All my life I've had a fascination with the original Enterprise and it's direct descendant, the Enterprise-A (or Motion Picture Refit – same thing, basically). The Enterprise-A, especially, represents a perfected starship design based, of course, on the original ship, but refined and perfected in every way, at least in this fan's heart.
But why? What is it about that particular design that I find so appealing? What's the secret? Well, maybe this guy has it pegged.
And then there's those engines:
Maybe he's on to something. What do you think?