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Old December 23 2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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Re: Lack of Alien influence in Starfleet ship design...

This always bothered me aswell. I always assumed that the designs we see in TOS and beyond are influenced from years of merging of several design and engineering styles from several alien cultures. However, ENT proved that basicly it's human design and engineering that dominated Starfleet's shipbuilding since the founding of the UFP.

Quick note though, in the Rise Of The Federation novel by Christopher Bennett, it's explained that Human engineering gave the most effective overall design when it comes to ships, both in terms of lay-out and warpfield dynamics and such.
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