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In the final draft script of {{e|Future Tense}}, this type of ship was described as "a sleek, wedge-shaped alien starship."
 
In the final draft script of {{e|Future Tense}}, this type of ship was described as "a sleek, wedge-shaped alien starship."
   
The task of modifying the [[23rd century]] {{dis|Tholian ship|23rd century|style of Tholian ship}} for the predominantly [[22nd century]] settings of {{s|ENT}} was made the responsibility of Concept Artist [[John Eaves]], who regarded the opportunity as "a great assignment to retro-out the Tholian ship." (''[[Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection]]'', issue 26, p. 10) Due to the original configuration having been extremely memorable, designing an earlier version of it for ''Enterprise'' was always going to be difficult. Eaves had to create something new while also incorporating the design language that [[TOS]] Art Director [[Matt Jefferies]] had established for the Tholian ship. For Eaves, the solution was to retain parts of the original design, while making the styling of the new version appear slightly older. (''[[Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection]]'', issue 26, p. 12)
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The task of modifying the [[23rd century]] {{dis|Tholian ship|23rd century|style of Tholian ship}} for the predominantly [[22nd century]] settings of {{s|6}} was made the responsibility of Concept Artist [[John Eaves]], who regarded the opportunity as "a great assignment to retro-out the Tholian ship." (''[[Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection]]'', issue 26, p. 10) Due to the original configuration having been extremely memorable, designing an earlier version of it for ''Enterprise'' was always going to be difficult. Eaves had to create something new while also incorporating the design language that [[TOS]] Art Director [[Matt Jefferies]] had established for the Tholian ship. For Eaves, the solution was to retain parts of the original design, while making the styling of the new version appear slightly older. (''[[Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection]]'', issue 26, p. 12)
   
 
John Eaves wanted to keep the front view of the modified Tholian ship style identical to its predecessor but chose to make some changes to the exterior elsewhere, as he felt the profile view of the original craft was somewhat harsh and stark. "''I thought it would be good to elongate the ship so that it appeared sleeker,''" he stated, "''but also make it look like it could be a forebear of the original design.''" A new element he decided to add was the screen panels on the sides of the exterior. (''[[Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection]]'', issue 26, p. 12)
 
John Eaves wanted to keep the front view of the modified Tholian ship style identical to its predecessor but chose to make some changes to the exterior elsewhere, as he felt the profile view of the original craft was somewhat harsh and stark. "''I thought it would be good to elongate the ship so that it appeared sleeker,''" he stated, "''but also make it look like it could be a forebear of the original design.''" A new element he decided to add was the screen panels on the sides of the exterior. (''[[Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection]]'', issue 26, p. 12)
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