Modern Star Trek Scenes, Now With the Original Starship | WIRED

Say what you will about Star Trek Into Darkness, but the warp effects in that movie are irresistible. When J.J. Abrams’ USS Enterprise explodes into space, its blue-white contrails leaving interstellar streamers in its wake, your whole being rejoices. But here’s a sad thought: You know the Enterprise from the original Star Trek series, the one everyone fell in love with? The blueprint from which all future Enterprises were built? The classic studio model by art director Matt Jefferies that served Gene Roddenberry so well until it was replaced by one from Industrial Light & Magic? In other words, the One True Enterprise? It never got to blast off like that. When it jumped to warp, nothing much happened at all.

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