The New Enterprise

You know, this picture reminds me of watching Star Trek VI the other day. Insofar as I like Abram’s treatment of the ship design for the Enterprise. It’s believable, it’s sexy, it’s modern. But I still vastly prefer the old style look of the refitted 1701 and 1701-A from the original movies. As Constitution class vessels, they were considered heavy/battle cruisers, and I think the old design really sold that point. And while I like this treatment, I don’t really buy the design as a battle cruiser. I like how the old look sorta feels like an old 60s Ford Bronco – utilitarian, something you can beat the hell out of, and it keeps ticking. The new version is more like an Escalade. Still an SUV, still big, but definitely with a different touch, and much easier to break.