View Single Post
Old March 24 2013, 04:44 PM   #70
Continuity Spackle
Unicron's Avatar
Location: Cybertron
Send a message via ICQ to Unicron
Re: The AGT Dreadnought Enterprise

I've gotten the impression that Gene always wanted a "balanced" number of nacelles, and this is the only genuine "Roddenberry Rule." But as mentioned, it's a convention that's been ignored more than once. Roddenberry wasn't an engineer by profession, so he never really developed an adequate plot reason for why odd numbers would be unbalanced in the way a helicopter needs torque and counter-torque to fly straight.

"My dream is to eat candy and poop emeralds. I'm halfway successful."

Catbert, Evil Director of Human Resources
Unicron is offline   Reply With Quote