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Publisher: Schuster & Schuster
Editor(s): James Van Hise
Published: 1988
Pages: 140
Reference(s): ISBN 1556981724

The Ships of Star Trek is a reference book published in May 1988. It is an edited collection of articles written by the author for various fanzines and is divided in three sections:

  • The Starship Enterprise; A collection of articles about the (real world) development and (in-unverse) appearances of the USS Enterprise.
  • The Galileo Seven shuttle craft; A collection of articles about the (real world) development, build-up and history till 1986 of the full scale mock-up and (in-universe) appearances of the Galileo shuttlecraft. Noteworthy for its interview with Gene Winfield of AMT/Ertl's Custom & Speedshop who with his team not only manufactured the mock-up and studio model of the shuttle, but also produced the studio model(s) of the Template:ShipClass.
  • The Romulan Bird-of-Prey; A short section about the studio model and appearances of the Romulan Bird-of-Prey.

The book is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs.

Contents

Section 1: The Starship Enterprise

  • Introduction
  • Roddenberry's Vision
  • Screens and Shields
  • Planets Visited
  • Space Battles
  • Technology Update
  • The Enterprise That Almost Was

Section 2: The Galileo Seven Shuttle Craft

  • Introduction
  • Life on Star Trek
  • Life after Star Trek

Section 3: The Romulan Bird-of-Prey

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