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20 July 2018
A trailer for Star Trek: Discovery season 2 has been released. [1]
It was announced at San Diego Comic Con that the show's return will be preceded by four short films focusing on Tilly, Saru & Harry Mudd (called Short Treks) in December. [2] It was also revealed Rebecca Romijn will play Number One. [3]
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Roger Perry, who appeared as Captain John Christopher in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Tomorrow is Yesterday" passed away at his home, following a battle with prostate cancer, at the age of 85. [4]
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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.
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Enterprise-E damaged

The USS Enterprise-E releases the metreon particles it has collected from the Briar Patch, to defend against a Son'a attack.

The USS Enterprise-E releases the metreon particles it has collected from the Briar Patch, to defend against a Son'a attack.
(Star Trek: Insurrection)


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