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{{aquote|For five hundred years, every ship that has borne the name of the ''Enterprise'' has become a legend. This one is no different.|[[Vice Admiral]] [[Nakamura]]|2365|The Measure Of A Man|Nakamura on the Enterprise-D.ogg}}
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The '''USS ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701-D)''' was a [[Galaxy class|''Galaxy'' class]] [[starship]] launched in [[2364]], the fifth [[Federation]] starship to bear the name. It served as the [[flagship]] of [[Starfleet]] for the duration of its lifetime.
 
==History==
 
===Construction===
 
The ''Enterprise'' was built at [[Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards]] orbiting [[Mars]] in the [[Sol system]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Booby Trap]]," "[[Eye of the Beholder]]") Construction was supervised by Commander [[Orfil Quinteros]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]") Dr. [[Leah Brahms]] was responsible for much of the ''Enterprise's'' [[warp propulsion system]] design. ([[TNG]]: "[[Booby Trap]]," "[[Galaxy's Child]]")
 
   
The ship's [[nacelle tube]] was the site of a multiple murder while it was still under construction at Utopia Planitia. A member of the construction team, [[Walter Pierce]], became jealous of a former lover's new relationship. He killed the two officers, [[Marla Finn]] and [[William Hodges]], then disposed of their bodies in the [[plasma stream]]. Pierce committed suicide in the same manner, leaving a [[telepathic]] imprint in a bulkhead which were not discovered until [[2370]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Eye of the Beholder]]")
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The '''USS ''Enterprise'' ([[NCC]]-1701-D)''' was a [[24th century]] [[Federation]] {{Class|Galaxy}} [[starship]] operated by [[Starfleet]]. This was the fifth Federation ship to bear [[Enterprise history|the name ''Enterprise'']]. During her career, the ''Enterprise'' served as the Federation [[flagship]]. The ''Enterprise'' was destroyed during the [[Battle of Veridian III]] in [[2371]]. ({{film|7}})
   
Final systems completion and shakedown was conducted at [[Earth Station McKinley]]. Captain [[Jean-Luc Picard]] took command of the ship on stardate 41153.7 at the order of Rear Admiral [[Norah Satie]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[All Good Things...]]")
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==History==
===Commanding officers===
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===Construction and Launch===
Although Picard commanded the ''Enterprise'' most of its life, his [[first officer]], [[William T. Riker]], was field promoted to captain in [[2367]], following Picard's capture by the [[Borg]] and assimilation as [[Locutus of Borg|Locutus]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part II]]") In early [[2369]], the ''Enterprise'' was briefly commanded by Captain [[Edward Jellico]], as Captain Picard was assigned to a covert mission on the [[Cardassian]] planet of [[Celtris III]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Chain of Command, Part I]] and [[Chain of Command, Part II|Part II]]")
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[[File:Enterprise-d extreme closeup.jpg|thumb|''Enterprise'' at [[Earth Station McKinley]]]]
:''In [[Q]]'s timeline created by Picard's failure to fight the [[Nausicaan]]s in [[TNG]]: "[[Tapestry]]," the ''Enterprise'' was commanded by [[Thomas Halloway]].''
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The ''Enterprise'' was built at [[Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards]] orbiting [[Mars]] in the [[Sol system]]. ({{TNG|Booby Trap|Eye of the Beholder}}) Construction was supervised by Commander [[Orfil Quinteros]]. ({{TNG|11001001}}) Dr. [[Leah Brahms]] was responsible for much of the ''Enterprise''{{'}}s [[warp propulsion system]] design. ({{TNG|Booby Trap|Galaxy's Child}}) Some of the ''Enterprise''{{'}}s components were derived from technology originally developed on the {{USS|Pegasus}}. ({{TNG|The Pegasus}}) ''In an [[alternate timeline]], the ''Enterprise'' was the first ''Galaxy''-class war ship constructed.'' ({{TNG|Yesterday's Enterprise}})
===Ship background===
 
====Technical info====
 
With a total of 42 decks, the USS ''Enterprise''-D was twice the length and had eight times the interior space of the [[Constitution class|''Constitution'' class]] ships of over a century earlier; it carried a combined crew and passenger load of about 1014. ([[TNG]]: "[[Remember Me]]," "[[Rascals]]," "[[Genesis]]") Crewmembers of [[ensign]] rank were required to share crew quarters, but were allowed their own quarters upon promotion to [[lieutenant junior grade|lieutenant, junior grade]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Lower Decks]]")
 
   
The [[bridge]], [[captain's ready room]], and [[conference lounge]] were on Deck 1, and were protected by redundant safety interlocks to prevent environmental systems failure. ([[TNG]]: "[[Brothers]]") The main [[shuttlebay]] was on Deck 4, supported by several [[cargo bay]]s on Deck 4 and Deck 18. ([[TNG]]: "[[Power Play]]," "[[Schisms]]") Two additional shuttlebays were found on Deck 13. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Next Phase]]") Deck 8 of the ship was a non-finished multi-purpose deck. Additional work spaces were set there when needed. ([[TNG]]: "[[Liaisons]]") It also contained the officers' [[crew quarters|quarters]] and the [[battle bridge]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part I]]") [[Ten Forward]], the center of the ship's social activity, was located on the extreme forward end of Deck 10, offering the best view of space ahead of the ship. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Child]]") [[Holodeck]]s could also be found on Deck 10. ([[TNG]]: "[[Homeward]]") Deck 12 contained [[sickbay]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Remember Me]]"), while [[Main Engineering]] was located on Deck 36. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Hunted]]") Engineering took up twelve decks of the [[secondary hull]], with the [[antimatter]] storage pods housed on Deck 42. ([[TNG]]: "[[Liaisons]]") The primary docking ports were located on either side of the [[torpedo launcher]] on Deck 25 ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]"); the nacelle control room was also on that deck. ([[TNG]]: "[[Eye of the Beholder]]") According to Lieutenant Commander [[Nella Daren]], the most acoustically perfect spot on the ship was the fourth intersect of Jefferies tube 25. ([[TNG]]: "[[Lessons]]")
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The ship's [[nacelle tube]] was the site of a multiple [[murder]]-[[suicide]] while she was still under construction at Utopia Planitia. A member of the construction team, [[Walter Pierce]], became jealous of a former lover's new relationship. He killed the two officers, [[Marla Finn]] and [[William Hodges]], then disposed of their bodies in the [[plasma stream]]. Pierce committed suicide in the same manner, leaving a [[telepathy|telepathic]] imprint in a bulkhead that was not discovered until [[2370]]. ({{TNG|Eye of the Beholder}})
:''[[TNG]]: "[[Time Squared]]" and "[[The Hunted]]" both stated that shuttlebays two and three were on Deck 11. However, the shuttlebays actually spanned Decks 12 and 13 on the ''Enterprise'' miniature. The error was corrected in subsequent episodes. Cargo bay four also moved betwen the fifth and sixth seasons; in [[TNG]]: "[[Power Play]]," it was on Deck 18, while in [[TNG]]: "[[Schisms]]" it was now on Deck 4.''
 
   
The ''Enterprise'' had a maximum sustainable speed of [[warp factor|warp]] 9.6. ([[TNG]]: "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]") In [[2369]], the ship generated about 12.75 billion gigawatts of energy per second while in orbit of a planet. ([[TNG]]: "[[True-Q]]") The [[warp core]] could generate a tremendous amount of energy at once if needed; the only device on the ship capable of channeling such energy all at once would be the main [[deflector dish]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part I]]")
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On stardate 40759.5, in the year [[2363]], the ''Enterprise'' was launched from [[Mars]]. A [[2364|year]] later, on stardate 41025.5, the ''Enterprise'' was commissioned. ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint|Lonely Among Us|Evolution|Booby Trap|Data's Day|Eye of the Beholder}})
   
The ''Enterprise''-D carried twelve [[phaser]] arrays, three torpedo launchers, a complement of 250 [[photon torpedoes]], and a high capacity [[shield]] grid ([[TNG]]: "[[Conundrum]]"); there are some 4000 power systems in all onboard the ship. The ship also had twenty transporter pads. ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]")
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{{bginfo|These stardates weren't mentioned in dialog; they were from the [[Enterprise dedication plaque#USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)|dedication plaques]].}}
:''Although [[TNG]]: "[[Conundrum]]" establishes the ''Enterprise'' had ten phaser banks, a visual inspection of the filming model clearly shows twelve arrays. The ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual]]'' also supports the higher number. A visual effects blooper in [[TNG]]: "[[Darmok]]" showed phaser fire coming from the forward torpedo launcher.''
 
=====Ship's directory=====
 
* '''Deck 1'''
 
** [[Bridge]]
 
** [[Captain's ready room]]
 
** [[Conference lounge]]
 
   
* '''Deck 2'''
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Final systems completion and [[shakedown cruise|shakedown]] was conducted at [[Earth Station McKinley]]. [[Captain]] [[Jean-Luc Picard]] took command of the ship on stardate 41148 at the order of Rear Admiral [[Norah Satie]]. ({{TNG|The Drumhead|All Good Things...}})
** Room 2713: [[Lieutenant]] [[Worf]]'s quarters, [[2370]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Parallels]]")
 
** Room 3653: [[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Data]]'s [[quarters]], [[2370]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Masks]]")
 
** Banquet room ([[TNG]]: "[[Violations]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 4'''
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===Picard's seven-year mission===
** Main [[shuttlebay]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Cause and Effect]]")
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[[File:Kavis Alpha sector.jpg|thumb|In orbit of a red giant star]]
** [[Cargo bay]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Schisms]]")
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The ''Enterprise''-D made first official contact with a number of species ([[#List of first contacts|see below]]).
   
* '''Deck 6'''
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The ''Enterprise'' pushed her engines to the limit, Warp 9.8, during the [[Farpoint]] mission in [[2364]], while fleeing from the entity known as [[Q]]; she also conducted the first high-warp [[saucer separation]] at that time. ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint}}) [[The Traveler]] used the energy of his thoughts to move the ''Enterprise'' to the [[end of the universe]] at a speed that registered on instruments as exceeding [[warp 10]] and going off the warp scale. ({{TNG|Where No One Has Gone Before}})
** Room 2054: [[Transporter room|Transporter Room]] 3 ([[TNG]]: "[[The Game]]")
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{{bginfo|According to ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual]]'' (page 55), the ship didn't actually achieve warp 10 or go beyond it, but it did travel at the speed of about Warp 9.9999999996. This would be confirmed in {{VOY|Threshold}}, where a shuttle from {{USS|Voyager}} becomes the first craft to actually achieve warp 10.}}
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[[File:USS Enterprise in distant galaxy, remastered.jpg|left|thumb|Arriving at the end of the universe]]
   
* '''Deck 7'''
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Later in [[2364]], the ''Enterprise'' was hijacked from [[Starbase 74]] by the [[Bynar]]s. They intended to use the ship to repair the damaged computer on their [[Bynaus|homeworld]]. The ''Enterprise'' was returned to Captain Picard's custody following the incident, and the Bynars freely accepted the consequences of their actions. ({{TNG|11001001}})
** Section 4: Guest quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[True-Q]]")
 
** Section 19, Room 1947: Lieutenant [[Edward Hagler]]'s quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Schisms]]")
 
** Section 25 Baker, Room: Lieutenant Worf's quarters, [[2369]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Rightful Heir]]")
 
** Guest quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[The Perfect Mate]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 8'''
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During her first encounter with the [[Borg]], sections 27, 28, and 29 on decks 4, 5 and 6 were removed for analysis by the Borg. Eighteen people were killed. ({{TNG|Q Who}})
** Room 0142: VIP quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Reunion]]")
 
** Room 0910: [[Commander]] [[Deanna Troi]]'s quarters, [[2368]]-[[2370]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Violations]]," "[[Genesis]]")
 
** Room 0912: Commander [[William T. Riker]]'s quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part I]]," "[[Chain of Command, Part II]]")
 
** Room 2133: Commander [[Beverly Crusher]]'s quarters, [[2370]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Sub Rosa]]")
 
** Room 3402: Counselor Deanna Troi's office ([[TNG]]: "[[The Price]]")
 
** Room 3601: [[Captain]] [[Jean-Luc Picard]]'s quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Gambit, Part II]]")
 
** Section 4, Room 4711: Lieutenant [[Ro Laren]]'s quarters, [[2370]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Preemptive Strike]]")
 
** [[Battle bridge]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]")
 
** [[Marla Aster]] and [[Jeremy Aster]]'s quarters, [[2366]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Bonding]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 9'''
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During the Borg incursion of [[2366]] and [[2367]], the ''Enterprise'' suffered heavy damage. Deck 36, including main engineering, was decompressed after a [[cutting beam]] damaged the [[engineering hull]], killing at least eleven, and possibly eight more. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds}})
** Room 0910: Counselor Deanna Troi's quarters, [[2366]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Price]]")
 
** Room 0922: ''[[Cetacean|Tursiops]]'' crew facility
 
** Room 0929: [[Ensign]] [[Maddy Calloway]]'s quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Eye of the Beholder]]")
 
** Section 4: Guest quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Bloodlines]]")
 
** Section 28: Commander [[Beverly Crusher]]'s quarters, [[2368]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Cause and Effect]]")
 
** VIP quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Man of the People]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 10'''
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[[File:Earth station mckinley.jpg|thumb|Undergoing repairs at Earth]]
** Section 1: [[Ten Forward]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Child]]," "[[Power Play]]")
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The main deflector dish was transformed into a last-ditch energy weapon, which failed due to the assimilated knowledge of Captain Picard. In the attempt, the deflector and warp core were overloaded, while several decks were flooded with radiation.
** Crew quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Conundrum]]")
 
** Holodeck 5 ([[TNG]]: "[[Homeward]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 11'''
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Later, the [[saucer module]] sustained damage to its [[impulse drive]] and decks 23 through 25 were sliced open by the enemy during the final battle over [[Earth]]. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds, Part II}}) The extent of the damage required a full refit at [[Earth Station McKinley]], which lasted five to six weeks. ({{TNG|Family}})
** Room 0925: Holodeck three ([[TNG]]: "[[All Good Things...]]")
 
** Room 2917: Holodeck ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 12'''
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During that refit, the [[starship]] received a [[phaser]] upgrade as well as full damage repair and a new [[dilithium chamber hatch]]. The hatch malfunctioned later that year, causing extensive damage to the warp core. Although [[Romulan]] sabotage was initially suspected, it was later learned that undetectable flaws in the hatch were responsible. ({{TNG|The Drumhead}})
** Section 23 Baker, Room 1629: Dr. Beverly Crusher's office ([[TNG]]: "[[Genesis]]")
 
** Section 23 Baker, Room 1631: [[Sickbay]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Next Phase]]," "[[Genesis]]")
 
** Gymnasium ([[TNG]]: "[[The Icarus Factor]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 13'''
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The ''Enterprise'' was the command ship in Captain Picard's ''ad-hoc'' armada which blockaded Romulan assistance to the [[House of Duras]] during the [[Klingon Civil War]]. She coordinated a [[tachyon detection grid]] which was used to detect cloaked [[Romulan warbird|Romulan ships]] from crossing the border. ({{TNG|Redemption II}})
** Shuttlebay 2/3 ([[TNG]]: "[[The Next Phase]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 14'''
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The ship struck a [[quantum filament]] in early [[2368]], causing a loss of all power aboard ship and severe damage to most systems. [[Antimatter containment]] was nearly compromised; fortunately, repairs were made before the ship was destroyed. ({{TNG|Disaster}})
** Transporter room ([[TNG]]: "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]")
 
** Primary care classroom ([[TNG]]: "[[Rascals]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 16'''
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In [[2368]], the ''Enterprise'' was trapped in a [[temporal causality loop]] near the [[Typhon Expanse]]. Each cycle ended in a catastrophic collision with the {{USS|Bozeman}}, destroying both ships. Feelings of ''[[déjà vu]]'' allowed the ''Enterprise'' crew to gather clues which allowed them to send a message into the next loop and avoid the collision. The ship spent a total of seventeen days repeating the same interval of time. ({{TNG|Cause and Effect}})
** Guest quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Violations]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 17'''
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[[File:Galaxy class docked at DS9.jpg|thumb|The ''Enterprise'' at Deep Space 9]]
** Section 21 Alpha: [[Arboretum]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Genesis]]")
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The ''Enterprise'' was one of the first Starfleet vessels to dock at the newly commissioned [[Deep Space 9]], where she offloaded most of the station's Starfleet contingent and its first complement of [[runabout]]s. ({{DS9|Emissary}})
** Emergency turbolift to battle bridge ([[TNG]]: "[[Heart of Glory]]")
 
** Crew quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[The Next Phase]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 18'''
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The ''Enterprise'' underwent her first [[baryon sweep]] at the [[Remmler Array]] in [[2369]]. A stronger field was needed due to the ''Enterprise''{{'}}s heavy use of warp drive. During the sweep, a mercenary group nearly stole dangerous [[trilithium resin]] from the warp core, but was thwarted by the ''Enterprise'' [[senior staff]]. ({{TNG|Starship Mine}})
** Cargo bays ([[TNG]]: "[[Power Play]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 25'''
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One of the most important discoveries in the history of the Federation was made aboard the ''Enterprise''-D. Her crew pieced together Dr. [[Richard Galen]]'s final research to decipher a message from the [[ancient humanoid]]s, the first [[humanoid]] species in the [[Milky Way Galaxy]]. ({{TNG|The Chase}})
** Room 0293: Starboard nacelle [[Jefferies tube]] access ([[TNG]]: "[[Eye of the Beholder]]")
 
** Room 0294: Starboard [[nacelle tube]]/[[plasma injector]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Eye of the Beholder]]")
 
** [[Torpedo bay]] ([[TNG]]: "[[In Theory]]")
 
** Docking port ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 36'''
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Late in [[2369]], the ''Enterprise'' was damaged while rescuing the crew of a [[D'deridex class|Romulan warbird]], whose artificial [[quantum singularity]] warp core had been colonized by [[lifeform]]s which mistook it for a genuine quantum singularity, causing severe disruptions in [[space]]-[[time]].
** [[Main engineering]], [[dilithium crystal articulation frame]] access, [[power transfer conduit]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]")
 
** Science lab ([[TNG]]: "[[Time's Arrow, Part II]]")
 
** Room 5244: Jefferies tube access point ([[TNG]]: "[[Realm of Fear]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 38'''
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The ''Enterprise'' was nearly destroyed due to feedback from a [[power transfer beam]], which was killing the lifeforms' young. Fortunately, four ''Enterprise'' crewmembers were returning to the ship at the time and were able to rescue the ''Enterprise'' and the Romulan crew. ({{TNG|Timescape}})
** Maintenance corridors ([[TNG]]: "[[The Hunted]]")
 
   
* '''Deck 42'''
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[[File:CGI USS Enterprise-D.jpg|left|thumb|The ''Enterprise'' at Qualor II]]
** [[Antimatter]] storage ([[TNG]]: "[[Liaisons]]")
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A new warp core was tested aboard the ''Enterprise'' in early [[2370]]. The core was installed at [[Starbase 84]]; several points of the [[power transfer conduit]]s were replaced as well.
   
====The crew====
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The core and the conduits had been manufactured on [[Thanatos VII]] using [[interphase]] technology, attracting [[interphasic organism]]s which attached themselves to the crew and began to digest their [[cellular peptide|cellular structures]]. An [[interphasic pulse]] was successful in destroying the creatures. ({{TNG|Phantasms}})
In 2367, an average day aboard ship recorded by [[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Data]], included four birthdays, two personnel transfers, two chess tournaments, a secondary school play, four promotions, and at least one birth. ([[TNG]]: "[[Data's Day]]") The ''Enterprise'' normally ran on four duty shifts. ([[TNG]]: "[[Lower Decks]]") Reducing to three duty shifts would cause many personnel scheduling problems, as when Captain Jellico ordered a change during his tenure as captain in [[2369]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Chain of Command, Part I]]") Crew evaluations were conducted every three months, and were usually supervised by Will Riker and [[Deanna Troi]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Lower Decks]]")
 
   
As of [[2366]], some 13 species were represented among the [[List of USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) personnel|ship's complement]], at that time including [[Betazoid]], [[Klingon]], [[El-Aurian]], [[Vulcan]] and [[human]]. Over the course of its mission crew species included [[Bolian]], [[Benzite]], [[Bajoran|Bajora]], [[Napean]], and an [[android]]. ''(2366 crew makeup is from [[TNG]]:"[[Sins of the Father]]")'' The ship also carried [[dolphin]]s. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Perfect Mate]]")
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{{bginfo|The new warp core was gone by the next episode, suggesting the upgrades were not completed due to the problems with the interphasic manufacturing technique. Curiously, the upgraded hatch appeared in one of the universes visited by [[Worf]] in {{e|Parallels}}.}}
:''On the holographic ''Enterprise''-D commanded by Riker in [[TNG]]: "[[Future Imperfect]]," a Ferengi sat the helm. In a [[parallel universe]] in [[TNG]]: "[[Parallels]]," a [[Cardassian]] was a helm crewman. In non-[[canon]] [[DC Comics|DC]] [[comics|comic book]] stories, the crew also included an Axgardian, Mister Forthol, in 2366.''
 
   
Although Starfleet crewmembers staffed the vital positions onboard the ''Enterprise'', civilian crewmembers were allowed to hold important jobs in the ship's science and medical departments, as well as support areas like Ten Forward and the ship's school. ([[TNG]]: "[[Night Terrors]]," "[[Hero Worship]]," "[[Ethics (episode)|Ethics]]")
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Also during [[2370]], Commander La Forge engaged in a friendly contest with [[Donald Kaplan]], chief engineer of the {{USS|Intrepid|NCC-74600}}. They competed to have the best power conversion rates in the fleet, with the ''Enterprise'' frequently beating out the ''Intrepid''. ({{TNG|Force of Nature}})
   
===In service===
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The ''Enterprise'' became one of the few Federation ships to use a [[cloaking device]] in [[2370]], and perhaps the first to successfully use a [[phasing cloak]]. It had been retrieved from the wreckage of the {{USS|Pegasus}} and was installed aboard the ''Enterprise'' to allow her to pass through an [[asteroid]] after a Romulan vessel sealed the ship inside. ({{TNG|The Pegasus}})
The ''Enterprise''-D made first official contact with a number of species. ([[#List of first contacts|See below]].)
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[[File:USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) enters asteroid field.jpg|thumb|Investigating the asteroid field in 2370]]
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{{bginfo|The events of "The Pegasus" were revisited during {{ENT|These Are the Voyages...}}, including several scenes set aboard the ''Enterprise''-D. The 1701-D was also part of the montage during the final moments of the episode, along with the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)|original USS ''Enterprise'']] and the [[Enterprise (NX-01)|NX-01]].}}
   
The ''Enterprise'' pushed its engines to the limit during the Farpoint mission in [[2364]], whilst fleeing from the entity known as [[Q]]; it also conducted the first high-warp [[saucer separation]] at that time. ([[TNG]]: "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]") It would break warp 9.9 later that year, during warp experiments run by [[Kosinski]]. It was the first [[Federation]] starship to visit a distant galaxy. ([[TNG]]: "[[Where No One Has Gone Before]]").
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While investigating a rogue [[comet]] in [[2370]], the ''Enterprise'' stumbled upon an [[D'Arsay archive|archive]] of the lost [[D'Arsay]] civilization. The archive trapped the ship and used matter and [[DNA]] aboard to create artifacts from the D'Arsay culture. The ''Enterprise'' was later returned to normal. ({{TNG|Masks}})
   
Later in [[2364]], the ''Enterprise'' was hijacked from [[Starbase 74]] by the [[Bynar]]s. They intended to use the ship to repair the damaged computer on their [[Bynaus|homeworld]]. The ''Enterprise'' was returned to Captain Picard's custody following the incident, and the Bynars freely accepted the consequences of their actions. ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]")
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Lieutenant Worf supervised an upgrade of the ''Enterprise''{{'}}s weapons systems in late [[2370]]. The tests were interrupted after the ship was ravaged by [[Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome]]. ({{TNG|Genesis}})
   
[[Image:BorgCuttingBeam-142.jpg|thumb|200px|The ''Enterprise'' damaged by the Borg.]]
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The ''Enterprise'' temporarily became sentient in [[2370]] when an [[emergent lifeform]] used the ship's systems to reproduce. ({{TNG|Emergence}})
During its first encounter with the Borg, sections 27, 28, and 29 on decks 4, 5 and 6 were removed for analysis by the Borg, killing eighteen people. ([[TNG]]: "[[Q Who?]]") During the Borg incursion of [[2366]] and [[2367]], the ''Enterprise'' suffered heavy damage. Deck 36, including Main Engineering, was decompressed after a [[cutting beam]] damaged the [[engineering hull]], killing eleven and possibly eight more. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part I]]") The main deflector dish was transformed into a last-ditch energy weapon, which failed due to the assimilated knowledge of Captain Picard. In the attempt, the deflector and warp core were overloaded, while several decks were flooded with radation. Later, the [[saucer module]] sustained damage to its [[impulse drive]] and decks 23 through 25 were sliced open by the enemy during the final battle over [[Earth]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part II]]) The extent of the damage required a full refit at Earth Station McKinley which lasted 5 to 6 weeks. ([[TNG]]: "[[Family]]")
 
   
During that refit, the [[starship]] received a [[phaser]] upgrade as well as full damage repair and a new [[dilithium chamber articulation frame]]. The frame malfunctioned later that year, causing extensive damage to the warp core. Although [[Romulan]] sabotage was initially suspected, it was later learned that undetectable flaws in the hatch were responsible. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Drumhead]]")
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When [[Miles O'Brien]], one of the ship's former [[transporter chief]]s, was captured by the Cardassians, the ''Enterprise'' was sent to patrol the [[Demilitarized Zone]] as a warning to the [[Cardassian Central Command|Cardassian government]]. ({{DS9|Tribunal}})
   
The ''Enterprise'' was the command ship in Captain Picard's armada which blockaded Romulan assistance to the [[House of Duras]] during the [[Klingon Civil War]]. It coordinated a [[tachyon detection grid]] which was used to prevent cloaked [[Romulan warbird|Romulan ships]] from crossing the border. ([[TNG]]: "[[Redemption, Part II]]")
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[[File:USS_Enterprise-D,_Generations.jpg|left|thumb|The ''Enterprise'' in 2371]]
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In early [[2371]], the ''Enterprise'' received a number of refits to her internal spaces. Color and lighting schemes were slightly altered, and the bridge inherited a number of new consoles on the port and starboard sides.
   
The ship struck a [[quantum filament]] in early [[2368]], causing a loss of all power aboard ship and severe damage to most systems. [[Antimatter containment]] was nearly compromised; fortunately, repairs were made before the ship was destroyed. ([[TNG]]: "[[Disaster]]")
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There were now four [[science station]]s, three along the starboard wall and one at the starboard side of the aft stations. [[operations center|Mission Ops]] was now the second station, followed by [[environmental control]]. Two [[engineering station]]s rounded out the aft area, while three [[communications station]]s were present along the port wall.
   
The ''Enterprise'' was repeatedly destroyed in [[2368]], when the ship was trapped in a [[temporal causality loop]] near the [[Typhon Expanse]]. Each cycle ended in a catastrophic collision with the [[USS Bozeman|USS ''Bozeman'']]. Feelings of [[deja vu]] allowed the ''Enterprise'' crew to gather clues which allowed them to send a message into the next loop and avoid the collision. The ship spent a total of seventeen days repeating the same interval of time. ([[TNG]]: "[[Cause and Effect]]")
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As well, the main floor (where the captain's, executive officer's, and guest's chairs were) was slightly raised, and a chair was placed at the tactical station for the chief of security to sit while manning that console.
   
The ''Enterprise'' was one of the first Starfleet vessels to dock at the newly commissioned [[Deep Space 9]], where it offloaded most of the station's Starfleet contingent and its first compliment of [[runabout]]s. ([[DS9]]: "[[Emissary]]")
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===Destruction of the ''Enterprise''===
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[[Battle of Veridian III|An engagement]] with [[Duras sisters' Bird-of-Prey|a renegade]] [[Klingon Bird-of-Prey]] commanded by the [[Duras sisters]] in [[2371]] resulted in extensive damage to the ''Enterprise''. The ship's [[magnetic interlock]]s were ruptured, and before efforts could be made to repair them, a [[coolant leak]] began. The ''Enterprise'' was just five minutes from a [[warp core breach]] and there was nothing that could be done to stop it.
   
The ''Enterprise'' underwent its first [[baryon sweep]] at the [[Remmler Array]] in [[2369]]. A stronger field was needed due to the ''Enterprise's'' heavy use of warp drive. During the sweep, a mercenary group nearly stole dangerous [[trilithium resin]] from the warp core, but was thwarted by the ''Enterprise'' senior staff. ([[TNG]]: "[[Starship Mine]]")
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D, warp core breach.jpg|thumb|left|The ''Enterprise''{{'}}s stardrive section is destroyed]]
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Faced with this scenario, [[Commander]] [[William T. Riker|Riker]] ordered the evacuation of the crew from the [[secondary hull]] to the [[saucer section]]. Once the evacuation had been completed, the saucer would [[saucer separation|separate]] and get to a safe distance before the stardrive section was destroyed by the core breach. La Forge and Dr. Crusher oversaw the evacuations of their respective departments and completed it with a minute to spare. The saucer's [[impulse engine]]s were engaged as soon as it cleared the secondary hull, but the saucer was unable to get to a safe distance before the core breached. The explosion produced a [[shock wave]] that disabled the [[helm]] controls and propelled the saucer into a degrading orbit of [[Veridian III]], forcing the saucer section into the planet's [[atmosphere]].
   
One of the most important discoveries in the history of the Federation was made aboard the ''Enterprise''-D; its crew pieced together Dr. [[Richard Galen]]'s final research to decipher a message from the [[Progenitors]], the first [[humanoid]] species in the [[Milky Way Galaxy]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Chase]]")
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D saucer crash.jpg|thumb|The saucer section of the ''Enterprise'' grinds to a halt on Veridian III]]
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With the saucer hurtling towards the surface of the planet, [[Data]] managed to reroute the auxiliary systems to the lateral [[thruster]]s and thereby restore thruster control, which, in lieu of the disabled impulse engines, he could use to level out their descent. Riker called for all hands to brace for impact and, moments later, the saucer crash-landed on the planet's surface, leaving a trail of destruction many [[kilometer]]s long in its wake. Owing to the relatively safe landing, the ''Enterprise''{{'}}s casualties were minimal. Unfortunately, the severe damage sustained by the primary hull in the battle and subsequent crash landing rendered the ship unsalvageable. The ship's crew was rescued by the {{USS|Farragut|NCC-60597}}, along with [[Unnamed Oberth class starships#Evacuation of Veridian III|an]] {{Class|Oberth}} ship and [[Unnamed Miranda class starships#Evacuation of Veridian III|a]] {{Class|Miranda}} ship.
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{{bginfo|A [[deleted scene|cut scene]] from the theatrical version of {{film|7}} established that eighteen crew members were lost in the saucer section crash and that rescue efforts led by [[Doctor]] [[Beverly Crusher|Crusher]], following the crash, lasted several days.|While the ultimate fate of the ''Enterprise''{{'}}s [[Primary hull|saucer section]] was never explained in canon, the novel ''[[The Return]]'' described the saucer being dismantled and removed from Veridian III because of the pre-industrial civilization on [[Veridian IV]].|The genesis of the ''Enterprise''-D's destruction was a drawing from the ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Writers' Technical Manual]]''. A similar crash-landing of the ship's saucer section had also been suggested for the finale of the [[TNG Season 6|sixth season]]. (''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion]]'', 3rd ed., p. 309) Although realistically portraying such a crash was deemed prohibitively expensive at that time, the concept remained intriguing for the writers. Since the budget for the movie {{film|7}} was about ten times more than the budget for an individual installment of the television series, ''Generations'' co-scripters [[Ronald D. Moore]] and [[Brannon Braga]] recommended that the saucer crash-landing sequence be incorporated into the film's plot, a suggestion that was approved by [[Rick Berman]]. The writing duo proceeded to have fun with destroying the ''Enterprise''-D, one incentive being that Braga suspected it was time to retire the ship and that it would be even funner to introduce a new ''Enterprise'' in the next movie. (''[[Star Trek Generations (novel)]]''), hardback ed., pp. 251-253)}}
   
Late in [[2369]], the ''Enterprise'' was damaged while rescuing the crew of a [[D'deridex class|Romulan warbird]]. Its warp core had been colonized by lifeforms which mistook it for a genuine [[quantum singularity]], causing severe disruptions in space-time. The ''Enterprise'' was nearly destroyed due to feedback from a [[power transfer beam]], which was killing the lifeforms' young. Fortunately, several ''Enterprise'' crewmembers were returning to the ship at the time and were able to rescue the ''Enterprise'' and the Romulan crew. ([[TNG]]: "[[Timescape]]")
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===Legacy===
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Commander Riker was upset over the loss of the ''Enterprise''. Having hoped he would one day command the ship, he was disappointed that he never got that opportunity. However, Picard expressed doubt that the ''Enterprise''-D would be the last vessel to carry the name. ({{film|7}})
   
A new warp core was tested aboard the ''Enterprise'' in early [[2370]]. The core was installed at [[Starbase 84]]; several points of the [[power transfer conduit]]s were replaced as well. The core and the conduits had been manufactured on [[Thanatos VII]] using [[interphase]] technology, attracting [[interphasic organism]]s which attached themselves to the crew and began to digest their [[cellular peptide|cellular structures]]. An [[interphasic pulse]] was successful in destroying the creatures. ([[TNG]]: "[[Phantasms]]")
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The ''Enterprise'' was so dear to Worf that, shortly after being reassigned to [[Deep Space 9]] in [[2372]], he briefly considered resigning from [[Starfleet]]. Station commander Captain [[Benjamin Sisko]] expressed regret on the loss of the ''Enterprise'' and offered his condolences over the destruction of the ship to Worf, saying the ''Enterprise'' "was a good ship." ({{DS9|The Way of the Warrior}})
:''The new warp core was gone by the next episode, suggesting the upgrades were not completed due to the problems with the interphasic manufacturing technique. Curiously, the upgraded hatch appeared in one of the universes visited by [[Worf]] in "[[Parallels]]."''
 
   
Also during [[2370]], Commander La Forge engaged in a friendly contest with [[Donald Kaplan]], chief engineer of the [[USS Intrepid#USS Intrepid (NCC-74600)|USS ''Intrepid'']]. They competed to have the best power conversion rates in the fleet, with the ''Enterprise'' frequently beating out the ''Intrepid''. ([[TNG]]: "[[Force of Nature]]")
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Captain Picard's belief that the ''Enterprise''-D would not be the final ship to bear the name was borne out with the christening of the {{class|Sovereign}} {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-E|-E}}, later the same year. In that instance, the legacy of the ''Enterprise'' continued with Picard reprising his role as [[CO]] and selecting most of the former crew from the ''Enterprise''-D, with the notable exception of Worf due to him currently being assigned to DS9 (though he would temporarily join the ''Enterprise''-E crew on several of their more notable missions). ({{film|8}})
   
The ''Enterprise'' became one of the few Federation ships to use a [[cloaking device]] in [[2370]], and perhaps the first to successfully use a [[interphase cloaking device|phasing cloak]]. It had been retrieved from the wreckage of the [[USS Pegasus|USS ''Pegasus'']] and was installed aboard the ''Enterprise'' to allow it to pass through an [[asteroid]] after a Romulan vessel sealed the ship inside. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Pegasus]]")
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==List of first contacts==
 
While investigating a rogue [[comet]] in [[2370]], the ''Enterprise'' stumbled upon an [[D'Arsay archive|archive]] of the lost [[D'arsay]] civilization. The archive trapped the ship and used matter and [[DNA]] aboard to create artifacts from the D'arsay culture. The ''Enterprise'' was later returned to normal. ([[TNG]]: "[[Masks]]")
 
 
Lieutenant Worf supervised an upgrade of the ''Enterprise's'' weapons systems in late [[2370]]. The tests were interrupted after the ship was ravaged by [[Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Genesis]]")
 
 
The ''Enterprise'' temporarily became sentient in [[2370]] when an [[emergent lifeform]] used the ship's systems to reproduce. ([[TNG]]: "[[Emergence]]")
 
 
In early [[2371]], the ''Enterprise'' received a number of refits to its internal spaces. Color and lighting schemes were slightly altered, and the bridge inherited a number of new consoles on the port and starboard sides. There were now four [[science station]]s, three along the starboard wall and one at the starboard side of the aft stations. [[Mission Ops]] was now the second station, followed by [[environment station|Environment]]. Two [[engineering station]]s rounded out the aft area, while three [[communications station]]s were now present along the port wall.
 
 
[[Image:Enterprise-saucer-crash.jpg|thumb|200px|The [[saucer section]] of the ''Enterprise''-D, landed on [[Veridian III]].]]
 
The ''Enterprise'' was lost in [[2371]] after an attack by renegade [[Klingon]] caused extensive damage, leading to a [[warp core breach]]. Although the [[saucer section]] was safely separated before the breach, the force of the explosion shoved it into the atmosphere of [[Veridian III]]. Fortunately, Commander [[Deanna Troi]] was successful in maneuvering the saucer to a safe landing, and losses were minimal. The ship, however, was unsalvageable, and the crew was rescued by the [[USS Farragut#USS Farragut (NCC-60597)|USS ''Farragut'']]. Commander Riker was upset over the loss of the ''Enterprise'', as he hoped he would one day command the ship. (''[[Star Trek: Generations]]'')
 
 
In [[2372]], Captain [[Benjamin Sisko]] offered his condolences over the loss of the ''Enterprise'' to Lieutenant Commander Worf, saying the ''Enterprise'' was a good ship. ([[DS9]]: "[[The Way of the Warrior]]")
 
 
====List of first contacts====
 
 
In most cases, the date indicated is the first time open communication was initiated with at least one member of the species. Otherwise, it is the first known contact with the species.
 
In most cases, the date indicated is the first time open communication was initiated with at least one member of the species. Otherwise, it is the first known contact with the species.
 
* '''[[2364]]'''
 
* '''[[2364]]'''
** The [[Aldean]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[When the Bough Breaks]]")
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** The [[Aldean]]s ({{TNG|When The Bough Breaks}})
** [[Armus]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Skin of Evil]]")
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** [[Armus]] ({{TNG|Skin of Evil}})
** The [[Beta Renner entity]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Lonely Among Us]]")
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** The [[Beta Renner cloud]] ({{TNG|Lonely Among Us}})
** The [[Edo]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Justice]]"'')
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** The [[Crystalline Entity]] ({{TNG|Datalore|Silicon Avatar}})
** The [[Farpoint Station]] entities ([[TNG]]: "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]")
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** The [[Edo]] ({{TNG|Justice}})
** The [[Ferengi]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Last Outpost]]")
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** The [[Farpoint Station]] entities ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint}})
** [[Microbrain]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Home Soil]]")
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** The [[Ferengi]] ({{TNG|The Last Outpost}})
** The [[neural parasite (TNG)|neural parasite]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Conspiracy]]")
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***''The Ferengi were first met and studied by [[Human]]s during the [[Roswell Incident]] in [[1947]], the event was however covered up and did not become public knowledge. ({{DS9|Little Green Men}}) The Ferengi were encountered a second time in [[2151]] by the crew of the {{EnterpriseNX}}, though the name of the species wasn't identified at the time. ({{ENT|Acquisition}}) {{USS|Stargazer}} encountered and destroyed a Ferengi starship in [[2355]], though the ship was again of unknown origin at the time. ({{TNG|The Battle}})''
** The [[Q Continuum]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]")
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** [[Microbrain]] ({{TNG|Home Soil}})
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** The [[Neural parasite (24th century)|neural parasites]] ({{TNG|Conspiracy}})
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** The [[Q Continuum]] ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint}})
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***''Certain members of the Q Continuum had previously made contact with some Humans. ({{TNG|True Q}}, {{VOY|Death Wish}})''
 
* '''[[2365]]'''
 
* '''[[2365]]'''
** The [[Borg]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Q Who?]]")
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** The [[Borg]] ({{TNG|Q Who}})
** [[Nagilum]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Where Silence Has Lease]]")
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***''Borg from the future were first encountered by [[Lily Sloane]] in [[2063]] and in [[2153]] by the [[A-6 Excavation Team]] and the crew of the ''Enterprise'' NX-01, though the name of the species was not identified at the time.'' ({{film|8}}; {{ENT|Regeneration}})
** [[Ian Andrew Troi, Jr.]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Child]]")
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** [[Nagilum]] ({{TNG|Where Silence Has Lease}})
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** [[Ian Andrew Troi, Jr.]] ({{TNG|The Child}})
 
* '''[[2366]]'''
 
* '''[[2366]]'''
** [[Gomtuu]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Tin Man]]"'')
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** The [[nanite]] civilization ({{TNG|Evolution}})
** [[Koinonian energy being]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Bonding]]")
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** The [[Douwd]] ({{TNG|The Survivors}})
** The [[Mintakan]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Who Watches the Watchers?]]")
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** The [[Mintakan]]s ({{TNG|Who Watches The Watchers}})
** The [[nanite]] civilization ([[TNG]]: "[[Evolution]]")
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** [[Gomtuu]] ({{TNG|Tin Man}})
** The [[Zalkonian]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Transfigurations]]")
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** [[Koinonian]] energy being ({{TNG|The Bonding}})
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** The [[Zalkonian]]s ({{TNG|Transfigurations}})
 
* '''[[2367]]'''
 
* '''[[2367]]'''
** The [[Cytherian]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[The Nth Degree]]")
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** The [[Cytherian]]s ({{TNG|The Nth Degree}})
** The [[Malcorian]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[First Contact (episode)|First Contact]]")
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** The [[Malcorian]]s ({{TNG|First Contact}})
:''The ''Enterprise'' also encountered the [[Paxan]]s in [[2367]] during [[TNG]]: "[[Clues]]," but all recollection of that encounter was erased from memories and ship's logs. Furthermore, the ''Enterprise'' may not have been the first Starfleet ship to stumble upon the Paxans.''
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**''The ''Enterprise''-D also encountered the [[Paxan]]s in 2367, but all recollection of that encounter was erased from the memories of the entire crew except for Data as well as from the ship's logs. ({{TNG|Clues}})''
 
* '''[[2368]]'''
 
* '''[[2368]]'''
** The [[Crystalline Entity]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Datalore]]," "[[Silicon Avatar]]")
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** The [[Tamarian]]s ({{TNG|Darmok}})
** [[FGC-47 lifeform]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Imaginary Friend]]")
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** [[FGC 47 lifeform]]s ({{TNG|Imaginary Friend}})
** [[Ux-Mal]] [[Ux-Mal criminals|criminals]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Power Play]]")
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** Criminals from [[Ux-Mal]] composed of [[anionic energy]] ({{TNG|Power Play}})
** The [[Tamarian]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Darmok]]")
 
 
* '''[[2369]]'''
 
* '''[[2369]]'''
** The [[exocomp]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[The Quality of Life]]")
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** The [[exocomp]]s ({{TNG|The Quality of Life}})
** The [[quantum singularity lifeform]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Timescape]]")
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** The [[quantum singularity lifeform]]s ({{TNG|Timescape}})
** The [[solanagen based lifeform]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Schisms]]")
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** The [[Solanogen-based lifeform]]s ({{TNG|Schisms}})
 
* '''[[2370]]'''
 
* '''[[2370]]'''
** The [[Boraalan]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Homeward]]")
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** The [[Boraalan]]s ({{TNG|Homeward}})
** [[Emergent lifeform]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Emergence]]")
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** [[Emergent lifeform]] ({{TNG|Emergence}})
   
==Alternate Enterprises==
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==Technical data==
Numerous [[alternate timeline]] versions of the ''Enterprise'' have been observed.
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=== Physical arrangement===
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D, TNG Season 1-2.jpg|thumb|The ''Enterprise''-D at warp]]
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With a total of 42 decks, the USS ''Enterprise''-D was twice the length and had eight times the interior space of the {{class|Constitution}} ships of over a century earlier; she carried a combined crew and passenger load of 1012. ({{TNG|Remember Me|Rascals|Genesis}})
   
==="Time Squared"===
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{{bginfo|Comparing the ''Enterprise''-D (a ''Galaxy'') with a ''Constitution'' using a 3D modeling program shows that the former had [http://www.st-v-sw.net/STSWvolumetrics.html over 25 times the internal volume] than the latter. The claimed "eight times" may refer only to the regularly accessible habitable volume.}}
One alternate version of the ''Enterprise'' was observed in [[2365]]. A ship from several hours in the future was destroyed following an encounter with a spatial anomaly, which was later determined to be a sentient presence. There was a single survivor, Captain Picard, who was thrown back in time and picked up by the ''Enterprise''. The other Picard was able to determine that the ''Enterprise'' needed to fly through the anomaly rather than attempt to escape it via the entrance, and the timeline was averted. ([[TNG]]: "[[Time Squared]]")
 
   
==="Yesterday's Enterprise"===
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The [[bridge]], [[captain's ready room]], and [[conference lounge]] were on Deck 1, and were protected by redundant safety interlocks to prevent environmental systems failure. ({{TNG|Brothers}})
[[Image:Ent_duality.jpg|thumb|200px|Two ''Enterprise''s meet.]]
 
In another alternate timeline, following the disapperance of the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C)|USS ''Enterprise''-C]], and the destruction of the [[Klingon]] outpost at [[Narendra III]], relations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire deteriorated into war.
 
   
The ''Enterprise''-D in this alternate timeline was the first of the ''Galaxy''-class warships constructed by the Federation, capable of carrying over 6,000 troops. The vessel was entirely militarized, with no civilian compliment or [[counselor]]. The bridge contained multiple redundant consoles, with a single command chair for the captain. [[Replicator]]s throughout the ship were restricted to minimal power, and all available power was routed to the defensive systems.
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The [[main shuttlebay]] was on Deck 4, supported by several [[cargo bay]]s on Deck 4 and Deck 18. ({{TNG|Power Play|Schisms}}) Two additional [[shuttlebay]]s were found on Deck 13. ({{TNG|The Next Phase}})
   
In [[2366]], on [[combat date]] 43625.2, the ''Enterprise''-D investigated a radiation anomaly near [[Starbase 105]], where it encountered the ''Enterprise''-C, transported through time by the anomaly, a [[temporal rift]]. As the ''Enterprise''-D assisted in repairs, it was made clear that the ''Enterprise''-C had to return through the rift, in order to prevent the chain of events that would lead to war. ''Enterprise''-D crewmember [[Guinan]] was aware of the change to the timeline, and convinced Captain Picard to send the ''Enterprise''-C back through the rift.
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[[File:Galaxy class stardrive section, remastered.jpg|thumb|The secondary hull or stardrive section following a saucer separation]]
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Deck 8 of the ship was an unfinished multi-purpose deck. Additional work spaces were set there when needed. ({{TNG|Liaisons}}) It also contained the officers' quarters and the [[battle bridge]]. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds}})
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{{bginfo|The episode {{TNG|Heart of Glory}} stated that the battle bridge was located on Deck 17.}}
   
The ''Enterprise''-D laid down cover fire in order for the ''Enterprise''-C to return through the rift. Heavy casualties were suffered, and the vessel was on the verge of a [[warp core breach]] when the timeline was restored. However, the ''Enterprise''-C crew retained memories of their encounter, and one ''Enterprise''-D crewmember, [[Natasha Yar]], went back in time with the ''Enterprise''-C. ([[TNG]]: "[[Yesterday's Enterprise]]," "[[Redemption, Part II]]")
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Deck 12 contained [[sickbay]], ({{TNG|Remember Me}}) while main [[engineering]] was located on Deck 36. ({{TNG|The Hunted|The Game}}) Engineering took up twelve decks of the [[secondary hull]], with the [[antimatter]] storage pods housed on Deck 42. ({{TNG|Liaisons}})
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{{bginfo|{{TNG|The Arsenal of Freedom}} and {{film|7}} seemed to indicate there was a secondary sickbay in the battle section as well.}}
   
==="Remember Me"===
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The primary docking ports were located on either side of the [[torpedo launcher]] on Deck 25; ({{TNG|11001001}}) the nacelle control room was also on that deck. ({{TNG|Eye of the Beholder}}) According to Lieutenant Commander [[Nella Daren]], the most acoustically perfect spot on the ship was the fourth intersect of [[Jefferies tube]] 25. The intersection formed a resonance chamber for the sound compression waves. ({{TNG|Lessons}})
In [[2367]], the thoughts of Dr. [[Beverly Crusher]] after she was trapped in a [[warp bubble]] created a completely separate universe, in which people and objects began disappearing. At various points, the crew of the ''Enterprise'' was reduced to a normal operating contingent of about 300, then 100, then simply 2. All crew eventually disappeared, as the bubble began to collapse and the universe destroyed. This ''Enterprise'' was gradually erased from existence as the bubble collapsed. ([[TNG]]: "[[Remember Me]]")
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{{bginfo|{{TNG|Time Squared}} and {{e|The Hunted}} both stated that shuttlebays two and three were on Deck 11. However, the shuttlebays actually spanned Decks 12 and 13 on the ''Enterprise'' miniature. The error was corrected in subsequent episodes. Cargo bay four also moved between the fifth and sixth seasons; in {{TNG|Power Play}}, it was on Deck 18, while in {{TNG|Schisms}} it was on Deck 4.}}
   
==="Parallels"===
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[[File:Galaxy class USS Enterprise-D aft view.jpg|thumb|The aft section]]
Several thousand ''Enterprises'' from many different [[quantum reality|quantum realities]] spilled into a single universe in early [[2370]]. This was due to Lieutenant Worf's encounter with a [[quantum fissure]], and the attempts to return him to his proper universe. The fissure was eventually sealed and the ships returned to their proper universes, although one ''Enterprise'', from a universe where the [[Borg]] had emerged victorious from the [[Battle of Wolf 359]] and subsequent events, was lost as it attempted to prevent its return to its own reality. When Worf returned to his normal universe, time was reversed and these events no longer occurred. ([[TNG]]: "[[Parallels]]")
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The ''Enterprise'' had a maximum sustainable speed of [[warp factor|warp]] 9.6 for twelve [[hour]]s. ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint}}) In [[2369]], the ship generated about 12.75 billion [[gigawatt]]s of power, simply while in [[orbit]] of a [[planet]]. ({{TNG|True Q}})
   
==="All Good Things..."===
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The [[warp core]] could generate a tremendous amount of energy at once if needed; the only device on the ship capable of channeling such energy all at once, at controlled frequencies, was the main [[deflector dish]]. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds}}) There were some 4,000 power systems in all on board the ship. She also had twenty [[transporter]] rooms. ({{TNG|11001001}})
[[Image:Agt enterprise.jpg|thumb|200px|right|The future Enterprise.]]
 
Several alternate versions of the ''Enterprise''-D were seen by Captain Picard after encountering the [[anti-time eruption]] in the [[Devron system]] caused by the Q entity. All were part of separate closed timelines.
 
   
In the anti-time past of [[2364]], the ''Enterprise'' was not sent to [[Farpoint Station]], but instead was diverted to investigate the anomaly, which was feared to be a new Romulan presence. In this time period, Picard did not inform his crew of his time shifts, worrying that it may influence the future. He initally ignored Starfleet's orders and proceeded to Farpoint, but then diverted the ship to the Devron system and began scanning the anomaly with an [[inverse tachyon beam]]. When it was discovered that the beam actually caused the anomaly and that the ship would need to create a [[static warp shell]] to contain the eruption, the crew was hesitant to accept the orders of their commander, who seemed to be making arbitrary decisions. After a quick reassurance from Picard, the crew cooperated and the ship joined the two other ''Enterprises'' in order to seal the breach. It was first to be destroyed after the stress from the static warp shell caused a warp core breach.
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=== Weaponry ===
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The armaments of the ''Enterprise''-D included twelve [[phaser array]]s, two [[torpedo launcher]]s, a supply of 250 [[photon torpedo]]es and hundreds of [[antimatter mine]]s. The ship was protected by a high-capacity [[shield grid]] that could operate on multiple frequencies. When the ship was destroyed in [[2371]], the [[shield frequency]] was of 257.4 MHz. ({{TNG|Conundrum|Chain of Command, Part II}}, {{film|7}})
   
The second ship existed in [[2370]]. Its history was identical to the real ship up until that point. It was also sent to the Devron system, and began to scan it with the inverse tachyon beam. Picard did tell this crew about his time shifts. This ''Enterprise'' joined the two other ships inside the anomaly, but was also destroyed trying to maintain a static warp shell.
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{{bginfo|Although "Conundrum" establishes that the ''Enterprise'' had ten phaser banks, a visual inspection of the filming model clearly shows twelve arrays. The ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual]]'' also supports this higher figure. In addition, visual effects in {{e|Darmok}} and {{e|The Best of Both Worlds}} have depicted phaser fire coming from the forward torpedo launcher and the nacelle pylons.}}
   
In the anti-time future, the ''Enterprise'' was not destroyed at Veridian III, but remained in service until at least the early [[25th century]], where [[Admiral]] Riker had saved the vessel from being decommissioned by making it his personal [[flagship]] based out of [[Starbase 247]]. In this alternate future, the ship had undergone several significant modifications, including the addition of a third nacelle, a cloaking device, and a large phaser weapon mounted underneath the saucer section. It single-handedly destroyed one [[Negh'var class|Klingon battleship]] and forced another to retreat while rescuing the [[USS Pasteur|USS ''Pasteur'']] crew, following their attempt to find the anomaly. Riker ordered the ''Enterprise'' back to Federation space, but Picard later convinced him to return to the Devron system and the ship arrived in time to watch the initial formation of the anomaly. It was the last ship to be destroyed in the attempt to seal the anomaly. ([[TNG]]: "[[All Good Things...]]")
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In extreme cases, the saucer could separate and serve tactically as a second attack vessel utilizing the large phaser arrays located on its hull. The engineering section also had phaser banks but more often utilized its fore and aft torpedo tubes as its main weapon system. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds, Part II}}) This tactical method of attack utilizing ship separation was further developed for the {{Class|Prometheus}} starships. ({{VOY|Message in a Bottle}})
:''The exact date of the future events shown in "[[All Good Things...]]" is not known. It is possible it took place in [[2395]], but this is assuming that the ''Enterprise'' crew broke up immediately following the end of the series. Picard merely said it had been twenty-five years since the crew had been together on the ''Enterprise''. It is equally likely that the crew was together until [[2376]], when Deanna Troi died.''
 
   
==Command Crew==
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===Shipboard life===
*[[commanding officer]] ([[CO]])
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In 2367, an average day aboard ship recorded by [[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Data]] included four birthdays, two personnel transfers, two chess tournaments, a secondary school play, four promotions, and at least one birth. ({{TNG|Data's Day}})
**[[Captain]] [[Jean-Luc Picard]] (2364-2371)
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**Captain [[William T. Riker]] (briefly in [[2366]]-[[2367|67]])
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The ''Enterprise'' normally ran on three duty shifts. ({{TNG|Lower Decks}}) Increasing to four duty shifts caused many personnel scheduling problems, as observed when Captain [[Edward Jellico|Jellico]] ordered a change during his tenure in [[2369]]. ({{TNG|Chain of Command, Part I}})
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Crewmembers of [[ensign]] rank were required to share [[crew quarters]], but were allowed their own quarters upon promotion to [[lieutenant junior grade]]. ({{TNG|Lower Decks}}) Families often shared quarters. ({{TNG|Lonely Among Us|When The Bough Breaks|Imaginary Friend|A Fistful of Datas|Journey's End}})
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[[Ten Forward]], located at the extreme forward of Deck 10 in the saucer section, was the center of the ship's social activity; nearly everyone on board passed through the lounge at one time or another. ({{TNG|The Child|The Offspring}}) [[Holodeck]]s located on Deck 10 and Deck 12 also provided entertainment for the crew. ({{TNG|The Big Goodbye|Homeward}})
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===Ship's directory===
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: ''This contains USS ''Enterprise''-D specific information; for more general information, see ''[[Galaxy class decks|Galaxy''-class decks'']]''.''
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* '''Deck 2'''
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** Room 2713: [[Lieutenant]] [[Worf]]'s quarters, [[2370]] ({{TNG|Parallels}})
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** Room 3653: [[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Data]]'s [[quarters]], [[2370]] ({{TNG|Masks}})
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* '''Deck 7'''
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** Section 19, Room 1947: Lieutenant [[Edward Hagler]]'s quarters ({{TNG|Schisms}})
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** Section 25 Baker, Room: Lieutenant Worf's quarters, [[2369]] ({{TNG|Rightful Heir}})
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* '''Deck 8'''
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** Room 0910: [[Commander]] [[Deanna Troi]]'s quarters, [[2368]]-[[2370]] ({{TNG|Violations|Genesis}})
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** Room 0912: Commander [[William T. Riker]]'s quarters ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds|Chain of Command, Part II}})
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** Room 2133: Commander [[Beverly Crusher]]'s quarters, [[2370]] ({{TNG|Sub Rosa}})
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** Room 3402: Counselor Deanna Troi's office ({{TNG|The Price}})
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** Section 4, Room 4711: Lieutenant [[Ro Laren]]'s quarters, [[2370]] ({{TNG|Preemptive Strike}})
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** [[Marla Aster]] and [[Jeremy Aster]]'s quarters, [[2366]] ({{TNG|The Bonding}})
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* '''Deck 9'''
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** Room 0910: Counselor Deanna Troi's quarters, [[2366]] ({{TNG|The Price}})
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** Room 0929: [[Ensign]] [[Maddy Calloway]]'s quarters ({{TNG|Eye of the Beholder}})
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** Room 3601: [[Captain]] [[Jean-Luc Picard]]'s quarters ({{TNG|Allegiance}})
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** Section 28: Commander [[Beverly Crusher]]'s quarters, [[2368]] ({{TNG|Cause and Effect}})
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==Crew==
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"''We were like warriors from the ancient sagas. There was nothing we could not do.''"
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: - '''Worf''' ({{DS9|The Way of the Warrior}})
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As of [[2366]], some thirteen [[species]] were represented among the 1,014 members of the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) personnel|ship's complement]], at that time including [[Betazoid]], [[Klingon]], [[El-Aurian]], [[Vulcan]], and [[Human]]. ({{TNG|Remember Me|Reunion}}) Over the course of her mission, crew species included [[Bolian]], [[Benzite]], [[Bajoran]], [[Napean]], and an [[android]]. As of [[2369]], there were seventeen crew members from non-Federation worlds. ({{TNG|The Chase}}) The ship also carried [[Bottlenose dolphin|dolphins]]. ({{TNG|The Perfect Mate}})
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:''On the holographic ''Enterprise''-D commanded by Riker in {{TNG|Future Imperfect}}, a [[Ferengi]] sat the helm. In a [[parallel universe]] in {{TNG|Parallels}}, a [[Cardassian]] was a helm crewman.''
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Although Starfleet crewmembers staffed the vital positions on board the ''Enterprise'', civilian crewmembers were allowed to hold important jobs in the ship's science and medical departments, as well as support areas like Ten Forward and the ship's school or the Arboretum. ({{TNG|Night Terrors|Hero Worship|Ethics}}) The ''Enterprise'' included children among the civilians on board, a concept which was not initially embraced by Captain Picard. ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint|The Bonding}})
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Crew evaluations were conducted every three months, and were usually supervised by Executive Officer Will Riker and Ship's Counselor Deanna Troi. ({{TNG|Man of the People|Lower Decks|Eye of the Beholder}})
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===Commanding officers===
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Although Captain Jean-Luc Picard commanded the ''Enterprise'' for most of the starship's life, his [[first officer]], [[William T. Riker]], was field promoted to captain in [[2367]], following Picard's capture by the [[Borg]] and assimilation as [[Locutus of Borg|Locutus]]. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds, Part II}}) In early [[2369]], the ''Enterprise'' was briefly commanded by Captain [[Edward Jellico]], as Captain Picard was assigned to a covert mission on the [[Cardassian]] planet of [[Celtris III]]. ({{TNG|Chain of Command, Part I|Chain of Command, Part II}})
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{{bginfo|In [[Q]]'s timeline created by Picard's failure to fight the [[Nausicaan]]s in {{TNG|Tapestry}}, the ''Enterprise'' was commanded by [[Thomas Halloway]]. Riker and then Data were placed in provisional command of the ''Enterprise'' during {{TNG|Gambit, Part I}} and {{e|Gambit, Part II}} while Picard was working undercover with [[Arctus Baran]]'s mercenaries, but neither was formally promoted to the rank of captain for the assignment.|For full listing of ''Enterprise'' crew, see: ''[[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) personnel|''USS ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701-D) personnel'']]''.}}
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===Command crew===
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*[[Commanding officer]] (CO)
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**[[Captain]] [[Jean-Luc Picard]] ([[2364]] – [[2371]])
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**Captain [[William T. Riker]] (briefly in [[2367]])
 
**Captain [[Edward Jellico]] (briefly in [[2369]])
 
**Captain [[Edward Jellico]] (briefly in [[2369]])
*[[first officer]]/[[executive officer]] ([[XO]])
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*[[First officer]] / [[executive officer]] (XO)
**[[Commander]] William T. Riker (2364-2371)
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**[[Commander]] William T. Riker (2364 – 2371)
**[[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Shelby]] (briefly in 2366-2367)
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**[[Commander]] [[Kurn]] (briefly in 2366)
**Lieutenant Commander Data (briefly in 2369, briefly in 2370)
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**[[Commander]] [[Shelby]] (briefly in 2367)
**[[Lieutenant]] Worf (briefly in 2370)
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**Lieutenant Commander [[Data]] (briefly in 2369)
*[[operations officer]] ([[ops]]) and [[science officer]]
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*[[Second officer]] and [[Operations Manager]] and [[Science Officer]]
**Lieutenant Commander [[Data]] (2364-2371)
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**Lieutenant Commander Data (2364 – 2371)
 
**Lieutenant Worf (briefly in 2366)
 
**Lieutenant Worf (briefly in 2366)
*[[chief engineer]]
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*[[Chief engineer]]
 
**Lieutenant Commander [[Sarah MacDougal]] (2364)
 
**Lieutenant Commander [[Sarah MacDougal]] (2364)
 
**Lieutenant Commander [[Argyle]] (2364)
 
**Lieutenant Commander [[Argyle]] (2364)
**Lieutenant Commander [[Singh]] (2364
 
 
**Lieutenant [[Logan]] (2364)
 
**Lieutenant [[Logan]] (2364)
 
**Lieutenant Commander [[Leland T. Lynch]] (2364)
 
**Lieutenant Commander [[Leland T. Lynch]] (2364)
**Lieutenant / Lieutenant Commander [[Geordi La Forge]] ([[2365]]-2371)
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**Lieutenant / Lieutenant Commander [[Geordi La Forge]] ([[2365]] – 2371)
*[[tactical officer]] and [[security chief]]
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*[[Tactical officer]] and [[security chief]]
 
**Lieutenant [[Natasha Yar]] (KIA 2364)
 
**Lieutenant [[Natasha Yar]] (KIA 2364)
**Lieutenant [[Worf]] (2364-2371)
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**Lieutenant / Lieutenant Commander [[Worf]] (2364 – 2371)
*[[chief medical officer]] ([[CMO]])
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*[[Chief medical officer]] (CMO)
**Commander [[Beverly Crusher]] (2364, 2366-2371)
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**Commander [[Beverly Crusher]] (2364, 2366 – 2371)
 
**Commander [[Katherine Pulaski]] (2365)
 
**Commander [[Katherine Pulaski]] (2365)
*[[counselor]]
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*[[Counselor]]
**Commander [[Deanna Troi]] (2364-2371)
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**Lieutenant Commander / Commander [[Deanna Troi]] (2364 – 2371)
*[[flight controller]] ([[conn]])
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*[[Flight controller]] (conn)
 
**[[Chief]] [[Miles O'Brien]] (2364)
 
**[[Chief]] [[Miles O'Brien]] (2364)
 
**[[Lieutenant Junior Grade]] Geordi La Forge (2364)
 
**[[Lieutenant Junior Grade]] Geordi La Forge (2364)
**[[Ensign]] [[Wesley Crusher]] (2364-2367, left for [[Starfleet Academy]])
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**[[Ensign]] [[Wesley Crusher]] (2364 – 2367, left for [[Starfleet Academy]])
**Ensign [[Ro Laren]] ([[2368]]-69)
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**Ensign / Lieutenant [[Ro Laren]] ([[2368]] – 69, 2370, defected to [[Maquis]])
**Ensign [[Sariel Rager]]
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**Ensign [[Sariel Rager]] (2367-2369)
**Ensign [[Gates]]
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**Ensign [[Gates]] (2368-2370)
**Ensign [[McKnight]]
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**Ensign [[McKnight]] (2367-2369)
*[[transporter chief]] - [[Chief]] [[Miles O'Brien]] (2364-2369, reassigned to [[Deep Space Nine]])
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**Ensign / Lieutenant Junior Grade [[Sam Lavelle]] (2370)
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*[[Transporter chief]]
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**Chief Miles O'Brien (2365 – 2369, reassigned to [[Deep Space 9]])
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==Alternate ''Enterprise''s==
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Numerous [[alternate timeline]] and illusory versions of the ''Enterprise'' have been encountered.
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===Encounter with an energy vortex===
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One alternate version of the ''Enterprise'' was observed in [[2365]]. A ship from several hours in the future was destroyed following an encounter with an [[energy vortex]], which was later determined to be a sentient presence. There was a single survivor, Captain Picard, who was thrown back in time and picked up by the ''Enterprise''. The "present" Picard was able to determine that the ''Enterprise'' needed to fly through the anomaly rather than attempt to escape it via the entrance, and the timeline was averted. ({{TNG|Time Squared}})
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===Encounter with ''Enterprise''-C===
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[[File:Ambassador starboard of Galaxy.jpg|thumb|Two ''Enterprise''s meet]]
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In another alternate timeline, following the disappearance of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-C|-C}}, and the destruction of the Klingon outpost at [[Narendra III]], relations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire deteriorated into [[Federation-Klingon War (alternate timeline)|war]].
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The ''Enterprise''-D in this alternate timeline was the first of the ''Galaxy''-class warships constructed by the Federation, capable of carrying over 6,000 troops. The vessel was entirely militarized, with no civilians or [[counselor]]. The bridge contained multiple redundant consoles, with a single command chair for the captain. [[Replicator]]s throughout the ship were restricted to minimal power, and all available power was routed to the defensive systems.
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In [[2366]], on [[combat date]] 43625.2, the ''Enterprise''-D investigated a radiation anomaly near [[Starbase 105]], where she encountered the ''Enterprise''-C, transported through time by the anomaly, a [[temporal rift]]. As the ''Enterprise''-D assisted in repairs, it was made clear that the ''Enterprise''-C had to return through the rift, in order to prevent the chain of events that would lead to war. ''Enterprise''-D's [[El-Aurian]] bartender [[Guinan]] was aware of the change to the timeline, and convinced Captain Picard to send the ''Enterprise''-C back through the rift.
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As three Klingon {{Class|K'vort}} [[battle cruiser]]s attacked, the ''Enterprise''-D laid down cover fire in order for the ''Enterprise''-C to return through the rift. Heavy casualties were suffered, and the vessel was on the verge of a [[warp core breach]] when the timeline was restored. However, the ''Enterprise''-C crew retained memories of their encounter, and one ''Enterprise''-D crewmember, [[Natasha Yar#Alternate realities|Tasha Yar]], went back in time with the ''Enterprise''-C. ({{TNG|Yesterday's Enterprise|Redemption II}})
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===Crusher's static warp bubble===
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In [[2367]], the thoughts of Dr. [[Beverly Crusher]] after she was trapped in a [[warp bubble]] created a completely separate universe, in which people and objects began disappearing. At various points, the crew of the ''Enterprise'' was reduced to a normal operating contingent of about 300, then 100, then simply two. All crew eventually disappeared, as the bubble began to collapse and the universe destroyed. This ''Enterprise'' was gradually erased from existence as the bubble collapsed. ({{TNG|Remember Me}})
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===Holodeck Simulation - Captain Riker ===
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[[File:Riker personnel file 2 remastered.jpg|thumb|USS ''Enterprise'' in Riker's service record]]
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In [[2367]], while exploring a cavern on [[Alpha Onias III]], [[Commander]] [[William T. Riker]] was rendered unconscious by [[gas]]es. While unconscious, [[neural scanner]]s scanned [[Commander]] [[William T. Riker]]'s brain. The scanners used elements of Riker's reality and constructed a [[holodeck simulation]] with those elements interspersed throughout, so that it felt real to him. What Riker wanted, the scanners made possible.
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In the first simulation, set in [[2283]], Riker was the captain of the ''Enterprise'' and was in the final stages of securing a peace treaty with the Romulans.
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In [[2374]], on stardate 51253, after serving for many years as the captain of the {{USS|Titan}}, Riker succeeded Picard as the captain of the ''Enterprise''. The ship's first assignment under his command was a deep space exploration mission. Under his command, the ship surveyed the space beyond the [[Sargon Region]], was a participant in the joint [[Excalbian Campaign]], and captured a [[Romulan]] [[warship]]. These events were mentioned in his [[personnel file|service record]] that was on display in his [[quarters]] on the ''Enterprise-D''.
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A few years before 2383, a [[Romulan]] [[battle cruiser]] had drifted into Federation space. The ship's [[warp coil]]s had collapsed and [[life support]] was failing. The ''Enterprise'' rescued the crew. Riker was the key spokesman in securing an alliance with the Romulans, who were impressed with his efforts at saving one of their ships. In the sixteen years between 2367 and 2383, the ''Enterprise'' saved all the colonists in the [[Fornax Disaster]].
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Riker was a widower with a son, [[Barash|Jean-Luc]]. His [[Minuet|wife]] had been the ship's counselor, after Troi had accepted a position at Starfleet Command. His wife died in [[2381]] in a [[shuttlecraft]] accident.
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In 2383, Data served as first officer, while La Forge was using cloned eye implants instead of his [[VISOR]]. There were [[Klingon]]s and [[Ferengi]] serving aboard the ''Enterprise''. The interior of the ship was also slightly altered and the bridge had several more science stations. The ''Enterprise'' had been assigned an escort mission for the [[Romulan]] [[ambassador]] [[Tomalak]], whereupon he would be delivered to the final session for a peace treaty between the Federation and the Romulans. At this session, Riker would be a signatory to the treaty.
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However, a number of flaws convinced Riker that what he was experiencing was a charade and he challenged the program. This resulted in a new simulation where Riker was a prisoner of the Romulans. ({{TNG|Future Imperfect}}, ''[[okudagram]]'')
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===Quantum fissure encounter===
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[[File:Enterprise-D bridge, parallel reality.jpg|thumb|The bridge of an alternate ''Enterprise''-D]]
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Several thousand ''Enterprise''s from many different [[quantum reality|quantum realities]] were encountered – later spilling into a single universe – in early [[2370]], as a result of Lieutenant Worf's encounter with a [[quantum fissure]].
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Worf observed numerous realities, with variations in personnel and positions widespread. In one quantum reality, Captain Picard was lost in the Borg encounter in [[2367]] and Riker was captain of the ''Enterprise'' whereas Wesley Crusher was still (or again) part of the crew, having risen to the rank of full [[lieutenant]] with the positions of [[security chief]] and [[tactical officer]]. In at least one reality, Alyssa Ogawa, who was a long-time nurse in the primary reality, was a full [[doctor]] and the [[chief medical officer]] with the rank of [[commander]]. In that reality, La Forge was killed in an attack by the Cardassians.
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On occasion, races that were adversarial to the Federation of the original universe –, such as the Cardassians, were part of the crew. Specifically, a Cardassian [[ensign]] served as the ''Enterprise''-D's [[conn officer]]. Conversely in the same quantum reality, the [[Bajoran]]s were a hostile faction, having overthrown the [[Cardassian Union]] prior to [[2370]]. They became increasingly aggressive towards the Federation. A [[Bajoran warship]] destroyed the [[Argus Array]] on Stardate 47391.2 as they thought that Starfleet was using it to spy on them. In the same reality, La Forge had likewise been killed shortly beforehand, though the cause of his death was not stated.
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In a reality where the Borg had emerged victorious after the [[Battle of Wolf 359]] and successfully conquered the Federation, the ''Enterprise'' was one of the few remaining Starfleet vessels by 2370. Riker was in command of that ship as well, and was desperate not to return to his universe once all of the ''Enterprise''s began spilling into a single universe. After attempting to get the attention of the present-reality ''Enterprise'' by firing lightly upon them, the Borg-infested ship was destroyed by Captain Riker with the alternate Riker on board to prevent further damage to his ship.
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The fissure was eventually sealed and the remaining ships were returned to their proper universes. When Worf returned to his normal universe, time was reversed and these events no longer occurred. ({{TNG|Parallels}})
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===Anti-time eruption===
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D, anti-time future.jpg|thumb|The alternate-future ''Enterprise'']]
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Several alternate versions of the ''Enterprise''-D were seen by Captain Picard after encountering an [[anti-time eruption]] in the [[Devron system]]. All were part of separate closed timelines.
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In the [[anti-time past]] of [[2364]], the ''Enterprise'' was not sent to [[Farpoint Station]], but instead was diverted to investigate the anomaly, which was feared to be a new Romulan presence. In this time period, Picard did not inform his crew of his time shifts, worrying that it may influence the future.
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He initially ignored Starfleet's orders and proceeded to Farpoint, but then diverted the ship to the Devron system and began scanning the anomaly with an [[inverse tachyon pulse]]. When it was discovered that the beam actually caused the anomaly and that the ship would need to create a [[static warp shell]] to contain the eruption, the crew was hesitant to accept the orders of their commander, who seemed to be making arbitrary decisions.
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After a quick reassurance from Picard, the crew cooperated and the ship joined two other ''Enterprise''s in order to seal the breach. She was the first to be destroyed after the stress from the static warp shell caused a warp core breach.
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The second ship existed in the [[anti-time present]] [[2370]]. Her history was identical to the real ship up until that point. She was also sent to the Devron system, and began to scan the anomaly with the inverse tachyon beam. Picard did tell this crew about his time shifts, and this ship was most drastically affected by the anomaly's effects.
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This ''Enterprise'' joined the two other ships inside the anomaly, but was also destroyed trying to maintain a static warp shell.
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In the [[anti-time future]], the ''Enterprise'' was not destroyed at Veridian III, but remained in service for a number of years, [[Admiral]] Riker saving the vessel from being decommissioned by making her his personal [[flagship]] based out of [[Starbase 247]].
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D 2395, firing phasers.jpg|thumb|Firing phasers]]
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In this alternate future, the ''Enterprise'' had undergone several significant modifications, including the addition of a third nacelle, a cloaking device, and a powerful phaser mounted underneath the saucer section. She single-handedly destroyed one [[Negh'Var warship|Klingon battleship]] with 8 shots from this phaser. The first hit and two others went straight through both the enemy shields and hull, forcing another to retreat while rescuing the {{USS|Pasteur}} crew, following Picard's attempt to find the anomaly.
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{{bginfo|This version is referred to in the PC Game ''[[Birth of the Federation]]'' as the {{mbeta|Galaxy X class|''Galaxy X''-class}} heavy cruiser. It is armed with [[phaser array]]s and [[quantum torpedo]]es. This designation has remained popular with fans as well as later game developers.}}
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Riker ordered the ''Enterprise'' back to Federation space, but Picard later convinced him to return to the Devron system and the ship arrived in time to watch the initial formation of the anomaly. She was the last ship to be destroyed in the attempt to seal the anomaly. ({{TNG|All Good Things...}})
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{{bginfo|The exact date of the future events shown in "All Good Things..." is not known. It is possible they took place in [[2395]], as stated in the ''[[Star Trek Chronology]]'', but this is assuming that the ''Enterprise'' crew broke up immediately following the end of the series. It was only stated that it had been twenty-five years since the entire crew had been together on the ''Enterprise''.|The [[Playmates]] toy of the alternate future ''Enterprise'' was described as a ship capable of [[transwarp]] velocities. ''[http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Transwarping-Starship-Enterprise/dp/B000SAGJLQ]}}
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===Destruction at Veridian III===
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D annihilated.jpg|thumb|The ''Enterprise'' destroyed by a shockwave]]
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In yet another alternate timeline, the saucer section of the ''Enterprise''-D was destroyed with the loss of all hands shortly after its crash-landing on the surface of Veridian III. In this version of events, [[Doctor]] [[Tolian Soran]] successfully launched his [[trilithium]] missile into the [[Veridian]] star; the resulting [[shock wave]] destroyed all planets in the [[Veridian system|system]]. The ''Enterprise''-D's saucer section and all aboard were wiped out when the shock wave reached Veridian III.
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Fortunately, before the wave reached the planet, both Soran and Captain Picard were swept into the [[Nexus]]. Acquiring the assistance of [[James T. Kirk]], Picard was able to return to a point before Soran launched his weapon and prevent the destruction of the Veridian star, sparing the lives aboard the saucer section of the ''Enterprise''-D at the same time. ({{film|7}})
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==Appendices==
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===Appearances===
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With appearances in all 178 episodes of ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|The Next Generation]]'', one episode of ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine|Deep Space Nine]]'', the movie {{film|7}}, and one ''[[Star Trek: Enterprise|Enterprise]]'' episode, the ''Enterprise''-D has been seen more than any other vessel in ''Star Trek''.
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*''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]''
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*{{DS9|Emissary}}
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*{{film|7}}
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*{{ENT|These Are the Voyages...}}
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===Background information===
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The [[Galaxy class model|''Enterprise''-D model]] was designed by [[Andrew Probert]]. The basic layout of the ship was derived from a painting Probert had done following {{film|1}} of how he would redesign the ''Enterprise'' had he been allowed to break with the basic plan [[Matt Jefferies]] and [[Joe Jennings]] created for ''[[Star Trek: Phase II]]''. When he was hired to work in the ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' art department, he brought the painting with him and hung it in his office, then set to work on the design of the bridge. Out of pure luck, [[David Gerrold]] saw the painting and brought it to [[Gene Roddenberry]]'s attention. Roddenberry immediately approved the general direction. Probert further refined the design into the familiar shape; however, he originally conceived the [[battle section]] as a smaller vessel shaped like a "D" which detached from an area on the saucer. Later, the producers informed him that they wanted the ship to split in two and have the engineering hull serve as the battle section. This presented an additional problem for Probert, as he needed to figure out some way to fulfill the producers' requests while keeping the original lines of the design. Eventually, he found a way to incorporate a separation using the approved design, and after several more minor changes, the design reached its final form. Roddenberry's only requests were to lengthen the ends of the warp nacelles and to keep the bridge on the top of the saucer section rather than within the ship. Roddenberry felt that having the bridge on the exterior gave a sense of scale to the vessel.
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Two versions of the filming miniature were built by [[Industrial Light & Magic]] (ILM) for the [[TNG Season 1|first season]]: a large six-foot model and a smaller less-detailed two-foot model, both constructed under the supervision of [[Ease Owyeung]]. Both were capable of saucer separation. The cost to construct the original models was $75,000. For the [[TNG Season 3|third season]], [[Greg Jein]] built a new four-foot miniature. It was not built to separate, but for the first time it accurately depicted the Ten Forward windows. It first appeared in {{TNG|The Defector}} and completely replaced the previous two models, although stock footage of the original models was still used. The six-foot model was briefly reused for the saucer separation in {{e|The Best of Both Worlds, Part II}}. It was completely refurbished and overhauled for {{film|7}}, where it represented the ''Enterprise'' alongside a computer generated version and a special twelve-foot wide saucer, created for the crash sequence. ILM crewmember [[Bill George]] relabeled the registry on the saucer to "NCC-1701-E" before the model was returned to the Paramount archives. The four-foot model was modified into the three-nacelled ''Enterprise'' from {{e|All Good Things...}} and later partially restored to become the {{USS|Odyssey}} in {{e|The Jem'Hadar}} and the {{USS|Venture}} in {{e|The Way of the Warrior}}.
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File:USS Enterprise-D, 2364.jpg|The six-foot model<br />{{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint}}
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File:USS Enterprise-D, TNG Season 3-7.jpg|The four-foot model<br />{{TNG|Bloodlines}}
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File:CGI USS Enterprise-D.jpg|CBS Digital CGI model<br />{{TNG|Unification I}}
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The original six-foot filming model of the ''Enterprise''-D (Lot #712) was sold at the [[40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection]] auction on {{d|7|October|2006}} for US$576,000, including the buyer's premium (the winning bid was US$500,000), by far the highest price for any item in the auction.
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The {{film|7}} CGI model was utilized as various ''Galaxy''-class ships during ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'' and ''[[Star Trek: Voyager]]''. A new computer-generated version of the ''Enterprise''-D was created by [[Gabriel Koerner]] for the ship's appearance in {{e|These Are the Voyages...}}.
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During the early planning stages of TNG, it was intended for the series to be set in the late [[25th century]]. The ''Enterprise''-D would have been the seventh starship to bear the name, with a registry of NCC-1701-7. After the release of {{film|4}} featuring the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-A|-A}}, the designation was changed to NCC-1701-G before the producers finally moved the series to eighty years after [[Star Trek: The Original Series|the original series]] and settled on NCC-1701-D. There was also talk of eliminating the starship from the TNG series altogether and merely boosting the abilities of the transporter, but this idea was quickly dropped.
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[[File:Probert Bridge Sketch.jpg|thumb|Conceptual sketch for the ''Enterprise'' bridge by Andrew Probert]]
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Interior sets were supervised by [[Herman Zimmerman]] during the first season and {{film|7}}. Andrew Probert also contributed design sketches, most importantly for the bridge. [[Richard James]] took over the role from the second season until the end of the series. Many sets were recycled from those created by [[Harold Michelson]] for {{film|1}} and the aborted ''[[Star Trek: Phase II]]''. In turn, many of the ''Enterprise''-D sets were transformed into those of the {{USS|Voyager}} for ''[[Star Trek: Voyager]]''.
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Parts of the ''Enterprise''-D sets, including the bridge tactical station, command chairs, and main engineering master systems display were displayed at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum [http://www.hollywoodmuseum.com/] until they shut down in 2007, at which time the items were returned to Paramount. Other smaller set pieces and walls have been kept in the Paramount archives and used in other ''Star Trek'' productions, even becoming parts of the recreated TNG sets in "These Are the Voyages...".
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A [[Design patents|design patent]] was issued in 1990 for the "ornamental design" of the ''Enterprise''-D. Andrew Probert was recognized in that patent as the sole "inventor" of the design.
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The ''Enterprise''-D had a captain's yacht named the ''[[Calypso]]''. It was never actually seen, due to budget restrictions, but it can be seen on the underside of the saucer section. (''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual]]'')
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**{{e|Tribunal}}
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**{{e|Heart of Stone}}
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===Apocrypha===
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The ''Enterprise''-D is the subject of the highly detailed ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual]]'' by [[Rick Sternbach]] and [[Michael Okuda]], and had its sets rendered in QuickTime VR for the [[Star Trek: The Next Generation Interactive Technical Manual|interactive version]] of the book.
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Sternbach later produced a set of [[Star Trek: The Next Generation USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Blueprints|blueprints]] depicting every single deck of the ''Enterprise''.
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The ''Enterprise''-D was seen in several officially-licensed [[games]], including ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity]]'', ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation - Echoes from the Past]]'', and ''[[Star Trek Generations (game)|Star Trek Generations]]''. She also made a brief appearance at the end of the ''[[Star Trek: Armada]]'' strategy game, and in a ''[[Star Trek: Legacy]]'' mission with the {{USS|Defiant|2370}}.
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The ''Enterprise''-D met the science vessel ''Antares'' at the conclusion of ''[[Star Trek: Orion Rendezvous]]'', a ''Star Trek''-themed planetarium show produced in {{y|1992}} in conjunction with the ''[[Star Trek: Federation Science]]'' exhibit. That exhibit featured displays and interactive learning games modeled after the ''Enterprise''-D bridge, engineering, sickbay, science lab, and transporter room.
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Until September 1st, 2008, fans could visit the ''Enterprise''-D via ''[[Star Trek: The Experience]]'', which took guests through the transporter room, corridors, bridge, and shuttle deck while attempting to escape into a temporal rift aboard a shuttle motion simulator ride. Similar recreations of certain sets were included in the European ''[[Star Trek World Tour]]''. [http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/misc/worldtour.htm]
   
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The ''Enterprise'' model was designed by [[Andrew Probert]]. Two versions were built by [[Industrial Light and Magic]] for the [[TNG Season 1|first season]], a large six-foot model and a smaller two-foot model. Both were capable of saucer separation. For the [[TNG Season 3|third season]], [[Greg Jein]] built a new four-foot miniature. It was not built to separate, but for the first time it accurately depicted the Ten Forward windows. It first appeared in [[TNG]]: "[[The Defector]]" and completely replaced the previous two models, although stock footage of the original models was still used. The six-foot model was briefly reused for the saucer separation in [[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part II]]." It was completely refurbished and overhauled for ''[[Star Trek: Generations]]'', where it represented the ''Enterprise'' alongside a computer generated version and a special twelve-foot wide saucer, created for the crash sequence. ILM crewmember [[Bill George]] relabeled the registry on the saucer to "NCC-1701-E" before the model was returned to the Paramount archives. The four-foot model was modified into the three-nacelled ''Enterprise'' from [[TNG]]: "[[All Good Things...]]" and later restored to become the [[USS Odyssey|USS ''Odyssey'']] in [[DS9]]: "[[The Jem'Hadar]]" and the [[USS Venture|USS ''Venture'']] in [[DS9]]: "[[The Way of the Warrior]]." It may have also been labeled as the [[USS Trinculo|USS ''Trinculo'']] at some point during DS9's run.
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USS Enterprise
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USS Enterprise

Class: Galaxy-class
Registry: NCC-1701-D
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Status: Destroyed (2371)

The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) was a 24th century Federation Galaxy-class starship operated by Starfleet. This was the fifth Federation ship to bear the name Enterprise. During her career, the Enterprise served as the Federation flagship. The Enterprise was destroyed during the Battle of Veridian III in 2371. (Star Trek Generations)

HistoryEdit

Construction and LaunchEdit

Enterprise-d extreme closeup

Enterprise at Earth Station McKinley

The Enterprise was built at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards orbiting Mars in the Sol system. (TNG: "Booby Trap", "Eye of the Beholder") Construction was supervised by Commander Orfil Quinteros. (TNG: "11001001") Dr. Leah Brahms was responsible for much of the Enterprise's warp propulsion system design. (TNG: "Booby Trap", "Galaxy's Child") Some of the Enterprise's components were derived from technology originally developed on the USS Pegasus. (TNG: "The Pegasus") In an alternate timeline, the Enterprise was the first Galaxy-class war ship constructed. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise")

The ship's nacelle tube was the site of a multiple murder-suicide while she was still under construction at Utopia Planitia. A member of the construction team, Walter Pierce, became jealous of a former lover's new relationship. He killed the two officers, Marla Finn and William Hodges, then disposed of their bodies in the plasma stream. Pierce committed suicide in the same manner, leaving a telepathic imprint in a bulkhead that was not discovered until 2370. (TNG: "Eye of the Beholder")

On stardate 40759.5, in the year 2363, the Enterprise was launched from Mars. A year later, on stardate 41025.5, the Enterprise was commissioned. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", "Lonely Among Us", "Evolution", "Booby Trap", "Data's Day", and more)

These stardates weren't mentioned in dialog; they were from the dedication plaques.

Final systems completion and shakedown was conducted at Earth Station McKinley. Captain Jean-Luc Picard took command of the ship on stardate 41148 at the order of Rear Admiral Norah Satie. (TNG: "The Drumhead", "All Good Things...")

Picard's seven-year missionEdit

Kavis Alpha sector

In orbit of a red giant star

The Enterprise-D made first official contact with a number of species (see below).

The Enterprise pushed her engines to the limit, Warp 9.8, during the Farpoint mission in 2364, while fleeing from the entity known as Q; she also conducted the first high-warp saucer separation at that time. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint") The Traveler used the energy of his thoughts to move the Enterprise to the end of the universe at a speed that registered on instruments as exceeding warp 10 and going off the warp scale. (TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before")

According to Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual (page 55), the ship didn't actually achieve warp 10 or go beyond it, but it did travel at the speed of about Warp 9.9999999996. This would be confirmed in VOY: "Threshold", where a shuttle from USS Voyager becomes the first craft to actually achieve warp 10.
USS Enterprise in distant galaxy, remastered

Arriving at the end of the universe

Later in 2364, the Enterprise was hijacked from Starbase 74 by the Bynars. They intended to use the ship to repair the damaged computer on their homeworld. The Enterprise was returned to Captain Picard's custody following the incident, and the Bynars freely accepted the consequences of their actions. (TNG: "11001001")

During her first encounter with the Borg, sections 27, 28, and 29 on decks 4, 5 and 6 were removed for analysis by the Borg. Eighteen people were killed. (TNG: "Q Who")

During the Borg incursion of 2366 and 2367, the Enterprise suffered heavy damage. Deck 36, including main engineering, was decompressed after a cutting beam damaged the engineering hull, killing at least eleven, and possibly eight more. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds")

Earth station mckinley

Undergoing repairs at Earth

The main deflector dish was transformed into a last-ditch energy weapon, which failed due to the assimilated knowledge of Captain Picard. In the attempt, the deflector and warp core were overloaded, while several decks were flooded with radiation.

Later, the saucer module sustained damage to its impulse drive and decks 23 through 25 were sliced open by the enemy during the final battle over Earth. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II") The extent of the damage required a full refit at Earth Station McKinley, which lasted five to six weeks. (TNG: "Family")

During that refit, the starship received a phaser upgrade as well as full damage repair and a new dilithium chamber hatch. The hatch malfunctioned later that year, causing extensive damage to the warp core. Although Romulan sabotage was initially suspected, it was later learned that undetectable flaws in the hatch were responsible. (TNG: "The Drumhead")

The Enterprise was the command ship in Captain Picard's ad-hoc armada which blockaded Romulan assistance to the House of Duras during the Klingon Civil War. She coordinated a tachyon detection grid which was used to detect cloaked Romulan ships from crossing the border. (TNG: "Redemption II")

The ship struck a quantum filament in early 2368, causing a loss of all power aboard ship and severe damage to most systems. Antimatter containment was nearly compromised; fortunately, repairs were made before the ship was destroyed. (TNG: "Disaster")

In 2368, the Enterprise was trapped in a temporal causality loop near the Typhon Expanse. Each cycle ended in a catastrophic collision with the USS Bozeman, destroying both ships. Feelings of déjà vu allowed the Enterprise crew to gather clues which allowed them to send a message into the next loop and avoid the collision. The ship spent a total of seventeen days repeating the same interval of time. (TNG: "Cause and Effect")

Galaxy class docked at DS9

The Enterprise at Deep Space 9

The Enterprise was one of the first Starfleet vessels to dock at the newly commissioned Deep Space 9, where she offloaded most of the station's Starfleet contingent and its first complement of runabouts. (DS9: "Emissary")

The Enterprise underwent her first baryon sweep at the Remmler Array in 2369. A stronger field was needed due to the Enterprise's heavy use of warp drive. During the sweep, a mercenary group nearly stole dangerous trilithium resin from the warp core, but was thwarted by the Enterprise senior staff. (TNG: "Starship Mine")

One of the most important discoveries in the history of the Federation was made aboard the Enterprise-D. Her crew pieced together Dr. Richard Galen's final research to decipher a message from the ancient humanoids, the first humanoid species in the Milky Way Galaxy. (TNG: "The Chase")

Late in 2369, the Enterprise was damaged while rescuing the crew of a Romulan warbird, whose artificial quantum singularity warp core had been colonized by lifeforms which mistook it for a genuine quantum singularity, causing severe disruptions in space-time.

The Enterprise was nearly destroyed due to feedback from a power transfer beam, which was killing the lifeforms' young. Fortunately, four Enterprise crewmembers were returning to the ship at the time and were able to rescue the Enterprise and the Romulan crew. (TNG: "Timescape")

CGI USS Enterprise-D

The Enterprise at Qualor II

A new warp core was tested aboard the Enterprise in early 2370. The core was installed at Starbase 84; several points of the power transfer conduits were replaced as well.

The core and the conduits had been manufactured on Thanatos VII using interphase technology, attracting interphasic organisms which attached themselves to the crew and began to digest their cellular structures. An interphasic pulse was successful in destroying the creatures. (TNG: "Phantasms")

The new warp core was gone by the next episode, suggesting the upgrades were not completed due to the problems with the interphasic manufacturing technique. Curiously, the upgraded hatch appeared in one of the universes visited by Worf in "Parallels".

Also during 2370, Commander La Forge engaged in a friendly contest with Donald Kaplan, chief engineer of the USS Intrepid. They competed to have the best power conversion rates in the fleet, with the Enterprise frequently beating out the Intrepid. (TNG: "Force of Nature")

The Enterprise became one of the few Federation ships to use a cloaking device in 2370, and perhaps the first to successfully use a phasing cloak. It had been retrieved from the wreckage of the USS Pegasus and was installed aboard the Enterprise to allow her to pass through an asteroid after a Romulan vessel sealed the ship inside. (TNG: "The Pegasus")

USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) enters asteroid field

Investigating the asteroid field in 2370

The events of "The Pegasus" were revisited during ENT: "These Are the Voyages...", including several scenes set aboard the Enterprise-D. The 1701-D was also part of the montage during the final moments of the episode, along with the original USS Enterprise and the NX-01.

While investigating a rogue comet in 2370, the Enterprise stumbled upon an archive of the lost D'Arsay civilization. The archive trapped the ship and used matter and DNA aboard to create artifacts from the D'Arsay culture. The Enterprise was later returned to normal. (TNG: "Masks")

Lieutenant Worf supervised an upgrade of the Enterprise's weapons systems in late 2370. The tests were interrupted after the ship was ravaged by Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome. (TNG: "Genesis")

The Enterprise temporarily became sentient in 2370 when an emergent lifeform used the ship's systems to reproduce. (TNG: "Emergence")

When Miles O'Brien, one of the ship's former transporter chiefs, was captured by the Cardassians, the Enterprise was sent to patrol the Demilitarized Zone as a warning to the Cardassian government. (DS9: "Tribunal")

USS Enterprise-D, Generations

The Enterprise in 2371

In early 2371, the Enterprise received a number of refits to her internal spaces. Color and lighting schemes were slightly altered, and the bridge inherited a number of new consoles on the port and starboard sides.

There were now four science stations, three along the starboard wall and one at the starboard side of the aft stations. Mission Ops was now the second station, followed by environmental control. Two engineering stations rounded out the aft area, while three communications stations were present along the port wall.

As well, the main floor (where the captain's, executive officer's, and guest's chairs were) was slightly raised, and a chair was placed at the tactical station for the chief of security to sit while manning that console.

Destruction of the EnterpriseEdit

An engagement with a renegade Klingon Bird-of-Prey commanded by the Duras sisters in 2371 resulted in extensive damage to the Enterprise. The ship's magnetic interlocks were ruptured, and before efforts could be made to repair them, a coolant leak began. The Enterprise was just five minutes from a warp core breach and there was nothing that could be done to stop it.

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The Enterprise's stardrive section is destroyed

Faced with this scenario, Commander Riker ordered the evacuation of the crew from the secondary hull to the saucer section. Once the evacuation had been completed, the saucer would separate and get to a safe distance before the stardrive section was destroyed by the core breach. La Forge and Dr. Crusher oversaw the evacuations of their respective departments and completed it with a minute to spare. The saucer's impulse engines were engaged as soon as it cleared the secondary hull, but the saucer was unable to get to a safe distance before the core breached. The explosion produced a shock wave that disabled the helm controls and propelled the saucer into a degrading orbit of Veridian III, forcing the saucer section into the planet's atmosphere.

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The saucer section of the Enterprise grinds to a halt on Veridian III

With the saucer hurtling towards the surface of the planet, Data managed to reroute the auxiliary systems to the lateral thrusters and thereby restore thruster control, which, in lieu of the disabled impulse engines, he could use to level out their descent. Riker called for all hands to brace for impact and, moments later, the saucer crash-landed on the planet's surface, leaving a trail of destruction many kilometers long in its wake. Owing to the relatively safe landing, the Enterprise's casualties were minimal. Unfortunately, the severe damage sustained by the primary hull in the battle and subsequent crash landing rendered the ship unsalvageable. The ship's crew was rescued by the USS Farragut, along with an Oberth-class ship and a Miranda-class ship.

A cut scene from the theatrical version of Star Trek Generations established that eighteen crew members were lost in the saucer section crash and that rescue efforts led by Doctor Crusher, following the crash, lasted several days.
While the ultimate fate of the Enterprise's saucer section was never explained in canon, the novel The Return described the saucer being dismantled and removed from Veridian III because of the pre-industrial civilization on Veridian IV.
The genesis of the Enterprise-D's destruction was a drawing from the Star Trek: The Next Generation Writers' Technical Manual. A similar crash-landing of the ship's saucer section had also been suggested for the finale of the sixth season. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, 3rd ed., p. 309) Although realistically portraying such a crash was deemed prohibitively expensive at that time, the concept remained intriguing for the writers. Since the budget for the movie Star Trek Generations was about ten times more than the budget for an individual installment of the television series, Generations co-scripters Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga recommended that the saucer crash-landing sequence be incorporated into the film's plot, a suggestion that was approved by Rick Berman. The writing duo proceeded to have fun with destroying the Enterprise-D, one incentive being that Braga suspected it was time to retire the ship and that it would be even funner to introduce a new Enterprise in the next movie. (Star Trek Generations (novel)), hardback ed., pp. 251-253)

LegacyEdit

Commander Riker was upset over the loss of the Enterprise. Having hoped he would one day command the ship, he was disappointed that he never got that opportunity. However, Picard expressed doubt that the Enterprise-D would be the last vessel to carry the name. (Star Trek Generations)

The Enterprise was so dear to Worf that, shortly after being reassigned to Deep Space 9 in 2372, he briefly considered resigning from Starfleet. Station commander Captain Benjamin Sisko expressed regret on the loss of the Enterprise and offered his condolences over the destruction of the ship to Worf, saying the Enterprise "was a good ship." (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior")

Captain Picard's belief that the Enterprise-D would not be the final ship to bear the name was borne out with the christening of the Sovereign-class USS Enterprise-E, later the same year. In that instance, the legacy of the Enterprise continued with Picard reprising his role as CO and selecting most of the former crew from the Enterprise-D, with the notable exception of Worf due to him currently being assigned to DS9 (though he would temporarily join the Enterprise-E crew on several of their more notable missions). (Star Trek: First Contact)

List of first contactsEdit

In most cases, the date indicated is the first time open communication was initiated with at least one member of the species. Otherwise, it is the first known contact with the species.

Technical dataEdit

Physical arrangementEdit

USS Enterprise-D, TNG Season 1-2

The Enterprise-D at warp

With a total of 42 decks, the USS Enterprise-D was twice the length and had eight times the interior space of the Constitution-class ships of over a century earlier; she carried a combined crew and passenger load of 1012. (TNG: "Remember Me", "Rascals", "Genesis")

Comparing the Enterprise-D (a Galaxy) with a Constitution using a 3D modeling program shows that the former had over 25 times the internal volume than the latter. The claimed "eight times" may refer only to the regularly accessible habitable volume.

The bridge, captain's ready room, and conference lounge were on Deck 1, and were protected by redundant safety interlocks to prevent environmental systems failure. (TNG: "Brothers")

The main shuttlebay was on Deck 4, supported by several cargo bays on Deck 4 and Deck 18. (TNG: "Power Play", "Schisms") Two additional shuttlebays were found on Deck 13. (TNG: "The Next Phase")

Galaxy class stardrive section, remastered

The secondary hull or stardrive section following a saucer separation

Deck 8 of the ship was an unfinished multi-purpose deck. Additional work spaces were set there when needed. (TNG: "Liaisons") It also contained the officers' quarters and the battle bridge. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds")

The episode TNG: "Heart of Glory" stated that the battle bridge was located on Deck 17.

Deck 12 contained sickbay, (TNG: "Remember Me") while main engineering was located on Deck 36. (TNG: "The Hunted", "The Game") Engineering took up twelve decks of the secondary hull, with the antimatter storage pods housed on Deck 42. (TNG: "Liaisons")

TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom" and Star Trek Generations seemed to indicate there was a secondary sickbay in the battle section as well.

The primary docking ports were located on either side of the torpedo launcher on Deck 25; (TNG: "11001001") the nacelle control room was also on that deck. (TNG: "Eye of the Beholder") According to Lieutenant Commander Nella Daren, the most acoustically perfect spot on the ship was the fourth intersect of Jefferies tube 25. The intersection formed a resonance chamber for the sound compression waves. (TNG: "Lessons")

TNG: "Time Squared" and "The Hunted" both stated that shuttlebays two and three were on Deck 11. However, the shuttlebays actually spanned Decks 12 and 13 on the Enterprise miniature. The error was corrected in subsequent episodes. Cargo bay four also moved between the fifth and sixth seasons; in TNG: "Power Play", it was on Deck 18, while in TNG: "Schisms" it was on Deck 4.
Galaxy class USS Enterprise-D aft view

The aft section

The Enterprise had a maximum sustainable speed of warp 9.6 for twelve hours. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint") In 2369, the ship generated about 12.75 billion gigawatts of power, simply while in orbit of a planet. (TNG: "True Q")

The warp core could generate a tremendous amount of energy at once if needed; the only device on the ship capable of channeling such energy all at once, at controlled frequencies, was the main deflector dish. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds") There were some 4,000 power systems in all on board the ship. She also had twenty transporter rooms. (TNG: "11001001")

Weaponry Edit

The armaments of the Enterprise-D included twelve phaser arrays, two torpedo launchers, a supply of 250 photon torpedoes and hundreds of antimatter mines. The ship was protected by a high-capacity shield grid that could operate on multiple frequencies. When the ship was destroyed in 2371, the shield frequency was of 257.4 MHz. (TNG: "Conundrum", "Chain of Command, Part II", Star Trek Generations)

Although "Conundrum" establishes that the Enterprise had ten phaser banks, a visual inspection of the filming model clearly shows twelve arrays. The Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual also supports this higher figure. In addition, visual effects in "Darmok" and "The Best of Both Worlds" have depicted phaser fire coming from the forward torpedo launcher and the nacelle pylons.

In extreme cases, the saucer could separate and serve tactically as a second attack vessel utilizing the large phaser arrays located on its hull. The engineering section also had phaser banks but more often utilized its fore and aft torpedo tubes as its main weapon system. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II") This tactical method of attack utilizing ship separation was further developed for the Prometheus-class starships. (VOY: "Message in a Bottle")

Shipboard lifeEdit

In 2367, an average day aboard ship recorded by Lieutenant Commander Data included four birthdays, two personnel transfers, two chess tournaments, a secondary school play, four promotions, and at least one birth. (TNG: "Data's Day")

The Enterprise normally ran on three duty shifts. (TNG: "Lower Decks") Increasing to four duty shifts caused many personnel scheduling problems, as observed when Captain Jellico ordered a change during his tenure in 2369. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I")

Crewmembers of ensign rank were required to share crew quarters, but were allowed their own quarters upon promotion to lieutenant junior grade. (TNG: "Lower Decks") Families often shared quarters. (TNG: "Lonely Among Us", "When The Bough Breaks", "Imaginary Friend", "A Fistful of Datas", "Journey's End")

Ten Forward, located at the extreme forward of Deck 10 in the saucer section, was the center of the ship's social activity; nearly everyone on board passed through the lounge at one time or another. (TNG: "The Child", "The Offspring") Holodecks located on Deck 10 and Deck 12 also provided entertainment for the crew. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye", "Homeward")

Ship's directoryEdit

This contains USS Enterprise-D specific information; for more general information, see Galaxy-class decks.

CrewEdit

"We were like warriors from the ancient sagas. There was nothing we could not do."

- Worf (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior")

As of 2366, some thirteen species were represented among the 1,014 members of the ship's complement, at that time including Betazoid, Klingon, El-Aurian, Vulcan, and Human. (TNG: "Remember Me", "Reunion") Over the course of her mission, crew species included Bolian, Benzite, Bajoran, Napean, and an android. As of 2369, there were seventeen crew members from non-Federation worlds. (TNG: "The Chase") The ship also carried dolphins. (TNG: "The Perfect Mate")

On the holographic Enterprise-D commanded by Riker in TNG: "Future Imperfect", a Ferengi sat the helm. In a parallel universe in TNG: "Parallels", a Cardassian was a helm crewman.

Although Starfleet crewmembers staffed the vital positions on board the Enterprise, civilian crewmembers were allowed to hold important jobs in the ship's science and medical departments, as well as support areas like Ten Forward and the ship's school or the Arboretum. (TNG: "Night Terrors", "Hero Worship", "Ethics") The Enterprise included children among the civilians on board, a concept which was not initially embraced by Captain Picard. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", "The Bonding")

Crew evaluations were conducted every three months, and were usually supervised by Executive Officer Will Riker and Ship's Counselor Deanna Troi. (TNG: "Man of the People", "Lower Decks", "Eye of the Beholder")

Commanding officersEdit

Although Captain Jean-Luc Picard commanded the Enterprise for most of the starship's life, his first officer, William T. Riker, was field promoted to captain in 2367, following Picard's capture by the Borg and assimilation as Locutus. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II") In early 2369, the Enterprise was briefly commanded by Captain Edward Jellico, as Captain Picard was assigned to a covert mission on the Cardassian planet of Celtris III. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I", "Chain of Command, Part II")

In Q's timeline created by Picard's failure to fight the Nausicaans in TNG: "Tapestry", the Enterprise was commanded by Thomas Halloway. Riker and then Data were placed in provisional command of the Enterprise during TNG: "Gambit, Part I" and "Gambit, Part II" while Picard was working undercover with Arctus Baran's mercenaries, but neither was formally promoted to the rank of captain for the assignment.
For full listing of Enterprise crew, see: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) personnel.

Command crewEdit

Alternate EnterprisesEdit

Numerous alternate timeline and illusory versions of the Enterprise have been encountered.

Encounter with an energy vortexEdit

One alternate version of the Enterprise was observed in 2365. A ship from several hours in the future was destroyed following an encounter with an energy vortex, which was later determined to be a sentient presence. There was a single survivor, Captain Picard, who was thrown back in time and picked up by the Enterprise. The "present" Picard was able to determine that the Enterprise needed to fly through the anomaly rather than attempt to escape it via the entrance, and the timeline was averted. (TNG: "Time Squared")

Encounter with Enterprise-CEdit

Ambassador starboard of Galaxy

Two Enterprises meet

In another alternate timeline, following the disappearance of the USS Enterprise-C, and the destruction of the Klingon outpost at Narendra III, relations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire deteriorated into war.

The Enterprise-D in this alternate timeline was the first of the Galaxy-class warships constructed by the Federation, capable of carrying over 6,000 troops. The vessel was entirely militarized, with no civilians or counselor. The bridge contained multiple redundant consoles, with a single command chair for the captain. Replicators throughout the ship were restricted to minimal power, and all available power was routed to the defensive systems.

In 2366, on combat date 43625.2, the Enterprise-D investigated a radiation anomaly near Starbase 105, where she encountered the Enterprise-C, transported through time by the anomaly, a temporal rift. As the Enterprise-D assisted in repairs, it was made clear that the Enterprise-C had to return through the rift, in order to prevent the chain of events that would lead to war. Enterprise-D's El-Aurian bartender Guinan was aware of the change to the timeline, and convinced Captain Picard to send the Enterprise-C back through the rift.

As three Klingon K'vort-class battle cruisers attacked, the Enterprise-D laid down cover fire in order for the Enterprise-C to return through the rift. Heavy casualties were suffered, and the vessel was on the verge of a warp core breach when the timeline was restored. However, the Enterprise-C crew retained memories of their encounter, and one Enterprise-D crewmember, Tasha Yar, went back in time with the Enterprise-C. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise", "Redemption II")

Crusher's static warp bubbleEdit

In 2367, the thoughts of Dr. Beverly Crusher after she was trapped in a warp bubble created a completely separate universe, in which people and objects began disappearing. At various points, the crew of the Enterprise was reduced to a normal operating contingent of about 300, then 100, then simply two. All crew eventually disappeared, as the bubble began to collapse and the universe destroyed. This Enterprise was gradually erased from existence as the bubble collapsed. (TNG: "Remember Me")

Holodeck Simulation - Captain Riker Edit

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USS Enterprise in Riker's service record

In 2367, while exploring a cavern on Alpha Onias III, Commander William T. Riker was rendered unconscious by gases. While unconscious, neural scanners scanned Commander William T. Riker's brain. The scanners used elements of Riker's reality and constructed a holodeck simulation with those elements interspersed throughout, so that it felt real to him. What Riker wanted, the scanners made possible.

In the first simulation, set in 2283, Riker was the captain of the Enterprise and was in the final stages of securing a peace treaty with the Romulans.

In 2374, on stardate 51253, after serving for many years as the captain of the USS Titan, Riker succeeded Picard as the captain of the Enterprise. The ship's first assignment under his command was a deep space exploration mission. Under his command, the ship surveyed the space beyond the Sargon Region, was a participant in the joint Excalbian Campaign, and captured a Romulan warship. These events were mentioned in his service record that was on display in his quarters on the Enterprise-D.

A few years before 2383, a Romulan battle cruiser had drifted into Federation space. The ship's warp coils had collapsed and life support was failing. The Enterprise rescued the crew. Riker was the key spokesman in securing an alliance with the Romulans, who were impressed with his efforts at saving one of their ships. In the sixteen years between 2367 and 2383, the Enterprise saved all the colonists in the Fornax Disaster.

Riker was a widower with a son, Jean-Luc. His wife had been the ship's counselor, after Troi had accepted a position at Starfleet Command. His wife died in 2381 in a shuttlecraft accident.

In 2383, Data served as first officer, while La Forge was using cloned eye implants instead of his VISOR. There were Klingons and Ferengi serving aboard the Enterprise. The interior of the ship was also slightly altered and the bridge had several more science stations. The Enterprise had been assigned an escort mission for the Romulan ambassador Tomalak, whereupon he would be delivered to the final session for a peace treaty between the Federation and the Romulans. At this session, Riker would be a signatory to the treaty.

However, a number of flaws convinced Riker that what he was experiencing was a charade and he challenged the program. This resulted in a new simulation where Riker was a prisoner of the Romulans. (TNG: "Future Imperfect", okudagram)

Quantum fissure encounterEdit

Enterprise-D bridge, parallel reality

The bridge of an alternate Enterprise-D

Several thousand Enterprises from many different quantum realities were encountered – later spilling into a single universe – in early 2370, as a result of Lieutenant Worf's encounter with a quantum fissure.

Worf observed numerous realities, with variations in personnel and positions widespread. In one quantum reality, Captain Picard was lost in the Borg encounter in 2367 and Riker was captain of the Enterprise whereas Wesley Crusher was still (or again) part of the crew, having risen to the rank of full lieutenant with the positions of security chief and tactical officer. In at least one reality, Alyssa Ogawa, who was a long-time nurse in the primary reality, was a full doctor and the chief medical officer with the rank of commander. In that reality, La Forge was killed in an attack by the Cardassians.

On occasion, races that were adversarial to the Federation of the original universe –, such as the Cardassians, were part of the crew. Specifically, a Cardassian ensign served as the Enterprise-D's conn officer. Conversely in the same quantum reality, the Bajorans were a hostile faction, having overthrown the Cardassian Union prior to 2370. They became increasingly aggressive towards the Federation. A Bajoran warship destroyed the Argus Array on Stardate 47391.2 as they thought that Starfleet was using it to spy on them. In the same reality, La Forge had likewise been killed shortly beforehand, though the cause of his death was not stated.

In a reality where the Borg had emerged victorious after the Battle of Wolf 359 and successfully conquered the Federation, the Enterprise was one of the few remaining Starfleet vessels by 2370. Riker was in command of that ship as well, and was desperate not to return to his universe once all of the Enterprises began spilling into a single universe. After attempting to get the attention of the present-reality Enterprise by firing lightly upon them, the Borg-infested ship was destroyed by Captain Riker with the alternate Riker on board to prevent further damage to his ship.

The fissure was eventually sealed and the remaining ships were returned to their proper universes. When Worf returned to his normal universe, time was reversed and these events no longer occurred. (TNG: "Parallels")

Anti-time eruptionEdit

USS Enterprise-D, anti-time future

The alternate-future Enterprise

Several alternate versions of the Enterprise-D were seen by Captain Picard after encountering an anti-time eruption in the Devron system. All were part of separate closed timelines.

In the anti-time past of 2364, the Enterprise was not sent to Farpoint Station, but instead was diverted to investigate the anomaly, which was feared to be a new Romulan presence. In this time period, Picard did not inform his crew of his time shifts, worrying that it may influence the future.

He initially ignored Starfleet's orders and proceeded to Farpoint, but then diverted the ship to the Devron system and began scanning the anomaly with an inverse tachyon pulse. When it was discovered that the beam actually caused the anomaly and that the ship would need to create a static warp shell to contain the eruption, the crew was hesitant to accept the orders of their commander, who seemed to be making arbitrary decisions.

After a quick reassurance from Picard, the crew cooperated and the ship joined two other Enterprises in order to seal the breach. She was the first to be destroyed after the stress from the static warp shell caused a warp core breach.

The second ship existed in the anti-time present 2370. Her history was identical to the real ship up until that point. She was also sent to the Devron system, and began to scan the anomaly with the inverse tachyon beam. Picard did tell this crew about his time shifts, and this ship was most drastically affected by the anomaly's effects.

This Enterprise joined the two other ships inside the anomaly, but was also destroyed trying to maintain a static warp shell.

In the anti-time future, the Enterprise was not destroyed at Veridian III, but remained in service for a number of years, Admiral Riker saving the vessel from being decommissioned by making her his personal flagship based out of Starbase 247.

USS Enterprise-D 2395, firing phasers

Firing phasers

In this alternate future, the Enterprise had undergone several significant modifications, including the addition of a third nacelle, a cloaking device, and a powerful phaser mounted underneath the saucer section. She single-handedly destroyed one Klingon battleship with 8 shots from this phaser. The first hit and two others went straight through both the enemy shields and hull, forcing another to retreat while rescuing the USS Pasteur crew, following Picard's attempt to find the anomaly.

This version is referred to in the PC Game Birth of the Federation as the Galaxy X-class (β) heavy cruiser. It is armed with phaser arrays and quantum torpedoes. This designation has remained popular with fans as well as later game developers.

Riker ordered the Enterprise back to Federation space, but Picard later convinced him to return to the Devron system and the ship arrived in time to watch the initial formation of the anomaly. She was the last ship to be destroyed in the attempt to seal the anomaly. (TNG: "All Good Things...")

The exact date of the future events shown in "All Good Things..." is not known. It is possible they took place in 2395, as stated in the Star Trek Chronology, but this is assuming that the Enterprise crew broke up immediately following the end of the series. It was only stated that it had been twenty-five years since the entire crew had been together on the Enterprise.
The Playmates toy of the alternate future Enterprise was described as a ship capable of transwarp velocities. [1]

Destruction at Veridian IIIEdit

USS Enterprise-D annihilated

The Enterprise destroyed by a shockwave

In yet another alternate timeline, the saucer section of the Enterprise-D was destroyed with the loss of all hands shortly after its crash-landing on the surface of Veridian III. In this version of events, Doctor Tolian Soran successfully launched his trilithium missile into the Veridian star; the resulting shock wave destroyed all planets in the system. The Enterprise-D's saucer section and all aboard were wiped out when the shock wave reached Veridian III.

Fortunately, before the wave reached the planet, both Soran and Captain Picard were swept into the Nexus. Acquiring the assistance of James T. Kirk, Picard was able to return to a point before Soran launched his weapon and prevent the destruction of the Veridian star, sparing the lives aboard the saucer section of the Enterprise-D at the same time. (Star Trek Generations)

AppendicesEdit

AppearancesEdit

With appearances in all 178 episodes of The Next Generation, one episode of Deep Space Nine, the movie Star Trek Generations, and one Enterprise episode, the Enterprise-D has been seen more than any other vessel in Star Trek.

Background informationEdit

The Enterprise-D model was designed by Andrew Probert. The basic layout of the ship was derived from a painting Probert had done following Star Trek: The Motion Picture of how he would redesign the Enterprise had he been allowed to break with the basic plan Matt Jefferies and Joe Jennings created for Star Trek: Phase II. When he was hired to work in the Star Trek: The Next Generation art department, he brought the painting with him and hung it in his office, then set to work on the design of the bridge. Out of pure luck, David Gerrold saw the painting and brought it to Gene Roddenberry's attention. Roddenberry immediately approved the general direction. Probert further refined the design into the familiar shape; however, he originally conceived the battle section as a smaller vessel shaped like a "D" which detached from an area on the saucer. Later, the producers informed him that they wanted the ship to split in two and have the engineering hull serve as the battle section. This presented an additional problem for Probert, as he needed to figure out some way to fulfill the producers' requests while keeping the original lines of the design. Eventually, he found a way to incorporate a separation using the approved design, and after several more minor changes, the design reached its final form. Roddenberry's only requests were to lengthen the ends of the warp nacelles and to keep the bridge on the top of the saucer section rather than within the ship. Roddenberry felt that having the bridge on the exterior gave a sense of scale to the vessel.

Two versions of the filming miniature were built by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) for the first season: a large six-foot model and a smaller less-detailed two-foot model, both constructed under the supervision of Ease Owyeung. Both were capable of saucer separation. The cost to construct the original models was $75,000. For the third season, Greg Jein built a new four-foot miniature. It was not built to separate, but for the first time it accurately depicted the Ten Forward windows. It first appeared in TNG: "The Defector" and completely replaced the previous two models, although stock footage of the original models was still used. The six-foot model was briefly reused for the saucer separation in "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II". It was completely refurbished and overhauled for Star Trek Generations, where it represented the Enterprise alongside a computer generated version and a special twelve-foot wide saucer, created for the crash sequence. ILM crewmember Bill George relabeled the registry on the saucer to "NCC-1701-E" before the model was returned to the Paramount archives. The four-foot model was modified into the three-nacelled Enterprise from "All Good Things..." and later partially restored to become the USS Odyssey in "The Jem'Hadar" and the USS Venture in "The Way of the Warrior".

The original six-foot filming model of the Enterprise-D (Lot #712) was sold at the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction on 7 October 2006 for US$576,000, including the buyer's premium (the winning bid was US$500,000), by far the highest price for any item in the auction.

The Star Trek Generations CGI model was utilized as various Galaxy-class ships during Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. A new computer-generated version of the Enterprise-D was created by Gabriel Koerner for the ship's appearance in "These Are the Voyages...".

During the early planning stages of TNG, it was intended for the series to be set in the late 25th century. The Enterprise-D would have been the seventh starship to bear the name, with a registry of NCC-1701-7. After the release of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home featuring the USS Enterprise-A, the designation was changed to NCC-1701-G before the producers finally moved the series to eighty years after the original series and settled on NCC-1701-D. There was also talk of eliminating the starship from the TNG series altogether and merely boosting the abilities of the transporter, but this idea was quickly dropped.

Probert Bridge Sketch

Conceptual sketch for the Enterprise bridge by Andrew Probert

Interior sets were supervised by Herman Zimmerman during the first season and Star Trek Generations. Andrew Probert also contributed design sketches, most importantly for the bridge. Richard James took over the role from the second season until the end of the series. Many sets were recycled from those created by Harold Michelson for Star Trek: The Motion Picture and the aborted Star Trek: Phase II. In turn, many of the Enterprise-D sets were transformed into those of the USS Voyager for Star Trek: Voyager.

Parts of the Enterprise-D sets, including the bridge tactical station, command chairs, and main engineering master systems display were displayed at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum [2] until they shut down in 2007, at which time the items were returned to Paramount. Other smaller set pieces and walls have been kept in the Paramount archives and used in other Star Trek productions, even becoming parts of the recreated TNG sets in "These Are the Voyages...".

A design patent was issued in 1990 for the "ornamental design" of the Enterprise-D. Andrew Probert was recognized in that patent as the sole "inventor" of the design.

The Enterprise-D had a captain's yacht named the Calypso. It was never actually seen, due to budget restrictions, but it can be seen on the underside of the saucer section. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual)

ReferencesEdit

ApocryphaEdit

Reference manualsEdit

The Enterprise-D is the subject of the highly detailed Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda, and had its sets rendered in QuickTime VR for the interactive version of the book.

Sternbach later produced a set of blueprints depicting every single deck of the Enterprise.

GamesEdit

The Enterprise-D was seen in several officially-licensed games, including Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity, Star Trek: The Next Generation - Echoes from the Past, and Star Trek Generations. She also made a brief appearance at the end of the Star Trek: Armada strategy game, and in a Star Trek: Legacy mission with the USS Defiant.

AttractionsEdit

The Enterprise-D met the science vessel Antares at the conclusion of Star Trek: Orion Rendezvous, a Star Trek-themed planetarium show produced in 1992 in conjunction with the Star Trek: Federation Science exhibit. That exhibit featured displays and interactive learning games modeled after the Enterprise-D bridge, engineering, sickbay, science lab, and transporter room.

Until September 1st, 2008, fans could visit the Enterprise-D via Star Trek: The Experience, which took guests through the transporter room, corridors, bridge, and shuttle deck while attempting to escape into a temporal rift aboard a shuttle motion simulator ride. Similar recreations of certain sets were included in the European Star Trek World Tour. [3]

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