I was noticing that ships on Star Trek are very small. In my opinion, the size seems more suitable for an interplanetary ship. As it seems that we will probably be stuck around Sol for a while, I was wondering about interplanetary ships. If a manned spacecraft was built to travel to another planet, sometimes I have visions of it somewhat resembling the Enterprise, but with real life propulsion equipment (ion thrusters?), and no teleporters or energy shields. When I say resembling the Enterprise, I only mean the shape. It seems to me that for a real life interstellar ship, the enterprise would be too small, and I agree with most people that interstellar ships will not have warp drives anytime soon. What is your opinion?