Kirk is my favorite captain, btw. Love your avatar. Mine is to make Michael Bay into a vegetable, provided he doesn't redeem himself on July 4th.
BTW, while I'm watching all my TOS videos, I can't help but bring up that I wished AA / DST would go ahead and release that M-113 Salt Vampire they had prototyped way back when (for the Gorn Wave). I would have loved to have gotten that figure.
Same forward saucer too. There's slight room for discrepency though because the models were built at different scales from each other (the Refit Enterprise model was built at some odd size they didn't like to work with well).Quote:
I believe the Miranda is supposed to have the exact same size nacelle as the Constitution.
As a training ship. That doesn't require a full crew.
The TOS' saucer is a smaller diameter and a hair off symmetrical, that'd probably explain why you see it as "smushed".Quote:
I did notice another thing, in alot of the comparison photos the pre refit enterprise looks warped when compared to the refit picture to picture. The TOS saucer looks likes its been smushed. I don't know man, I just don't know......
Hence the phrase "refit". They removed the old warp nacelles and pylons, and added new ones.Quote:
Next, did they knock off the "wings?" They are straight in TOS, and angled in the movies. You can't add on to straight pieces and get them "that" angled. In a service / construction dock, they'd have to have completely removed the entire nacles.
You have the DST 1701, the TOS version, how did you get it? I didn't realize it was out.
I know the Hollywood reason was to make the ship look cooler for the movies.
However, if you want to lay out sensible fiction (considering you have the ultimate logical character on the same show) it would make more sense to get a new ship, rather than do that much work refitting the 1701.
Not to mention:
1701 is what? 30 years old?
Capt. Kirk - 5 + years, then a refit, then Capt. William Decker + 3-4 more years until Khan and the Klingons really damaged the ship.
The refitted 1701 got less than 1/3 of the total ship's service time before it was scheduled for retirement anyway (let alone it being destroyed). It seems like a wasted effort if you ask me.
They should have renamed the Yorktown in TMP and destroyed it, then got another Enterprise-class ship. (Prior to refit, the 1701 was Constitution class, then I forgot the class of the refit / Yorktown)
I love the shape of the "Refit" Enterprise. It seems more streamlined than the original which is almost stick-figured in comparison. Though I love them all. :love: Say isn't the "Refit" exactly like the 1701-A? or are there slight differences? Or is this another Blue2th stupid question? lol
Production-wise, it's the same physical model. They figured they'd spent enough money on it. So they painted on an "A."