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Old February 21 2014, 12:15 PM   #70
Location: Tacoma, WA
Re: What did the Enterprise-C look like in the real TNG universe?

In the end, the real reason why the Enterprise C looks so different...

Comes down to the fact that the extremely bowed, curved lower hull down there was just too complex. It was too time consuming to build as a large filming model, even though they wanted it. So they had to simplify it, and we got what we got.
The Trek designers ran into similar problems with one of the shuttlecraft designs, too- they loved to make them bowed and curvy, and the designs were just too costly for the production staff to build.
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