NX01 Refit

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

  1. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    Internally, NX-01 isn't altered much at all with this refit. Even the original warp core is still in place.
     
  2. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Then what exactly is the secondary hull for? Grain transport? And why does it have straight line connections to the warp nacelles?
     
  3. Skywalker

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    Just to make it look more like the TOS Enterprise, basically.

    I prefer to ignore the deflector dish on the saucer section and imagine that the secondary hull was added to house a new and more advanced (but much larger) warp core and deflector dish, so they moved engineering, deflector control, and the shuttlebay down to the new hull, then used all that extra space created in the saucer section to add new sensor suites, weapon upgrades, etc.
     
  4. BillJ

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    So the NX-01 refit would be massively different internally?
     
  5. Captain Robert April

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    The secondary hull houses a more powerful warp core, enabling the ship go a lot faster and a lot further, but it's an add-on to the existing ship, so the original warp core, and the original engine room, is still there, basically as a backup.

    So, NO, the ship is not massively different internally.
     
  6. Skywalker

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    Only in my mind. Not in the mind of Doug Drexler.
     
  7. BillJ

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    It doesn't really make a lot of sense to bolt on a secondary hull to a deep space explorer that offers no additional capacity to the ship (crew, science labs, weapons, supplies). And wouldn't the nacelles and support struts have to increase in size to accommodate two different warp drives with different power levels feeding them? Not to mention that even with a more powerful warp core you probably wouldn't gain much in the way of speed without larger warp coils... which would necessitate new warp nacelles.

    I like a lot of Drexler's work... but the NX-01 refit just comes across as plain lazy.
     
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  8. timothy

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    So is this what the enterprise looks like in the ROMULAN war ? If it is I can understand why it looks so butch . So I am guesing the crew complement has doubled or possible even trippled . It should'nt even be considered a nx class anymore it look like a battleship.
     
  9. antiquityscion

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    It doesn't look bad, but it would not have been needed. The NX01 looked fine as is.

    Kinda moot and I guess we will never know if they would actually have gone through with it.
     
  10. RAMA

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    You know I'm in complete shock that the refit works.

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  11. duoduck

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    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.
     
  12. Captain Robert April

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  13. Catalyst

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    I don't have a problem with the overall design as it is, but I'd have hated for it to have been used in the show. It's just too close to TOS.
     
  14. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    That's the point, to serve as a first part of the bridge to TOS.
     
  15. USS Excelsior

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    The NX Refit is the Akira Class starship.
     
  16. BenRoethig

    BenRoethig Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I wish this would have been the ship instead of the Akiraprise.
     
  17. Captain Robert April

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    The Akira doesn't have a secondary hull, so no.
     
  18. StalwartUK

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    I don't think it really suits the NX class. It just looks like something that has been tacked on and doesn't serve any real purpose.
     
  19. Captain Robert April

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    It houses a more powerful warp core, so I'd say it serves a very real purpose.
     
  20. Skywalker

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    The larger deflector dish is likely also more powerful and efficient than that tiny little thing at the front of the saucer.