original 8-foot model of the Enterprise that was built
by Industrial Light and magic was not used much during
the series. For motion control work, the 4-foot model
was much easier to use, is much more detailed, and, for
far-away shots, itís easier to make it seem far away.
The original 8-foot model was used only for extreme
close-ups or for saucer separations. The 4-foot model
was built by Greg Jein during the third season.
are actually a total of six Galaxy-Class starships. The
first was the U.S.S. galaxy, second was the U.S.S.
Yamato (destroyed), the third was the U.S.S. Enterprise