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Old August 19 2013, 01:33 AM   #12
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Re: Scaling the Excelsior Filming Model

Timo wrote: View Post
The idea of the great ship twisting and turning in order to exit the dock is the one the "Starfleet designers must have had ideas of their own" argument tries to avoid. As for using another door, the ship was parked between "piers" that delineate one-quarter of the interior, one associated with the door the Enterprise used. Again, wriggling around the pier to a different door is a possibility, but of the "against Starfleet intent" category...
Excelsior was facing an entirely different direction than Enterprise was and doesn't seem to turn on the way out. I actually think each individual pier is probably associated with a particular door, with two ships on each side of the pier.

Personally, I'd facilitate a larger Excelsior by pretending that the Enterprise was smaller when going through the door.
That works too. Another example of "objects in space are smaller than they appear."
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