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Laneth's starship
Laneths bird-of-prey, forward.jpg

Forward view

Forward view
Affiliation: Klingon Empire
Type: Warship
Active: 22nd century
Armament: Disruptors
Laneths bird-of-prey, aft.jpg

Aft view

Aft view

Laneth's starship was a type of small Klingon warship commanded by a Klingon Augment, Lieutenant Laneth. It was armed with disruptors.

In 2154, Laneth's starship attacked and destroyed a Rigelian freighter that kidnapped Phlox from Earth. The Klingon ship then transported Phlox to the Qu'Vat colony.

Later, Laneth's starship engaged Enterprise NX-01, which was analyzing the freighter's debris. During the engagement, a boarding party was dispatched, and planted a computer virus on board Enterprise. In the process of the raid, one of Laneth's crew members, Marab, was captured while attempting to return to his ship. (ENT: "Affliction", "Divergence")

Background information Edit

This configuration of Klingon ship, which is similar to the design of a 22nd century style of Klingon Bird-of-Prey, was designed by John Eaves. When the Klingon Augments' ship first appeared, it wasn't meant to look recognizably Klingon at all. In fact, the design of the craft was motivated by the idea of initially concealing the identity of the ship's Klingon crew members themselves, as Mike Sussman later explained; "The reason that ship exists was because we wanted to hide the fact that the people beaming aboard Enterprise were Klingon." As a result, Eaves was asked to make the vessel seem as if it might be Klingon without looking too familiar. "[Supervising VFX Producer] Peter Lauritson wanted something really different for this," Eaves recalled. "He didn't know if he wanted us to go retro or for a sleeker version, or exactly what he wanted, but he was very clear he didn't want to have a Bird-of-Prey. He said do something completely different, make it angular, make it something that we've not seen before. That was the guidance behind the design." (Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, issue 53, pp. 10 & 16)

Because there had been so many Star Trek productions and associated spacecrafts by the time Laneth's ship was designed, giving it a completely new look was challenging. (Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, issue 53, pp. 10-11) Eaves began the design process by drawing three rough concept sketches. One of the illustrations, showing quite a familiar Klingon design with wings and an extended neck, was immediately rejected for looking too familiar. (Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, issue 53, p. 11)

Eaglemoss 53 Klingon Augment Starship

Render from the Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection

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