Trekkies is a 1997 documentary film directed by Roger Nygard about the devoted fans of Gene Roddenberrys Star Trek. It is the first film released by Paramount Vantage, known as Paramount Classics, the film contains interviews with Star Trek devotees, more commonly known as Trekkies. The fans range from people who dress as Klingons to members of Brent Spiner fan clubs, Trekkies includes many Star Trek actors and fans including Barbara Adams, the Whitewater scandal trial juror who arrived in court in her Starfleet uniform. Another prominent profilee was Gabriel Köerner, who attained minor celebrity status as a result of his role in the film, Nygard thought it was a good idea and was surprised that it had not been done before. The first filming session took place at the Fantasticon science fiction convention at the Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles organised by William Campbell, Nygard felt that the footage from this first convention was good enough to warrant continuing with the project. Trekkies received a release in the United States on May 21,1999.
It was in competition with Star Wars, Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Colin Covert gave three and a half stars in his review for the Star Tribune, adding that it was likely to shake up the viewers opinions of Star Trek fans. He praised the structure of the film, with the shock value of each fan being followed up with further background to round out the portrait. Renee Graham at the Boston Globe gave an opinion, saying that despite the expectation of the reviewer. He added that the fans were amusing for about 15 minutes, james Verniere for the Boston Herald gave three stars, suggesting that Nyland may have found his niche as the Michael Moore of weirdness with this and his following film, Six Days in Roswell. Verniere suggested that Trekkies wasnt as definitive as the documentary Free Enterprise but described it as an interesting, alicia Potter, at the Boston Herald, described the film as surreally funny. In 2004, a sequel was released, titled Trekkies 2 and this documentary travels throughout the world, mainly in Europe, to show fans of Star Trek from outside the United States.
It revisits memorable fans featured in the previous film, Nygard sought to answer some of the criticism received from Trekkies in the sequel, in that he was accused of not showing normal fans. With this in mind, he attempted to include some degree of a description of what was normal fan behaviour, official website Trekkies at the Internet Movie Database Trekkies at Memory Alpha Trekkies at AllMovie Interview conducted by Slashdot with Roger Nygard
Nicholas King Nick Nolte is an American actor and former model. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and he went on to receive Academy Award nominations for Affliction and Warrior. His other film appearances include The Deep,48 Hrs and Out in Beverly Hills, Another 48 Hrs. Everybody Wins, Cape Fear, Lorenzos Oil, The Thin Red Line, The Good Thief, Hotel Rwanda, Tropic Thunder, A Walk in the Woods and The Ridiculous 6. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his role in the TV series Graves, Nolte was born February 8,1941 in Omaha, Nebraska. His father, Franklin Arthur Nolte, was a son who ran away from home. His mother, was a department store buyer and his ancestry includes German, Scots-Irish and Swiss-German. Noltes maternal grandfather, Matthew Leander King, invented the hollow-tile silo and was prominent in early aviation and his maternal grandmother ran the student union at Iowa State University. He has a sister, who was an executive for the Red Cross.
Nolte attended Kingsley Elementary School in Waterloo, Iowa and he studied at Westside High School in Omaha, where he was the kicker on the football team. He attended Benson High, but was expelled for fighting and hiding beer before practice, at Eastern Arizona, Nolte lettered in football as a tight end and defensive end in basketball with forward, and as a catcher on the baseball team. Poor grades eventually ended his studies, at which point his career in began in earnest. While in college, Nolte worked for the Falstaff Brewery in Omaha, Nolte was a model in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 1992, Nolte was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, Nolte first starred in the television miniseries, Rich Man, Poor Man, based on Irwin Shaws 1970 best-selling novel. Later he appeared in forty films, playing a wide variety of characters. Diversity of character, and his athleticism, and gravelly voice are signatures of his career. In 1973, he guest-starred in the Griff episode, Who Framed Billy the Kid.
as Billy Randolph, a football player accused of murder. He co-starred with Andy Griffith in Winter Kill, a film made as the pilot of a possible television series, and another one, Adams of Eagle Lake
Aaron Spelling was an American film and television producer. Some of his successes include the TV programs Charlies Angels, The Love Boat, forbes ranked him the 11th top-earning deceased celebrity in 2009. Spelling was born in Dallas, Texas and he was the son of Pearl and David Spelling, who were Jewish immigrants from Poland. His father worked as a tailor and changed his surname from Spurling to Spelling after immigrating to the United States, Spelling had three brothers, Sam and Daniel, and a sister, Becky. At the age of eight, Spelling psychosomatically lost the use of his legs due to trauma caused by constant bullying from his schoolmates, after attending Forest Avenue High School in Dallas, he served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II. Spelling graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1949, where he was a cheerleader and he married actress Carolyn Jones in 1953, in California. Spelling married Candy Gene in 1968, the couple had daughter Tori in 1973 and son Randy in 1978.
In 1988, Spelling bought the 6-acre property of Bing Crosbys former Los Angeles house and he demolished the property and built a 123-room home on the lot in 1991. Known as The Manor, it has 56,500 square feet of space and is the largest single-family home in Los Angeles. Spellings widow Candy listed the home for sale in 2008 for $150 million, Spelling made his first appearance as an actor in a film as Harry Williams in Vicki, directed by Harry Horner, in 1953. That same year, he appeared in the TV series I Led Three Lives, of the 149 episodes in that series, he wrote no fewer than twenty of the teleplays and produced a significant number of others. Spelling founded Spelling Entertainment in 1972 and he produced the unsuccessful situation comedy The San Pedro Beach Bums in 1977. In 2001, Spelling was diagnosed with oral cancer, on June 23,2006, Spelling died at The Manor, his estate in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, from complications of a stroke he suffered five days prior. A private funeral was held days later, and Spelling was entombed in a mausoleum in Culver Citys Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery.
On April 4,2007, it was announced that 7th Heavens May 13,2007 the episode before the finale would be dedicated to Aaron Spelling. When 7th Heaven ended its run, it was touted by the network as being Spellings longest-running series, on September 15,1978, Spelling was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6667 Hollywood Blvd. In 1996, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, archived from the original on October 15,2012. Aaron Spelling at the Internet Movie Database Aaron Spelling interview video at the Archive of American Television
Star Trek is an American science fiction media franchise based on the television series created by Gene Roddenberry. The first television series, simply called Star Trek and now referred to as The Original Series, debuted in 1966 and it followed the interstellar adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and his crew aboard the starship USS Enterprise, an exploration vessel. The Star Trek canon of the franchise include The Original Series, a series, four spin-off television series, its film franchise. In creating Star Trek, Roddenberry was inspired by the Horatio Hornblower novels, the satirical book Gullivers Travels and these adventures continued in the short-lived Star Trek, The Animated Series and six feature films. The adventures of The Next Generation crew continued in four feature films. In 2009, the franchise underwent a reboot set in an alternate timeline, or Kelvin Timeline. This film featured a new cast portraying younger versions of the crew from the show, their adventures were continued in the sequel film.
The thirteenth film feature and sequel, Star Trek Beyond, was released to coincide with the franchises 50th anniversary, a new Star Trek TV series, titled Star Trek, will premiere in May 2017 on the digital platform CBS All Access. Star Trek has been a phenomenon for decades. Fans of the franchise are called Trekkies or Trekkers, the franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, novels and comics. Star Trek had an attraction in Las Vegas that opened in 1998. At least two museum exhibits of props travel the world, the series has its own full-fledged constructed language, Klingon. Several parodies have been made of Star Trek, in addition, viewers have produced several fan productions. As of July 2016, the franchise had generated $10 billion in revenue, Star Trek is noted for its cultural influence beyond works of science fiction. The franchise is noted for its civil rights stances. The Original Series included one of televisions first multiracial casts, Star Trek references can be found throughout popular culture from movies such as the submarine thriller Crimson Tide to the animated series South Park.
As early as 1964, Gene Roddenberry drafted a proposal for the series that would become Star Trek
Dexter (TV series)
Dexter is an American television crime drama mystery series that aired on Showtime from October 1,2006, to September 22,2013. The shows first season was derived from the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter and it was adapted for television by screenwriter James Manos, Jr. who wrote the first episode. Subsequent seasons evolved independently of Lindsays works, in February 2008, reruns began to air on CBS, although the reruns on CBS ended after one run of the first season. The series has enjoyed positive reviews throughout its run and popularity. Season four aired its finale on December 13,2009, to a record-breaking audience of 2.6 million viewers. In April 2013, Showtime announced that season eight would be the season of Dexter. The season-eight premiere was the most watched Dexter episode with more than 3 million viewers total for all airings that night, the original broadcast of the series finale—shown at 9 pm on September 22, 2013—drew 2.8 million viewers, the largest overall audience in Showtimes history.
For the seasonal plots, see Dexter, Dexter, Dexter, Dexter, to satisfy his interest in blood and to facilitate his own crimes, Dexter works as a forensic technician specializing in bloodstain pattern analysis, for the Miami Metro Police Department. Although his drive to kill is unflinching, he is able to simulate, Early Cuts is an animated web series that premiered on October 25,2009. Michael C. Hall reprises his role as the voice of Dexter, the webisodes are animated with 2. 5D style, where flat two-dimensional illustrations are brought to life in three-dimensional space. The first season was created and written by Dexter producer/writer Lauren Gussis and she was nominated for a Webby for her writing on the first season. The first web series precedes the current narrative of the show, each victims story is split into four two-minute chapters. A second season of the web series titled Dexter, Early Cuts, Dark Echo, one story in six chapters and it was written by Tim Schlattmann and illustrated by Bill Sienkiewicz and David Mack.
The story begins immediately following Dexters adoptive father Harrys death, although the series is set in Miami, many of the exterior scenes are filmed in Long Beach, California. Many landmark buildings and locations in Long Beach are featured throughout the series, the finale episodes airport scene takes place at Ontario International Airport in Ontario, California. In preparation for the UK launch of the series, Fox experimented with an SMS-based viral marketing campaign, mobile phone owners received the following unsolicited SMS messages addressed to them by name with no identifying information other than being from Dexter, Hello. Im heading to the UK sooner than you might think, the SMS-message was followed by an email directing the user to an online video news report about a recent spree of killings. While the marketing campaign succeeded in raising the profile of the show, it proved unpopular with many mobile owners, in response to complaints about the SMS element of the campaign, Fox issued the following statement, The shows lead actor, Michael C
Cowboys and gunslingers typically wear Stetson hats, spurs, cowboy boots and buckskins. Other characters include Native Americans, lawmen, bounty hunters, mounted cavalry, Westerns often stress the harshness of the wilderness and frequently set the action in an arid, desolate landscape of deserts and mountains. Often, the vast landscape plays an important role, presenting a. mythic vision of the plains, specific settings include ranches, small frontier towns, saloons and isolated military forts of the Wild West. Many Westerns use a plot of depicting a crime, showing the pursuit of the wrongdoer, ending in revenge and retribution. The Western was the most popular Hollywood genre, from the early 20th century to the 1960s, Western films first became well-attended in the 1930s. John Fords landmark Western adventure Stagecoach became one of the biggest hits in 1939, Westerns were very popular throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Many of the most acclaimed Westerns were released during this time – including High Noon, The Searchers, the Western depicts a society organized around codes of honor and personal, direct or private justice–frontier justice–dispensed by gunfights.
These honor codes are played out through depictions of feuds or individuals seeking personal revenge or retribution against someone who has wronged them. The popular perception of the Western is a story that centers on the life of a semi-nomadic wanderer, a showdown or duel at high noon featuring two or more gunfighters is a stereotypical scene in the popular conception of Westerns. In some ways, such protagonists may be considered the descendants of the knight errant which stood at the center of earlier extensive genres such as the Arthurian Romances. And like knights errant, the heroes of Westerns frequently rescue damsels in distress, the wandering protagonists of Westerns share many characteristics with the ronin in modern Japanese culture. The Western typically takes these elements and uses them to tell simple morality tales, Westerns often stress the harshness and isolation of the wilderness and frequently set the action in an arid, desolate landscape. Apart from the wilderness, it is usually the saloon that emphasizes that this is the Wild West, it is the place to go for music, gambling, drinking and shooting.
The American Film Institute defines western films as those set in the American West that embodies the spirit, the struggle, the term Western, used to describe a narrative film genre, appears to have originated with a July 1912 article in Motion Picture World Magazine. Most of the characteristics of Western films were part of 19th century popular Western fiction and were firmly in place before film became an art form. Protagonists ride between dusty towns and cattle ranches on their trusty steeds, Western films were enormously popular in the silent film era. With the advent of sound in 1927-28, the major Hollywood studios rapidly abandoned Westerns, leaving the genre to smaller studios and these smaller organizations churned out countless low-budget features and serials in the 1930s. Released through United Artists, Stagecoach made John Wayne a mainstream star in the wake of a decade of headlining B westerns
Hollywood is an ethnically diverse, densely populated neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. It is notable as the home of the U. S. film industry, including several of its studios, and its name has come to be a shorthand reference for the industry. Hollywood was a community in 1870 and was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. It was consolidated with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, in 1853, one adobe hut stood in Nopalera, named for the Mexican Nopal cactus indigenous to the area. By 1870, an agricultural community flourished, the area was known as the Cahuenga Valley, after the pass in the Santa Monica Mountains immediately to the north. According to the diary of H. J. Whitley, known as the Father of Hollywood, along came a Chinese man in a wagon carrying wood. The man got out of the wagon and bowed, the Chinese man was asked what he was doing and replied, I holly-wood, meaning hauling wood. H. J. Whitley had an epiphany and decided to name his new town Hollywood, Holly would represent England and wood would represent his Scottish heritage.
Whitley had already started over 100 towns across the western United States, Whitley arranged to buy the 500-acre E. C. Hurd ranch and disclosed to him his plans for the land. They agreed on a price and Hurd agreed to sell at a date, before Whitley got off the ground with Hollywood, plans for the new town had spread to General Harrison Gray Otis, Hurds wife, eastern adjacent ranch co-owner Daeida Wilcox, and others. Daeida Wilcox may have learned of the name Hollywood from Ivar Weid, her neighbor in Holly Canyon and she recommended the same name to her husband, Harvey. In August 1887, Wilcox filed with the Los Angeles County Recorders office a deed and parcel map of property he had sold named Hollywood, Wilcox wanted to be the first to record it on a deed. The early real-estate boom busted that year, yet Hollywood began its slow growth. By 1900, the region had a post office, hotel, Los Angeles, with a population of 102,479 lay 10 miles east through the vineyards, barley fields, and citrus groves.
A single-track streetcar line ran down the middle of Prospect Avenue from it, but service was infrequent, the old citrus fruit-packing house was converted into a livery stable, improving transportation for the inhabitants of Hollywood. The Hollywood Hotel was opened in 1902 by H. J. Whitley who was a president of the Los Pacific Boulevard, having finally acquired the Hurd ranch and subdivided it, Whitley built the hotel to attract land buyers. Flanking the west side of Highland Avenue, the structure fronted on Prospect Avenue, the hotel was to become internationally known and was the center of the civic and social life and home of the stars for many years. Whitleys company developed and sold one of the residential areas
The Romulans are an extraterrestrial humanoid species in the science fiction franchise Star Trek. In addition, they have appeared in various media. Throughout the series, they are depicted as antagonists, and are usually at war with or in a tenuous truce with the United Federation of Planets. On extremely rare occasions, they have allied with the Federation, the Romulans act as a counterpoint to the logical Vulcan race, whom they resemble and with whom they share a common ancestry. As such, the Romulans are characterized as passionate, the Romulans are the dominant race of the Romulan Star Empire. Although Star Trek Star Charts place the Romulan Empires territory in the Beta Quadrant of the galaxy in Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, the Romulans were created by Paul Schneider, who said it was a matter of developing a good Romanesque set of admirable antagonists. An extension of the Roman civilization to the point of space travel, the Romulans began as a group of Vulcan revolutionaries who refused to accept the Vulcan philosopher Suraks teachings of the complete suppression of emotions.
At some point in their history, this group left the planet Vulcan. In the original series episode Balance of Terror, Spock notes that while the events during the period of Surak are well documented and he does state that he thinks them a likely offshoot of Vulcan. The Next Generation episode The Chase implies that Romulans, Cardassians and humans share a common ancestry. Like Vulcans, Romulans have pointed ears, upswept eyebrows, and copper-based blood that is green when oxygenated in the arteries, like Vulcans, Romulans are almost always depicted as having dark or black hair. Romulans share the longevity common to their Vulcan cousins, in Unification, the Romulan Senator Pardek shared a friendship with Ambassador Spock lasting at least 80 years. Romulans have in common with Vulcans physical strength superior to that of humans, the similarities end when it comes to Vulcans mental abilities, which the Romulans do not share, or perhaps lost after their arrival on Romulus. Romulan ale is a popular blue alcoholic beverage which was illegal because of a Federation trade embargo in the late 23rd century through the late 24th century.
Despite this, it is traded and consumed openly. Other Romulan drinks include Kali-fal, a drink with an aroma that should forcibly open ones frontal sinuses before the first sip. Romulan fashion of the late 24th century had distinctive squared shoulders, hair is generally cut straight across the brow close to the eyebrows, with longer locks framing the face, cut following the cheekbones, a style reminiscent of a helmet. In Star Trek, The Original Series, Romulan military uniforms consisted of a tunic with varying kinds of decorative sashes
Models Inc. is an American prime time soap opera that aired on the Fox television network during the 1994–95 television season. It is the series in the Beverly Hills,90210 franchise. The series was created by Charles Pratt, Jr. and Frank South, and executive produced by Aaron Spelling, Charles Pratt, Jr. Frank South, and E. Duke Vincent. The show revolved around a Los Angeles modeling agency, Models Inc. run by Hillary Michaels, David Michaels David is the son of Hillary Michaels and the Vice-President of Models Inc. and the half-brother of Amanda Woodward. He had an on-and-off again relationship with Julie Dante, one of the models at the agency and he came to like a newcomer to the agency, Sarah Owens, but that relationship fizzled. David left L. A. for Paris to form his own modeling company mid-way through the series after an argument with Hillary. Sarah Owens Sarah Owens came to L. A. from the Midwest to fulfill her dream of being a model. When she arrived at Models Inc. Hillary quickly took her under her wing, Sarah quickly became enemies with housemate Julie Dante, who felt threatened by her youth and fresh image.
The character of Sarah Owens was first introduced on Melrose Place with Hillary Michaels, Julie Dante Julie Dante is an Australian-born model who came from the wrong side of the tracks. She grew up with a neglectful, adoptive mother and an abusive, alcoholic stepfather which gave her a cynical attitude. She was one of the worlds most popular supermodels, who had a reputation of being a troublemaker and she was often known for her public drunkenness and being taken advantage of by many photographers, Julie always had the last laugh by getting her revenge. Her relationship with Sarah was fraught with jealously at first, Julie caused friction between herself and Monique by trying to go after Adam, but eventually realized Craig had genuine feelings for her and began a relationship with him. Teri Spencer Teri was one of the worlds most famous supermodels and she was sister of the famous Carrie Spencer, a model who Hillary took in as a teenager. Teri followed in her sisters footsteps which led to her shadowing her sisters career.
Teri lived in the house and was involved with photographer Brian Peterson. Teri was first glimpsed on an episode of Melrose Place, Monique Duran Monique came to Hillary and to Models Inc. for representation shortly after the murderer of Teri Spencer was revealed, signaling the beginning of Phase 2 for Models Inc. It was a shock to everyone, especially Teris sister Carrie, because of this, Carrie deeply resented her presence at first, but they became friends. She ended up in a relationship with nightclub owner Adam Louder, Carrie Spencer Carrie Spencer was the older sister of Teri Spencer and a veteran at Models Inc. starting her career at the age of 17 when Hillary took her in
The band experienced multiple line-up changes, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history. Originally formed as a rock band, the group soon adopted the Black Sabbath moniker and began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics. They composed songs about social instability, political corruption and drugs, Osbournes regular use of alcohol and other drugs led to his dismissal from the band in 1979. He was replaced by former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio, in 1992, Iommi and Butler rejoined Dio and drummer Vinny Appice to record Dehumanizer. The original line-up reunited with Osbourne in 1997 and released a live album Reunion, Black Sabbaths final studio album and nineteenth overall,13, features all of the original members but Ward. A year after embarking on a tour, the band played their final concert in their home city of Birmingham on 4 February 2017. Iommi has stated, that he has not ruled out the possibility of new material or one-off shows under the Black Sabbath name, Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music.
The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath and they were ranked by MTV as the Greatest Metal Band of all time, and placed second in VH1s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock list. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them number 85 in their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and they have sold over 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and they have won two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance. Following the break-up of their previous band Mythology in 1968, guitarist Tony Iommi and drummer Bill Ward sought to form a blues rock band in Aston. The new group was named the Polka Tulk Blues Band, the name taken either from a brand of talcum powder or an Indian/Pakistani clothing shop. The Polka Tulk Blues Band featured slide guitarist Jimmy Phillips, a friend of Osbournes. After shortening the name to Polka Tulk, the band changed their name to Earth and continued as a four-piece without Phillips. Iommi became concerned that Phillips and Clarke lacked the dedication and were not taking the band seriously.
Rather than asking them to leave, they decided to break up. While the band was performing under the Earth title, they recorded several demos written by Norman Haines such as The Rebel, Song for Jim, the demo titled Song for Jim was in reference to Jim Simpson. Jim Simpson was a manager for the bands Bakerloo Blues Line, Simpson was a trumpet player for the group Locomotive
Eugene Wesley Gene Roddenberry was an American television screenwriter and producer. He is best remembered for creating the original Star Trek television series, born in El Paso, Roddenberry grew up in Los Angeles, where his father was a police officer. Roddenberry flew 89 combat missions in the Army Air Forces during World War II, later, he followed in his fathers footsteps and joined the Los Angeles Police Department, where he began to write scripts for television. As a freelance writer, Roddenberry wrote scripts for Highway Patrol, Have Gun–Will Travel, in 1964, Roddenberry created Star Trek, which premiered in 1966 and ran for three seasons before being canceled. He worked on projects, including a string of failed television pilots. The syndication of Star Trek led to its popularity, this, in turn, resulted in the Star Trek feature films, on which Roddenberry continued to produce. He continued to consult on the series until his death in 1991, years after his death, Roddenberry was one of the first humans to have his ashes carried into earth orbit.
The popularity of the Star Trek universe and films has inspired films, comic books, video games, and fan films set in the Star Trek universe. Roddenberry was born on August 19,1921, in his parents rented home in El Paso, the family moved to Los Angeles in 1923 after Genes father passed the Civil Service test and was given a police commission there. During his childhood, Roddenberry was interested in reading, especially magazines, and was a fan of stories such as John Carter of Mars, Tarzan. Roddenberry majored in science at Los Angeles City College, where he began dating Eileen-Anita Rexroat. He obtained a license through the United States Army Air Corps-sponsored Civilian Pilot Training Program. He enlisted with the USAAC on December 18,1941, and he graduated from the USAAC on August 5,1942, when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He was posted to Bellows Field, Oahu, to join the 394th Bomb Squadron, 5th Bombardment Group, of the Thirteenth Air Force, which flew the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
On August 2,1943, while flying out of Espiritu Santo, the plane Roddenberry was piloting overshot the runway by 500 feet and impacted trees, crushing the nose, the official report absolved Roddenberry of any responsibility. Roddenberry spent the remainder of his career in the United States. He was involved in a plane crash, this time as a passenger. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal, in 1945, Roddenberry began flying for Pan American World Airways, including routes from New York to Johannesburg or Calcutta, the two longest Pan Am routes at the time
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
USS Enterprise is a 24th century starship in the Star Trek fictional universe and the principal setting of the Star Trek, The Next Generation television series. The Enterprise-D appears in the episode of Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, the series finale of Star Trek, Enterprise. The Enterprise-D is a Galaxy-class ship and the sixth Federation starship in the Star Trek universe to carry the name Enterprise, Enterprise-D is the flagship of Starfleet. In most of its service in the Star Trek universe, the officer of Enterprise-D is Captain Jean-Luc Picard. In Star Trek Generations, after combat with the Duras sisters ship, the stardrive section was destroyed. The ship was replaced by the Sovereign class starship USS Enterprise, andrew Probert, who helped update the original Enterprise for Star Trek, The Motion Picture, designed the Enterprise-D. Originally assigned to design the bridge, Probert had a what if sketch hanging on his wall that he had drawn after working on The Motion Picture. Story editor David Gerrold saw the sketch and brought it to creator Gene Roddenberrys attention, Probert received a design patent on the Enterprise-D design in 1990.
For the third season, model-maker Greg Jein built a four-foot miniature, the six-foot model was used whenever a saucer separation sequence needed to be filmed, and it was updated by ILM for use in Star Trek Generations. Jonathan Frakes said, When we negotiate our contracts, Paramount’s company line is that the ship is in fact the star of the show and its projected value was $20,000 to $30,000, but the final sale price was $576,000. It was the most expensive item in the auction, iLMs John Knoll built a CGI Electric Image model of the Enterprise-D for the film Star Trek Generations. That model was transferred to LightWave and used to create various Galaxy-class starships in episodes of Star Trek, Deep Space Nine and in the Star Trek, Voyager episode Timeless. Eden FXs Gabriel Köerner built a new CGI LightWave model for the Enterprise-Ds appearance in Star Trek, Enterprises series finale, the proportions of the Galaxy-class Enterprise-D were different from the original Enterprise while retaining its familiar dual warp nacelles and saucer section appearance.
The nacelles were made smaller than the saucer section, based on the idea that warp engines would have become more efficient over time. The Enterprise-D is first seen in the episode Encounter at Farpoint under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, several episodes, as well as the ships dedication plaque, establish that the Enterprise was built at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards in orbit around Mars. The Enterprise-D is the third Galaxy-class starship, after the pathfinder ship USS Galaxy, during the Star Trek, The Next Generation series, the ships crew makes first contact with multiple species, including the Borg in Q Who and the Q Continuum in Encounter at Farpoint. The Enterprise-D is instrumental in the defeat of the Borg during their 2366 attempt to invade the Federation in The Best of Both Worlds, Part II. In 2371, as depicted in Star Trek Generations, the Klingon Duras sisters obtain the phase modulation frequency of the Enterprise-Ds shields, although the Enterprise-D destroys the sisters ship, damage to the warp drive coolant system prompts an emergency saucer separation