In "Brother," the premiere episode of Star Trek: Discovery’s second season, the famous U.S.S. Enterprise found itself towed to safety by two Federation tug ships of a previously-unseen design.
Simple and robust, the Helios-class tug was little more than a massive engine paired with powerful thrusters and a set of traction beams. These were all the tools the U.S.S. Zimmerman – and other ships of its class – needed to ferry Starfleet's disabled vessels around the galaxy, even at warp speeds. Now this elusive vessel is ready to join Hero Collector’s Star Trek: Discovery – The Official Starships Collection!
Six inches long on its flight stand, this die-cast model (though not a kitbash itself) captures the U.S.S. Zimmerman with hand-painted detail. In the magazine preview below, designer William Budge explains the impetus behind the creation of the Helios-class:
The interview continues in the accompanying magazine for the U.S.S. Zimmerman model, which also includes design concepts, technical trivia and a parts breakdown for this kitbashed marvel.
Star Trek: Discovery streams exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave.