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(written from a Production point of view)
(written from a Production point of view)
- Publisher's description
- A longtime favorite among serious Trekkers and casual fans alike, Star Trek 2013 Wall Calendar: Ships of the Line features spectacular illustrations of the ships and vessels from the various series, films, and Starfleet history. Each spread takes the viewer into the very heart of the Star Trek universe.
- Twelve beautifully rendered illustrations feature all the action, drama, and painstaking detail by fan-favorite illustrators.
- Great moments from Star Trek history – famous battles, first encounters, and early milestones in interstellar travel – are brought to vivid life by these dedicated, passionate illustrators.
- The unique horizontal format maximizes the image space without sacrificing practicality or detail.
- Bonus poster included!
- Cover ("Encounter at Farpoint") – The USS Enterprise-D is surrounded by Q's inescapable force field grid (from TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint"), by Alain Rivard.
- January ("Convoy Duty") – Three DY-100-class ships pass the USS Enterprise in the 2260s, by Doug Drexler.
- February ("Cargo Bay Matte Painting") – Starfleet personnel are busy in a cargo bay adjacent to the shuttlebay of refitted Enterprise (from Star Trek: The Motion Picture), by Andrew Probert
- March ("Pathfinders") – The USS Aventine flies alongside the starship USS Enterprise XCV 330, of which a replica exits in the 24th century (from Watching the Clock), by Mark Rademaker.
- April ("Time Bandits") – In the atmosphere of Earth, two American airplanes attack Shuttlepod 1, with Enterprise NX-01 cruising overhead (from "Storm Front"), by Alain Rivard.
- May ("Task Force") – Enterprise (NX-01) leads a task force, including two other NX-class vessels, passing a supernova remnant, by Doug Drexler.
- June ("Tall Ship") – Shuttlecraft Galileo (NCC-1701⁄7) returns to the Enterprise, which is waiting at Luna, by Douglas E. Graves.
- Centerfold ("Temporal Intersect") – In the atmosphere of Earth, the legendary starships USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) and USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) meet. Shuttlecraft Galileo has departed the Enterprise-D and sets course towards the older Enterprise, by Alain Rivard.
- July ("A Star to Steer Her By") – The refit USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) is on its way to a bright star that turns the nearby nebula crimson red, by Tobias Richter.
- August ("Copernicus Out") – Type 7 shuttlecraft Copernicus departs Shuttlebay 2 of the Enterprise-D, by Andrew Probert.
- September ("United Starship") – Starship USS Phalanx (β) is moored to a shipyard, undergoing the final stages of construction, by D.M. Phoenix.
- October ("Ghosts of Maxia") – The Enterprise's shields flare under the phaser fire of USS Stargazer (from "The Battle"), by Tobias Richter.
- November ("Wheel in the Sky") – The USS Defiant (NX-74205) roars past Deep Space 9, closely followed by its shuttlecraft Chaffee. Meanwhile, the Enterprise-D is docked at the station while an Excelsior-class starship emerges from the Bajoran wormhole (from Star Trek: Typhon Pact), by Doug Drexler.
- December ("Asteroid Mapping") – Starship USS Thantos patrols the Romulan Neutral Zone, by Dan Uyeno.
- This is the first edition that was published under new ownership.
- The Doug Drexler-created solicitation cover for the release featured the USS Sagittarius (β), an Archer-class starship, designed by Masao Okazaki. It had actually been the cover for Reap the Whirlwind, the third, 2007 release in the Star Trek: Vanguard novel series, and has as of 2019 neither been featured in the Ships of the Line calendar series nor has it in their book derivatives. Usually, solicitation covers feature imagery taken from previous editions of the series.
- As is commonplace for Andrew Probert, his contributions are executed as paintings instead of CGI.
- The February and August images did not appear in the 2014 edition of the Ships of the Line.
- This is the first outing in the Ships of the Line calendar series, which saw an internationally released variant edition, published by sub-licensee Danilo Promotions Limited – having received the license in the same year of the US ownership transfer – for the UK and the Commonwealth. Essentially, it was an amalgam of images featured in various previous US calendar editions (not all of them from the Ships of the Line series), with additional editorial differences; the UK edition still lacked the Ships of the Line subtitle as well as the centerfold, and the interior art had, like its US counterpart, the texts imprinted on the art. Additionally, this British edition is exclusively focused on the 2009 film, Star Trek.
- The January spread of the British edition was originally created by Ed Giddings for Roddenberry.com. 
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