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Which spaceship named Enterprise is your favourite?

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  1. 1. What is your overall favorite Star Trek series?

    • Star Trek: Enterprise
      16
    • Star Trek: The Original Series
      51
    • Star Trek: The Animated Series
      0
    • Star Trek: The Next Generation
      55
    • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
      50
    • Star Trek: Voyager
      34
  2. 2. What is your overall favorite Star Trek movie?

    • Star Trek - I: The Motion Picture
      10
    • Star Trek - II: The Wrath of Khan
      41
    • Star Trek - III: The Search for Spock
      7
    • Star Trek - IV: The Voyage Home
      22
    • Star Trek - V: The Final Frontier
      4
    • Star Trek - VI: The Undiscovered Country
      29
    • Star Trek - VII: Generations
      11
    • Star Trek - VIII: First Contact
      64
    • Star Trek - IX: Insurrection
      7
    • Star Trek - X: Nemesis
      11


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This includes the main spaceships named "Enterprise" in any canon Star Trek production.

We're only talking about the exterior design of the actual physical ships here, not the series or films in which they featured.

There isn't much difference between the refit and the -A, but both are included for completeness.

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The 1979 refit. Unquestionably.

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When I first laid my nerdy eyes on her on a big movie screen (I was about 12 or 13), it was the first time I really had an authentic scale of the starship Enterprise. She seemed like something that REALLY existed in three dimensions, for the first time in ST history. Yes, I know people like to b!tch that there were too many exterior spaceship shots in ST-TMP, but I don't care; I loved every single second of them. With her iridescent hull gleaming (almost like an abalone shell) and the tiny service vehicles attending her, the old NCC-1701 never (and I mean NEVER) looked better. Her sleek new pylons and slimmer warp nacelles made her look truly graceful. You really HAD to see it on the big screen to fully appreciate it. To paraphrase from the movie Swingers, "She looked so... MONEY." :thumbup:

Kirk's reaction made total sense to me then and even now.

My runner up? The Enterprise E from First Contact. Sleek, fast-looking exterior (looks like she's always in motion; with her back swept lines). And I love the warm deep reds, grays and blues of her interior as well. She's a beauty; inside & out. ;)

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My 2nd runner up? The Abramsprise. People hate it; I love it. Like a 'hot rod' version of the original. And the bridge, while admittedly gleaming and kind of Mac-looking, is still one of the best bridges I've ever seen in ST. It really looks like a functional, futuristic control center. There is a great mix of touch screen, i Mac translucence and physical buttons and switches as well. A nice mix of retro and futuristic cool. :)

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I'm going to go old-school and say the ENT-D. She died a pathetic death, but the ship was definitely one of the most unique Enterprises in the fleet.

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For me, it was the Enterprise-E.....any day of the week, and twice on Sunday.

I have always loved the design of the ship, the interior and exterior look and feel, and its all-round awesomeness :)

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That's the first decent picture (namely one without lens flares and lighting turned down to something less than what I'd expect to find at the centre of the sun) of the Abrams bridge Sehlat. I actually LIKE that bridge, so why the hell couldn't engineering look something that vaguely belonged to the same ship as that?

Anyway, moving along. 1979 Refit is my favourite too, though TMP isn't so much a movie as it is starship pornography :giggle: Runnersa up are a tie between the refit 1701-D from All Good Things and the E. :)

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the 1701-A. Being a fictional ship it's not my home but did it's bit.

She was a ship named Enterprise. Like our current HMS Enterprise she carried/carries on a fine legacy. A lineage to be proud of.

Edited by Mackenzie Calhoun

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Anyway, moving along. 1979 Refit is my favourite too, though TMP isn't so much a movie as it is starship pornography :giggle:

My nerdy friends and I call it 'ship porn.' :laugh:

And yes, if there really is such a thing as ship porn? TMP would get an X-rating.... :giggle:

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I like a lot of them for different reasons; they all have good angles and bad angles.

I like the -B. It's sleeker than the Constitution-class, and has some nice curvature. Very well proportioned. The modifications from the old Excelsior generally improve its look, but I could do without some of the flimsy little fins they added.

The -C isn't bad, but screams "low budget". It's a little clunky in places and the saucer is too round.

The -D brings back great memories of TNG. It's a good all-round nice ship, but sometimes it looks a bit bulky, and the Hotel-in-space feel doesn't always sit right.

The -E is probably my favourite overall. It's very sleek and has a "mean" feel to it. It means business. However I always think it looks too thin. The proportions don't quite sit right, it's very long but only has a few decks, giving it a kind of "squashed" feel from the side.

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NCC-1701-A.

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Beautiful ship, inside and out. Yeah, on the outside is practically identical to the Refit 1701 from ST I, II and III, but I like the interior of the A way way more.

Been kinda nuts about this ship since my childhood, since seeing her at the end of Star Trek IV. What a lovely lady of the stars! :EnterpriseA:

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I'm having an incredibly tough time choosing. I love the 1701, the 1701-refit, 1701-A and I love the D. I actually think the D is the odd one out in all the Enterprise designs, but she has more actual screen time than any of the others. At the time of its first appearance, that chunky super-saucer look seemed to make perfect sense; be a perfect evolution from the 1701-A. In retrospect of the evolutionary line, she looks a little overweight. But i still love her.

I never liked the E much - from the underside she looks ugly to my eyes, design basics stretched to the nth degree. Looks great from the side, though.

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NCC-1701-A.

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Beautiful ship, inside and out. Yeah, on the outside is practically identical to the Refit 1701 from ST I, II and III, but I like the interior of the A way way more.

Been kinda nuts about this ship since my childhood, since seeing her at the end of Star Trek IV. What a lovely lady of the stars! :EnterpriseA:

Agreed.

My overall favorite too (either the TMP redesign or the 1701-A; though the A had a 'warmer' feel to the interiors.... especially the bridge in TUC).

Also (off topic), I love your Ingrid Bergman signature; I'm a "Casablanca" fan. :thumbup:

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I'd have to say the NCC 1701-D is my favorite Enterprise. This is probably because it was the first one I was exposed to and TNG was the first Trek show I really got into. A close second is the NX-01 because it seems really intriguing that this was the first enterprise launched by Starfleet.

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Oh, it's the 1979 refit / A (nearly the same ship, right?) hands down. Much as I LOVED the original TV version, they somehow managed to make her even more streamlined and graceful in the movies. I DO agree that the interiors in the A were much improved over the Spartan look of the refit insides. Hexagonal corridors = CLAUSTROPHOBIA!

I always thought the B was clunky looking, the C reminds me of a Marvel Mashup action figure and the D and E both left me pretty cold. The Abramsprise is utterly graceless, inside and out, but the bridge (minus the damnable lens flares) is simply stunning.

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