The Earliest Drawings Of The Starship Enterprise In An Iowa Shipyard

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Veteran Star Trek concept designer John Eaves posted his earliest drawings of the shipyard where the U.S.S. Enterprise gets built in J.J. Abrams' reboot. He shows the real-life Naval shipyards that influenced him, and the evolution of his design. [Eavesdropping]

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ManchuCandidate
ManchuCandidate

I got into geek fight when io9 first posted this when this website launched, but I'm going to say it again:

Building a 300KT ship in a gravity well = Mega Stupid no matter how cool you think it is.

FYI, the amount of energy to lift that sucker up is in the TRILLIONs of horsepower.