If I were to do a redesign of the TOS Enterprise I would have it look similar to the NX-01 but still have a secondary haul underneath. I still think they should maintain from Jefferies' design though but I'm just explaining how I would design it if I was asked to do a redesign different from Jefferies'.
Today I too would use the NX-01 design elements to re-design the TOS-Enterprise, tomorrow I would probably use those of the new movie-TOS-Enterprise.
My tastes and interestes shift quite a lot in that regard. And I have no problem with up-dating an old design.
But then, the NX-01 is also a sore point for some here.
Shall I tell the new people here about the 'Conestoga-conspiracy', Cary
Well, I googled Conestoga and came across this:
Which I have to say is the most awesome looking Star Trek ship I've ever seen. But I don't understand how this is related to the subject we're are talking about nor do I want to get the off track on this thread so I'll figure out whatever this 'conspiracy' is eventually.
It is a great design, I agree.
Around here are people who think that this ship was designed as the NX-01 before the the actual NX-01 was aproved as the show's hero-ship.
TPTB, according to those people, have since then covered up the fact that Conestoga was actually going to be the NX-01 and not the 'Akiraprise' we got.
Ridiculus and stupid.
These are some of the people we have to deal with here.