Sunday, December 27, 2009

Star Trek 1115: U.S.S. Enterprise-D NCC-1001-D Blueprints

1115. U.S.S. Enterprise-D NCC-1001-D Blueprints

PUBLICATION: Pocket Books, 1996

CREATORS: Rick Sternbach

STARDATE: Published after the events of Generations

SUBJECT MATTER: A sort of memorial for the just-destroyed Enterprise-D, this box includes detailed folded blueprint of every deck of the ship, and a 16-page document that discusses how the Enterprise-D's design came to be, with a round table featuring the designers, among other things.

CONTINUITY: These plans are the ones used in onscreen graphics throughout the series.

DIVERGENCES: None.

ILLUSTRATION OF THE WEEK
REVIEW: Funny the things people get you when you're a known Trekkie. Though I seem to remember this was in a bargain bin before it came into my hands, Pocket Books charged... let me see here... 24$ U.S. for it. Worth it? For completists, I'm sure it is. The floorplans create a fun "it's real" feeling, and role-players, for example, might even use it to stage their own adventures aboard a Galaxy-class ship, or perhaps as nice postering for their game room. You COULD wallpaper your room with the prints (there are 13 sheets). They all kinda look like this.
So a pretty nerdy item, you'll agree. The 16-pager has a nice discussion about the ship's design and how the designers felt about it being destroyed in Generations. I haven't seen all of this in other books/DVDs, but it doesn't feel essential either.

Next for the SBG Book Club: Warped (DS9), No Surrender (SCE), World Without End (TOS), A Rock and a Hard Place (TNG).

2 comments:

De said...

Unlike the Franz Joseph deck plans for the TOS Enterprise, I never found myself looking at these on the carpet for hours. Always felt they were a little too busy.

Siskoid said...

Definitely. Pretty much left unopened until now.