Toku Tuesday #20 – The Hunt for American Toku, Part III

Space… The Final Frontier.

These are the vessels of the Starship Enterprise. Their continuing misson, to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before. And to provide us our Toku Tuesday, Vol. II Iss. 4:

Star Trek

I was going to wait on this one, but since Niko suggested it (and has yet to submit to me a write up =P), I guess I’ll do this now.  As I’m not a big Trekkie, I won’t claim to know a whole lot about the mythos. I have seen all eleven films and have watched the majority of each series save the animated and Enterprise (which sucked anyway so I don’t feel bad not doing so). You would think that I would be more qualified than I admit to being, but I simply haven’t poured the same amount of attention to the politic-heavy, vastly serial Star Trek as I have its far more epic, fairy tale counter-part Star Wars. The Empire would kick the Federation’s ass. Hell, the Republic would kick the Federation’s ass, but I digress XD.

This here feature will focus on the face of the franchise. No, not Shatner. Sorry, not Nimoy, and not Stewart. The one and only NCC-1701 Enterprise.

This ship has undergone several retrofits, upgrades and the like. However, it has managed to capture the hearts of millions. It was the inspiration for the Space Shuttle – the original was indeed named Enterprise – and is often depicted as the flagship of the fictional Starfleet of the United Federation of Planets, just as the USS Enterprise (while not a flagship) is one of the most recognizable and celebrated aircraft carriers in the US Naval fleet.

Today, we take a look at evolution of the Enterprise and highlight each ship that has worn the name in the Star Trek universe (taken from Wikipedia, cause I’m lazy):

Registry: USS Enterprise (XCV 330)
Class: Declaration
Service: circa 2130s
Captain: Unknown
Seen: TMP

XCV 330

Registry: Enterprise (NX-01)
Class: NX
Service: 2151 – 2161
Captain: Jonathan Archer
Seen: ST:E

NX-01

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
Class: Constitution
Service: 2245 – 2285
Captains: Robert April, Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk, Willard Decker, Spock
Seen: TOS, TAS, TMP, TWK, TSFS (destroyed, self-destructed over Genesis planet)

The NCC-1701

NCC-1701

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
Class: Constitution (refit)
Service: 2286 – 2293
Captain: James T. Kirk
Seen: TVH, TFF, TUC (decommissioned and placed on reserve/ destroyed in novel The Ashes of Eden)

The NCC-1701-A

NCC-1701-A

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B)
Class: Excelsior (refit)
Service: 2293 –
Captain: John Harriman
Seen: Generations

The NCC-1701-B

NCC-1701-B

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C)
Class: Ambassador
Service: 2332 – 2344
Captain: Rachel Garrett
Seen: TNG, “Yesterday’s Enterprise” (lost in Battle of Narendra III)

The NCC-1701-C

NCC-1701-C

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Class: Galaxy
Service: 2363 – 2371
Captains: Jean-Luc Picard, William Riker, Edward Jellico
Seen: TNG, DSN, ST:E, Generations (destroyed on Veridian III)

The NCC-1701-D

NCC-1701-D

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
Class: Sovereign
Service: 2372 – Active (as of 2380)
Captain: Jean-Luc Picard
Seen: First Contact, Insurrection, Nemesis

The NCC-1701-E

NCC-1701-E

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701, new alternate timeline)
Class: Constitution
Service: 2258—
Captains: Christopher Pike*, Spock*, James T. Kirk*
Seen: Star Trek (2009)

The New NCC-1701

NCC-1701 (2009)

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One comment on “Toku Tuesday #20 – The Hunt for American Toku, Part III
  1. Niko says:

    Hey, I don’t recall an actual request, or even a “please” for that matter 🙂

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