Re: Is the NX 01 one of the better ships (aesthetically)?
I think the interior sets for NX-01 are amongst the best ever built for any of the Trek series. They actually look like they might be functional areas of a starship to my mind. (At least in the context of Star Trek. I imagine the real thing might end up looking entirely different.)
They definitely went the extra mile when putting the sets together. Probably the most realistic looking sets from any Trek series or movie.
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