Re: What did the Enterprise-C look like in the real TNG universe?
For the sake of debate... if we're going to accept *every* inconsistency
that the series has at face value as being evidence of some kind of canonical in-universe epileptic tree, as in the Enterprise-C looking different in substance than it does on a wall decoration in the obs lounge, well then...
... what about Picard suddenly having only three pips instead of four for that one scene in "Cost Of Living"? Can the OP suggest why the Captain received a temporary demotion in one scene?
Or, in keeping with the issue of starship design. Why does the D appear to change appearance every so often? (between the four-footer and six-footer)
One day soon, man is going to be able to harness incredible energies, energies that could ultimately hurl us to other worlds in... some sort of spaceship.