Danger Ace wrote:
I always thought it would have been neat if they had actually gone with more of an arrowhead design to the main body of the NX-01. My reasoning being that the starship's design would allude to the future insignia as paying homage to that first wave of Starfleet explorers.
Except it's not a future insignia relative to Enterprise
, but a past and current one. VGR: "Friendship One" established that the arrowhead insignia was the United Earth Space Probe Agency logo
as far back as the 2060s. What's more, it was already in use on Starfleet uniforms during Enterprise
. You have to look closely, but a very small arrowhead was part of the rating insignia
worn by enlisted crewpersons like Cutler.