Nob Akimoto wrote:
New side-bar. Warp nacelle design and field configuration.
YES! Finally a good explanation for the different shapes of Starfleet vessels and their warp nacelles. It even applies perfectly for old ships like the Excelsior.
Your text also reminded me of an idea I recently had about the Galaxy class development. There is a third ship with Galaxy-class nacelles, the Challenger. That odd nacelle over nacelle design.
I think of it as a technology testbed especially for the new warp engines. On that ship they would be tested before implemented into the Nebula and Galaxy classes.