Been watching a lot of 50's tv sci-fi lately like Space Patrol and Rocky Jones, the latter of which had some pretty remarkable FX for the time. While they may look low budget to our eyes, the budget for the FX actually killed the show. Anyway, was tinkering around with some retro spaceships, when I built one that could've been a retro Klingon ship, which in turn got me to thinking about how the Enterprise might've looked if Trek was produced in the early to mid 1950's. I've always wanted to build one, so I did. I tried to emulate the smooth hull of the Orbit Jet and Terra V, but couldn't resist adding a bit more to the saucer section as it seemed to need something more, thought that might change again. This ship is another modification of the Gagarin. I removed the back funnels (or whatever you call them) and made the engines a little more 50's rocket style. Also, scaled down the ship to be more inline with the rough size of the rockets seen on the aforementioned shows. As all the shows of this period used rockets (with Space Patrol being the last to portray a horizontally landing rocket ala Flash Gordon) I imagine some big wig would've been demanding a retooling of the ship into something more inline with what was popular at the time aka a rocket. I'm always amazed at how the original Enterprise can be reinterpreted and still be instantly recognizable as the Enterprise. Not sure that applies to other Trek ships, though I'm sure some creative mind will prove me wrong. I won't be fleshing out this "universe" much, but I'll probably post a few more pics soon, as well as a phaser and communicator. Thinking about using this ship on some UESPA covers in the future. Anyway.....Enjoy!