Starship captains star trek


Since the foundation of Starfleet , there have been many officers who have captained starships and/or held the rank of captain .

In the 22nd century , Earth Starfleet was the predecessor of the Federation Starfleet , and starship captains of this era performed many missions of exploration completely cut-off from easy support.

Following the foundation of the United Federation of Planets and the formation of the Federation Starfleet in 2161 , it became one of the most important powers for exploration and defense in the Alpha Quadrant , and is serviced by a large group of commanding officers .

Senior captains are Starfleet captains who have a great deal of field experience and are sometimes given flag ranks although they retain command of a starship. In the 23rd century , some officers with the rank of commodore still retained command of starships. On at least one occasion, an admiral was an active commander of a starship.

The rank of captain is the most common rank held by a commanding officer of a starship, however officers with this rank often serve at starbases or command divisions of support personnel (such as JAG officers or members of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers ).

According to the ancient rules of naval parlance, a person with any rank may be referred to as a captain if they are assigned as the sole commanding officer of a vessel. Captains may also be awarded provisional ranks to be accorded the title of captain.

Starting in 1997 and running through all of '98, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, in Washington, DC, held an exhibit of the models, props, and costumes used in the creation of George Lucas' first Star Wars® film trilogy (episodes 4 thru 6). This outstanding display allowed the public (and Starship Modeler ) to get a good, close look at the ship models from this landmark series. Naturally we had cameras in tow, and the results are displayed here. The display has since begun touring the country and around the world, with props and macquettes from each new film being added.

A special thanks goes out to Mark Dickson, Jim Berteges, David Ferrell, Bob Keyes, Mark Bolden, Jacques Duquette, Richard Moore, Ken Rice, Mick Selas and Murray Swift for their additional contributions to this gallery.

In addition to its overblown drive system, the Falcon features an enhanced weapons array, including ventral and dorsal quad laser cannons, a small antipersonnel blaster, and a rack of concussion missiles. The ship also has a series of hidden compartments designed for carrying contraband. Solo was drawn into the Rebel cause after he was hired to shuttle Obi Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker to Alderaan for a rescue mission.

The Falcon model on display at the Smithsonian was quite large. While it was the last thing you saw on the tour, the impact of seeing this icon was not at all lessened by the plethora of Star Wars artifacts seen before it. This model is very large (about 5' across) and deliciously detailed. It was housed in a low glass case, so it was difficult to get the shot one wanted without glare. Still, we managed to shoot this glorious model from a number of angles and zoom in for some key detail shots. You may note some unusual glowing strips in some of the photos. The model was adorned with an odd pattern of Scotchbright tape strips, which only showed up during flash photography.

We're not sure where the X-Wing in the Smithsonian's exhibit was used, but it was big. About four feet, big! This certainly wasn't one of the ones used in the original film. The detail on this model was rich!

The A-Wing has been seen only in Return of the Jedi (so far). The studio model is reasonably detailed and a little over two feet long. ERTL's kit, the only mainstream model of this ship, is a surprisingly faithful replica - outside the cockpit, at least.

When the Star Trek: Discovery trailer was first announced, I almost didn't want to watch it. I'm a lifelong fan of the franchise — I grew up on The Next Generation and Star Trek s II – VI and I'd followed every up and down of the development of this series (and there have been too many) with breathless anticipation. There were so many delays that it almost didn't seem real anymore.

But finally, here it was, a bright and shiny trailer that all of a sudden makes this show tangible. I am actually going to see a new Star Trek series on TV.

I finally worked up the nerve to watch it, though I shouldn't have worried about disappointment. The trailer was, quite simply, spectacular, setting the stage for an exciting new series. I could go into the ins and outs, breaking down the trailer and analyzing each and every scene, character and setting — but that's not why I'm writing this.

This article is about one specific moment in the trailer: when Michelle Yeoh's character, Captain Philippa Georgiou, speaks for the first time .

"It's hard to imagine you've served under me for seven years," she tells First Officer Michael Burnham, played by the exquisite Sonequa Martin-Green, as they walk through a searing desert.

This line might seem innocuous, and it is. But that didn't stop me from bursting into tears the second I heard Yeoh deliver the line. Why?

Since the foundation of Starfleet , there have been many officers who have captained starships and/or held the rank of captain .

In the 22nd century , Earth Starfleet was the predecessor of the Federation Starfleet , and starship captains of this era performed many missions of exploration completely cut-off from easy support.

Following the foundation of the United Federation of Planets and the formation of the Federation Starfleet in 2161 , it became one of the most important powers for exploration and defense in the Alpha Quadrant , and is serviced by a large group of commanding officers .

Senior captains are Starfleet captains who have a great deal of field experience and are sometimes given flag ranks although they retain command of a starship. In the 23rd century , some officers with the rank of commodore still retained command of starships. On at least one occasion, an admiral was an active commander of a starship.

The rank of captain is the most common rank held by a commanding officer of a starship, however officers with this rank often serve at starbases or command divisions of support personnel (such as JAG officers or members of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers ).

According to the ancient rules of naval parlance, a person with any rank may be referred to as a captain if they are assigned as the sole commanding officer of a vessel. Captains may also be awarded provisional ranks to be accorded the title of captain.

Starting in 1997 and running through all of '98, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, in Washington, DC, held an exhibit of the models, props, and costumes used in the creation of George Lucas' first Star Wars® film trilogy (episodes 4 thru 6). This outstanding display allowed the public (and Starship Modeler ) to get a good, close look at the ship models from this landmark series. Naturally we had cameras in tow, and the results are displayed here. The display has since begun touring the country and around the world, with props and macquettes from each new film being added.

A special thanks goes out to Mark Dickson, Jim Berteges, David Ferrell, Bob Keyes, Mark Bolden, Jacques Duquette, Richard Moore, Ken Rice, Mick Selas and Murray Swift for their additional contributions to this gallery.

In addition to its overblown drive system, the Falcon features an enhanced weapons array, including ventral and dorsal quad laser cannons, a small antipersonnel blaster, and a rack of concussion missiles. The ship also has a series of hidden compartments designed for carrying contraband. Solo was drawn into the Rebel cause after he was hired to shuttle Obi Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker to Alderaan for a rescue mission.

The Falcon model on display at the Smithsonian was quite large. While it was the last thing you saw on the tour, the impact of seeing this icon was not at all lessened by the plethora of Star Wars artifacts seen before it. This model is very large (about 5' across) and deliciously detailed. It was housed in a low glass case, so it was difficult to get the shot one wanted without glare. Still, we managed to shoot this glorious model from a number of angles and zoom in for some key detail shots. You may note some unusual glowing strips in some of the photos. The model was adorned with an odd pattern of Scotchbright tape strips, which only showed up during flash photography.

We're not sure where the X-Wing in the Smithsonian's exhibit was used, but it was big. About four feet, big! This certainly wasn't one of the ones used in the original film. The detail on this model was rich!

The A-Wing has been seen only in Return of the Jedi (so far). The studio model is reasonably detailed and a little over two feet long. ERTL's kit, the only mainstream model of this ship, is a surprisingly faithful replica - outside the cockpit, at least.

Since the foundation of Starfleet , there have been many officers who have captained starships and/or held the rank of captain .

In the 22nd century , Earth Starfleet was the predecessor of the Federation Starfleet , and starship captains of this era performed many missions of exploration completely cut-off from easy support.

Following the foundation of the United Federation of Planets and the formation of the Federation Starfleet in 2161 , it became one of the most important powers for exploration and defense in the Alpha Quadrant , and is serviced by a large group of commanding officers .

Senior captains are Starfleet captains who have a great deal of field experience and are sometimes given flag ranks although they retain command of a starship. In the 23rd century , some officers with the rank of commodore still retained command of starships. On at least one occasion, an admiral was an active commander of a starship.

The rank of captain is the most common rank held by a commanding officer of a starship, however officers with this rank often serve at starbases or command divisions of support personnel (such as JAG officers or members of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers ).

According to the ancient rules of naval parlance, a person with any rank may be referred to as a captain if they are assigned as the sole commanding officer of a vessel. Captains may also be awarded provisional ranks to be accorded the title of captain.


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