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Final Frontier
Corgi Star Trek

Photograph Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
USS Enterprise, NCC-1701, Starship, Constitution class (heavy cruiser), San Francisco Fleet Yards, Earth orbit
Star 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:

"TO: Gene Roddenberry DATE: August 9, 1967

Dear Gene:

"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 following:

Enterprise, Essex, Excalibur, Lexington, Yorktown, Endeavor, Eagle, Constellation, Hornet, Wasp, Lafayette

"I think there would be several other candidates, such as
Saratoga 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:
Enterprise, Exeter, Excalibur, Lexington, Yorktown, Potemkin, Republic, Hood, Constitution, Kongo, Constellation, Farragut, Valiant, and Intrepid. The latter four are listed as destroyed in various episodes."
Type Constitution class starship, heavy cruiser type
Corgi item no. CC96601
Production run Unlimited

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