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A Controversial Star Trek opinion

Post by Joseph A Human » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:57 am

As much as I love The Next Generation I have never really liked the exterior design of the Enterprise D.

I like how it looks inside and it's the starship I'd want to live on board, but the D has always felt overly big and bulky especially compared with the original Enterprise design, which for me is still the best looking ship in all of Trek.

Also I have always thought the Saucer section on the D looks like a head a size too big for the body it's attached to.

There I've said it, I feel better now.
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Re: A Controversial Star Trek opinion

Post by Gazomg » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:08 am

I get the love for the original enterprise as at the time the design was incredible, and still looks good today, but the b, c, and d versions were all decent but were never going to capture what the initial one had, even if its dated now.
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Re: A Controversial Star Trek opinion

Post by Michael » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:21 pm

Joseph A Human wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:57 am
Also I have always thought the Saucer section on the D looks like a head a size too big for the body it's attached to.
I agree.

Aside from the original, for me it's a tie between the B and C.
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Re: A Controversial Star Trek opinion

Post by sirus » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:29 am

I tend to favor the original or the E. I just love the E.

The F was okay, but I guess non-canon now.

The A was the same as the original refit. The B was just an Excelsior. The C was fine, I just never had much love for the Ambassador class, looks too much like a Galaxy-class with angles.

The Galaxy-class looks weird to me. I don't like its deflector array, I don't like how rounds it is. It always felt bulky and awkward shaped. And yeah, the saucer section is massively oversized.
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Re: A Controversial Star Trek opinion

Post by JM1776 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:16 am

But it really does look like the only ship that should have families aboard.
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Re: A Controversial Star Trek opinion

Post by Lionheart » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:35 pm

I feel it sets it apart from what came before, representing a new era and ideas, and the hope for peacefully exploring the galaxy.
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