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“The Starship Enterprise is not a collection of motion picture sets or a model used in visual effects. It is a very real vehicle: one designed for storytelling. You, the audience, furnish its propulsion. With a wondrous leap of imagination, you make it into a spaceship that can take us into the far reaches of the galaxy and sometimes the depths of the human soul….”

- Gene Roddenberry

Images from Doug Drexler’s magnificent book “Ships of the line”. You really need to get this book!


Buttons! These are ink and watercolor paintings of TOS NCC-1701, Next Gen’s NCC-1701-D, Enterprise’s NX-01, Voyager, and (my personal fave) DS9. I had them made into tiny 1 inch buttons last year and it’s been brought to my attention that I did not put them on my Etsy shop, much to my shame. They are tiny, adorable, will cost you a mere Canadian dollar (and shipping, sorry) and they will look great on your sweater/jacket/hat/backpack/apron/bag! 

My Etsy is here! https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ElisaFriesenArt

Individual links for each button:

Original Series Enterprise: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/518985718/the-enterprise-ncc-1701-star-trek?ref=pr_shop

Enterprise, uh, Enterprise: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/518989118/nx-01-star-trek-enterprise-button

DS9, aka Terok Nor, aka My Jam: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/532797455/deep-space-nine-terok-nor-star-trek

Voyager: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/532800121/star-trek-voyager-button

Next Gen Enterprise: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/518991126/star-trek-the-next-generation-ncc-1701-d?ref=pr_shop

Thanks for looking!

anonymous asked:

Why is Enterprise so famous

Ah, Enterprise. I assume you’re taking about USS Enterprise, CV-6 or CVN-65? If so, there is a lot of reasons.
The first one: Enterprise is a name that has been in the U.S. Navy for centuries, with nine ships (including the soon-to-be-built CVN-80) having used the name. It’s been in the Royal Navy since the early 1700s, with fifteen ships named Enterprise or Enterprize.

Second: USS Enterprise (CV-6) was the most highly decorated carrier of WWII. She participated in every major fleet action except for two, earning twenty battle stars. She sank or damaged 263 ships, and downed 911 planes. From December 7, 1941, to May 14, 1945 - when a kamikaze blew one of her elevators hundreds of meters sky high - she fought in WWII.

At one point in the Pacific, when Lexington, Wasp, Yorktown, and Hornet were sunk, and Saratoga damaged, she was the only U.S. carrier remaining in the entire Pacific. Whole war strategies depended on CV-6’s survival and strength, Enterprise vs. Japan. After the war, she languished until 1958 when she was scrapped. Admiral Halsey had been leading an effort to save her by turning her into a museum ship, but he was unable to raise enough money.

Third: USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was the first nuclear-powered ship, not to mention aircraft carrier, in the world. She ushered in the nuclear age for the navies of the world, and was the longest ship in the world. She was decommissioned in 2013, ending 51 years of service.

Fourth: Enterprise (OV-101), the space shuttle.

Originally to be named Constitution and rolled out on Constitution Day, thousands of letters to the White House convinced president Gerald Ford to name her Enterprise, after the ship from Star Trek. Speaking of Star Trek…

Fifth: USS Enterprise (XCV-330, NX-01) NCC-1701/A/B/C/D/E/J) plus ISS Enterprise (NX-01, NCC-1701). Originally supposed to be named after USS Yorktown (CV-5), she was renamed to Enterprise. Since then, Star Trek and therefore Enterprise has become one of the most famous scifi series to ever play on television. Amusingly, NCC-1701 is a Constitution-class vessel, just like how OV-101 was supposed to be named Constitution.

Sixth: Enterprise, Rent-A-Car. This company that you may or may not have rented a car from in this past was founded by WWII veterans.

Name: U.S.S. Enterprise

Registry: NCC-1701-D

Type: Galaxy-class starship

Affiliation: Claude Picard’s Starfleet/Rebels

Captain: William T. Riker

Year: 2366

Background: Alternate universe in which Starfleet turned into an agressor and conqueror force. After Starfleet ravaged Vulcan and subjugated Betazed, Riker - an officer on the Enterprise - organized a mutiny and succeeded in taking over as captain. They joined the rebel forces and attempted to protect and defend the innocent. Their last assignment was to watch the Rebel Armada’s flank but were surrounded by Starfleet vessels and overpowered. Admiral Claude Picard - Head of Starfleet - demanded they surrender. They refused and Picard destroyed the Enterprise.

Appeared in Star Trek: TNG Annual #1 DC-V2

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Top 3 characters: Ned Stark, Deadpool, Shaun(Shaun of the Dead)

Top 3 ships: Enterprise NCC-1701-D, Delphinus(Skies of Arcadia), and at the very bottom Titanic.

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Finally made a “These are the voyages…”-necklace for myself. I started it in March and were making it in between other progects. Now it’s done. Yay) And now I have personal tiny Enterprise NCC-1701 :D