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Old April 16 2010, 04:15 AM   #20
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Re: Did First Contact change the timeline?

brian wrote: View Post
When Cochrane looked at the Enterprise-E in the telescope in ST:FC, I admit I did have the thought that the saucer/nacelle configuration of all future Starfleet vessels was born then. There was nothing leading toward that design configuration up until that point. Cochrane did have a 2-nacelle design, but nothing to lead toward a saucer shape for the crew portion of a ship.
I had the same thought when he saw the Enterprise pass in front of the sun just before he made his first warp flight. From that angle all he got was a vague silhouette of a saucer and warp nacelles sticking out the back. That to me is where the NX-class came from.
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