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Old May 4 2013, 10:23 PM   #156
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Re: Does TOS Still Look Futuristic to You?

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The TMP refit nacelles were based not on a car, but a once-futuristic locomotive:

Great. Now I see the Enterprise is steam-powered.
Well, in Next Gen and The Undiscovered Country, it did have a pot-belly stove for a warp core.
I hasten to point out that this connection is conjecture, not fact, no matter how similar they appear. I showed the picture to Andy Probert and he said he'd never seen that before, so it wasn't around the TMP art department. Since Richard Taylor designed the nacelles, someone would have to show it to him and see if he says "yes". And since Matt Jefferies designed the Phase II nacelles on which the TMP ones were roughly derived, the origin of the design promises to be muddy.
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