This phaser model demonstrates the design ethic I wish JJA had used throughout the artwork for the movie series. I think the theme for the art would have been much more clever and intriguing had it utilized the original designs in an "embrace and extend" fashion, like with the shipboard uniforms. Had we seen this phaser
, along with something more like Carthew & Wallace's "Prime Alternative" Enterprise, and interiors that were familiar but also new and extended
, I think movies XI and XII would have felt more like Star Trek for those who remember it, without ruining anything for the newcomers.
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