Doug Otte wrote:
CBS-D definitely executed better. They actually took the time to give us nice shadows and included a reflection of the probe's rockets on the underside of the saucer. HTV's just looks like they placed a moving object over a screenshot.
The Enterprise in the CBS version is also lit better and has more detail.
The CBS-D is definitely better, but that's still one of the less egregious HTV errors in my book. The ship may have looked a bit plastic, but it was at least blended fairly well into the background (unlike a lot of their effects shots).
Plus it was just an awesome looking closeup of the ship.