Photograph Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2012
Enterprise, NCC-1701, Starship, Constitution class (heavy cruiser),
San Francisco Fleet Yards, Earth orbit
Trek collection. Wonderful, simple replica of the first version
of the Starship Enterprise. Very good finish in durable, semi-gloss
paint. All the booms and struts are in perfect alignment. There are
no extraneous panels or panel lines. The colors are muted, and the
printing is top notch. Recommended for any fan of SciFi collectables.
Even if they sell a million, this one will ever be a classic.
|Excerpt from The
Making of Star Trek, Stephen E. Whitfield
and Gene Roddenberry, Ballantine Books, © 1968:
August 9, 1967
STAR FLEET STARSHIPS
"I am in receipt of a memo from someone using the pseudonym
of D.C. Fontana. This character suggests that we establish the
names of the 12 ships of the Enterprise Starship Class.
"Of the names that D.C. Fontana mentions, I prefer the
Essex, Excalibur, Lexington, Yorktown, Endeavor, Eagle, Constellation,
Hornet, Wasp, Lafayette
"I think there would be several other candidates, such
and perhaps another English Carrier, a French Carrier, a Russian
Carrier and certainly a Japanese Carrier. In addition, I think
a name ought to be made up that would be of Vulcan origin.
"cc: D.C. Fontana
[the book's author continues, below]
"The following names have been established for starships:
Excalibur, Lexington, Yorktown, Potemkin, Republic, Hood, Constitution,
Kongo, Constellation, Farragut, Valiant, and
The latter four are listed as destroyed in various episodes."
||Constitution class starship, heavy