Cryptic Announces ‘Design The Next Enterprise’ Contest For Star Trek Online

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:

  • Grand Prize: Custom, STO-painted Alienware M11x laptop; STO Collector’s Edition; STO Lifetime Membership; and a 3-D model of the winning design.
  • Second Prize: Alienware laptop (no custom paint job), STO Collector’s Edition and an STO Lifetime Membership.
  • Third Prize: STO Collector’s Edition, STO Lifetime Membership and an Intel Core i7-875k processor.
  • Fourth Prize: STO Collector’s Edition and an STO Lifetime Membership.
  • Twenty-one Honorable Mentions: Standard-edition copy of STO and a Star Online poster.

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.


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November 18, 2010 2:25 pm

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

Anthony Thompson
November 18, 2010 2:30 pm

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

November 18, 2010 2:38 pm

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.

Smack Callahan
November 18, 2010 2:45 pm

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

November 18, 2010 2:45 pm

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

Smack Callahan
November 18, 2010 2:46 pm

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

November 18, 2010 2:49 pm

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

November 18, 2010 2:52 pm

Would STO make a good Trek TV series?

Adam C
November 18, 2010 2:57 pm

how about design the next sto game haha

November 18, 2010 3:00 pm

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

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
November 18, 2010 3:11 pm

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.

November 18, 2010 3:19 pm


except they don’t.

November 18, 2010 3:26 pm

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

El Chup
November 18, 2010 3:42 pm

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.

Graham Laurie
November 18, 2010 3:52 pm

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.

Smack Callahan
November 18, 2010 4:09 pm

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.

James B
November 18, 2010 4:22 pm


I was thinking the same thing

Captain Dan
November 18, 2010 5:04 pm

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

November 18, 2010 6:06 pm

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

November 18, 2010 6:39 pm

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

November 18, 2010 7:00 pm

#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.

November 18, 2010 8:29 pm

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

November 18, 2010 9:41 pm

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?

November 18, 2010 9:44 pm

#12 but they are

Captain Angelo
November 18, 2010 10:58 pm

#20 Mmm… Vesta-class Starship…

November 19, 2010 12:55 am

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

November 19, 2010 3:28 am

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

U.S.S. Manila NCC-99232
November 19, 2010 3:43 am

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

November 19, 2010 3:50 am

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.

Robert H.
November 19, 2010 6:12 am

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

Do You Wanna Dance
November 19, 2010 8:41 am

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

November 19, 2010 8:52 am

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

Tanner Waterbury
November 19, 2010 9:18 am

@ 32

I was thinking the same thing!

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

I vote for that.

November 19, 2010 10:32 am

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.

Lord Garth, formerly of Izar
November 19, 2010 10:53 am

Here’s a couple I did

November 19, 2010 11:22 am

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

November 19, 2010 2:34 pm

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.. :-)

November 19, 2010 4:01 pm

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.

November 19, 2010 4:18 pm

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

November 19, 2010 5:09 pm

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

TJ Trek
November 19, 2010 5:47 pm

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

Lord Garth, formerly of Izar
November 19, 2010 6:13 pm

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

November 19, 2010 11:21 pm

Lord Garth – I like your Enterprise concepts.

November 20, 2010 4:40 am


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

Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar
November 20, 2010 11:06 am

Thanks Brother!

November 20, 2010 11:21 am

Good job Lord Garth, keep it up!

November 20, 2010 12:25 pm

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!

November 20, 2010 12:30 pm

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!

Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar
November 20, 2010 4:34 pm

Heres a couple more

Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar
November 20, 2010 4:36 pm


first one was upside down