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Cryptic Announces ‘Design The Next Enterprise’ Contest For Star Trek Online November 18, 2010

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Have you ever wanted to make your own USS Enterprise? Well next month you will have a chance, courtesy of Cryptic who have announced a new contest to design the next Enterprise to be used in Star Trek Online, with winners win a bunch of prizes. Details below.


You can design the next Enterprise

Cryptic and CBS have teamed up with Intel for a new contest for fans to submit designs for the next USS Enterprise. The best submitted design will be used in the game, and the grand prize winner will also win an Alienware gaming PC and more prizes.

There are also additional prizes contestants can win. Here are the prizes available:

The contest opens on December 9th with the release of Star Trek Online Season 3: Genesis. Cryptic have set up a holding page for the contest, and on December 9th the page will be updated with rules for the contest and more details, so you have time to get your design ready.



1. CAPT KRUNCH - November 18, 2010

cool…would this be the enterprise G? 1st!!

2. Anthony Thompson - November 18, 2010

A perfect task for all the nitpickers who have griped about the 09 Enterprise! Let’s see YOU do better!

3. Ahkenatan - November 18, 2010

I’ve only played this game for a short period of time but I think I will be back on board for this! Designing a starship, no less one of the most famous starships of all time, will be a tremendous amount of fun.

4. Smack Callahan - November 18, 2010

I’ve nothing nice to say, so I’ll leave it at that :P

5. Loskene - November 18, 2010

Nice of Cryptic to finally admit they’re terrible at designing starships :V

6. Smack Callahan - November 18, 2010

OH and Captain Crunch, your cereal cuts up the roof of my mouth!!!!!!

7. Lore - November 18, 2010

#6 Let it sit in the milk for 2 minutes before you indulge.

8. Craiger - November 18, 2010

Would STO make a good Trek TV series?

9. Adam C - November 18, 2010

how about design the next sto game haha

10. Vektor - November 18, 2010

I don’t play STO but I think I may have to take a shot at this.

11. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - November 18, 2010

Ok. For everyone who always complains about the Big E being wrong. You now have the chance to show us how you would fo it. But be ready.

12. John - November 18, 2010


except they don’t.

13. Harry - November 18, 2010

Would this be the Enterprise-F or Enterprise-G?

14. El Chup - November 18, 2010

If CBS are happy for STO to design a new Enterprise for the prime universe then I guess that is the nail in the coffin for future Prime Universe ENterprise adventures.

15. Graham Laurie - November 18, 2010

I would like to think that the Enterprise-F will be an Excalibur-Class Starship as this is an updated version of the Constitution-Class.

16. Smack Callahan - November 18, 2010

But is STO canon? (I shudder to ask that).

Why can’t Trekkies accept a multiple-thread franchise, like Marvel’s Ultimates line, which takes place outside of the continuity of the other imprints.

17. James B - November 18, 2010


I was thinking the same thing

18. Captain Dan - November 18, 2010

Should be noted that it’s a US only competition.

19. Gary Neumann, the WRATHFULL SEQUEL OF STAR TREK - November 18, 2010

Can i participate from VENEZUELA????????????? ANTHONYYYYYYYYY

20. Simon - November 18, 2010

#15 – In “my” Universe the Enterprise NCC-1701-F is an Vesta-class (Aventine) starship.

21. Majicou - November 18, 2010

#14, #17: This is no different than any other non-canonical work, be it novel, game, or comic. It’s never binding on anything CBS or Paramount might choose to do in the future. The general feeling seems to be that the 24th century is an open playground for licensed works right now, but that doesn’t mean they’ll never return to it.

22. AwesomeJohn - November 18, 2010

oh yes! i will be giving this a go for sure!

23. IIIIIII'M CAPTAIN KIRK! - November 18, 2010

Is it really US only? Don’t see that written anywhere.

Seems like a bit of shame. Why exclude everyone else that plays the game?

24. IIIIIII'M CAPTAIN KIRK! - November 18, 2010

#12 but they are

25. Captain Angelo - November 18, 2010

#20 Mmm… Vesta-class Starship…

26. Luke Sutton - November 19, 2010

According to the email we STO members receieved, this is to design CBS’s next CANON USS Enterprise. Fancy that.

27. balok - November 19, 2010

#2, that would be a no-brainer. Here’s a big improvement:

28. U.S.S. Manila NCC-99232 - November 19, 2010

Maybe a USS Enterprise NCC-1701-F, Pacific-class starship!

29. dixonium - November 19, 2010

They have clarified the particulars of the competition in forum posts. This will be the official NCC-1701-F in game but will not be considered canon by CBS. Also, due to legal restrictions, the competition is only open to participants in the United States.

30. Robert H. - November 19, 2010

Tried to design the Titan a few years ago with their contest, didn’t place sadly. Maybe I can try again this time around.

31. Do You Wanna Dance - November 19, 2010

Let’s make the Enterprise-G look just like the Millennium Falcon, that’ll get die-hard Trekkers in a frenzy!

32. TheJman - November 19, 2010

may be they should talk to DJ curtis his enterprise F is awesome

33. Tanner Waterbury - November 19, 2010

@ 32

I was thinking the same thing!

Here is the link to his ship on BCFiles:;82748

I vote for that.

34. That Nutty Fanboy - November 19, 2010

As per usual, no love for Europeans ;)

Shame. I have three pretty designs in my head. I guess I’ll just go ahead and model them anyway.

35. Lord Garth, formerly of Izar - November 19, 2010

Here’s a couple I did

36. NuFan - November 19, 2010

33. That’s too old fashioned. It should be something that will appeal to younger gamers as well.

37. Phil - November 19, 2010

Dear god, help us…the worlds greatest thankless task (next to screenwriting) is upon us all….a million experts, and not a good design to be seen.. :-)

38. CmdrR - November 19, 2010

What’s so hard? Two nacelles, a saucer, and a pair of chrome cajones hanging off the back of the hangar deck. pffff. Easy.

Oh, and don’t forget the flame decals.

39. Daniel Broadway - November 19, 2010

Alright, I just might have to squeeze this in. I’m already doing a pitch to be in the SOTL calendar. Trek out time.

40. Robert Gillis - November 19, 2010

Oh, no, did Deanna Troi crash ANOTHER Enterprise?!

41. TJ Trek - November 19, 2010

#40. And she just got her license back to…go figure

42. Lord Garth, formerly of Izar - November 19, 2010

Here’s another where Kirk and friends, rescued from the timeline and made young by Q, versus future evil Nazi alternate universe Picard

43. Basilicious - November 19, 2010

Lord Garth – I like your Enterprise concepts.

44. Zebonka - November 20, 2010


Wouldn’t the real challenge to be to make a worse one?

45. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - November 20, 2010

Thanks Brother!

46. super1701A - November 20, 2010

Good job Lord Garth, keep it up!

47. Long-Live-Matt-Jeffries - November 20, 2010

Anthony Thompson – November 18, 2010
A perfect task for all the nitpickers who have griped about the 09 Enterprise! Let’s see YOU do better!

No problem. A monkey with a crayon could design a better Enterprise than that monstrosity!

48. Long-Live-Matt-Jeffries - November 20, 2010

November 18, 2010
I don’t play STO but I think I may have to take a shot at this.

Vektor, I LOVE your redesigned TOS Enterprise. I first saw it on trekbbs and it is one of the most amazingly faithful re-interpretations of Mr. Jeffries’ design I have seen. Your enterprise should have been used in STXI. Ryan Church could learn a thing or two from you my friend. Keep it up!

49. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - November 20, 2010

Heres a couple more

50. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - November 20, 2010


first one was upside down

51. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - November 20, 2010

Cripes I hate photobucket editor

52. Taranaich - November 21, 2010

“Let’s see YOU do better!”

God, that logical fallacy needs to die a death.

“So the expensive gourmet meal gave you the runs? Well let’s see YOU make a better meal!”

“So your car fell apart when it came out of the garage? Well let’s see YOU do a better repair job!”

“So this painting of your wife makes her look like a Pakled? Well let’s see YOU do a better painting!”

See how stupid it is?

53. CarlG - November 21, 2010

This sounds like fun! I probably won’t be eligible (stupid Quebec >:( ), but I may give it a shot anyways just for the hell of it.

54. CarlG - November 21, 2010

I was thinking, maybe Trekmovie could have some kind of Trek Art feature, kind of like the Science Friday, or the Movie and TV Roundups. Just throwing it out there… :)

55. NX01 - November 21, 2010

Before you they commission the Enterprise F I would like to know what happen to Enterprise E. I did not know we were officially done with Enterprise E. What happened to the old crew? Did they live happily ever after or what?
More importantly what ever happened to Wesley Crusher, and how did he make it to that wedding in the first place?

56. mikeypikey - November 23, 2010

Is this competition for STO members only, and stateside…?

57. Dr. Image - November 23, 2010

#50 Garth- Nice. Well-balanced. Unlike Ryan Curch’s extruded bizzaro version.
The E-E looks like it was designed by Cardassians. But then again, the more time goes by, the more I dislike the E-D. “Trumbull’s” still rules.

58. greenusmarine53 - December 1, 2010

#37 – That’s pretty harsh, I’ve seen A LOT of really good designs.

#55 – Yeah, I am wondering the same thing. According to STO, Data is now in command of the Enterprise-E. Does Data die again? When there are dozens upon dozens of Sovereign Class ships (and its variants) flying around the STO world, it seems odd that the E would be decommissioned only to get the next iteration out. Unless of course they do another time travel deal.

When they did ‘Yesterday’s Enterprise’ they designed a ship that showed the evolution from an Excelsior Class to a Galaxy Class and came up with the Ambassador. Now it would seem logical that the design evolution would eventually lead to the Enterprise-J (which I personally do not like). But then again, there are almost no similarities between a Constitution and Excelsior so who knows.

In my attempts to draw out something, I’ve noticed that there is a proliferation of ‘wings’ in almost all of the large ships, especially those named Enterprise. I know these are the warp pylons but when drawing out my ideas, they seem funny when the pylons are not included.

Anyway, with all of the artist out there proficient in 3D programs, what chance do I stand with a paper and a pencil?

59. Scinlao - December 9, 2010

2. Anthony Thompson – November 18, 2010
A perfect task for all the nitpickers who have griped about the 09 Enterprise! Let’s see YOU do better!
Oh I will. :P

This is going to be SO epic! I can’t wait!

60. Scinlao - December 9, 2010

58. greenusmarine53 – December 1, 2010
Anyway, with all of the artist out there proficient in 3D programs, what chance do I stand with a paper and a pencil?

On the website they specifically say: We’re setting up a special tool for you to submit your designs, and it’ll appear December 9, 2010.

So hopefully, we can all design it the same way, just with different ideas. :)

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