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Old April 21 2013, 07:32 PM   #126
Lenny Nurdbol
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Re: Franz Joseph Blueprints Revisited

SeerSGB wrote: View Post
I thought the ideal of each nacelle being a self contained engine came from Matt Jefferies? That being the reason they were out on the pylons: it was safer that way if something went wrong.
You got that right the first time, MJ or FJ, they both were reasoning along the same lines... You go to the top of the class...

Geoffrey Mandel finalized it in a detailed blueprint showing its interior to match various episodes...

The new engines on the refit Enterprise changed the ship's Engineering section and reactor placements considerably... From that the 1701-D design evolved... After that, the original Enterprise's engine design was forgotten and rewritten to reflect the latest and greatest design in TNG... And those people pretended that what goes for -D goes for All Starships throughout time and space... You know: the warp core was always there in TOS but we never saw it, the large cargo complex in the secondary hull was always there but we never saw it, the huge rec deck was always there but we never saw it...
The VIP Lounge was always there but we never saw it...
And maybe Kirk even had a ready room and a pet fish and we never saw them either!

Last edited by Lenny Nurdbol; April 21 2013 at 07:34 PM. Reason: minor fixup...
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