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Constitution class model

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During the production of the Star Trek television shows, most notably Star Trek: The Original Series, numerous studio models were created representing the Constitution-class, in particular the USS Enterprise, more than for any other class of starship. Starting out with traditional physical studio models, advances in technology have resulted in digital versions that were added to the array of models used in the Star Trek franchise.

As art director on the original series, Matt Jefferies was given the assignment to design the Enterprise itself. His only guideline was Gene Roddenberry's firm list of what he did not want to see: any rockets, jets, or fire-streams. The starship was not to look like a classic, and thus dated, science-fiction rocket ship, but neither could it resemble anything that would too quickly date the design. Somewhere between the cartoons of the past and the reality of the present, Matt Jefferies was tasked with presenting a futuristic design of his own.

The theory that space could be warped – a hypothetical means of faster-than-light travel – had first been proposed by Albert Einstein in 1905. Years later, Star Trek itself would establish that Zefram Cochrane had first demonstrated warp drive in 2063. In the 1960s, however, warp drive – a delicately balanced, intricate web of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and mystery – initially perplexed Matt Jefferies.
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Did You Know that Gene Roddenberry wrote lyrics for the theme song to Star Trek: The Original Series in order to secure a partial writer's credit for the song? These lyrics were never recorded as part of the original theme song, but have been included in recordings of the Star Trek theme by other artists, including the rock band Tenacious D, lounge band Love Jones, and Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols.

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Today in Trek history

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1912
Bill Quinn is born.
1915
Orson Welles is born.
1947
Alan Dale is born.
1948
Richard Cox is born.
1952
Gregg Henry is born.
1955
Tom Bergeron is born.
1956
Robert Legato is born.
1965
Leslie Hope is born.
1966
Story outline submitted for the undeveloped Original Series episode "Rites Of Fertility", by Robert Sheckley.
1972
The Twenty-Ninth UK Story Arc continues in Valiant & TV21 #32 with the tenth of eleven installments.
1973
Andrei Sterling is born.
1986
Fifty-third day of filming on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
1988
The score for TNG: "The Neutral Zone" is recorded at Paramount Stage M, conducted by Ron Jones.
1991
TNG: "Half a Life" airs.
Fifteenth day of filming on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
1993
Robert Becker dies.
1994
Twenty-ninth day of filming on Star Trek Generations.
1996
DS9: "For the Cause" airs.
VOY: "Tuvix" airs.
Twenty-first day of filming on Star Trek: First Contact.
1998
DS9: "Valiant" airs.
VOY: "Demon" airs.
Twenty-seventh day of filming on Star Trek: Insurrection.
2002
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (The Director's Edition) DVD released in Region 2.
Paramount Home Entertainment releases Enterprise volume 1.2 on VHS in the UK.
2005
ENT: "Demons" airs.

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