Re: 22nd century star clipper...
Yeah, I'm pretty sure he did. What I neglected to address was this sense of revisionism that has cropped up since TNG. On one level I can see why it happened, but it's also partly the result of TOS being something of an orphan because even while being first it is separated by decades from the spin-off series.
well, when you had even gene "klingons always looked like that" roddenberry doing it...