constitution class

Wumpar Cruiser

Profile: Large but low-powered craft of the Wumpar military. Comparable in size to a Constitution-class starship of the era, cruiser is at a significant power disadvantage. They are outclassed in weapons, shields and propulsion by both Starfleet and their belligerent neighbours, the Drasalle. Carries a contingent of short-range fighters. 

Pictured: A Wumpar cruiser escorts the Enterprise to their homeworld around 2270.

Appeared in Star Trek #62-63, DC-V2. The setting is less than two months prior to the end of the 5-year mission.

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Cutaways of the bridge of the original and refitted Constitution Class USS Enterprise ….

1. USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) c.2254 - TOS pilot “The Cage”
2. USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) c.2265 - TOS era
3. USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) c.2271 - Star Trek: TMP
4. USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) c.2285 - Star Trek II, Star Trek III
5. USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) c.2286 - Star Trek IV - I would assume still the colour scheme of the USS Yorktown ….
6. USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) c.2287 - Star Trek V
7. USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) c. 2293 - Star Trek VI

Name: U.S.S. Enterprise

Registry:NCC-1701

Type: Constitution-class Starship (refit)

Affiliation: Starfleet

Year: 2291

Captain: James T. Kirk

Background: In an alternate timeline where the Klingons were peaceful and the Romulans destroyed Kirk retained command of the original Enterprise until 2291. Captain Spock had accepted a posting at Starfleet Command with Lt. Saavik the year prior and Lt. Worf - his chosen successor - became Science Officer. Commander Uhura was promoted to First Officer, while Commander Sulu remained 2nd Officer and Helmsman. Investigated the site of a temporal disturbance in what used to be Romulan Space. A Romulan Warbird emerged from it and after a tense standoff, Kirk had them try to contact Romulus. After there wasn’t any response a truce was called and Jaricus invited them over to show evidence of his timeline. When Jaricus accused the Federation or the Klingons (or both) of changing history, his claim was taken seriously by President Ra-Gorathreii and the Enterprise was to escort Jaricus and the Moonhawk to Earth so they could participate in a full investigation. Once there it was determined the only way to find out the point where history diverged was to use the Guardian of Forever. Jaricus and his first officer, Centurion Venitria, were allowed to join the mission. Captain Spock and Lt. Saavik also rejoined the ship for the duration of the mission.  Once they had gathered the necessary data they returned to Earth to compare both timelines and deduced where they tampering had taken place. Once the Federation and Klingon councils agreed that attempt should be made to restore the timelines, Kirk volunteered to lead the mission. Again Jaricus and Venitria were granted observer status. Kirk, Uhura, Sulu, McCoy, Lt. Worf and Ambassador Kor travelled 700 years into the past in an attempt to restore history. Although they altered events, history remained unchanged and the Enterprise returned to Earth while further investigation was made with Guardian records. Another incursion point some 5 centuries into the Klingon’s past was believed to be the other source of the altered timeline and again the Enterprise returned to Forever World. The same team minus Kor went back into the past and the timeline successfully restored.

Appeared in Star Trek #53-56, DC V2

Name: U.S.S. Christopher Pike

Registry: NCC-1709

Type: Constitution-class starship

Affiliation: Starfleet

Captain: Lawrence Styles (temporary, fleet captain)

Year: 2285

Background: Flagship for Starfleet forces sent to repel an invasion from the Mirror Universe. Captain Stiles was awarded temporary command of the Christopher Pike for the duration of the mission. Excelsior returned from the Mirror Universe, having defeated Imperial Starfleet forces there and propped up the rebellion. Christopher Pike and the fleet escorted Excelsior home.

Appeared in Star Trek #16 DC-V1

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A couple of shots of the shattered Constitution Class USS Constellation (NCC-1017), from the remastered version of the TOS episode ‘The Doomsday Machine’.

I realise the real reason they gave the Constellation the registry number of 1017 … a simple re-working of 1701. But this is an example of why I find the registry system so frustrating. Surely, with a low number as 1017, the Constellation is named after another ship. So, why isn’t it the 1017-A, or 1017-B?

Name: U.S.S. Enterprise

Registry: NCC-1701-A

Type: Constitution-class starship

Affiliation: Starfleet

Year: 2291

Captain: James T. Kirk

Background: In an alternate sequence of events during the Protomatter weapons test, the system on the Pacific failed catastrophically. Rather than destroying a target asteroid a massive energy surge from the Pacific ricocheted back to the Enterprise, destroying both ships and all aboard. The Aegis sent Gary Seven back to change this sequence of events as it would lead to massive galactic war.

Appeared in Star Trek #50

This is the “pet” that you can set to follow around your main starship. Apparently, the pet should be named Galileo by the registry number.

Also, my original Connie is now in mothballs because my Ferengi Engineer/Cruiser Captain levelled up. But hey - the movie series refit Connie is available. So, I’m happy.