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Old May 23 2013, 02:44 AM   #330
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Re: Starship Size Argument™ thread

EJD1984 wrote: View Post
I just watched part of the History Channel special - Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe, and there were some nice shots from the new movie.

From this (high-res) close up of the Bridge at the end of the movie, in comparison to the first movie, the window appears to be substantially taller. In consequence, the area above the bridge in the original 2009 construction pictures appears to have enough room for two decks. Now it looks like there is only room for maybe one deck.

My (personal) conclusion - ILM has shrunk the Enterprise size down by 15-20% at the end of the movie.
I think we should compare with the first movie, not the trailer for the movie. But let's check a shot from '09:

It's hard to say because there seems to be some CGI lens-like distortion... but it doesn't look quite the same scale. It's still _much_ bigger than the 'classic' 1701.
And that's my opinion.
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