I was disagreeing with this, saying, in essence, that the person who was "making up" the configuration of the Enterprise (Jefferies) WASN'T to blame for the inconsistancies. Most inconsistancies stem from the original, well thought-out design being changed or set aside at the last minute for production reasons. For example, "let's reshuffle how the bridge is layed out so the turbo door is over the Captain's shoulder for a better camera angle."Chuck_P.R. said:But in the final analysis we're really just bitching about the shortcomings of "technical" people who were having to make up this stuff as they went along and probably didn't even know if the series would make a second season, muchless be picked apart like this almost four decades later.
The early concept, before even the shape of the vessel was settled on.On the number of scales issue, perhaps I also wasn't as clear as I could have been. The three scales I was refferring to was the intial scale the ship was envisioned at, with a crew of less then a couple dozen people.
This would be the 540 foot length -- but I must point out that during the production of the first pilot this was changed to the final 947 foot size. Although the model was drafted to be 540 feet long, Pike's ship as seen in the pilot was 947' long. The big model, when delivered to the studio, had the extra windows already added to the dorsal and secondary hull. In essence, there isn't a "Production Scale", only a Production configuration.Secondly, the ship size and complement that it was envisioned as for the pilot.
I think the evidence is there to settle the planned 540' length pretty authoritatively. The current debate is on whether it was doubled to 1080' (1072' as built) or if it really was "rescaled" to 947' resulting in an oddball 1:84/85 scale.jheilman said:So, am I correct in assuming that the current concensus agrees with the 540' original length and a resizing? The time and scale of the resizing remain the areas of contention?
Wasn't that "Operation Petticoat"? Considering that the models were built/supervised by Richard Datin, perhaps that should have been "Operation Petticoat Junction"!Actually, I have it on good authority that the original Enterprise was to resemble the DY-100 class ship. It was to be commanded by John (Gomez) Astin and in an attempt to draw in the female viewers, the entire vessel was to be painted pink. Jamie Lee Curtis was to play a yeoman in Phase II, but she was involved in some submarine show at the time. That's what my sources are telling me.