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Old February 24 2013, 01:23 AM   #36
Cookies and Cake
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Re: Is the NX 01 one of the better ships (aesthetically)?

My favorite is the TOS Enterprise, closely followed by the TMP refit. Everything else is far behind.

As far as aesthetics go, I've always been reminded of a person without arms, when looking at the TOS ship. The saucer is the head, the secondary hull is the torso, and the nacelles are the legs. There's a rough parallel with function, too. The saucer "thinks," the engineering hull "metabolizes," and the nacelles "walk." I guess it doesn't need arms because of the tractor beams; and just from the proportions and the layout, the arms don't really seem to be missing, either.

Funny, then, that I also see the Starfleet arrowhead badge as a five-pointed star with two arms ripped off.
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