Matt Jefferies' Original Starship Enterprise
By Ben Robinson - June 27, 2014
It’s probably – no... scratch that – definitely the most eagerly awaited ship in the Star Trek The Official Starships Collection: Matt Jefferies' original Starship Enterprise, which we’ve now confirmed as our 50th issue.
Every ship we work on gets a lot of attention, but when it came to the original Enterprise, I knew that we had to go the extra mile. We used Rob Bonchune’s CG model as the basis for the digital sculpt, but when the factory’s version came in, I knew it was too important for me to check over alone. I asked around, and everyone from Mike Okuda to Doug Drexler and Rick Sternbach pointed me to one man: Gary Kerr, who they told me was the expert on the original ship.
Gary was kind enough to go over our version and mark up all the corrections. I’m sharing a selection of them with you here because I wanted to show you how great Gary has been and because I wanted everyone to know that we take our responsibilities very seriously.
I can only imagine what Matt would make of it. I got to know him fairly well back around the turn of the century and I’m sure he would have smiled at the idea that people would be so passionate about his design.
I hope to share more as it becomes available.
Manager of the Star Trek The Official Starships Collection
The Official Starships collection is available in select retailers and by subscription. For more information visit www.startrek-starships.com. And keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional information about upcoming releases and for detailed looks at each ship as it is released.
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