Memory Alpha is a collaborative project to create the most definitive, accurate, and accessible encyclopedia and reference for everything related to Star Trek. The English-language Memory Alpha started in November 2003, and currently consists of 53,496 articles. If this is your first visit, please read an introduction to Memory Alpha.
With the Star Trek franchise growing faster than ever, this interactive video timeline will serve as a springboard for fans, young and old, to experience how Star Trek history fits together. Styled to mimic the LCARS interface, a simple click through the timeline will introduce you to each era with a video overview. Here you will discover key plot points of each of the series and movies set during that time. You also have the option to dive deeper in each subject by bringing up articles directly from within the video. Click below to discover more information about Memory Alpha in a unique way!
A Memory Alpha - Fandom collaboration, this interactive timeline aims to guide you through all the various ships and captains along with where they fall in Trek history.
The studio models that represented the Constitution-class USS Enterprise were slated to be modernized and redesigned after the production of Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Animated Series. Starting out with traditional physical studio models, digital versions were also used to represent ships of this class in the Star Trek franchise.
Ralph McQuarrie, best known to the public for his stunning production designs for the Star Wars films, was hired by Ken Adam to help develop the designs for the new Star Trek: Planet of the Titans movie, ultimately abandoned to make way for Star Trek: Phase II, the new television series. Although the design used the same elements as the original design, saucer shaped primary hull, warp engine assemblies and a engineering secondary hull, the secondary hull was flattened and wedge shaped, providing a radically different look, one not unlike the Star Destroyers McQuarrie designed for those films.
Their Enterprise design, however, was abandoned, and Roddenberry asked Matt Jefferies to update the famous starship to reflect the refit that would be part of the Phase II-series' back story. During June 1977, Jefferies' re-designed the engine nacelles from tubes to thin, flat-sided modules, and tapered their supports. He also added the distinctive photon torpedo launch ports on the saucer connector.