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Designing The First Cardassian Warship

Rick Sternbach established the Cardassians’ design lineage with his design of the Galor class cruise...r that first appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s season four episode “The Wounded.” The re...

Creating Star Trek's First Alien: Mr. Spock

Fred Phillips designed Spock’s famous pointed ears for the original pilot episode “The Cage.” Fourte...en years later, duri...

FORGOTTEN TREK: Designing the TMP Drydock

The design of the drydock that first appeared in Star Trek: The Motion Picture originated in the abo...rted second Star Tre...
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Forgotten Trek: Designing the Reliant for Star Trek II

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan would give Trekkers the first canon Starfleet ship beside the origin...al Enterprise. But t...

Trouble Keeping Her Green

The Orions were among the first alien species introduced in Star Trek. A slave girl, or rather the i...llusion of one, was ...

Designing the Defiant

The script for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s third season episode “The Search” called for a new cla...ss of warship which it described as “a little clunky.” The vessel “was built primarily for battle,” ...

FORGOTTEN TREK: Designing The Enterprise-C

The design process for the Enterprise-C, the predecessor to Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s flagshi...p which was to appear in the popular third-season episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” began two years ...
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FORGOTTEN TREK: Creating The Original Enterprise's Shuttlebay

Matt Jefferies had anticipated the need for a “flight deck” or “hangar deck” when he designed the or...iginal Enterprise, p...

FORGOTTEN TREK: Creating the Romulan Bird of Prey

StarTrek.com is pleased to welcome to our team of bloggers Nick Ottens, the man behind the Forgotten... Trek website. The s...