Wikia

Memory Alpha

Portal:Star Trek

Revision as of 19:06, April 19, 2013 by Sulfur (Talk | contribs)

38,685pages on
this wiki
Discuss8
Ma icon trek
Star Trek
All things Trek

Featured production article

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A studio model at auction

The eight-foot refit model

The studio models that represented the Constitution-class USS Enterprise were slated to be modernized and redesigned after the production of Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Animated Series. Starting out with traditional physical studio models, digital versions were also used to represent ships of this class in the Star Trek franchise.

Ralph McQuarrie, best known to the public for his stunning production designs for the Star Wars films, was hired by Ken Adam to help develop the designs for the new Star Trek: Planet of the Titans movie, ultimately abandoned to make way for Star Trek: Phase II, the new television series. Although the design used the same elements as the original design, saucer shaped primary hull, warp engine assemblies and a engineering secondary hull, the secondary hull was flattened and wedge shaped, providing a radically different look, one not unlike the Star Destroyers McQuarrie designed for those films.

Their Enterprise design, however, was abandoned, and Roddenberry asked Matt Jefferies to update the famous starship to reflect the refit that would be part of the Phase II-series' back story. During June 1977, Jefferies' re-designed the engine nacelles from tubes to thin, flat-sided modules, and tapered their supports. He also added the distinctive photon torpedo launch ports on the saucer connector.
– from Memory Alpha's Featured Articles (randomize)

Did You Know that three of Robert Picardo's castmates from the series China BeachMegan Gallagher, Jeff Kober, and Concetta Tomei – all went on to guest-star with Picardo on Star Trek: Voyager?

more

Today in Trek history

Today is
Friday
Jul 2015
1932
Ted Cassidy is born.
1939
France Nuyen is born.
1941
Matthew F. Leonetti is born.
1961
Doug Wert is born.
1962
Chris Kreski is born.
1966
Final draft teleplay submitted for TOS: "Dagger of the Mind".
1967
Rudolf Martin is born.
Lou Simon is born.
Fifth day of filming on TOS: "Mirror, Mirror".
1968
Fifth day of filming on TOS: "The Empath".
1971
The Twenty-Third UK Story Arc continues in TV21 & Joe 90 #97 with the third of six installments.
1977
The story treatment "In Thy Image", which evolved into Star Trek: The Motion Picture is submitted.
1979
Gregory Jein, Inc. is founded by its namesake to cover legal liabilities for the staff he brings along to work on Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The company will later be contracted to serve as the primary studio model vendor for Star Trek: The Next Generation.
1987
Fifth day of filming on TNG: "Haven". Armin Shimerman's scenes as the Betazoid gift box are filmed today.
1989
Revised final draft script for TNG: "The Survivors" is submitted.
1990
Second day of filming on TNG: "Brothers".
1991
Third day of filming on TNG: "Ensign Ro".
Final draft script for TNG: "Silicon Avatar" is submitted.
1995
Seventh and final day of filming on VOY: "Non Sequitur".
Final draft script for DS9: "The Visitor" is submitted.
1998
Fourth day of filming on DS9: "Afterimage".
2000
Fifth day of filming on VOY: "Critical Care".
2001
Fred Carson dies.
Second day of filming on ENT: "Unexpected".
2002
Ninth and final day of filming on ENT: "Minefield".
First day of filming on ENT: "A Night in Sickbay".
2003
Second day of filming on ENT: "Rajiin".
2011
Carl Steven dies.
2013
Michael Ansara dies.
The fully restored original full scale Galileo mock-up is unveiled in a highly publicized ceremony at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, where it has found a permanent home after a decades long odyssey of neglect and failed preservation attempts.
Unknown year
Gary T. Pike is born.

Production timeline

Studio models

Links

People

Onscreen

Offscreen

Film XI

Cast


Crew



Deleted and unreferenced material

Deleted material

Unreferenced material

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki