The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) was a Constitution-class vessel operated by Starfleet in the 23rd century. It was the second Federation starship to bear the name Enterprise. In 2286, the Enterprise-A was commissioned at the San Francisco Fleet Yards on stardate 8442.5. She was launched from the Earth Spacedock on the order of the Federation Council in appreciation of Captain James T. Kirk and his crew’s efforts to prevent the Whale Probe from devastating Earth. The crew initially thought they were going to be assigned to the USS Excelsior (or, according to Leonard McCoy, a “freighter” at best), but the new Enterprise was soon revealed, docked behind the Excelsior. The crew took their stations and the Enterprise left spacedock on a shakedown cruise.
William Shatner and friend with a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe
Actor William Shatner, Captain Kirk of Star Trek fame.
His dobermans were: Kirk, Morgan, China, Heidi, Paris, Royale, Martika, Sterling, Charity, Bella, and Starbuck.
William Shatner is a Canadian actor, author, producer, and director. In his seven decades of television, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, Captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise.
“Queen for a Day” marks Leonard Nimoy’s feature film debut. But his name got misspelled and he ended up being credited as Leonard Nemoy.
The film was based on the popular daytime Mutual Broadcasting Company radio program that originated from New York on April 30, 1945 as “Queen For Today” and moved to Hollywood a few months later as “Queen For A Day”, with Jack Bailey, former vaudeville music man and World’s Fair barker, as the emcee host.
Look for Leonard Nimoy starting at 3:03 into the video.
This was from a 1951 anthology film which had three different stories. (Gossamer World, High Diver & Horsie) Each story was tied together with a contestant on the game show “Queen For a Day” which was on radio from 1945 to 1957 & TV from 1956 to 1964. Adam Williams did a great job as the nervous High Diver. The complete film also had Darrin McGavin, Madge Blake (Aunt Harriet from “Batman”) plus Game show crew including host Jack Baily.
QMX’s Star Trek: The Next Generation communicator badge was crafted using one of the only remaining sets of original molds, which was painstakingly restored in their artisan model shop. To get the colors and paint details, they studied an actual screen-used badge. And once the design of the original matched, QMX took the whole thing a step further, rendering the replica in gold and silver-finished metal. What sets this wearable badge apart from the original is the clasp, which uses strong, short-field magnets that are embedded in the badge itself and in a glossy backplate. No more pinholes in delicate fabric. It can even be worn on leather and suede. More photos are available below.
The Official Starships Collection is branching out and offering its first convention exclusive. The model, which will be available exclusively in person at New York Comic Con, is the S.S. Yorktown, a ship that could have been the most famous starship of all. When Gene Roddenberry first pitched Star Trek to the networks in 1964, he described the crew as traveling on the “cruiser S.S. Yorktown,” a long-range, Exploration-Science-Exploration mission. By the time the series launched, the S.S. Yorktown had morphed into the U.S.S. Enterprise. To celebrate Trek’s 50th anniversary, the Starships Collection has created a unique version of Matt Jefferies’ final design for the ship, giving it the name that Roddenberry originally planned. Please note: Unlike other entries in the series, this model does not include an accompanying magazine.