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Old April 9 2013, 01:37 AM   #130
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Re: Does TOS Still Look Futuristic to You?

Robert Comsol wrote: View Post
If I recall correctly, Matt Jefferies had already done some preliminary work for a new Enterprise back in the mid-1970's before he embarked on another project (as Paramount couldn't decide whether to greenlight a new Star Trek television series or not).

It started something like this and this. If there's enough evidence of an evolution in designing the new nacelles, it could be a coincidence. Of course, Matt Jefferies might have seen this locomotive and subconsciously remembered the design when he started on the new nacelles (it's called cryptomnesia).

Indeed, the locomotive looks a lot like the new nacelles, great find!

Thanks. Based on "this" and "this," I now think Matt Jeffries designed the refit and TMP's subsequent artists just tweaked it.
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