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Designing The First Cardassian Warship

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

January 22, 2017

Creating Star Trek's First Alien: Mr. Spock

Fred Phillips designed Spock’s famous pointed ears for the original pilot episode “The Cage.” Fourtee...

September 27, 2016

FORGOTTEN TREK: Designing the TMP Drydock

The design of the drydock that first appeared in Star Trek: The Motion Picture originated in the aborted second Star Tr...

April 19, 2016

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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 original Enterprise. But ...

December 03, 2015

Trouble Keeping Her Green

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

May 30, 2015

Designing the Defiant

The script for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s third season episode “The Search” called for a new class of warship which it described as “a little clunky.” The vessel &ld...

March 19, 2015

FORGOTTEN TREK: Designing The Enterprise-C

The design process for the Enterprise-C, the predecessor to Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s flagship which was to appear in the popular third-season episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise...

February 26, 2015

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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 t...

December 29, 2014

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 ...

October 16, 2014