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Old January 7 2013, 11:25 PM   #664
Robert Comsol
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Re: TOS Enterprise WIP

blssdwlf wrote: View Post
"I would like to point out that the "Brandon" approach from "Galaxy Quest" is pretty close to the "Thermian" approach..."
I think there is one good example that suggests the opposite, i.e. the upper side of the pilot Enterprise's saucer hull:

The actual 11' VFX model had these unique black stripes port and starboard:

Unfortunately, the VFX footage never made it to the screen but the "Brandons" know that the (pilot) Enterprise used in the VFX for "Where No Man Has Gone Before" (re-used thoughout the series) did look like this - and blueprints of the pilot version would feature these unique surface details (as did some shots in TOS-R, amazing they noticed that!)

The "Thermians" couldn't possibly know as it had never been shown on screen. Instead they would continue to assume that the pilot Enterprise in WNM still looked like in "The Cage":

The interesting dilemma is that both approaches are right and wrong at the same time.

@ Mytran

Welcome back and I think I know your feelings - I'd also wish my garage would look like this...
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