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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:15 pm    Post subject: Movie Ships Named Enterprise Reply with quote

John Eaves On Designing The Enterprise-E

January 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the conceptual stage of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E. Flashback to 1996 and Star Trek First Contact was ramping up to full production all across the Paramount Pictures lot.

Meanwhile, back in the Deep Space Nine art department, we were serving double duty on both the television production and trying to get the look of the second Next Generation movie's architecture designed. Herman Zimmerman (the production designer) had received a beat sheet for the film several months earlier.

In the beginning, the film's title was Star Trek Resurrection. However, over at 20th Century Fox, the fourth Alien movie was being made with the same name. It took several months to see which film would keep the title, but in the end Alien won out and our film was to be called First Contact. .....



....One element that was going to make this Enterprise different from the previous ships was that it was designed to fight the Borg. That meant that it had to be more of a battleship than an exploration vessel.

So, with that, more sketches came along. I remembered that in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, the E got hit pretty hard with a long phaser blast across the neck of the ship. I thought that if Khan had kept firing for just a second longer the saucer would've been blown clean off from the rest of the ship.

That started the idea of a thick neck that tapered into the saucer, effectively eliminating that danger zone on the new E. I finally rendered a few sketches I liked, and one in particular was a profile that started the path to what the final ship would soon look like. It was a profile drawing in blue pencil with a rough sweep of the ship with short nacelles.





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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2024 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A great post by my late friend, Tim Edwards. Before he paused away in 2018 he contributed quite lot to All Sci-Fi.

I miss that guy . . .



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