I was reading an article about George Pals planned War of the Worlds TV series he was working on as a follow up to his movie in 1953. Here is a pic of Pal with a model from that never produced series.
Does it look familiar?
It should. It sure looks a whole lot (like100%) like the Tholian cruiser from Star Trek TOS.
Interesting yes? This was in the 70s and he was also looking at the Leif Ericson to be the starship in the show. This WoW TV show would take place a long time after the initial invasion.