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Old July 5 2010, 07:10 AM   #41
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: "Star Trek: Phase II" Enterprise

Here's a quick-and-dirty comparison with the Mike Minor painting. The painting itself was never wholly accurate to either Jefferies' drawings or the model under construction (for example, Minor included the three hollows on the underside of the saucer which were a feature of the earliest AMT model kit):

None of the contours of the ship are any more congruent with the TOS ship than were those of the TMP refit - in fact, in most respects the lines of the Phase II ship are very close to the TMP version that was based on it. That means, among other things, that the saucer is not shaped like the TOS saucer and is not the same size - in actuality it could no more be a "refit" of the TOS vessel than the TMP ship could have been.

Last edited by Admiral Buzzkill; July 6 2010 at 04:30 AM. Reason: Replaced original image with more detailed and recent one.
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