Re: The 11-foot TOS Enterprise model-
You know how the warp nacelles are tapered, so they have a smaller diameter at the aft end?
Question: was this a styling choice, meaning the audience was supposed to see it?
Or was it a trick intended to create forced perspective and make the model look huge?
Probably both. Think of how the Enterprise
's nacelles would look if they were simple cylinders with a constant diameter. They'd look clunky and tail-heavy.
The full-size mockup of the Galileo shuttlecraft had a slight decrease in width from back to front for the same reasons.
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