 21 2011 06:35 AM

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Quote:

Dukhat wrote: (Post 4754152)
I don't think I can answer this question without being biased, as I've always hated the NX-01 because of its origins as the Akira class. Now that being said, I think anything that makes the ship look less like the Akira is a good thing to me. However, I'd also get rid of the deflector dish on the saucer (redundant now), and the saucer impulse engines (the catamarans already have impulse engines!), to make the saucer completely round. Although I would have done that anyway regardless of the secondary hull.

:techman: :beer:

el Chalupacabra February 21 2011 07:16 AM

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I actually kind of like that idea of an NX01 refit, but I doubt even if Enterprise went on to season 5 it would have happened, nor would it have been needed.
http://www.starshipmodeler.biz/shop/.../sc-38_box.jpg

I gotta say though, it reminds me of the Gabe Kooerner Enterprise concepts, especially the secondary hull:

http://trekmovie.com/2008/12/13/gabr...ss-enterprise/


http://img.trekmovie.com/images/koernerprise1.jpg


http://img.trekmovie.com/images/koernerprise2.jpg




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Jeff O'Connor February 21 2011 02:12 PM

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You know, part of the key to my enjoyment of ENT rests in the fact that I'm not much of a canon conscript. I like things to flow as well as possible but even as a teenager when the show premiered I was pretty quickly made aware that certain things didn't quite click to their fullest possible extent... and I got over it early on.

I've always been fond of the NX-01's design. I find it more beautiful than almost any other significant ship in the franchise. The only crucial gems that I prefer over it are the TOS refit and the Abramsverse Enterprise.


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