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Starfleet Mission Status, 2367

Status readout, on a bridge monitor

Starship mission status reports were a computer display available to Starfleet officers used to brief them on the activities of other Federation starships and installations.

A readout of this nature for various sectors was often displayed on a screen in the observation lounge or bridge of the starship USS Enterprise-D during the 2360s.

The starship mission status readout was displayed in the observation lounge in an alternate timeframe when Jean-Luc Picard found himself time traveling to his first mission on the Enterprise-D. (TNG: "All Good Things...")

While "All Good Things..." is the earliest appearance of the status chart chronologically, it was probably the last production featuring an appearance of the graphic onscreen.

The status readout was displayed on a computer screen on the bridge in 2367 when Data took over the ship. (TNG: "Brothers")

Bridge version

This text is available here because this version of the graphic is recreated, as it appeared on the set, in Starlog's Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine Vol. 15, p. 35.
Starship Class Registry Mission status
Starfleet Operations - Sectors 21538 - 23079
USS Ajax Apollo NCC-11574 Deep space exploration, sector 21834
USS Aries Renaissance NCC-45167 Deep space exploration, sector 21602
USS Berlin Excelsior NCC-14232 Romulan Neutral Zone patrol
USS Bradbury Bradbury NX-72307 Warp drive performance tests
USS Charleston Excelsior NCC-42285 Deep space exploration, sector 22055
USS Fearless Excelsior NCC-14598 Planetary mapping, Beta Mahoga system
USS Goddard Korolev NCC-59621 Starbase 414 resupply
USS Hood Excelsior NCC-42296 Major system upgrade, Starbase 174
USS Merrimac Nebula NCC-61827 Special assignment, Vulcan Science Academy
USS Monitor Nebula NCC-61826 Romulan Neutral Zone patrol
USS Repulse Excelsior NCC-2544 Deep space exploration, sector 22036
USS Thomas Paine New Orleans NCC-65530 Diplomatic mission to Epsilon Ashanti III
USS Trieste Yosemite* NCC-37124 Pulsar research project
USS Victory Constellation NCC-9754 Stellar nuclei population survey
USS Zhukov Ambassador NCC-62136* Cultural observation, Alpha Laputa IV
Starship mission status

Observation lounge version

This version can be recognized from a distance by two horizonal graphics under the text "STARFLEET OPERATIONS - SECTORS 21538 - 23079". The text is available here because this version of the graphic is recreated, as it appeared on the set, on Star Trek: Captain's Chair CD-ROM.
Starship Class Registry Mission status
Starfleet Operations - Sectors 21538 - 23079
USS Ajax Apollo NCC-11574 Deep space exploration, sector 21396
USS Aries Renaissance NCC-45167 Deep space exploration, sector 22846
USS Berlin Excelsior NCC-14232 Romulan Neutral Zone patrol
USS Bradbury Bradbury NX-72307 Warp drive performance tests
USS Charleston Excelsior NCC-42285 Deep space exploration, sector 22853
USS Fearless Excelsior NCC-14598 Planetary mapping, Beta Cygni system
USS Goddard Korolev NCC-59621 Starbase 434 resupply
USS Hood Excelsior NCC-42296 Major system upgrade, Starbase 134
USS Merrimac Nebula NCC-61827 Special assignment, Vulcan Science Academy
USS Monitor Nebula NCC-61826 Romulan Neutral Zone patrol
USS Repulse Excelsior NCC-2544 Deep space exploration, sector 22358
USS Thomas Paine New Orleans NCC-65530 Diplomatic mission to Aldaraan
USS Trieste Merced NCC-37124 Pulsar research project
USS Victory Constellation NCC-9754 Stellar nuclei population survey
USS Zhukov Ambassador NCC-26136 Cultural observation, Alpha Laputa IV
Starship mission status

Background

The mission status readout was devised by Michael Okuda's art department, and featured the registry numbers, classes and assignments of many Federation starships mentioned during TNG's run. "Chain of Command, Part I" was one of its many appearances. This display was never clear on screen, but has been reproduced in other media, and the info within has been adhered to by many later works including the Star Trek Encyclopedia. Okuda has noted in this regard in 2000, "During TNG and DS9, I (or others in my department) occasionally made up a number of Starfleet operations status charts for use on background computer display screens. One such chart was often seen on one of the large screens in the Enterprise-D briefing room during the sixth and seventh seasons. Anyway, I populated those display graphics with lists of ships that had (mostly) been mentioned in episodes, and added registry numbers and class designations that seemed consistent with whatever we knew about the ship. Those charts were a source of a lot of the info in the Encyclopedia. (For whatever it's worth, I have been doing this a lot less of late, simply because the last few seasons of DS9 introduced so many new ships that it became nearly impossible to keep track of them all.)" [1]

Like similar on-screen graphics used on the sets, these back-lit translites were constructed from black colored molded resin, wood and plastic components, with a clear acrylic screen that, when backlit revealed a graphical application which depicts the mission status of multiple Federation starships. They were typically attached to an internal electronics set-up, that were powered by twelve 1.5volt AA sized battery packs.

Starfleet Mission Status, 2010 auction version

Drexler's chart at auction

One of these, Lot 6866 , or at least a very similar okudagram, was sold on 25 February 2008 in a It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay for US$4,400. It is essentially the same as the "bridge version" shown above, but corrects the USS Trieste from Yosemite-class to the Merced-class, and does not include the Victory and Zhukov. A second one, which did include the latter two ships, measuring 48×36 inches and originating from Doug Drexler's personal collection, was sold as Lot 83 on 8 August 2010 in Propworx, Inc.'s The official STAR TREK prop and costume auction for US$840 (Includes buyer’s premium), having had an estimate of US$600-$800.

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