USS Enterprise NCC-1701
Over the last 47 years of "Star Trek," fans have seen many captains and crews zipping around the cosmos aboard colossal Starfleet spacecraft. As "Star Trek Into Darkness" launches into U.S. theaters, we look back at the main ships seen in the 5 television series and 12 movies.
This photo shows a CGI version of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701, launched in 2245, which Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and crew flew aboard in the original television series. According to the 2011 book "Star Trek: U.S.S. Enterprise: Haynes Manual," art director Matt Jefferies' Enterprise design was influenced from aviation designs and an electric stove coil. The ship used deflector shields for protection and photon torpedoes and phasers to fight back against hostile alien ships. To get around, the Enterprise (and most other Federation ships) uses a warp drive to bounce around from system to system.
May 16, 2013 9:09 AM PDT
Photo by: CBS/Paramount
| Caption by: Christopher MacManus
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