In recent years the Enterprise has gone digital, but the original version of Star Trek’s flagship was a real-life miniature model. So, what happens when you replace the digital Enterprise of New Trek with the older model?
Illustrator and concept artist Nick Acosta shows us. He took some photos of the original model which is currently being restored at the Smithsonian and composited those images into newer film shots. The results are nothing short of amazing. It just goes to show you that physical props are more realistic. If it is lit correctly, it beats digital every time.