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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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Did You Know that male actors were also being looked at for the role of Captain Janeway? Although the producers were hoping to find a woman for the series, they were open to a man if they found him to be the best actor for the role. The honor was given initially to Geneviève Bujold and later to Kate Mulgrew.

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1932
Paul Comi is born.
1953
Philip Anglim is born.
1965
Stephen Gregory is born.
1981
Kermit Murdock dies.
1983
Max Ehrlich dies.
1991
Fourth day of filming on TNG: "Qpid".
TNG: "Clues" airs.
1992
Sixth day of filming on TNG: "Cost of Living".
1993
Joy Garrett dies.
1994
Second day of filming on TNG: "Bloodlines".
1997
Fourth day of filming on VOY: "Displaced".
1998
DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars" airs.
VOY: "Hunters" airs.
Fifth day of filming on DS9: "His Way".
Fourth day of filming on VOY: "Demon".
2000
Seventh (and last) day of filming on VOY: "Live Fast and Prosper".
2002
Forty-fifth day of filming on Star Trek Nemesis.
2003
Fourth day of filming on ENT: "The Breach".
2004
ENT: "Harbinger" airs.
Seventh and final day of filming on ENT: "".
2005
ENT: "The Aenar" airs.
Sixth day of filming on ENT: "Demons".
2007
Carol Lundberg dies.
Unknown year
Stephen Buchsbaum is born.

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