"During preproduction, someone (me or a Producer) thought it would be a good idea to have some sort of size comparison between all ships named Enterprise. I thought it should be on one of the walls in Main Engineering so I came up with a vertical arrangement for one of the narrow walls, sketching in a new “C” Enterprise between the “B” (Excelsior Class) and “D”. The Producers liked the idea but thought, instead, that it should be seen in the Conference (changed to ‘observation’) Lounge wall so I took that opportunity to draft up a hard-line elevation of this new ship, to go along with the rest of the already-in-place Designs. A craftsman was brought in to sculpt the ships as half-hull models, arranging them in a broader grouping,… which was more pleasing for the wall on which it was destined."
Now, at last, through the overwhelmingly complementary desire to feature this ship in: STAR TREK: FUTURES, and the genius talents of Tobias Richter, she will, at last… fly-"