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Cryptic Reveals USS Enterprise F for Star Trek Online July 22, 2011

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Back in May Cryptic announced the winner of their Design the Next Enterprise contest. Since then they have been developing the design into a functional model for the Star Trek Online game and this week they have revealed the final ship. Check it out below and weigh in on what you think about it in our latest poll.

 

The next Enterprise

Here is the USS Enterprise-F for Star Trek Online.


The Enterprise F (click to enlarge)

The new Enterprise is based on the winning entry to the Design the Next Enterprise Contest from Adam Ihle.


Winning entry

You can read more about Cryptic’s process of building this Enterprise at www.startrekonline.com/enterprise_f.

POLL: What do you think?

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1. Monkey - July 22, 2011

Is this a new Enterprise or a Voyager refit?

2. NCC-73515 - July 22, 2011

Intrepid x Oberth

3. Ryan D. Flint - July 22, 2011

In typical fashion I expect lots of people won’t like this simply because it’s new. I admit I was skeptical when I saw the original concept design – primarily due to the necks extending to the outer edge of the primary hull – but I think the Cryptic art team has done a great job of cleaning it up and making it look professional.

If it was too similar to the previous ships people would have complained just as much. It has two necks, big deal. It’s a new ship class.

4. Petros - July 22, 2011

I looks like they’ve gone a bit overboard with the streamlining, it just looks a bit like a juiced up Voyager and no where near as elegant as the 1701-E did. It’s not a terrible design, it just looks a bit too streamlined. This is space, streamlining has no affect on the ship. Yet somehow it’s ended up looking like this. I’m not a fan.

5. Jay - July 22, 2011

Has nothing to do with it being new. It’s ugly.

But I’ve never much liked the direction that the ship designs went after TNG.

I hate how the saucer section is not really a saucer anymore. I don’t like how the main hull has been gradually fused in with the saucer section to make it all one continuous shape instead of separate.

To me the classic Enterprise designs, which includes the 2009 version are the best. When I look at these new designs it doesn’t say “Enterprise” to me. It’s just a space ship.

6. Tomh, Esq. - July 22, 2011

Great work, and very well done!

But I think it looks too much like the Enterprise-E.

Both in terms of shape and details.

-T

7. Jay - July 22, 2011

#4 I agree. I don’t understand why the ships have gotten more and more streamlined, or airodynamic. This is space. The last several designs, and even the D version were moving too much in that direction. Too organic.

These ships look like they are designed to fly really fast through an atmosphere, or even under water or something. They don’t look like the Enterprise to me.

8. Kirk, James T. - July 22, 2011

It’s not that interesting, I dislike this not because it’s new but because it’s not new at all… John Eaves and Herman Zimmerman ran out of decent original ideas it seems this just follows on from that kind of thinking, not very bold, not very imaginative and could have been stuck in the background of any past Trek TV series.

It just looks like the Enterprise – E and Voyager combined with the Prometheus.

Seems like Star Trek never dared to be different beyond TNG until Abrams took it over and gave the ships a faithful yet original look.

9. CmdrR - July 22, 2011

It’s just recombined pieces of the E-E.
How about something really new? Saucer & nacelles, but with new elements.
Dunno, just thinking out loud.

10. Lou - July 22, 2011

I think it looks like a vagina.

11. Driver - July 22, 2011

Looks like a whale. Enterprise should resemble a great bird of the galaxy.

12. Robman007 - July 22, 2011

Wow, and folks make jokes about how bad the JJ Enterprise is….that ship is ok, this one, kinda like voyager fell off a few more branches of the ugly tree. Still, kinda cool that a fan got to design it.

13. FredH - July 22, 2011

Meh.

14. Jack - July 22, 2011

f is for fugly?

15. Schnotty - July 22, 2011

I’m just tired of this “generation” of design. More and more the ships look like they’re designed by designers, not by engineers. 1701 (movie edition) is still my favorite. It has a nice balance of engineering practicality and sex appeal in the lines.

16. Jack - July 22, 2011

PS. I liked that the original design combined elements of the d and the e (the f’s saucer wasn’t as integrated and had more of the shape of the d’s) – the final version’s profile is pretty simular to the e, and they made the saucer that voyager arrowhead. With everything else so streamlined, those gills on the side look really bloated.

So, yeah, looks too much like the e for my liking… and the parts don’t quite fit together.

17. Kroll - July 22, 2011

Two words. Not Canon. There I said it.

18. futureprobe1982 - July 22, 2011

Ugly, ugly, ugly. Looks like a pregnant guppy. Honestly, with so many better designs out there (Vektor’s USS Grandeur, for example) why do they keep going with this crap?

19. Paul Fitz - July 22, 2011

# 10
Grow up.

I like it, love the deflector dish, looks like a natural progression from the E.
And as far as the F goes, i’d like to see any of the critics do better… and win!

20. Christopher Roberts - July 22, 2011

Sharks in space. Perfectly authentic late 23th/early 24th Century ship from the looks of it. In a sense, this sums up why I’m not very interested in going forward from Voyager, Nemesis etc. I wanted to see the Next Generation get a better farewell adventure than they did (possibly with the odd DS9 character like O’Brien along for the ride) but that was about it for me. Facinating for all those who are deeply into the political landscape that far ahead into the future.

If anything my facination was the 22nd Century and how the NX-01, other Earth Starfleet ships evolved in design toward the Federation ones. Also how that organisation came into existence. Enterprise built towards it, but at a pace that suggested its makers thought they had time to waste. Hints along the way, mainly the role Archer was going to play and incorporating the Romulan (Vulcan agents too?) threat introduced in Season 4… More that was to come and be explained.

21. Christopher Roberts - July 22, 2011

20. CORRECTION – D’oh!

Perfectly authentic late 24th/early 25th Century ship from the looks of it.

NOT 23th/24th.

May Harve Bennett forgive me.

22. I. Montoya - July 22, 2011

I’d rather watch Rebecca Black and Howard the Duck sing Phantom of the Opera.

23. Kirk's Flying Wig - July 22, 2011

Jesus, this looks worse than a DS9 kitbash.

24. Kirk's Flying Wig - July 22, 2011

I should add though that the design fits in with the rest of STO.

25. somethoughts - July 22, 2011

Looks ugly like the stupid Voyager design, they should go back to the classic design or the D style.

26. somethoughts - July 22, 2011

No wonder STO isn’t doing well.

27. weyoun_9 - July 22, 2011

22 – Not only is that wicked specific…but it’s hilarious.

And I have to agree that I am not a huge fan of this ship, but mostly because it looks like Voyager and the Enterprise-E were the victim of a transporter malfunction. Plus, no ship will ever be cooler in my eyes than the Enterprise-D.

Still…as far as being consistent with the look and direction, very nice work for whoever did that.

28. Christopher Roberts - July 22, 2011

I should add I haven’t voted that I like or hate this. If I had to vote… it would be for okay, probably.

It seems to fit exactly with what I imagine would come AFTER the U.S.S. Enterprise of First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis.

Not a radical departure, as say the D was from anything seen up until that point. It’s a safe design as others have pointed out. Moving on from the E silhouette slightly by making it wider and keeping the sharp looking nacelles, with some callback to the U.S.S. Voyager.

29. Thomas McAulay - July 22, 2011

No 10 – LOL

30. Tanner Waterbury - July 22, 2011

Its pretty….. but I would of rather of seen the Century Class Enterprise F instead (Those that play star Trek Bridge commander with mods knows what I am talking about…)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk7gaOXiu4w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRo4XkvgszE&feature=related

31. William Kirk - July 22, 2011

Finally a nice ship in ST:O. It is a beautiful ship. I like it.

32. Joshua J. Slone - July 22, 2011

I’ve been watching the updates on this over the last few months, and I really like it. It’s got enough familiar to D and E to seem part of a continuum, but also enough new things like the twin necks to not be a yawner.

I’d like to see a few more angles as well as how it looks separated, but I guess we’ll get that chance in the game.

33. Jon Spencer - July 22, 2011

All of the canon enterprise’s were fantastically designed. In my opinion the designer(s) of the F were trying too hard. Unfortunately an F is the socre it gets in my book.

34. Dr. Image - July 22, 2011

Too squidlike. Too VOY. (And I hate VOY.)
What the hell were they thinking??
The JJ-prise is a masterpiece by comparison.
F this F.

35. Browncoat1984 - July 22, 2011

I’ve been following since the beginning myself and I too am happy with it. When they first announced the winner and showed the concept art I didn’t like it, I felt it was too bulky, but now seeing the final modeled product, I like it a lot more now than I did then. It feels like a fitting evolution of the starship, especially given the starship designs that we’ve seen since the big E (Voyager and Prometheus).

Lots of questions though. Like what’s the history of this baby? What class is it? What type of armaments/crew capability, when was it commissioned, who is the captain?

And the biggest question of all – what happened to Captain Data and the crew of the Enterprise E? Did she go down in a blaze of glory like the Enterprise C or was she simply decommissioned at the end of her life, like the Enterprise A?

36. Snugglepuff - July 22, 2011

yuck

37. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - July 22, 2011

When you look at the progression between the Enterprise 1701 to the Enterprise D there is an evolution of design .
The Enterprise E was a huge change due to the fleet getting wiped out at Wolf 359 and better designed ships getting built to cope with the borg, but I cant see the reason of a Sovereign and Intrepid kit-bash and slapping a F on it.

38. Mirror Jordan - July 22, 2011

Don’t really like it or hate it. It’s just okay…

39. David Stoeckel - July 22, 2011

I just looked at the Century-Class USS ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-F(that #30 said that everbody should look at). IT LOOKS GREAT-That’s what the ENTERPRISE-F Should look like. Thanks #30.

40. Stocky007 - July 22, 2011

Whats the class name?

41. Simon - July 22, 2011

It’s ok…but I vastly prefer the design Mark Rademaker came up with for the Vesta-class USS AVENTINE. To me *that* ship is the Enterprse-F.

42. Joshua J. Slone - July 22, 2011

35, 40: Odyssey class. They even made a patch for its fictional development: http://www.startrekonline.com/dyncontent/startrek/uploads/odyssey_class_patch_02.png

43. John - July 22, 2011

It looks like something that could swim under water, very squid like or whale like!

44. joe1306 - July 22, 2011

love it!

45. Khalifs - July 22, 2011

The Enterprise must have a round saucer…

46. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - July 22, 2011

@ 45. Khalifs

Round Primary hull -_-‘

Olympic Class u mean?

47. Shaun - July 22, 2011

it’s ok. it obviously continues the look of tng-era trek. i prefer the design direction of j.j.’s trek.

48. smegger56 - July 22, 2011

That’s not a good design IMO. It doesn’t seem to flow at all. It has nothing to do with the fact it’s new. It has everything to do with it being, IMO, a bad design. It looks very Voyager and I thought Voyager was ugly. It does have an Enterprise-E look, but an ugly version. Again, IMO.

49. Pensive's Wetness - July 22, 2011

i like it. astetics aside, its a warship. its meant to project power. The sovereign projected power. IT also was meant as a warship.

and like some above already said: Not Cannon. so what is the problem?

until someone has the ballz t bring ST back to TV (not ever gonna happen, sadly), then the question of Cannon/Non-Cannon doesnt matter. its either you like the art or you dont.

but as far as STO goes, i hope to drive that big b*tch my self one of these days…

50. Spike - July 22, 2011

I’m with number five

51. Craig Keith - July 22, 2011

I really dont mind the look of it at all however .. .

The Enterprise is supposed to be the flagship of the fleet …. the biggest and best starship available … so why is it smaller then the E-E it makes no sense

I know the STO Timeline is different from the novels but surely something alone the lines of the Aventine would have been better and shes a tall ladii ;)

52. Robert H. - July 22, 2011

Sorry but the Oberth inspiration dropped the ship from a B- to a D- altogether.

53. Robert H. - July 22, 2011

It’s not because it’s new, it just looks unnecessarily bulky and structurally unsound to be conceivable as the Federation flagship. It seems to emphasize the reasons why John Eaves got rid of the neck on the Enterprise-E into something that looks and feels more like a sleek and majestic starship. Not this piece of crap.

In fact, a pimped up Voyager is FAR superior over this.

54. Adam C - July 22, 2011

about the only thing that i remotely like from cryptic, ive read what they plan for the game and im still very much extremely disappointed

55. MagicDan - July 22, 2011

Love this game, I’m ok with the ship, not what I would have picked of course, but I like the original. I’m sure it will grow on me. I do like that it was a fan design.

I can’t wait to get my hands on one and see how she flys though.

Right now I’m walking around Star Fleet Academy in San Francisco in this game, and it’s beautiful.

56. Allen Williams - July 22, 2011

It looks like a sovereign class got eaten by a whale, but neither one.

57. Allen Williams - July 22, 2011

won*

58. Sean4000 - July 22, 2011

This Enterprise gets an F.

59. Zoberraz - July 23, 2011

The Oberth comparison at this point in time are flawed. The way the dual necks are layed out actually evokes far more another category of ships that came out around the time we first saw the Sovereign: the catamaran hulls of the Akira and Steamrunner classes.

Also, for those whom vouch for DJ Curtis’ design… there’s actually a lot Cryptic’s Ent-F has in common. Look at the saucer and compare it to Curtis’ Eclipse-class Ent-G; and disregard the matter of the neck and give the stardrive another lookover – it’s not that different from Curtis’ Century-class (trivia note: DJ Curtis has once said that if he’d go and redesign his Century-class Ent-E… he’d probably have her end up far more like his Eclipse-class Ent-G).

Why condemn a ship for sharing traits that you liked on other fan ships? -That- doesn’t make any sense to me. Most of what I see above are kneejerk reactions.

Also, the ship clearly has, at the very least, a solid niche in soft canon. CBS was on top of how it turned out all the way, and CBS is pretty much the guardian of ‘canon’. With the absence of any media being published in the prime universe, it’s addition is actually one of the things that allows the Prime universe to ‘still breathe and live’.

F may actually herald “The Future of Star Trek”. This is Star Trek Online’s Enterprise. STO, while still young and victim of a premature birth, is still growing in the right directions.

Be cynics if you like, but I think you’re missing out.

60. Andrew - July 23, 2011

To me, it is really hard to follow up on the Enterprise E because that ship is so iconic or perfect in the context of the 24th century designs. Everyone likes the television ships like TOS Enterprise and the D because we got used to them and they’re nostalgic.

The movie ships like the Original Refit and the Enterprise E were arguably improvements on those designs and made them look more streamlined and pretty; real ‘movie’ ships. The ship after these designs are obviously not as pretty, mere stepping stones towards the next iconic design.

So therefore, the Enterprise F designed by STO fits the bill as a good next step derived from the E and onward towards a better-looking Enterprise. By the way, the ‘movie’ ships are my personal favorites along with Voyager.

61. Joshua J. Slone - July 23, 2011

51: It isn’t smaller than D or E. Check out that “Winning entry” image for the scale; it’s the one on the top-right.

62. Joshua J. Slone - July 23, 2011

Looking over the early dev diaries, here’s an earlier image that shows some more straightforward angles for the thing: http://www.startrekonline.com/dyncontent/startrek/uploads/EnterpriseF_Concept_TMarrone_full.jpg

63. Kirok - July 23, 2011

Dstahl (STO ExecProd) says on StarTrek.com : “Two answer a few questions: The Odyssey Class vessel will be given out as a mission reward tied to a future update. We are still working with CBS to finalize the crew for the Enterprise F. This will also be revealed in an upcoming Feature Episode series.” Wow..really??? STO a “soft-canon”, unofficial and very un-Trek like game is now making this Canon via CBS???? WTF. We still dont have the official story telling the fate of the E-E. Last we saw it was alive and well at the end of Nemesis.

64. et - July 23, 2011

It’s OK, I suppose, but really, it looks like more the heir to the Voyager line than the Enterprise.

Voyager-B?

65. Joshua J. Slone - July 23, 2011

63: No, but they just don’t let their licensees do anything with the franchise they want. They wouldn’t be cool with the guys at Cryptic making a pyramid-shaped Enterprise captained by Gilligan and Shaggy, to make an extreme example. Something major like a new Enterprise in a continuing game world gets a bit more scrutiny than normal.

66. Admiral Archer's Prized Beagle - July 23, 2011

It looks like Voyager and the Enterprise E had a baby.

67. Kirok - July 23, 2011

65: Cbs and Cryptic are saying this is the new canon E.

68. fassel - July 23, 2011

what happened with the E in STO?

69. Zoberraz - July 23, 2011

In 2408, Starfleet lost contact with Starbase 236 and sent the U.S.S. Enterprise, commanded by Captain Data, to investigate. Geordi had left to command the Challenger and Nog was the Ent-E’s chief engineer.

We haven’t heard of the Ent-E ever since. CBS seems keen on not setting in stone (yet) what happened to the Ent-E so Cryptic cannot go and explain that at length.

Right now, the big assumption from the playerbase is that she’s presently Missing In Action. Wahtever made SB236 lose contact with Starfleet might have befallen the Ent-E as well.

Some speculation leads to believe that SB236 one of the first victims to the return of the Borg and that the Ent-E got mixed up in that. My guess is, if that speculation is accurate, the Ent-E might’ve been assimilated and could show up as a future boss.

Regardless, by this point, Starfleet probably decided that the Ent-E was not coming back (when families are involved, they eventually have to decide such things), and given how 2409 has the Federation fighting on multiple fronts, presenting a new flagship (along with its symbolism) became attractive enough to implement.

70. fassel - July 23, 2011

69: thx

71. Kirok - July 23, 2011

However this is not established on film…so CBS or TPTB need an official story/fate of the E-E after Nemesis.

72. Newman - July 23, 2011

Not impressed

73. Sean4000 - July 23, 2011

just like Countdown, it’s as canon as you want to make it.

But it is not Filmed, so….

74. NuKirk - July 23, 2011

#41–I agree! Something akin to the Aventine, only larger, and more flagship-like, would have been perfect for the Enterprise F! Maybe though with more of a mix of other ships, like, to make the F something unlike previous Enterprises, like the Prometheus 4 nacelle design with multi-vector assault mode, or something similar to that ship the Dauntless from the Voyager Season 4 finale Hope & Fear…

75. NuKirk - July 23, 2011

#69–My take on it is the Enterprise E got sucked into another galaxy, becoming the new Voyager…ironic, given the design of the Enterprise F…either that, or another inter dimensional black hole was nearby and Starbase 236 and the Enterprise E got sucked into JJverse’s 23rd Century, but at a later point in time than the 2009 film :)

76. Dr. Cheis - July 23, 2011

Just keep the camera above it and everything will be fine.

77. PEB - July 23, 2011

#5 i totally agree with you. i liked the 2009 ship design AND the designs of the tos enterprise, tmp enterprise, excelsior/enterprise b. this “f” is just overboard. and thats part of the reason things feel refreshed in the jjverse. the farther you went in the prime universe with design, the more it just felt tired. from voyager on, all the ships looked like tng ships that you just elongated. i couldnt take much more of it. and yes i know, that’s my oppinion.

78. Élio Ribeiro - July 23, 2011

Where’s the option “Couldn’t care less”?

79. russ - July 23, 2011

…it finally hit me what’s buggin’ the crap outta me bout this design..It looks pregnant!

besides, they better hope the deflector dish never fails or they’ll catch every bit of space debris right inside the areas both sides of the secondary hull. notice, i suppose those are extra structural stability for the primary hull on each side.

now we know why we hardly see any lowly crewmen…they’re inside there cleaning….

LMAO!!

80. Imrahil - July 24, 2011

I’m talking Night-Court-in-its-fifth-season-lame.

81. Chick from the Vee-Dubya ads - July 24, 2011

You get an F!

82. MikeTen - July 24, 2011

It’s funny, alot of the complains against this ship were made against the Enterprise-D when TNG first aired.

83. Crash - July 24, 2011

Now this is a fine design for a starship. But, for the pride and flagship of the fleet? … This is no improvement on the Sovereign Class although the final CGI is much better than the sketch.

The middle looks like a basking shark of some sort. The sketch looks much more like a pure science / transport vessel, not the ultra high-speed, diplomatic explorer; heavy/attack cruiser and ultra science vessel – all rolled into one.

I think the CGI boys did an awesome job realising a fairly average concept although presumably the designer supplied othographic views as well.

84. Tuskin38 - July 24, 2011

Actually Crash, the original designer did not supply any other angles other then in the original image, he said he left it up to the Cryptic designers for interpretation.

Also they added more screenshots to the official star trek online site.

85. rm10019 - July 24, 2011

I’m just glad this isn’t canon

86. essay - July 24, 2011

Maybe if they gave a hint on when the E-E got trashed which required an E-F. If the E-E lasted only a 2-3 years, then this design would seem more of a natural plausibility. But if the E-E were around for years, then I’d expect something a lot more dramatic in difference.

87. TheBoss - July 24, 2011

Sulu (a bit modified): “They say she supposed to be the new Enterprise.”
Scotty: “Aye, and if my grandmother had wheels she’d be a wagon.”

The proposed Ent-F is a nice ship, a nice spaceship even, but “The Enterpise”? Not even close. Try a little bit harder, boys. :)

88. LOFC_Ed - July 25, 2011

Considering this was done by a fan, I think it deserves great credit.

89. South African Dude - July 25, 2011

Great design, must credit that, but not adventurous enough, there is just too much E in this design. Especially the saucer, which I could never come to love. I was hoping to see something brilliant and new, Agree with #86

It is taking the existing Sorevereign and Intrepid class and tweaking it here and there.

That is what is wrong with our generation. Their is no Matt Jefferies any more, we’re only seeing remakes of 80’s cartoons, 70’s TV shoes. Modified starship designs, need I go on. We need more Jim Camerons.

90. Tony - July 25, 2011

I sure am glad the new design looks plenty aerodynamic……………………………………………………………… Grade: F

91. Andrew - July 25, 2011

STO designs horrible looking ships. Can’t say I’ve liked anything since the TNG/DS9 era. The golden age of star ship design was definately the films.

92. nx-2000 - July 25, 2011

#59 – I agree with you wholeheartedly, but old-fashioned ultraconservative trolls will be old-fashioned ultraconservative trolls. I’m glad you posted such a good comment, but feeding trolls won’t change their minds.

93. SPOCKBOY - July 25, 2011

Yeah, it’s the Enterprise E with some “gills” added.
Well done sir!

Matt Jeffries may you rest in peace my talented friend.

:)

94. Ted C - July 26, 2011

not good, not good at all. Way over done. I didn’t think it possible to make an Enterprise uglier then the 2009 movie. I was wrong.

95. Rocinante - July 26, 2011

It’s like Voyager had a baby with the Enterprise E. >.>

96. sisko - July 26, 2011

#3 I don’t like this design, not because it is new, I don’t like this design because it is ugly. I have to agree with #94, this thing is uglier than the Enterprise-JJ. There are plenty of new ship designs that are good. The Defiant good. Voyager ugly. Reliant good. Excelsior ugly. Nebula class good. Grissom ugly. Enterprise-E good. Akira/NX class ugly.

The Refit Enterprise is, and apparently will always be, the best.

97. Aaron - July 26, 2011

I liked the concept better than the model. More Galaxy, less Voyager.

98. Fubamushu - July 27, 2011

Does the F stand for “Fugly” or “Failure”?

99. Joshua J. Slone - July 29, 2011

#97: I’m with you. It kind of feels like the final was made by sanding and melting any sign of an edge from the concept.

100. Bucky - July 30, 2011

I looks like the E with the general bigness of the D. I can live with it.

101. Mortos Der Soul Stealer - August 4, 2011

Yuck! That’s all I can say.

102. mew - August 7, 2011

eeewww. there’s really no imagination to it. it’s like… turning egg into hard boiled egg.

103. Baggz - August 25, 2011

This Ship is basically The Intrepid class saucer module stuck on the Sovereign class engineering hull. The most ludicrous thing about it is those twin necks seperating the saucer from the engineering hull! Obviously the designer never saw the DS9 episode ‘The Jem Hadar’ where the Galaxy class U.S.S Odyssey is destroyed. Though ironically appears to have named the new class in honour of that ship. All the recent star ship designs have moved awy from the idea of the neck between the two hulls because it is simply too vulnerable. Its why Star Fleet designed the Sovereign class rather than simply building more Galaxy class ships. The twin necks on this new Enterprise might look cool in a but a spread of torpedoes later and all you will have is burning wreckage! Unless the ship has specifically been designed for separation for combat like the Prometheus class tactical cruiser. One question though, Why design a new Enterprise? The Sovereign class would remain in service for at least the next century and the Enterprise E is a relatively young ship. Even if she were lost it is a natural assumption that her successor should be another Sovereign class ship. There is no way that Star Fleet would consider a new battle ship class at this time. [No disrespect intended to the person who did design this new class] .

104. UFPperson - October 31, 2011

I think this is a great ship. Considering it was made by a fan I think it is amazing. I never criticize a ship just because it’s new. The only thing I don’t really like is that it is not streamlined enough (yes, i like it looking sleek. It allows for more maneuverability. This is the beginning of the 25th century , not the time for old-looking 23rd century designs.) Also, the dual neck might be a problem. That could be a major weak-spot since it would only take a few torpedoes with shields down to sever the engineering hull and saucer. Then again, this could be for easier separation or for something like multi-vector assault mode. For those of you that say that the new Enterprise would probably be a Sovereign class ship, take into consideration all the threats Starfleet is now facing. The Federation is at war with the Klingons, the Romulans are angry, species 8472, the Gorn, the Orions, and the return of the Borg that are stronger than before. This would be a good time to design a new, advanced, extremely overpowered battleship.

105. Captain Fox - December 12, 2011

I’d like to see this become a plastic or Resin Model kit, I think that would be cool. The ship is new, but similar enough to the Startrek designs to obviously be Federation. Also I hope the startrek design takes a turn soon or all the starships are gonna look like sporks.

106. SImonSez - December 22, 2011

I love the new look of the Enterprise – F it reminds me of a Blue whale which i think is great. :)

107. Nikko - February 4, 2012

Looks great, I love the modern designs of them. So much better then the early 1701 and 1701-A. Even 1701-B is a bit crappy, not a huge fan of the excelsior class. I like the designs of all the enterprises from 1701-C til 1701-F my all time favourite is the 1701-D, but she is long gone.

But all in all the F looks good.

108. duck12345 - February 13, 2012

great but excalibur class is so better the enterprise E could propably destroy the enterprise F in a second voyagers my favirote

109. duck12345 - February 13, 2012

atully its great its so futeristic and cool the enterprise B is so rubbish the enterprise A should be chuched in the bin and the enterprise E was advanced but is not now ; with my disigns star trek would be number 1 but its number 2 whitch annoys me

110. Captain Everett - February 17, 2012

This ship sucks!!!! The warp nacelles of all the Enterprise classes makes them extremely vunerable in a fight. The Defiant was the best ship starfleet ever created. They should build a much larger Defiant class(25 + decks) with slip stream capability, double hull ablative armor and starfleets most advance technology. So, how bout it Starfleet?!!!!!!

111. Noel - March 21, 2012

This ship could have been better. The twin neck is a nice touch, but the final model has some curves that just don’t flow in my opinion, specifially in the stardrive and nacelles. They feel too wavy. The saucer could also have stood to be longer. As it is it feels like an enlarged Nova, which is designed with a stunted saucer to look small. A longer saucer would complement the bulky stardrive section and give the ship a much more powerful feel. While separated, I find that too much of the saucer is left attached to the stardrive section. Also, seeing this ship flying around in STO, I frequently mistake it for a sovereign. It needs something that gives it its own silhouette. Most ships in star trek (even in the Star Wars movies) have their own unique silhouette, that is if you could see only it’s outline, you’d still recognise it. Realize also that I’m not just talking about a side-on profile, but any angle shot as well. You should never be able to mistake one ship for another.

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