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why do federation ships look so cool??


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Report this Apr. 08 2013, 7:51 pm

when you think about it, federation ships have only a few main parts, disc, cylinder, pylons, and twoo more cylinderss, but why does this odd combination work so well? i want to here why you think the design is cool, and NO VAGUE ANWSERS!!


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Report this Apr. 08 2013, 9:04 pm

Ships with the "classic" configuration (like the Constitution, Excelsior, etc) have a very regal quality to them, probably due to the way the neck supports the saucer. They perfectly embody the vision of "boldly going where no one has gone before".

"The future is in the hands of those who explore... And from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love." - Jacques Yves Cousteau


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Report this Apr. 09 2013, 2:36 pm

Good art direction.


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Report this May. 05 2013, 6:53 pm

Yes, indeed, good art direction. We can all thank Matt Jeffries who designed the original Enterprise, Klingon battle cruiser, shuttlecraft, the bridge, all the various consoles and readout screens and the sets in which they are located! So much of what is recognizable as "Star Trek" was designed by this man.





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Report this May. 06 2013, 4:02 pm

I love how they look futuristic yet plausible. it isn't a bunch of random hogwashthrown together just to look like its from the future. One of my favorite ships is the Enterprise NX-01 because it also has a military feel to it. 

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