For example, did you know that the Akira wasn't only the template for the NX 01 but that the powers that be just wanted to use the Akira model without changes?
.....seething kinetic look there like TOS. It was not to the taste of our bosses. I found (and all due respect), that during the Berman years, anything brassy, meaning what they perceived as loud, was pushed into the background. The musical score became wallpaper, and colors were desaturated. One day I came into the living room, and Enterprise was on Hey! What's wrong with the TV? There's no color! Then someone walked onto the scene in the blue uniform. Oh! The color IS on! It's just that Enterprise was shot in all blues and greys. Very monochromatic. Anything colorful was crushed out of the picture.
"As a matter of fact, we were told to just plain use the Akira for the NX. How would that have been?"
>>I doubt that TPTB scrutinized it as much as that. If I had to guess, I'd say that they though the Akira was both "kewl," and that they didn't think the fans would notice a background ship from the 24th century <<
But there was more we had a basic configuration for another ship that was very close to the 1701, although still too futuristic to my mind. Apparently someone walked into Mr. Berman's office and said, "Cool! It looks just like Kirk's ship!", and that was the end of that. That was a real beating. "Use the Akira!" came the order. They really thought no one would notice. - Doug
Yes, The chain of command was heavy on Enterprise. Herman Zimmerman, our stalwart production designer was once balled out because I labeled a nacelle as a nacelle on a framed blueprint in the drydock observation room. He was told that it wasn't a nacelle until the front office said it was.
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Was this show planned to fail from the start?!
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