Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Yay, the Strike is Over.

We were all pretty tired of it, weren't we? Finally things can get back to normal in town and the tens of thousands of folks who depend on business as usual in this town might be able to pay their rent by April.

Now onto more important matters. Behold these newly leaked photos of the reimagined starship "Enterprise."
Click to embiggen! High-rez pix!

And here's another one:

What do you guys think? Me, I like that they kept the same basic shape and, interestingly, some of the exact details from the original design--yet radically changed the warp nacelles. Hmm. I don't think it's a home run like the way the refit for the movies way back in 1978 was. It may not even be a base hit. Watching the remastered original Star Trek episodes with the redone all-CGI "Enterprise" proves how well the original design holds up when shot in high rez. This version just looks a little like changes for the sake of changes, but not actually improved.

--Jim C.


Anonymous said...

Some touches are pretty cool, like the little elevator blue light thing on the secondary hull. But those big bulbous things on the end of the engines look weird. Main thing is though I always think of the enterprise as this smooth, gleaming white ship. In Galaxy Quest they tried to emulate that very luck. And this one kind of screws that up completely with all the little touches.

Anonymous said...

Looks exactly the same to me! What's the big deal?

Anonymous said...

I don't see how this can logically transition to the movie Enterprise. The original TV show ship, yes, the transition worked perfectly. But here they changed things structurally that now do not fit the ship's evolution. Thumbs down