He ascends to LITERAL GODHOOD at the end of his run. Beat that, Kirk!
He designed the ship himself, and had the only seat on the bridge. Yeah, I’m sure his quarters were fly!
They had to sleep in BUNKS on Defiant. No wonder everyone was always spoiling for a fight.
Not only that, but that the Yorktown (or the Ti-Ho or whatever ship was the basis for the rechristened Ent-A) was a refit Constitution-class ship.
They wanted to blow it up, but it was too big and bulky to blow up, so they did smaller models. That original model was used for the entire run of TOS films as ILM got better at shooting it on bluescreen.
And a reason a list like this could treat the refit NCC-1701 and the NCC-1701A as different ships (as they are in-universe) is that the model was in rough shape by the time it became the 1701A. In the first three movies the model was brand new, built on TMP’s generous budget, and lovingly maintained. By Final Frontier…
They didn’t actually blow up the original miniature for The Search for Spock. They built larger-scale miniatures of the saucer and bridge dome specifically for the explosion close-ups, and a lot of the explosion elements were optically composited with the ship miniature.
Much as I love the Defiant , it still looks like someone had 20 minutes to come up with the basis of the ship design, saw a discman and went ...f^& it!
On this... I think they used a new model from Voyage Home on. As the model used in Wrath of Khan was noted to be massive and accordingly heavy... and they blew up for Search for Spock.
The Defiant was the Arleigh Burke class of Star Trek. Relatively little ship but built around the concept of it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
I get the affection for the Defiant given its prominent role in what was the best Star Trek series, but can anyone honestly say it’s a good design? It looks like a toilet seat with a beak.
From what I understood (and I think ex Astris Scientia and Ships of the Line use this), the refit from TOS to TMP applies to the full Constitution class, which explains why the ship keeps its registry number despite being almost a brand-new ship - it’s a class-wide refit that doesn’t qualify as being a new class.
No, the refit in Star Trek: The Motion Picture was still NCC-1701 — the same ship torn apart and rebuilt from the keel up, as it were. It was destroyed in The Search for Spock, and at the end of The Voyage Home, the exact same miniature with a repaint was used to represent its near-identical replacement, the 1701-A.…
That was at the end of voyage home. Search for Spock is when 1701 was destroyed.
Yes, at the very end. The previous Enterprise was destroyed in the Search for Spock, so there were flying around in a Klingon Bird of Prey until Kirk got demoted to Captain.
The Ent-A was a refit of the original Constitution-class model. I think it’s canon that the Ent-A was originally the USS Yorktown before being renamed to Enterprise.
Pretty sure the A debuted in Voyage Home.