Talarian observation craft were a type of observation craft used by the Talarians during the mid-24th century for basic training. These ships could be operated with a crew of five.

The interior of the ship was bathed in green and purple light and featured a large console with Talarian writing and symbols. Additional consoles with tubes of red blinking lights and joystick-like interfaces were present in the main room of the ship. An adjoining room was filled with small cargo crates.

During the Galen border conflict of the 2350s, a common tactic of the Talarians was to abandon their observation craft, rig them with a self-destruct device and issue a general distress call. By using this particular guerrilla warfare tactics resulted in 219 fatalities over a three-day period.

In early 2367, the USS Enterprise-D responded to a distress call from a Talarian observation craft in Sector 21947. When approached, on stardate 44085.7, the vessel was found adrift, with its crew in danger of a life-threatening radiation leak from within its propulsion system. (TNG: "Suddenly Human")

Background information

For information about the history and design of this model, please see: Studio models.

The interior of the ship features many electronic devices that pop up several times in other episodes. These were rented from prop store Modern Props. Most famous, because seen in so many episodes and movies, is the blinking tube device. Another prop seen is an interface with dual joysticks.

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