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Constitution class model

The eleven-foot model

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 two years after Lily Sloane accused Captain Jean-Luc Picard of behaving like the vengeful Captain Ahab in Star Trek: First Contact, actor Patrick Stewart played the role of Ahab in Franc Roddam's 1998 miniseries adaptation of Moby Dick?

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Today in Trek history

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1915
Bill Zuckert is born.
1938
Wes Dawn is born.
1941
Jack C. Haldeman II is born.
1943
Susan Sackett is born.
Judi Sherven is born.
1953
Jeff Kober is born.
1964
First unit filming of TOS: "The Cage" finally wraps, after going five days over schedule and $164,248 over budget. The Orion cavern scene, Pike's "Hell" illusion and the parkland scenes at Mojave are filmed today.
1967
Second day of filming on TOS: "The Omega Glory".
1968
Sixth day of filming on TOS: "The Savage Curtain".
1971
The Twenty-Seventh UK Story Arc begins in Valiant & TV21 #12 with the first of six installments.
1978
Ninety-fourth day of filming on Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
1981
Twenty-ninth day of filming on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
1987
Fourth day of filming on TNG: "When The Bough Breaks".
Musical score for TNG: "Datalore" is recorded.
1990
Fourth day of filming on TNG: "Galaxy's Child".
1991
Sixth day of filming on TNG: "Ethics".
1997
Joe Lombardi dies.
Third day of filming on VOY: "Vis à Vis".
1998
Otto Feuer dies.
Sixth day of filming on DS9: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang".
2000
Sixth day of filming on VOY: "Workforce, Part II".
2001
Fifteenth day of filming on Star Trek Nemesis.
2002
ENT: "The Catwalk" airs.
Fourth day of filming on ENT: "Canamar".
2003
Sixth day of filming on ENT: "Hatchery".
2008
Majel Barrett dies.
Unknown
Max Cervantes is born.

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