Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Worlds of Wonder: Starship Enterprise

I've never actually watched any of the Star Trek series, but my father loved them, and they were always on in my house, so I've absorbed a deep respect for the Starship Enterprise, despite not knowing very much about it. I'll quote the less-than-helpful, though remarkably detailed, wikipedia entry here, since it's almost midnight, and I'm too tired to do a real entry:

The Enterprise or USS Enterprise (often referred to as the "Starship Enterprise") is the name of several fictional starships, some of which are the focal point for various television series and films in the Star Trek franchise created by Gene Roddenberry.The majority of these vessels share "NCC-1701" as part of their registry, with later ships appending a letter to the registry to differentiate them.

So, aside from the pretty epic title "starship" and the sleek design and over 40 years of history and the fact that Virgin Atlantic named the first commercial spacecraft after it, what's so amazing about the Starship Enterprise?

The fact that Patrick Stewart drove it.

Obviously.

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