NX01 Refit

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by Cpt. Porthos, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Cpt. Porthos

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  2. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    It's hideous. Utterly ruined the graceful and sleek design of the NX-01.

    It was never planned for season five. (original NX-01 designer) Doug Drexler did it years after the show was cancelled for his own amusement, and a Trek calender picture.
     
  3. Cpt. Porthos

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    Yeah i know it was made later.. but he mentioned he would have liked to have been able to see it in season 5
     
  4. 6079SmithW

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    I don't like it at all. In fact, I hate it. It ruins the NX which looked just fine as is. Its just a bad kitbash, really, and looks ridiculous.
     
  5. Skywalker

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    It looks pretty stupid with the impulse engines sticking out like that, not to mention the two deflector dishes. I don't see the need to add a secondary hull to the NX class; I prefer to imagine the secondary hull was introduced with the Daedalus class (because of the new--and huge--warp seven engines requiring a lot more space).
     
  6. BDJ

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    Yuck!!
     
  7. BlobVanDam

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    That's a nasty angle, and also it's the toy and not the CG model. I actually don't mind the refit design, although I don't think it was necessary to bring it closer to the 1701. The NX-01 looked great as it was, Akira copy or not.
     
  8. Gep Malakai

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    I thought the refit was ugly when Doug first showed it off, and I still think it's ugly now. A key difference is, I didn't like it at first but I really like it now that some time has passed. It's squat and unattractive, and just plain awkward, which I think makes it more appealing as a chunky prototype of the more refined Starfleet ships that would come later. The NX-01 has always felt a little too sleek to play the part of an experimental first-of-its-kind ship, and this design rectifies that.
     
  9. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    I've never cared for it. Gep points out that the ship always looked a bit too sleek and I concur, but if this were the alternative, no thanks.
     
  10. M

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    Well, I have to admit I kinda like the refit version. Somehow it makes the ship look older and more in line with the later incarnations.
     
  11. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    This.
     
  12. Dukhat

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    I don't think I can answer this question without being biased, as I've always hated the NX-01 because of its origins as the Akira class. Now that being said, I think anything that makes the ship look less like the Akira is a good thing to me. However, I'd also get rid of the deflector dish on the saucer (redundant now), and the saucer impulse engines (the catamarans already have impulse engines!), to make the saucer completely round. Although I would have done that anyway regardless of the secondary hull.
     
  13. Captain Robert April

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    :techman: :beer:
     
  14. el Chalupacabra

    el Chalupacabra Lieutenant Commander

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    I actually kind of like that idea of an NX01 refit, but I doubt even if Enterprise went on to season 5 it would have happened, nor would it have been needed.
    http://www.starshipmodeler.biz/shop/images/products/starcrafts/sc-38_box.jpg

    I gotta say though, it reminds me of the Gabe Kooerner Enterprise concepts, especially the secondary hull:

    http://trekmovie.com/2008/12/13/gabriel-koerners-weighs-in-on-new-uss-enterprise/


    http://img.trekmovie.com/images/koernerprise1.jpg


    http://img.trekmovie.com/images/koernerprise2.jpg




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  15. Jeff O'Connor

    Jeff O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    You know, part of the key to my enjoyment of ENT rests in the fact that I'm not much of a canon conscript. I like things to flow as well as possible but even as a teenager when the show premiered I was pretty quickly made aware that certain things didn't quite click to their fullest possible extent... and I got over it early on.

    I've always been fond of the NX-01's design. I find it more beautiful than almost any other significant ship in the franchise. The only crucial gems that I prefer over it are the TOS refit and the Abramsverse Enterprise.
     
  16. Vinkula

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    I love the NX-01 refit design! :)
     
  17. pimp

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    I'm Sorry but that is just plain horrible
     
  18. ChristopherPike

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    I didn't like it to start with but it's grown on me. Leaving a deflector disc on the saucer as a redundancy bothered me to be honest and I even asked Doug Drexler over on his site, if he thought the secondary hull ought to be that big. I'd seen other fan attempts, where one fitted in further back, underneath the two main pylons holding impulse engines on either side. I forget what his response was, but he took my rookie question in good humour. His answer I think, was that adding a smaller hull wouldn't be bold enough a change.

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    I've had quite a bit of fun, in the months since, imagining a continuing series in which the refit happened. I'd love to think this kind of alteration happened for the NX-01 during its lifetime, in the way the NCC-1701 underwent changes between TOS and TMP, albeit not as radical.
     
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  19. Leathco

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    I don't care much for it. I don't mind the refit having a secondary hull, but the style looks atrocious. A smaller secondary hull, bolted directly underneath the rear of the saucer section, would be more in line IMO.
     
  20. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    I think this 'refit' is every bit as radical as the one the Enterprise underwent in TMP. Internally the NX-01 is probably a radically different ship.