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The Defiant -class starship, officially an escort vessel , began development around 2366 as a small, highly-powered, heavily-armed warship intended to defend the United Federation of Planets against the Borg . The USS Defiant (NX-74205) was the prototype of what was to be a new Federation battle fleet. However, the ship had numerous design problems that were made apparent during its shakedown cruise. These flaws, combined with the decreased urgency of the Borg threat, caused Starfleet to table its plans for a battle fleet and put the Defiant in storage.

The Defiant prototype was pulled out of storage in 2371 when the Dominion threat emerged. After several upgrades by Deep Space 9 Operations Chief Miles O'Brien , the ship was deemed worthy of use and more ships of the class were constructed. ( DS9 : " The Search, Part I ", " Call to Arms "; VOY : " Message in a Bottle ")

The USS Defiant was the class prototype. It was Starfleet's first dedicated combat vessel, and therefore typical luxuries and provisions for families or diplomatic missions were forsaken. Also its science labs or recreational facilities were extremely limited. It was the first and only Federation vessel to be equipped with a Romulan cloaking device . The Defiant -class was heavily armored and incorporated the latest in Starfleet weaponry and defensive technology and was equipped with a class-7 warp drive. The Defiant was considerably smaller than most other Federation starships. ( DS9 : " The Search, Part I ")

The prototype Defiant performed poorly on its trial runs. The vessel was overpowered and over-gunned for a ship of its size – so much so that the Defiant nearly shook itself apart when the engines were tested at full power. These design flaws, combined with the decreased urgency of the Borg threat, led Starfleet to abandon the project and place the prototype in storage. ( DS9 : " The Search, Part I ")

The Dominion threat discovered in 2370 led Benjamin Sisko, now the Commander of the station Deep Space 9 , to pull the prototype vessel out of storage. The ship was assigned to his station and it was officially christened that same year on stardate 47538.5. Thanks to the efforts of DS9's chief of operations , Miles O'Brien many of the original ship's design flaws, such as its structural integrity field , were fixed. ( Defiant dedication plaque ; DS9 : " Shattered Mirror ")

Starfleet eventually decided to put the Defiant -class into full production. By the end of 2373 , there were a significant number of Defiant -class ships in operation, and over the next two years they played a vital role in the Dominion War . ( DS9 Season 7 ; VOY : " Message in a Bottle ", " Endgame ")

The Defiant -class starship, officially an escort vessel , began development around 2366 as a small, highly-powered, heavily-armed warship intended to defend the United Federation of Planets against the Borg . The USS Defiant (NX-74205) was the prototype of what was to be a new Federation battle fleet. However, the ship had numerous design problems that were made apparent during its shakedown cruise. These flaws, combined with the decreased urgency of the Borg threat, caused Starfleet to table its plans for a battle fleet and put the Defiant in storage.

The Defiant prototype was pulled out of storage in 2371 when the Dominion threat emerged. After several upgrades by Deep Space 9 Operations Chief Miles O'Brien , the ship was deemed worthy of use and more ships of the class were constructed. ( DS9 : " The Search, Part I ", " Call to Arms "; VOY : " Message in a Bottle ")

The USS Defiant was the class prototype. It was Starfleet's first dedicated combat vessel, and therefore typical luxuries and provisions for families or diplomatic missions were forsaken. Also its science labs or recreational facilities were extremely limited. It was the first and only Federation vessel to be equipped with a Romulan cloaking device . The Defiant -class was heavily armored and incorporated the latest in Starfleet weaponry and defensive technology and was equipped with a class-7 warp drive. The Defiant was considerably smaller than most other Federation starships. ( DS9 : " The Search, Part I ")

The prototype Defiant performed poorly on its trial runs. The vessel was overpowered and over-gunned for a ship of its size – so much so that the Defiant nearly shook itself apart when the engines were tested at full power. These design flaws, combined with the decreased urgency of the Borg threat, led Starfleet to abandon the project and place the prototype in storage. ( DS9 : " The Search, Part I ")

The Dominion threat discovered in 2370 led Benjamin Sisko, now the Commander of the station Deep Space 9 , to pull the prototype vessel out of storage. The ship was assigned to his station and it was officially christened that same year on stardate 47538.5. Thanks to the efforts of DS9's chief of operations , Miles O'Brien many of the original ship's design flaws, such as its structural integrity field , were fixed. ( Defiant dedication plaque ; DS9 : " Shattered Mirror ")

Starfleet eventually decided to put the Defiant -class into full production. By the end of 2373 , there were a significant number of Defiant -class ships in operation, and over the next two years they played a vital role in the Dominion War . ( DS9 Season 7 ; VOY : " Message in a Bottle ", " Endgame ")

Space is an unforgiving medium. Out there, in the tractless depths, the slightest mistake can be fatal for everybody. And that goes a hundredfold for mistakes by commanding officers. A single mistake can mean the death of hundreds, if not millions, of people. And there are plenty of commanders and captains who've failed, dramatically, when they tried to sit in the Big Chair.

In the first season of Farscape , Crais makes tons of questionable decisions, seeking to avenge his brother's death — notably chasing Moya all over space and ignoring orders. To quote from one forum post at Speculative Friction , "can we imagine a U.S. Aircraft carrier or Battleship commander witnessing his brother's death, then ordering his ship to race off across the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic, in pursuit of revenge against the killer? Of course not. It is stupid." Adds Madeline Ashby , "His pursuit of his brother's killer ends in both career and personal suicide."

He was sent on a mission to survey the Minbari forces but not to engage them. But when he saw a Minbari ship approaching with its gunports open, he lost his shit and decided to launch an all-out attack. The resulting devastation caused the Earth-Minbari war, leading to countless casualties. He's sort of synonymous with lethal levels of stupid.

Does Vader have to force-choke a bitch? Yes. Yes, he does. The catalogue of Ozzel and Needa's mistakes in Empire Strikes Back is fairly legendary — among other things, the Imperial Fleet drops out of hyperspace too close to Hoth, alerting the Rebels to the Imperial attack too soon and losing the element of surprise. Later, Needa lets Han Solo lead him a merry chase, and falls prey to a slew of old smuggler's tricks, most of which rely on Needa to miss the obvious.

His name basically says it all. He's a feckless young guy who doesn't really have any particular ambitions, military or otherwise. He joins the United Planets Space Force because he thinks it'll provide a cushy existence, maybe with a nice desk job somewhere. But then when war breaks out and he accidentally helps to save some hostages, he gets given the command of his own ship, the Soyokaze. But he's not interested in keeping order or discipline on his own ship — much like Captain E.O. — and he basically just survives due to pure dumb luck.

And finally, there's the guy who embodies courage, fearless leadership and wise command decisions. Zapp Brannigan basically belongs to the "cannon fodder" school of tactics — his approach to any situation is just to throw expendable people at it until the bodies pile up so high the enemy gets confused. He's been known to try and clog the enemy's death cannons with the wreckage of his own ships. He's sort of a parody of Captain Kirk, among other swaggering "ladies man" captains — but he's actually more like the various stupid captains whose messes Kirk had to clean up.

The Defiant -class starship, officially an escort vessel , began development around 2366 as a small, highly-powered, heavily-armed warship intended to defend the United Federation of Planets against the Borg . The USS Defiant (NX-74205) was the prototype of what was to be a new Federation battle fleet. However, the ship had numerous design problems that were made apparent during its shakedown cruise. These flaws, combined with the decreased urgency of the Borg threat, caused Starfleet to table its plans for a battle fleet and put the Defiant in storage.

The Defiant prototype was pulled out of storage in 2371 when the Dominion threat emerged. After several upgrades by Deep Space 9 Operations Chief Miles O'Brien , the ship was deemed worthy of use and more ships of the class were constructed. ( DS9 : " The Search, Part I ", " Call to Arms "; VOY : " Message in a Bottle ")

The USS Defiant was the class prototype. It was Starfleet's first dedicated combat vessel, and therefore typical luxuries and provisions for families or diplomatic missions were forsaken. Also its science labs or recreational facilities were extremely limited. It was the first and only Federation vessel to be equipped with a Romulan cloaking device . The Defiant -class was heavily armored and incorporated the latest in Starfleet weaponry and defensive technology and was equipped with a class-7 warp drive. The Defiant was considerably smaller than most other Federation starships. ( DS9 : " The Search, Part I ")

The prototype Defiant performed poorly on its trial runs. The vessel was overpowered and over-gunned for a ship of its size – so much so that the Defiant nearly shook itself apart when the engines were tested at full power. These design flaws, combined with the decreased urgency of the Borg threat, led Starfleet to abandon the project and place the prototype in storage. ( DS9 : " The Search, Part I ")

The Dominion threat discovered in 2370 led Benjamin Sisko, now the Commander of the station Deep Space 9 , to pull the prototype vessel out of storage. The ship was assigned to his station and it was officially christened that same year on stardate 47538.5. Thanks to the efforts of DS9's chief of operations , Miles O'Brien many of the original ship's design flaws, such as its structural integrity field , were fixed. ( Defiant dedication plaque ; DS9 : " Shattered Mirror ")

Starfleet eventually decided to put the Defiant -class into full production. By the end of 2373 , there were a significant number of Defiant -class ships in operation, and over the next two years they played a vital role in the Dominion War . ( DS9 Season 7 ; VOY : " Message in a Bottle ", " Endgame ")

Space is an unforgiving medium. Out there, in the tractless depths, the slightest mistake can be fatal for everybody. And that goes a hundredfold for mistakes by commanding officers. A single mistake can mean the death of hundreds, if not millions, of people. And there are plenty of commanders and captains who've failed, dramatically, when they tried to sit in the Big Chair.

In the first season of Farscape , Crais makes tons of questionable decisions, seeking to avenge his brother's death — notably chasing Moya all over space and ignoring orders. To quote from one forum post at Speculative Friction , "can we imagine a U.S. Aircraft carrier or Battleship commander witnessing his brother's death, then ordering his ship to race off across the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic, in pursuit of revenge against the killer? Of course not. It is stupid." Adds Madeline Ashby , "His pursuit of his brother's killer ends in both career and personal suicide."

He was sent on a mission to survey the Minbari forces but not to engage them. But when he saw a Minbari ship approaching with its gunports open, he lost his shit and decided to launch an all-out attack. The resulting devastation caused the Earth-Minbari war, leading to countless casualties. He's sort of synonymous with lethal levels of stupid.

Does Vader have to force-choke a bitch? Yes. Yes, he does. The catalogue of Ozzel and Needa's mistakes in Empire Strikes Back is fairly legendary — among other things, the Imperial Fleet drops out of hyperspace too close to Hoth, alerting the Rebels to the Imperial attack too soon and losing the element of surprise. Later, Needa lets Han Solo lead him a merry chase, and falls prey to a slew of old smuggler's tricks, most of which rely on Needa to miss the obvious.

His name basically says it all. He's a feckless young guy who doesn't really have any particular ambitions, military or otherwise. He joins the United Planets Space Force because he thinks it'll provide a cushy existence, maybe with a nice desk job somewhere. But then when war breaks out and he accidentally helps to save some hostages, he gets given the command of his own ship, the Soyokaze. But he's not interested in keeping order or discipline on his own ship — much like Captain E.O. — and he basically just survives due to pure dumb luck.

And finally, there's the guy who embodies courage, fearless leadership and wise command decisions. Zapp Brannigan basically belongs to the "cannon fodder" school of tactics — his approach to any situation is just to throw expendable people at it until the bodies pile up so high the enemy gets confused. He's been known to try and clog the enemy's death cannons with the wreckage of his own ships. He's sort of a parody of Captain Kirk, among other swaggering "ladies man" captains — but he's actually more like the various stupid captains whose messes Kirk had to clean up.

Fans of the Star Trek 1/6 Scale Figure line by Quantum Mechanix will want to check out their newest release. They have posted photos of their great looking new S tar Trek: The Original Series – 1/6 Scale Captain’s Chair . The chair is scaled perfectly to work with the previously release Captain James T. Kirk Figure . Pre-orders are not live at this time. The chair will sell for $129.95. See details below and photos after the jump.

Captain Kirk and other designated officers would direct ship operations from this seat of power on the original Enterprise during its five-year mission across the final frontier of space. Developed with QMx’s Star Trek 1:6th scale collectible figures in mind, this replica of the most famous chair in TV history is authentically styled after the original set prop.

Display this classic TV icon either with the QMx 1:6th scale James T. Kirk collectible figure or on its own. It’s an instantly recognizable collectible that will be the perfect desk display for any discerning Trek fan.

"$130? good luck."

Exactly! I'm all for detailed extras for a line but they've released an expensive replica best suited to display a figure they have sold out of completely and are retiring from production. I inquired with the company and QMX wrote me back the bad news.

So if you can't go all in on this line as of now, December 2017, why the hell would you drop $130 on a Captain's chair? With no Captain to display it with? Idiots.

But ... I guess Tony Stark could have this in his pop culture corner of his Armor Cave ... no shortage of Hot Toys Marvel!

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The Defiant -class starship, officially an escort vessel , began development around 2366 as a small, highly-powered, heavily-armed warship intended to defend the United Federation of Planets against the Borg . The USS Defiant (NX-74205) was the prototype of what was to be a new Federation battle fleet. However, the ship had numerous design problems that were made apparent during its shakedown cruise. These flaws, combined with the decreased urgency of the Borg threat, caused Starfleet to table its plans for a battle fleet and put the Defiant in storage.

The Defiant prototype was pulled out of storage in 2371 when the Dominion threat emerged. After several upgrades by Deep Space 9 Operations Chief Miles O'Brien , the ship was deemed worthy of use and more ships of the class were constructed. ( DS9 : " The Search, Part I ", " Call to Arms "; VOY : " Message in a Bottle ")

The USS Defiant was the class prototype. It was Starfleet's first dedicated combat vessel, and therefore typical luxuries and provisions for families or diplomatic missions were forsaken. Also its science labs or recreational facilities were extremely limited. It was the first and only Federation vessel to be equipped with a Romulan cloaking device . The Defiant -class was heavily armored and incorporated the latest in Starfleet weaponry and defensive technology and was equipped with a class-7 warp drive. The Defiant was considerably smaller than most other Federation starships. ( DS9 : " The Search, Part I ")

The prototype Defiant performed poorly on its trial runs. The vessel was overpowered and over-gunned for a ship of its size – so much so that the Defiant nearly shook itself apart when the engines were tested at full power. These design flaws, combined with the decreased urgency of the Borg threat, led Starfleet to abandon the project and place the prototype in storage. ( DS9 : " The Search, Part I ")

The Dominion threat discovered in 2370 led Benjamin Sisko, now the Commander of the station Deep Space 9 , to pull the prototype vessel out of storage. The ship was assigned to his station and it was officially christened that same year on stardate 47538.5. Thanks to the efforts of DS9's chief of operations , Miles O'Brien many of the original ship's design flaws, such as its structural integrity field , were fixed. ( Defiant dedication plaque ; DS9 : " Shattered Mirror ")

Starfleet eventually decided to put the Defiant -class into full production. By the end of 2373 , there were a significant number of Defiant -class ships in operation, and over the next two years they played a vital role in the Dominion War . ( DS9 Season 7 ; VOY : " Message in a Bottle ", " Endgame ")

Space is an unforgiving medium. Out there, in the tractless depths, the slightest mistake can be fatal for everybody. And that goes a hundredfold for mistakes by commanding officers. A single mistake can mean the death of hundreds, if not millions, of people. And there are plenty of commanders and captains who've failed, dramatically, when they tried to sit in the Big Chair.

In the first season of Farscape , Crais makes tons of questionable decisions, seeking to avenge his brother's death — notably chasing Moya all over space and ignoring orders. To quote from one forum post at Speculative Friction , "can we imagine a U.S. Aircraft carrier or Battleship commander witnessing his brother's death, then ordering his ship to race off across the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic, in pursuit of revenge against the killer? Of course not. It is stupid." Adds Madeline Ashby , "His pursuit of his brother's killer ends in both career and personal suicide."

He was sent on a mission to survey the Minbari forces but not to engage them. But when he saw a Minbari ship approaching with its gunports open, he lost his shit and decided to launch an all-out attack. The resulting devastation caused the Earth-Minbari war, leading to countless casualties. He's sort of synonymous with lethal levels of stupid.

Does Vader have to force-choke a bitch? Yes. Yes, he does. The catalogue of Ozzel and Needa's mistakes in Empire Strikes Back is fairly legendary — among other things, the Imperial Fleet drops out of hyperspace too close to Hoth, alerting the Rebels to the Imperial attack too soon and losing the element of surprise. Later, Needa lets Han Solo lead him a merry chase, and falls prey to a slew of old smuggler's tricks, most of which rely on Needa to miss the obvious.

His name basically says it all. He's a feckless young guy who doesn't really have any particular ambitions, military or otherwise. He joins the United Planets Space Force because he thinks it'll provide a cushy existence, maybe with a nice desk job somewhere. But then when war breaks out and he accidentally helps to save some hostages, he gets given the command of his own ship, the Soyokaze. But he's not interested in keeping order or discipline on his own ship — much like Captain E.O. — and he basically just survives due to pure dumb luck.

And finally, there's the guy who embodies courage, fearless leadership and wise command decisions. Zapp Brannigan basically belongs to the "cannon fodder" school of tactics — his approach to any situation is just to throw expendable people at it until the bodies pile up so high the enemy gets confused. He's been known to try and clog the enemy's death cannons with the wreckage of his own ships. He's sort of a parody of Captain Kirk, among other swaggering "ladies man" captains — but he's actually more like the various stupid captains whose messes Kirk had to clean up.

Fans of the Star Trek 1/6 Scale Figure line by Quantum Mechanix will want to check out their newest release. They have posted photos of their great looking new S tar Trek: The Original Series – 1/6 Scale Captain’s Chair . The chair is scaled perfectly to work with the previously release Captain James T. Kirk Figure . Pre-orders are not live at this time. The chair will sell for $129.95. See details below and photos after the jump.

Captain Kirk and other designated officers would direct ship operations from this seat of power on the original Enterprise during its five-year mission across the final frontier of space. Developed with QMx’s Star Trek 1:6th scale collectible figures in mind, this replica of the most famous chair in TV history is authentically styled after the original set prop.

Display this classic TV icon either with the QMx 1:6th scale James T. Kirk collectible figure or on its own. It’s an instantly recognizable collectible that will be the perfect desk display for any discerning Trek fan.

"$130? good luck."

Exactly! I'm all for detailed extras for a line but they've released an expensive replica best suited to display a figure they have sold out of completely and are retiring from production. I inquired with the company and QMX wrote me back the bad news.

So if you can't go all in on this line as of now, December 2017, why the hell would you drop $130 on a Captain's chair? With no Captain to display it with? Idiots.

But ... I guess Tony Stark could have this in his pop culture corner of his Armor Cave ... no shortage of Hot Toys Marvel!


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