Oh and Original Series all the way.
I'll let Neil say why:http://youtu.be/OyUN5vG1T8k
NCC-1701 (1960s Star Trek TV series)
NCC-1701(-A) refit (Star Trek 1-6 movies)
NCC-1701-B (Excelsior Class, ST: Generations)
NCC-1701-C ("Yesterday's Enterprise")
NCC-1701-D (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
NCC-1701-D Refit ("All Good Things", 3-engine heavily armed version)
NCC-1701-E (latter TNG movies)
NCC-1701 (Star Trek 2009 movie version)
Old-school all the way!
I had a model kit of the original back in the 70's. Never could get the engine pylons even . . .
Gene Roddenberry's ghost would have actively haunted the producers, but if they'd set the series in the In a Mirror, Darkly universe from the beginning, Enterprise might have been a success. Dallas-style backstabbing/deception, intense battles as the Empire conquered weak planets, and much more interesting characters would have made for a seriously fun show.
I love the sound of that, Denny.
Roddenberry's ghost would have been too busy haunting the DS9 creative crew, I imagine.
Also, Enterprise-E all the way. The movies sucked, but I really liked the E design.
Wait, First Contact sucked? What?
I loved Star Tek as a kid growing up (TOS), and loved the characters, but the refitted Enterprise is the one I fell in love with. I remember spending hours on end of my youth building that model, painstakingly trying to get the nacelles to stay even. More hrs spent trying to add lighting to it (loved the cutout section on the engineering decks where they had the auditorium (?). I even put up black wallpaper in my room, painted the space dock on it and hung the Enterprise in front of it using fishing wire to replicate my favorite scene of it leaving orbit.
Sniff, I'm getting all verklempt...
1701-A. The refit is amazingly beautiful even today. IMO.
Also, for a bit of fun, there's a fan convention called Vividcon. The focus of Vividcon is fan videos dedicated to various movies and TV shows, with various themes, be they dramatic, romantic, or humorous.
The first night of the convention there's also a nerd dance party called Club Vivid, with, you know, booze and dancing, featuring videos specifically set to dance music playing in the background. These vids are more supposed to be just fun and danceable. This year someone did a sort of overall tribute to space opera shows/spaceships/their crews. I think it's fun.
http://vimeo.com/46927209 The password is " starships " no quotes.
Hugin, that gave me chills. LOVED IT. Thanks so much for sharing!
Hey cool, the original Enterprise refit is winning, that's unexpected. Now I know how Brian felt when that weird looking Firefly ship won that contest.
I also believe it's an auditorium, if I'm remembering correctly.
Oh no!!! That's horrible man, my condolences. :/
Really guys, anyone knows that. That's where Morticia kept the plant that ate meatballs. Duh.
I accidentally voted in the wrong category. This is my favorite ship.
Are Captain Kirk and Spock playing golf on the saucer section there?
It's an observation lounge, bitches (apologies, big image coming), take a look at #21:
Arboretum, feh. I read deck plans like this in my sleep. :P I carried "Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enteperprise" with me EVERYWHERE. ;)
Wiki trumps non-canon retconned paper book, fool!
But mainly, I knew it well before looking it up on the Wiki because I was a big enough Trek geek that I was reading all the articles about the Enterprise redesign in Starlog, et. all, as the movie was being produced and I remember Probert saying that's what the big windows were. (You know, back when you were, what, 3? :)
Also, you'll note that the Wiki says that your silly inconistent non-canon not-really-written-by-Scotty Enterprise guide also confirms it's an arboretum on some other page. And if you take out your TMP Blu-ray, you'll see the trees in the fly-around sequence. Not to mention the Polar Lights 1/350-scale model that includes a detailed arboretum.
Oh, and the briefing was in the shuttle bay.
Do not mess with Denny on the Enterprise is the moral of this story.