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USS Lantree
USS Lantree
Class: Template:ShipClass
Registry: NCC-1837
Owner: United Federation of Planets
Operator: Starfleet
Status: Destroyed (2365)

The USS Lantree (NCC-1837) was a Federation Template:ShipClass supply ship that was in service with Starfleet from the late 23rd to the mid-24th century.

In 2293, the Lantree was carrying colony supplies in Sector 22858 during the time Operation Retrieve was proposed. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

Uss lantree bridge
The Main bridge

During the mid-2360s it was under the command of Captain L. Isao Telaka and operated with a crew complement of twenty-six. At the time, the Lantree was classified as a class 6 supply ship and was armed with class 3 defensive armaments.

In 2365, the ship was assigned to Sector Gamma 7. Shortly after visiting Darwin Genetic Research Station, all 26 crewmembers fell victim to a mysterious aging disease that was later identified as geriatric phenomena during communications between Dr. Sara Kingsley and the USS Enterprise-D.

After answering her distress signal, the Enterprise-D found the Lantree adrift in space. With her crew deceased, the ship's quarantine transmitter and marker beacons were initiated to warn other vessels of the danger. After it became clear that the disease, caused by the immune systems of the children at Darwin, was highly contagious and could not be cured medically, the Enterprise-D destroyed the starship with one photon torpedo to prevent further transmission. (TNG: "Unnatural Selection")

Personnel

Background

Miranda Class studio model dressed as USS Lantree
The model dressed as the USS Lantree
  • The Lantree was a reuse of the USS Reliant studio model from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, but with the "roll bar" removed, which had a down-to-earth rationale. In a privately shot behind-the-scenes video, shot by Effects Supervisor Gary Hutzel, it was disclosed that when the model was prepared to make its appearance as the Lantree after its stint as the USS Saratoga(NCC-1887) in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the effects crew were unable to make the internal lighting of the roll bar work on time, so the decision was made to have the Lantree appear without it. [1]
  • The quarantine transmitter computer voice of the Lantree was voiced by an unknown actor.
  • The bridge of the Lantree was a redress of the Enterprise-D's battle bridge turned 180 degrees. The main viewer, featuring star charts, can be seen behind Captain Telaka.
  • An unseen element from the Operation Retrieve charts includes a list of starships, their registries, and their commanders. According to this list, the Lantree was commanded by K. Glover, named after that film's camera operator Kristin R. Glover. [2]
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