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Sneak Peeks At 2011 Star Trek Ships Of The Line Calendar April 28, 2010

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The 2011 Star Trek: Ships of the Line Wall Calendar comes out in July, and editor Doug Drexler has just offered a couple more peeks at the coolness within. He is showing off the design diagram for the ‘NX-01.5′ refit, and a new Romulan ship from Andy Probert. Check them out below. 


NX-01.5 refit diagram

On his blog, Doug Drexler has posted the following diagram which he prepared for artist Pierre Drolet to build the secondary hull for the refit NX-01.

Click to see full size at Doug’s Blog

MORE NX-01.5: In January Drexler put up a teaser image of the calendar spread and the centerfold featuring the NX-01.

Click to see full size at Doug’s Blog

NX-01.5 refit diagram

Also on  his blog, Doug Drexler has posted a sneak peek at Andrew Probert’s giant Romulan ship that turns the calendar on its head.

Click to see full size at Doug’s Blog

Pre-order 2011 Ships of the Line calendar

The SOTL 2011 calendar will be released in July. You can pre-order it now from Amazon for around $11.




1. Capttravis - April 28, 2010

Now it all makes sense…

2. empee noble - April 28, 2010

i love the new Enterprise NX-01!!!!! hey guys, Empee here from the Philippines. :)

3. RedShark - April 28, 2010

That. Is. Awesome. If they did that in the 5th season of ENT I would have been very happy… *sigh*

4. Imrahil - April 28, 2010

Why do Romulan ships have all that empty space in the middle, anyway?

5. TrekGuy62 - April 28, 2010

Wish they would skip the staples in the middle and make each month a one-sheet.

6. Captain Dan - April 28, 2010

The Romulan Ship looks awesome! There’s a sketch of that in the ‘Art of Star Trek’ book, and how they wanted the Warbird to look originally. Orientation was changed so it would ‘fit in’ with the rest of the Trek universe. I guess it looks more like a bird in the form we saw as well.

NX-01.5 looks great as well. Really would’ve been awesome to have seen that on screen.

Of course, I’ll be ordering my 2011 Ships of the Line calendar when it becomes available :D

7. NX-17000 - April 28, 2010

The NX-01.5 Looks great. Not too keen on the Romulan ship…

8. Viking - April 28, 2010

It’s disappointing to know that the refit was actually being planned, as most would suspect, but never made it to the screen. I figure that the Enterprise uniform delta would have made it to the jumpsuits in the same season. Three more seasons would have made for one helluva lot of canonical loose ends being tied up properly.

9. I'm Dead Jim - April 28, 2010

I would love to see a model kit produced of the NX-01 refit!

10. Voyager - April 28, 2010

NX refit looks ugly.
Romulan ship is not impressive.

11. MikeTen - April 28, 2010

I like Mr. Drexler’s design. It would have been nice if on Enterprise the technology from the Andorians and Vulcans were combined to come up with the classic Federation/Starfleet design instead of the design coming mainly from Humans.

12. Kev - April 28, 2010

This looks even worse than its predecessor.

I enjoy reading his blog and his passion for star trek but this ship and its show should have never happened in the first place.

13. Thorny - April 28, 2010

I always thought NX-01, as seen on TV, was hideous. Truly a ship only a mother could love. NX-01.5 looks halfway respectable, but that basic design is never going to win any beauty contests.

14. Kirk's Revenge - April 28, 2010

That Romulan ship looks like a cross between the warbird and George and Gracie (the whales, that is).

15. CmdrR - April 28, 2010


16. CarlG - April 28, 2010

Andrew Probert’s vertical Warbird is definately a love-it-or-hate-it kind of thing. I’m warming up to it, though it does get bonus points for being a Probert design, not to mention an actual painting.

Doug Drexler and John Eaves’ blogs are an absolute must-visit for the discerning Trekkie.

17. Andy - April 28, 2010


I think that’s what they wanted for Enterprise. Function over look. The ship wasn’t made to win beauty contests, it was there to explore and eventually be used for combat.

18. Psylent1 - April 28, 2010

” 4. Imrahil – April 28, 2010

Why do Romulan ships have all that empty space in the middle, anyway?”

So that smaller ships (Destroyers & Frigates) can take advantage of it’s cloak and use their weapons.

19. ryanhuyton - April 28, 2010

The vertical Warbird is an interesting concept, although it might have looked funny on screen. The vertical D’deridex Warbird is my favorite Romulan ship alongside the TOS Bird-Of-Prey. I never cared for the “Nemesis” Romulan Warbird since it was too similar to the Klingon Bird-Of-Prey.

I also like the “NX-01.5″ concept design. A logical refit for a ship that was to serve in the Romulan Wars.


What could have been…..

20. MC1 Doug - April 28, 2010

#16: “Andrew Probert’s vertical Warbird is definately a love-it-or-hate-it kind of thing. I’m warming up to it, though it does get bonus points for being a Probert design, not to mention an actual painting.”

CarlG, you need to look again. The calendar photo is turned sideways to make room to permit showing it in its entirety. The Warbird still has a horizontal spread.

Anthony, have you ever had a thread without one negative, naysayer chiming in?

21. Bill Hunt - April 28, 2010

I’d be cool to see this redesign on the cover of the next Enterprise: Romulan War book…

22. U.S.S. Manila NCC-99232 - April 28, 2010

God, I love the NX-01.5!!!!

23. CaptainDonovin - April 28, 2010

Love the new NX, very cool. The Warbird I love because it is different from the ships we see in trek which are mostly horizontal.

24. Philip Dunlop - April 28, 2010

20. No, it’s not, and no it doesn’t. Unless they’ve turned the D’deridex shown for comparison purposes on it’s side to counter it. I, too, have the “Art of Star Trek” book, and the vertical design is, indeed, based on an old concept drawing as mentioned by #6. Captain Dan. If it were turned on it’s side, that would mean the “nose” of the ship would be asymmetrical. In the shown orientation, it’s got a down-pointing “beak”, another clue to the fact that it’s shown upright. Why they’ve screwed with the orientation of the actual calendar part of the calendar, though, I’m not really sure.

You can see the original Probert sketch, plus an orientation comparison with the Enterprise-D at:

25. Zebonka - April 29, 2010

The Akiraprise is still dog ugly.

26. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - April 29, 2010

I wish they’d just started with something like the NX-01.5… I like the NX-01 well enough, but the refit design brings in a continuity that was missing in the Enterprise of the show of the same name.

27. Trekkie626 - April 29, 2010

The NX-01.5 looks great, but they should get rid of the now redundant deflector on the saucer.
If only we had been treated to this Enterprise for the whole series!

28. philpot - April 29, 2010

i wonder what stuff a season 5 of Enterprise wouldve thrown up (or even season 6 and 7 too)

– Shatner as Kirk (Mirror Kirk or some time travel thing or even his grandpop)

– Romulan War

– a flashfoward last ep of Archer and Tpol at the launch of the NCC 1701 (maybe with a young Spock)

29. CarlG - April 29, 2010

@20: If you look closely, you can see the Romulan logo on the nose is oriented correctly. ‘Tis a vertical Warbird.

Ha. I have won an arguement on the internet. My life is validated.

30. M_E - April 29, 2010

The NX 1.5 doens not look bad but I still think the Bridge Commander variant someone made years ago seems to have a more natural “progression look” than this one (and the author did remove the redundant deflector dish :) ).

31. Weerd1 - April 29, 2010

Excellent work all around. Been following the 1.5 on Doug’s blog- love it!

32. Ashley - April 29, 2010

The bow deflector is still there because this isn’t a huge major refit, more like an add-on. If the secondary hull had to be removed for whatever reason, the ship would retain a deflector and warp reactor.

33. AdamTrek - April 29, 2010

The NX-01.5 now looks closer to a constitution class ship, but somehow it takes away from that style by adopting it itself. I’d almost prefer that they never refit the ship to not have it look like the “original” Enterprise if the show went another season. Keep them very distinct. Unless the NX-01 was always considered experimental, then I suppose constant major upgrading would be the point compared to say, the Galaxy class ships that are supposed to last 100+ years with standard refits along the way but mainly guts and systems, not major changes to the hull/


34. Rogersen - April 29, 2010

Probert has a “teaser” illo on his site
which clearly (well, sort of clearly) shows the orientation of the verti-bird and the d’deridex bird. Maybe it’s also a size comparison? If so, the verti-bird’s about 2.3 km tall.

35. Shaun - April 29, 2010

i have accepted that there will never be a ds9 television movie or mini-series. my favorite trek series had a proper ending, and that is all there will be. enterprise never had a proper ending. viewing the above refit design has reminded me how much i would love to see a continuation of ent on the small screen. perhaps an earth-romulan war mini-series?

36. Just_Me - April 29, 2010

There is a space in the ‘middle’ of Romulan ships like this to allow completion of the warp energy field between the engines.

The calendar numbers were left in a horizontal orientation because… well, write to Pocketbooks for that answer.

Doug’s & John’s sites are the ‘Go-To’ sites for great info of all sorts!

37. Bill Peters - April 29, 2010

I like the Re-fit of the NX-01 Hope it will be on TV someday!

38. Tim Smoke - April 29, 2010

I like that NX-01 refit and put on Tv old show or new show in someday in future. I seen that romulan ship is not right, it not look like bird or warbird to me. I have seen in art of star trek book. I hate that odd romulan ship design as upsides hull.
The romulan warbird is realy look good and right design.

39. Doug Skywalker - April 29, 2010

anyone else getting an error message at Doug’s blog when trying to enlarge the diagram?

40. THX-1138 - April 29, 2010

Love ships of the line and always have one hung in my bedroom.

I think they should have went with pretty much that design for the NX from the get-go on Enterprise. The one thing that always was in the back of my mind while watching it was that I felt no design connection between Enterprise and TOS.

41. Captain IJF - April 29, 2010

So they ARE making progress!

42. Tom R - April 29, 2010

I don’t like the idea of changing the design of the NX-01 from what is was, but I do think it should be put back in flight.

43. Alfonso - April 29, 2010

The NX-01.5 looks perfect head-on, but terrible from the side. I’m so conflicted!!

44. David - April 29, 2010

I don’t really mind the super sideways warbird, not sure if it’s just me or the “wings” don’t appear symmetrical on either side which is rather off-putting for a beautiful Romulan ship.

45. Alex Prewitt - April 29, 2010

Most of the “Enterprise” designs were a mistake, IMHO. This wasn’t the fault of the art department, but that of the Producers. The NX-01 was a poor design–it did not look like it predated TOS. Rather, it looked like it belonged in the present TNG universe. Adding a secondary hull is lipstick on a pig. Berman really screwed things up visually as far as I was concerned.

46. Desstruxion - April 29, 2010

Hellooooo……toymakers…….I’d like a miniature of this refit.

47. Dr. Image - April 29, 2010

Refreshing to see some good design work- as an antidote to the JJ-prise!

48. jiat2001 - April 29, 2010

I’m still not impressed with the NX-01 and the refit. If Gene was alive today, he would have never approved. Like the Enterprise from the ’09 movie, it’s still a hideous design.

49. 16309A - April 29, 2010

I guess I missed something along the way–was the NX-01 refit just something he was messing with, or was that really going to happen if there was a fifth season?

50. ChristopherPike - April 29, 2010

49. The former I imagine. But had the show carried on under Manny Coto & Mike Sussman, I could really see this further step closer to TOS happening. But yeah know, “Wishing never changed a damn thing”.

51. spork - April 29, 2010

“empee”….Who cares!!!!!!!!

52. Syd Hughes - April 29, 2010

Love the NX-01.5 Wish we’d gotten to see it in a Season 5 of ENT — it’d be the perfect metaphor for a series that was really becoming what it should’ve been all along.

53. Sean4000 - April 29, 2010

Holy Hell!!! Man EdenFX could have brought this beauty to life!

Oh what could have been…..

54. Gabriel Bell - April 29, 2010

“spork” … I do.

55. KingDaniel - April 30, 2010

The Romulan ship is cool.

I think the NX-01 upgrade is truely horrible. Such a nice graceful ship turned into a fugly lumpy mess :(

IMO the NX-01 as we saw in on TV was a fine (if reimagined and modernized) prequel ship to the 1701.

56. Ashley - April 30, 2010

Doug wanted this refit design from the start but the producers made changes. If there was a 5th season, we might have seen this. It’s mostly a minor refit with a new paint-job and an add-on secondary hull for expanded warp capability. Right now it’s only going to be shown in the SotL calendar, but I think Doug is also planning on showing off some extra renders and a fly-by video clip.

I think people should wait to see it in colour and from different angles before passing judgement. What he’s shown so far could be a bit misleading. :)

57. fansince66 - April 30, 2010

I agree #45 Prewitt. The era should have had ships with spherical primary hulls like the Daedalus class ships (which actually would have been at the END of the Enterprise era/beginning of Federation era). The ships should have looked like a transition from the Discovery in “2001 A Space Odyssey”, to the Daedalus class of ship in 2160.
Spheres, NOT Saucers.

58. Wen - April 30, 2010

Romulan ships have the giant space in the middle because they use quantum singularities – miniature black holes – as power sources.

59. sean - April 30, 2010

the nx-01a refit would have been an interesting storyline for the show….but it looks to similar to the enterprise-e from the front view…..and why would it need 2 deflector shields?

60. Captain A-to-the-mazing - May 1, 2010

Anyone else think that the NX-01.5, with Captain Robert April at the helm, would have been better than the Kelvin to open up Star Trek? This would have worked with Orci and Kurtz’s original story to have the 1701 ram the Narada, and giving birth to Kirk and having him take command of the 1701-A. Ah… what could have been.

61. Khan was framed! - May 1, 2010

The refit isn’t bad, the closing of the nacelles is a logical move as Starfleet goes off to war against the Romulans; you can’t leave exposed energy conduits on your hull or they’ll be targeted.

That same logic fits with opening them up 100 years later during 1701’s refit because better defense shields have been developed; maybe it’s a trade off between warp efficiency & vulnerability to attack, you’d need less coolant if you expose the nacelles to open space.

So why do you still need a deflector on the primary hull if you’ve added a more effective model with the secondary hull?

I’m really curious about what’s in the secondary hull; attack fighters? more crew quarters? A really good buffet?

One things for sure, we need to find a way to continue this story in a visual medium like a video game, comic series or decent fan film series.

My dream is for a Syfy channel Romulan war mini-series starring the Enterprise cast but produced by team JJ, but that’ll never happen.

Tragic. Season 4 was the best Trek we’d seen since season 6 of DS9-

62. Captain Rickover - May 1, 2010

I must admit, the sideview of the NX-01.5 is… well… I don’t know. The views from front and above ar not so bad. I personally would have prefered if the neck was a bit more aftwards and if the secondary hull would have been a bit longer. I also would have love to see a second neck in the aftsection of the secondary hull who connect the warpfiel-generator wird the secondary hull (instead of replacing the generator and extend the pylons down to the secondary hull). It might have looked a bit more clumsy but more logical as a predecessor of the sleek and fine ships of Kirk’s era.

The big mega-bird from Probert is a reuse of his first warbird design. It might have been an intresting ship. But I would have prefered a smaller fast cruiser instead of a stardestroyer-sized battleship.

63. Allison - May 1, 2010

Personally I prefer the original NX-01. It lacks the modernistic edge that occupied ship design from TOS all the way up to TNG. The NX-01 is simple and functional, befitting of a 22nd century human ship.

I also think it was a refreshing departure from the status. It’s nice to see a starfleet vessel /other/ than the tired old saucer tacked onto an engineering section with nacelles tacked on the side setup.

That’s just my 2 cents though…

64. M_E - May 1, 2010

62. “I must admit, the sideview of the NX-01.5 is… well… I don’t know.”

For me, in the side view the secundary hull looks somehow “fat”, in the lack of a better word… That´s exactly one of the main reasons I never could really apreciate the Ambassador class… :( The Bridge Commander model already mentioned has a smaller secundary hull which works better for me, ever Mr. Drexler had nice words for it…

65. grady christie - May 4, 2010

the nx-01.5 looks great

66. Graphixuser - May 4, 2010

Romulan on verticle Romulan ship… “Sorry I’m late sir, my quarters are on deck 3132 on the OTHER side of the ship!”

67. supernatendo - November 2, 2010

Quick Question… Why the debate over verticle vs horizontal in the first place? It is all relative anyways! One of the things that never stopped bugging me about Star Trek was how the ships all artificially used the same x and y axis as every other object they ever encountered, almost as if they were trying to make it easier for beings who had no knowledge of the 3rd dimension to know what was going on… Don’t even get me started on the holes in every star trek series regarding the 4th dimension and FTL travel… is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.