Proof of the Excelsior's longetivity
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Join Date: Dec 2007
04-12-2012, 10:24 AM
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I would expect they'd still need something to base any CGI model on, and it would still be easier to take an existing ship then to create a new one. Also, it may not just be about re-using anything - but also to showing the audience something familiar. I suppose we can be lucky they didn't put a Constitution Refit in anywhere. (That may be for the same reason DS9 and VOY never had the Sovereign - it's the movie "hero" ship and they want to keep it "special")
Yes there was a physical model also.
Here is a page with amazing high quality images of the Voyager CGI model, by Dough Drexler.