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Old December 26 2013, 12:43 PM   #16
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Re: Lack of Alien influence in Starfleet ship design...

One answer could be the same reason Starfleet communication is in English, or "Federation Standard."

There's no reason I can see to assume that Starfleet ships don't have alien influence. It's just that by the time we see things, most design parameters have been standardized to be as accessible as possible to species of all member worlds (most of whom happen to be humanoid).

It's also possible that GR might apply his explanation of the Klingons' change in appearance from TOS to TMP to this situation: that what we see onscreen is an interpretation, and not necessarily how it appears in "reality."
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