“Captain’s log, stardate 41153.7. Our destination is planet Deneb Four, beyond which lies the great unexplored mass of the galaxy. My orders are to examine Farpoint, a starbase built there by the inhabitants of that world. Meanwhile, I am becoming better acquainted with my new command, this Galaxy Class U.S.S. Enterprise. I am still somewhat in awe of its size and complexity.”
On September 28, 1987, the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (ST:TNG) aired. Now, I love Star Trek in all its forms, but ST:TNG is what made me a Trekkie.
By far, this is my favorite Star Trek model kit. Although it’s relatively easy to build, it was a wonderful challenge to paint things like the hundreds of windows and the 12 phaser strips.
Memory Alpha – Star Trek: The Next Generation
Wikipedia – Star Trek: The Next Generation
I thought it appropriate that I start off my new blog by sharing something that makes me very happy every time I see it. My model of the Starship Enterprise. In September 2012, fans worldwide celebrated the 46th anniversary of Star Trek‘s first episode. Some held meetups and went to conventions, while others watched marathons and built space ships, like me.🙂
Even Google got into the act by creating an interactive Google Doodle of Star Trek, which appeared on their homepage. To play with the interactive doodle, clicking on the image will take you to its page.
In honor of the TV series that continues to influence my life, I built this model of Captain James T. Kirk’s U.S.S. Enterprise, from the original series of Star Trek.