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{{aquote|For five hundred years, every ship that has borne the name of the ''Enterprise'' has become a legend. This one is no different.|[[Vice Admiral]] [[Nakamura]]|2365|The Measure Of A Man|Nakamura on the Enterprise-D.ogg}}
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The '''USS ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701-D)''' was a [[24th century]] [[Federation]] {{Class|Galaxy}} [[starship]] operated by [[Starfleet]], and the fifth Federation starship to bear [[Enterprise history|the name ''Enterprise'']]. During its career, the ''Enterprise'' served as the Federation [[flagship]] and was in service from [[2363]] to [[2371]].
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| class="even" | [[2364]]
 
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| class="even" | Destroyed ([[2371]])
 
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The '''USS ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701-D)''' was a [[Galaxy class|''Galaxy'' class]] [[starship]] launched in [[2364]], the fifth [[Federation]] starship to bear the name. It served as the [[flagship]] of [[Starfleet]] for the duration of its lifetime.
 
 
==History==
 
==History==
===Construction===
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===Construction and launch===
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D, forward ventral view.jpg|thumb|left|''Enterprise'' at Earth Station McKinley]]
The ''Enterprise'' was built at [[Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards]] orbiting [[Mars]] in the [[Sol system]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Booby Trap]]," "[[Eye of the Beholder]]") Construction was supervised by Commander [[Orfil Quinteros]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]") Dr. [[Leah Brahms]] was responsible for much of the ''Enterprise's'' [[warp propulsion system]] design. ([[TNG]]: "[[Booby Trap]]," "[[Galaxy's Child]]")
 
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The ''Enterprise'' was built at [[Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards]] orbiting [[Mars]] in the [[Sol system]]. The construction was a massive undertaking, involving thousands of people across disciplines. ({{TNG|Booby Trap|Eye of the Beholder}}) Construction was supervised by [[Commander]] [[Quinteros]]. ({{TNG|11001001}}) Dr. [[Leah Brahms]] was responsible for much of the ''Enterprise''{{'}}s [[warp propulsion system]] design. ({{TNG|Booby Trap|Galaxy's Child}}) Some of the ''Enterprise''{{'}}s components were derived from technology originally developed on the {{USS|Pegasus}}. ({{TNG|The Pegasus}}) ''In an [[alternate timeline]], the ''Enterprise'' was the first ''Galaxy''-class war ship constructed.'' ({{TNG|Yesterday's Enterprise}})
   
The ship's [[nacelle tube]] was the site of a multiple murder while it was still under construction at Utopia Planitia. A member of the construction team, [[Walter Pierce]], became jealous of a former lover's new relationship. He killed the two officers, [[Marla Finn]] and [[William Hodges]], then disposed of their bodies in the [[plasma stream]]. Pierce committed suicide in the same manner, leaving a [[telepathic]] imprint in a bulkhead which were not discovered until [[2370]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Eye of the Beholder]]")
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One of the ship's [[nacelle tube]]s was the site of a multiple [[murder]]-[[suicide]] while it was still under construction at Utopia Planitia. A member of the construction team, [[Walter Pierce]], became jealous of a former lover's new relationship. He killed the two officers, [[Marla Finn]] and [[William Hodges]], then disposed of their bodies in the [[plasma stream]]. Pierce committed suicide in the same manner, leaving a [[telepathic]] imprint in a [[bulkhead]] that was not discovered until [[2370]]. ({{TNG|Eye of the Beholder}})
   
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On [[stardate]] 40759.5, in the year [[2363]], the ''Enterprise'' was launched from Mars. ([[Dedication plaque comparison#USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)|''Enterprise''-D dedication plaque, second version]]) On stardate 41025.5, the ''Enterprise'' was commissioned. ([[Dedication plaque comparison#USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)|''Enterprise''-D dedication plaque, first version]])
Final systems completion and shakedown was conducted at [[Earth Station McKinley]]. Captain [[Jean-Luc Picard]] took command of the ship on stardate 41153.7 at the order of Rear Admiral [[Norah Satie]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[All Good Things...]]")
 
===Commanding officers===
 
Although Picard commanded the ''Enterprise'' most of its life, his [[first officer]], [[William T. Riker]], was field promoted to captain in [[2367]], following Picard's capture by the [[Borg]] and assimilation as [[Locutus of Borg|Locutus]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part II]]") In early [[2369]], the ''Enterprise'' was briefly commanded by Captain [[Edward Jellico]], as Captain Picard was assigned to a covert mission on the [[Cardassian]] planet of [[Celtris III]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Chain of Command, Part I]] and [[Chain of Command, Part II|Part II]]")
 
:''In [[Q]]'s timeline created by Picard's failure to fight the [[Nausicaan]]s in [[TNG]]: "[[Tapestry]]," the ''Enterprise'' was commanded by [[Thomas Halloway]].''
 
===Ship background===
 
====Technical info====
 
With a total of 42 decks, the USS ''Enterprise''-D was twice the length and had eight times the interior space of the [[Constitution class|''Constitution'' class]] ships of over a century earlier; it carried a combined crew and passenger load of about 1014. ([[TNG]]: "[[Remember Me]]," "[[Rascals]]," "[[Genesis]]") Crewmembers of [[ensign]] rank were required to share crew quarters, but were allowed their own quarters upon promotion to [[lieutenant junior grade|lieutenant, junior grade]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Lower Decks]]")
 
   
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Final systems completion and [[shakedown cruise|shakedown]] was conducted at [[Earth Station McKinley]]. {{Captain}} [[Jean-Luc Picard]] took command of the ship on stardate 41148 at the order of [[Rear Admiral]] [[Norah Satie]]. ({{TNG|All Good Things...}})
The [[bridge]], [[captain's ready room]], and [[conference lounge]] were on Deck 1, and were protected by redundant safety interlocks to prevent environmental systems failure. ([[TNG]]: "[[Brothers]]") The main [[shuttlebay]] was on Deck 4, supported by several [[cargo bay]]s on Deck 4 and Deck 18. ([[TNG]]: "[[Power Play]]," "[[Schisms]]") Two additional shuttlebays were found on Deck 13. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Next Phase]]") Deck 8 of the ship was a non-finished multi-purpose deck. Additional work spaces were set there when needed. ([[TNG]]: "[[Liaisons]]") It also contained the officers' [[crew quarters|quarters]] and the [[battle bridge]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part I]]") [[Ten Forward]], the center of the ship's social activity, was located on the extreme forward end of Deck 10, offering the best view of space ahead of the ship. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Child]]") [[Holodeck]]s could also be found on Deck 10. ([[TNG]]: "[[Homeward]]") Deck 12 contained [[sickbay]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Remember Me]]"), while [[Main Engineering]] was located on Deck 36. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Hunted]]") Engineering took up twelve decks of the [[secondary hull]], with the [[antimatter]] storage pods housed on Deck 42. ([[TNG]]: "[[Liaisons]]") The primary docking ports were located on either side of the [[torpedo launcher]] on Deck 25 ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]"); the nacelle control room was also on that deck. ([[TNG]]: "[[Eye of the Beholder]]") According to Lieutenant Commander [[Nella Daren]], the most acoustically perfect spot on the ship was the fourth intersect of Jefferies tube 25. ([[TNG]]: "[[Lessons]]")
 
:''[[TNG]]: "[[Time Squared]]" and "[[The Hunted]]" both stated that shuttlebays two and three were on Deck 11. However, the shuttlebays actually spanned Decks 12 and 13 on the ''Enterprise'' miniature. The error was corrected in subsequent episodes. Cargo bay four also moved betwen the fifth and sixth seasons; in [[TNG]]: "[[Power Play]]," it was on Deck 18, while in [[TNG]]: "[[Schisms]]" it was now on Deck 4.''
 
   
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===Picard's seven-year mission===
The ''Enterprise'' had a maximum sustainable speed of [[warp factor|warp]] 9.6. ([[TNG]]: "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]") In [[2369]], the ship generated about 12.75 billion gigawatts of energy per second while in orbit of a planet. ([[TNG]]: "[[True-Q]]") The [[warp core]] could generate a tremendous amount of energy at once if needed; the only device on the ship capable of channeling such energy all at once would be the main [[deflector dish]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part I]]")
 
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[[File:Kavis Alpha sector.jpg|thumb|In orbit of a red giant star]]
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The ''Enterprise''-D made first official contact with a number of species ([[#List of first contacts|see below]]).
   
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While fleeing from the entity known as [[Q]]; the ''Enterprise ''conducted the first high-warp (warp 9.6) [[saucer separation]]. ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint}}) [[The Traveler]] used the energy of his thoughts to move the ''Enterprise'' to a galaxy known as [[M-33]] at a speed greater than [[warp 10]]. A subsequent use of the warp drive by the Traveler propelled the ''Enterprise ''to'' ''the [[end of the universe]] at a speed that, according to the ship's instruments, never exceeded warp 1.5. ({{TNG|Where No One Has Gone Before}})
The ''Enterprise''-D carried twelve [[phaser]] arrays, three torpedo launchers, a complement of 250 [[photon torpedoes]], and a high capacity [[shield]] grid ([[TNG]]: "[[Conundrum]]"); there are some 4000 power systems in all onboard the ship. The ship also had twenty transporter pads. ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]")
 
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{{bginfo|According to ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual]]'' (p. 55), the ship didn't actually achieve warp 10 or go beyond it, but it did travel at the speed of about warp 9.9999999996. This was confirmed in {{VOY|Threshold}}, in which a shuttle from {{USS|Voyager}} becomes the first craft to actually achieve warp 10.}}
:''Although [[TNG]]: "[[Conundrum]]" establishes the ''Enterprise'' had ten phaser banks, a visual inspection of the filming model clearly shows twelve arrays. The ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual]]'' also supports the higher number. A visual effects blooper in [[TNG]]: "[[Darmok]]" showed phaser fire coming from the forward torpedo launcher.''
 
=====Ship's directory=====
 
* '''Deck 1'''
 
** [[Bridge]]
 
** [[Captain's ready room]]
 
** [[Conference lounge]]
 
   
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The ''Enterprise'' received a computer [[refit]] in [[2364]]. ({{TNG|Datalore}})
* '''Deck 2'''
 
** Room 2713: [[Lieutenant]] [[Worf]]'s quarters, [[2370]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Parallels]]")
 
** Room 3653: [[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Data]]'s [[quarters]], [[2370]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Masks]]")
 
** Banquet room ([[TNG]]: "[[Violations]]")
 
   
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[[File:USS Enterprise in distant galaxy, remastered.jpg|left|thumb|Arriving at the end of the universe]]
* '''Deck 4'''
 
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Later in 2364, the ''Enterprise'' was [[hijack]]ed from [[Starbase 74]] by the [[Bynar]]s. They intended to use the ship to repair the damaged computer on their [[Bynaus|homeworld]]. The ''Enterprise'' was returned to Captain Picard's control following the incident, and the Bynars freely accepted the consequences of their actions. ({{TNG|11001001}})
** Main [[shuttlebay]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Cause and Effect]]")
 
** [[Cargo bay]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Schisms]]")
 
   
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During its first encounter with the [[Borg]], sections 27, 28, and 29 on decks 4, 5, and 6 were removed for analysis by the Borg. Eighteen people were killed. ({{TNG|Q Who}})
* '''Deck 6'''
 
** Room 2054: [[Transporter room|Transporter Room]] 3 ([[TNG]]: "[[The Game]]")
 
   
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In [[2366]], the ''Enterprise'' had traveled about ten thousand [[light year]]s. ({{TNG|Booby Trap}})
* '''Deck 7'''
 
** Section 4: Guest quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[True-Q]]")
 
** Section 19, Room 1947: Lieutenant [[Edward Hagler]]'s quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Schisms]]")
 
** Section 25 Baker, Room: Lieutenant Worf's quarters, [[2369]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Rightful Heir]]")
 
** Guest quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[The Perfect Mate]]")
 
   
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During the Borg incursion of 2366 and [[2367]], the ''Enterprise'' suffered heavy damage. Deck 36, including main engineering, was decompressed after a [[cutting beam]] damaged the [[engineering hull]], killing at least eleven, and possibly eight more. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds}})
* '''Deck 8'''
 
** Room 0142: VIP quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Reunion]]")
 
** Room 0910: [[Commander]] [[Deanna Troi]]'s quarters, [[2368]]-[[2370]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Violations]]," "[[Genesis]]")
 
** Room 0912: Commander [[William T. Riker]]'s quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part I]]," "[[Chain of Command, Part II]]")
 
** Room 2133: Commander [[Beverly Crusher]]'s quarters, [[2370]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Sub Rosa]]")
 
** Room 3402: Counselor Deanna Troi's office ([[TNG]]: "[[The Price]]")
 
** Room 3601: [[Captain]] [[Jean-Luc Picard]]'s quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Gambit, Part II]]")
 
** Section 4, Room 4711: Lieutenant [[Ro Laren]]'s quarters, [[2370]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Preemptive Strike]]")
 
** [[Battle bridge]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]")
 
** [[Marla Aster]] and [[Jeremy Aster]]'s quarters, [[2366]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Bonding]]")
 
   
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[[File:Earth station mckinley.jpg|thumb|Undergoing repairs at Earth]]
* '''Deck 9'''
 
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The main [[deflector dish]] was transformed into a last-ditch energy weapon, which failed due to the assimilated knowledge of Captain Picard. In the attempt, the deflector and [[warp core]] were overloaded, while several decks were flooded with [[radiation]].
** Room 0910: Counselor Deanna Troi's quarters, [[2366]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Price]]")
 
** Room 0922: ''[[Cetacean|Tursiops]]'' crew facility
 
** Room 0929: [[Ensign]] [[Maddy Calloway]]'s quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Eye of the Beholder]]")
 
** Section 4: Guest quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Bloodlines]]")
 
** Section 28: Commander [[Beverly Crusher]]'s quarters, [[2368]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Cause and Effect]]")
 
** VIP quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Man of the People]]")
 
   
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Later, the [[saucer module]] sustained damage to its [[impulse drive]] and decks 23 through 25 were sliced open by the enemy during the final battle over [[Earth]]. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds, Part II}}) The extent of the damage required a full refit at Earth Station McKinley, which lasted five to six weeks. ({{TNG|Family}})
* '''Deck 10'''
 
** Section 1: [[Ten Forward]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Child]]," "[[Power Play]]")
 
** Crew quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Conundrum]]")
 
** Holodeck 5 ([[TNG]]: "[[Homeward]]")
 
   
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During that refit, the [[starship]] received a [[phaser]] upgrade as well as full damage repair and a new [[dilithium chamber hatch]]. The hatch malfunctioned later that year, causing extensive damage to the warp core. Although [[Romulan]] sabotage was initially suspected, it was later learned that undetected flaws in the hatch were responsible. ({{TNG|The Drumhead}})
* '''Deck 11'''
 
** Room 0925: Holodeck three ([[TNG]]: "[[All Good Things...]]")
 
** Room 2917: Holodeck ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]")
 
   
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The ''Enterprise'' was the command ship in Captain Picard's ''ad hoc'' armada which blockaded Romulan assistance to the [[House of Duras]] during the [[Klingon Civil War]]. It coordinated a [[tachyon detection grid]] which was used to detect cloaked [[Romulan warbird|Romulan ships]] from crossing the border. ({{TNG|Redemption II}})
* '''Deck 12'''
 
** Section 23 Baker, Room 1629: Dr. Beverly Crusher's office ([[TNG]]: "[[Genesis]]")
 
** Section 23 Baker, Room 1631: [[Sickbay]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Next Phase]]," "[[Genesis]]")
 
** Gymnasium ([[TNG]]: "[[The Icarus Factor]]")
 
   
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The ship struck a [[quantum filament]] in early [[2368]], causing a loss of all power aboard ship and severe damage to most systems. [[Antimatter containment]] was nearly compromised; fortunately, repairs were made before the ship was destroyed. ({{TNG|Disaster}})
* '''Deck 13'''
 
** Shuttlebay 2/3 ([[TNG]]: "[[The Next Phase]]")
 
   
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Also in 2368, the ''Enterprise'' was trapped in a [[temporal causality loop]] near the [[Typhon Expanse]]. Each cycle ended in a catastrophic collision with the {{USS|Bozeman}}, destroying both ships. Feelings of ''[[déjà vu]]'' allowed the ''Enterprise'' crew to gather clues which allowed them to send a message into the next loop and avoid the collision. The ship spent a total of 17.4 days repeating the same interval of time. ({{TNG|Cause and Effect}})
* '''Deck 14'''
 
** Transporter room ([[TNG]]: "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]")
 
** Primary care classroom ([[TNG]]: "[[Rascals]]")
 
   
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On a mission to [[Ligos VII]], the ''Enterprise'' was attacked by two [[Klingon Bird-of-Prey]] starships under the command of the [[Ferengi]] [[DaiMon]] [[Lurin]]. The surprise attack allowed Lurin and his men to successfully hijack the ''Enterprise.'' Forcing its crew to transport to the surface of Ligos VII for [[slave labor]], Lurin had planned to sell the ''Enterprise'' to the Romulans, however, his plans were thwarted by a group of crewmembers who had temporarily been transformed into children due to a [[transporter]] malfunction. ({{TNG|Rascals}})
* '''Deck 16'''
 
** Guest quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[Violations]]")
 
   
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[[File:Galaxy class docked at DS9.jpg|thumb|The ''Enterprise'' at Deep Space 9]]
* '''Deck 17'''
 
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The ''Enterprise'' was one of the first Starfleet vessels to dock at the newly-commissioned [[Deep Space 9]], where it offloaded most of the station's Starfleet contingent, and its first complement of {{Class|Danube}} [[runabout]]s. The ''Enterprise'' departed the station and heading to the [[Lapolis system]]. ({{DS9|Emissary}}) Several weeks later, the ''Enterprise'' returned to Deep Space 9 to help repair the Bajoran [[aqueduct]] systems that had been damaged during the [[Occupation of Bajor|Cardassian Occupation]] of [[Bajor]]. ({{TNG|Birthright, Part I|Birthright, Part II}})
** Section 21 Alpha: [[Arboretum]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Genesis]]")
 
** Emergency turbolift to battle bridge ([[TNG]]: "[[Heart of Glory]]")
 
** Crew quarters ([[TNG]]: "[[The Next Phase]]")
 
   
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The ''Enterprise'' underwent its first [[baryon sweep]] at the [[Remmler Array]] in [[2369]]. A stronger field was needed due to the ''Enterprise''{{'}}s heavy use of warp drive. During the sweep, a mercenary group nearly stole dangerous [[trilithium resin]] from the warp core, but was thwarted by the ''Enterprise'' [[senior staff]]. ({{TNG|Starship Mine}})
* '''Deck 18'''
 
** Cargo bays ([[TNG]]: "[[Power Play]]")
 
   
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One of the most important discoveries in the history of the Federation was made aboard the ''Enterprise''-D. Its crew pieced together Dr. {{dis|Galen|Professor}}'s final research to {{dis|decipher|cryptography}} a message from the [[ancient humanoid]]s, the first [[humanoid]] species in the [[Milky Way Galaxy]]. ({{TNG|The Chase}})
* '''Deck 25'''
 
** Room 0293: Starboard nacelle [[Jefferies tube]] access ([[TNG]]: "[[Eye of the Beholder]]")
 
** Room 0294: Starboard [[nacelle tube]]/[[plasma injector]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Eye of the Beholder]]")
 
** [[Torpedo bay]] ([[TNG]]: "[[In Theory]]")
 
** Docking port ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]")
 
   
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Late in [[2369]], the ''Enterprise'' was damaged while rescuing the crew of a [[D'deridex class|Romulan warbird]], whose artificial [[quantum singularity]] warp core had been colonized by [[lifeform]]s which mistook it for a genuine quantum singularity, causing severe disruptions in [[space]]-[[time]].
* '''Deck 36'''
 
** [[Main engineering]], [[dilithium crystal articulation frame]] access, [[power transfer conduit]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]")
 
** Science lab ([[TNG]]: "[[Time's Arrow, Part II]]")
 
** Room 5244: Jefferies tube access point ([[TNG]]: "[[Realm of Fear]]")
 
   
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The ''Enterprise'' was destroyed due to feedback from a [[power transfer beam]], which was killing the lifeforms' young. Fortunately, four ''Enterprise'' crewmembers were returning to the ship at the time and were able to avert the ''Enterprise''<nowiki/>'s destruction and save the Romulan crew. ({{TNG|Timescape}})
* '''Deck 38'''
 
** Maintenance corridors ([[TNG]]: "[[The Hunted]]")
 
   
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D at Qualor II, remastered.jpg|left|thumb|The ''Enterprise'' at Qualor II]]
* '''Deck 42'''
 
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A new warp core was tested aboard the ''Enterprise'' in early [[2370]]. The core was installed at [[Starbase 84]]; several points of the [[power transfer conduit]]s were replaced as well.
** [[Antimatter]] storage ([[TNG]]: "[[Liaisons]]")
 
   
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The core and the conduits had been manufactured on [[Thanatos VII]] using [[interphase]] technology, attracting [[interphasic organism]]s which attached themselves to the crew and began to digest their [[cellular peptide|cellular structures]]. An [[interphasic pulse]] was successful in destroying the creatures. ({{TNG|Phantasms}})
====The crew====
 
In 2367, an average day aboard ship recorded by [[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Data]], included four birthdays, two personnel transfers, two chess tournaments, a secondary school play, four promotions, and at least one birth. ([[TNG]]: "[[Data's Day]]") The ''Enterprise'' normally ran on four duty shifts. ([[TNG]]: "[[Lower Decks]]") Reducing to three duty shifts would cause many personnel scheduling problems, as when Captain Jellico ordered a change during his tenure as captain in [[2369]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Chain of Command, Part I]]") Crew evaluations were conducted every three months, and were usually supervised by Will Riker and [[Deanna Troi]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Lower Decks]]")
 
   
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{{bginfo|Despite the production staff's desire to introduce a new warp core prop, budget cuts required the new core to be a redress of the existing warp core. ({{tngc|3|269}}) It was gone by the next episode, suggesting the upgrades were not completed. Curiously, the upgraded hatch appeared in one of the universes visited by [[Worf]] in {{e|Parallels}}.}}
As of [[2366]], some 13 species were represented among the [[List of USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) personnel|ship's complement]], at that time including [[Betazoid]], [[Klingon]], [[El-Aurian]], [[Vulcan]] and [[human]]. Over the course of its mission crew species included [[Bolian]], [[Benzite]], [[Bajoran|Bajora]], [[Napean]], and an [[android]]. ''(2366 crew makeup is from [[TNG]]:"[[Sins of the Father]]")'' The ship also carried [[dolphin]]s. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Perfect Mate]]")
 
:''On the holographic ''Enterprise''-D commanded by Riker in [[TNG]]: "[[Future Imperfect]]," a Ferengi sat the helm. In a [[parallel universe]] in [[TNG]]: "[[Parallels]]," a [[Cardassian]] was a helm crewman. In non-[[canon]] [[DC Comics|DC]] [[comics|comic book]] stories, the crew also included an Axgardian, Mister Forthol, in 2366.''
 
   
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Also during 2370, Commander La Forge engaged in a friendly contest with [[Donald Kaplan]], chief engineer of the {{USS|Intrepid|NCC-74600}}. They competed to have the best power conversion rates in the fleet, with the ''Enterprise'' frequently beating out the ''Intrepid''. ({{TNG|Force of Nature}})
Although Starfleet crewmembers staffed the vital positions onboard the ''Enterprise'', civilian crewmembers were allowed to hold important jobs in the ship's science and medical departments, as well as support areas like Ten Forward and the ship's school. ([[TNG]]: "[[Night Terrors]]," "[[Hero Worship]]," "[[Ethics (episode)|Ethics]]")
 
   
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The ''Enterprise'' became one of the few Federation ships to use a [[cloaking device]] in 2370, and perhaps the first to successfully use a [[phasing cloak]]. It had been retrieved from the wreckage of the {{USS|Pegasus}} and was installed aboard the ''Enterprise'' to allow it to pass through an [[asteroid]] after a Romulan vessel sealed the ship inside. ({{TNG|The Pegasus}})
===In service===
 
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[[File:USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) enters asteroid field.jpg|thumb|Investigating the asteroid field in 2370]]
The ''Enterprise''-D made first official contact with a number of species. ([[#List of first contacts|See below]].)
 
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{{bginfo|The events of "The Pegasus" were revisited during {{ENT|These Are the Voyages...}}, including several scenes set aboard the ''Enterprise''-D. The 1701-D was also part of the montage during the final moments of the episode, along with the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)|original USS ''Enterprise'']] and {{EnterpriseNX}}.}}
   
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While investigating a rogue [[comet]] in 2370, the ''Enterprise'' stumbled upon an [[D'Arsay archive|archive]] of the lost [[D'Arsay]] civilization. The archive trapped the ship and used matter and [[DNA]] aboard to create artifacts from the D'Arsay culture. The ''Enterprise'' was later returned to normal. ({{TNG|Masks}})
The ''Enterprise'' pushed its engines to the limit during the Farpoint mission in [[2364]], whilst fleeing from the entity known as [[Q]]; it also conducted the first high-warp [[saucer separation]] at that time. ([[TNG]]: "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]") It would break warp 9.9 later that year, during warp experiments run by [[Kosinski]]. It was the first [[Federation]] starship to visit a distant galaxy. ([[TNG]]: "[[Where No One Has Gone Before]]").
 
   
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Lieutenant Worf supervised an upgrade of the ''Enterprise''{{'}}s weapons systems in late 2370. The tests were interrupted after the ship was ravaged by [[Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome]]. ({{TNG|Genesis}})
Later in [[2364]], the ''Enterprise'' was hijacked from [[Starbase 74]] by the [[Bynar]]s. They intended to use the ship to repair the damaged computer on their [[Bynaus|homeworld]]. The ''Enterprise'' was returned to Captain Picard's custody following the incident, and the Bynars freely accepted the consequences of their actions. ([[TNG]]: "[[11001001]]")
 
   
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At some unspecified point in 2370, the ''Enterprise''-D docked at Deep Space 9, where some of the crew went on [[shore leave]], and [[Lieutenant]] [[Jadzia Dax]] staked Commander Riker three strips of [[gold-pressed latinum]] when Riker's winning-streak ran dry at [[Quark's Bar, Grill, Gaming House and Holosuite Arcade|Quark's]]. Riker would later contact Quark and trade his unclaimed winnings for information on the Duras sisters. ({{TNG|Firstborn}}; {{DS9|Defiant}})
[[Image:BorgCuttingBeam-142.jpg|thumb|200px|The ''Enterprise'' damaged by the Borg.]]
 
During its first encounter with the Borg, sections 27, 28, and 29 on decks 4, 5 and 6 were removed for analysis by the Borg, killing eighteen people. ([[TNG]]: "[[Q Who?]]") During the Borg incursion of [[2366]] and [[2367]], the ''Enterprise'' suffered heavy damage. Deck 36, including Main Engineering, was decompressed after a [[cutting beam]] damaged the [[engineering hull]], killing eleven and possibly eight more. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part I]]") The main deflector dish was transformed into a last-ditch energy weapon, which failed due to the assimilated knowledge of Captain Picard. In the attempt, the deflector and warp core were overloaded, while several decks were flooded with radation. Later, the [[saucer module]] sustained damage to its [[impulse drive]] and decks 23 through 25 were sliced open by the enemy during the final battle over [[Earth]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part II]]) The extent of the damage required a full refit at Earth Station McKinley which lasted 5 to 6 weeks. ([[TNG]]: "[[Family]]")
 
   
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The ''Enterprise'' temporarily became sentient in 2370 when an [[emergent lifeform]] used the ship's systems to reproduce. ({{TNG|Emergence}})
During that refit, the [[starship]] received a [[phaser]] upgrade as well as full damage repair and a new [[dilithium chamber articulation frame]]. The frame malfunctioned later that year, causing extensive damage to the warp core. Although [[Romulan]] sabotage was initially suspected, it was later learned that undetectable flaws in the hatch were responsible. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Drumhead]]")
 
   
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When [[Miles O'Brien]], one of the ship's former [[transporter chief]]s, was captured by the [[Cardassian]]s in late 2370, the ''Enterprise'' along with ''[[USS Prokofiev|Prokofiev]]'', and ''[[USS Valdemar|Valdemar]]'' were sent to [[patrol]] the [[Demilitarized Zone]] as a warning to the [[Cardassian Central Command|Cardassian government]]. ({{DS9|Tribunal}})
The ''Enterprise'' was the command ship in Captain Picard's armada which blockaded Romulan assistance to the [[House of Duras]] during the [[Klingon Civil War]]. It coordinated a [[tachyon detection grid]] which was used to prevent cloaked [[Romulan warbird|Romulan ships]] from crossing the border. ([[TNG]]: "[[Redemption, Part II]]")
 
   
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D, 2371.jpg|left|thumb|The ''Enterprise'' in 2371]]
The ship struck a [[quantum filament]] in early [[2368]], causing a loss of all power aboard ship and severe damage to most systems. [[Antimatter containment]] was nearly compromised; fortunately, repairs were made before the ship was destroyed. ([[TNG]]: "[[Disaster]]")
 
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In early [[2371]], the ''Enterprise'' received a number of refits to its internal spaces. Color and lighting schemes were slightly altered, and the bridge inherited a number of new consoles on the port and starboard sides. There were now four [[science station]]s, three along the starboard wall and one at the starboard side of the aft stations. [[operations center|Mission Ops]] was now the second station, followed by [[environmental control]]. Two [[engineering station]]s rounded out the aft area, while three [[communications station]]s were present along the port wall.
   
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D approaches the Amargosa observatory.jpg|thumb|The ''Enterprise''-D arrives at Amargosa]]
The ''Enterprise'' was repeatedly destroyed in [[2368]], when the ship was trapped in a [[temporal causality loop]] near the [[Typhon Expanse]]. Each cycle ended in a catastrophic collision with the [[USS Bozeman|USS ''Bozeman'']]. Feelings of [[deja vu]] allowed the ''Enterprise'' crew to gather clues which allowed them to send a message into the next loop and avoid the collision. The ship spent a total of seventeen days repeating the same interval of time. ([[TNG]]: "[[Cause and Effect]]")
 
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In addition, the main floor (where the captain's, executive officer's, and guest's chairs were) was slightly raised, and a chair was placed at the tactical station for the chief of security to sit while manning that console.
   
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Later that year, the ''Enterprise'' picked up a distress call from the [[Amargosa observatory|observatory]] in the [[Amargosa system]]. An away team led by Commander Riker found that the station had been attacked by Romulans, they also found an injured [[Doctor]] [[Tolian Soran]] buried among the wreakage. After analyzing the [[Romulan tricorder]], they discovered the Romulans were looking for [[trilithium]]. Back on the station, Data and La Forge discovered a secret lab filled with solar probes when they are attacked by Soran. Soran then launched a [[solar probe]] that destroyed the [[Amargosa]] star, producing a [[Shock wave|level-12 shock wave]], after rescuing Data, the ''Enterprise'' left the system as the observatory was destroyed.
The ''Enterprise'' was one of the first Starfleet vessels to dock at the newly commissioned [[Deep Space 9]], where it offloaded most of the station's Starfleet contingent and its first compliment of [[runabout]]s. ([[DS9]]: "[[Emissary]]")
 
   
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D in orbit of Veridian III.jpg|thumb|left|The ''Enterprise'' in orbit of Veridian III]]
The ''Enterprise'' underwent its first [[baryon sweep]] at the [[Remmler Array]] in [[2369]]. A stronger field was needed due to the ''Enterprise's'' heavy use of warp drive. During the sweep, a mercenary group nearly stole dangerous [[trilithium resin]] from the warp core, but was thwarted by the ''Enterprise'' senior staff. ([[TNG]]: "[[Starship Mine]]")
 
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After talking with [[Guinan]] about Soran and the [[Nexus]], Picard met with Data in {{dis|Stellar cartography|section}}, after discovering Soran was altering the ribbon's course, Picard determined Soran was heading for the [[Veridian system]] and ordered Worf to set course at maximum warp. The ''Enterprise'' arrived at [[Veridian III]] and intercepted the Klingon Bird-of-Prey. The Klingons agreed to a "prisoner exchange" for La Forge, taking Picard in his place and allowing him to beam to Soran's location somewhere on the planet's surface. ({{film|7}})
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===Destruction of the ''Enterprise''===
One of the most important discoveries in the history of the Federation was made aboard the ''Enterprise''-D; its crew pieced together Dr. [[Richard Galen]]'s final research to decipher a message from the [[Progenitors]], the first [[humanoid]] species in the [[Milky Way Galaxy]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Chase]]")
 
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[[Battle of Veridian III|An engagement]] with [[Duras sisters' Bird-of-Prey|a renegade]] [[Klingon]] Bird-of-Prey commanded by the Duras sisters in 2371 resulted in extensive damage to the ''Enterprise''. The ship's [[magnetic interlock]]s were ruptured, and before efforts could be made to repair them, a [[coolant leak]] began, leading to an unavoidable [[warp core breach]].
   
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D, warp core breach.jpg|thumb|The ''Enterprise''{{'}}s stardrive section is destroyed]]
Late in [[2369]], the ''Enterprise'' was damaged while rescuing the crew of a [[D'deridex class|Romulan warbird]]. Its warp core had been colonized by lifeforms which mistook it for a genuine [[quantum singularity]], causing severe disruptions in space-time. The ''Enterprise'' was nearly destroyed due to feedback from a [[power transfer beam]], which was killing the lifeforms' young. Fortunately, several ''Enterprise'' crewmembers were returning to the ship at the time and were able to rescue the ''Enterprise'' and the Romulan crew. ([[TNG]]: "[[Timescape]]")
 
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Faced with this scenario, Commander [[William T. Riker|Riker]] ordered the evacuation of the crew from the [[secondary hull]] to the [[saucer section]]. Once the evacuation had been completed, the saucer could [[saucer separation|separate]] and get to a safe distance before the stardrive section was destroyed by the core breach. La Forge and Dr. Crusher oversaw the evacuations of their respective departments and completed it with a minute to spare. The saucer's [[impulse engine]]s were engaged as soon as it cleared the secondary hull, but the saucer was unable to get to a safe distance before the core breached. The explosion produced a [[shock wave|ion shock wave]] that disabled the entire saucer section and propelled the saucer into a degrading orbit of Veridian III, forcing the saucer section into the planet's [[atmosphere]].
   
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D saucer crash.jpg|thumb|left|The saucer section of the ''Enterprise'' grinds to a halt on Veridian III]]
A new warp core was tested aboard the ''Enterprise'' in early [[2370]]. The core was installed at [[Starbase 84]]; several points of the [[power transfer conduit]]s were replaced as well. The core and the conduits had been manufactured on [[Thanatos VII]] using [[interphase]] technology, attracting [[interphasic organism]]s which attached themselves to the crew and began to digest their [[cellular peptide|cellular structures]]. An [[interphasic pulse]] was successful in destroying the creatures. ([[TNG]]: "[[Phantasms]]")
 
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With the saucer hurtling towards the surface of the planet, [[Data]] managed to reroute the auxiliary systems to the lateral [[thruster]]s and thereby restore thruster control to level out their descent. Moments later, the saucer crash-landed into a jungle on the planet's surface, flattening many trees as it came to rest. Owing to the relatively safe landing, the ''Enterprise''{{'}}s casualties were minimal. Unfortunately, the severe damage sustained by the primary hull in the battle and subsequent crash landing rendered the ship unsalvageable. The ship's crew was rescued by three Starfleet vessels including the {{class|Nebula}} {{USS|Farragut|NCC-60597}}, an {{class|Oberth}} [[Oberth unnamed 001|ship]], and a {{class|Miranda}} [[Miranda unknown 004|ship]].
:''The new warp core was gone by the next episode, suggesting the upgrades were not completed due to the problems with the interphasic manufacturing technique. Curiously, the upgraded hatch appeared in one of the universes visited by [[Worf]] in "[[Parallels]]."''
 
   
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{{bginfo|A [[deleted scene|cut scene]] from the theatrical version of {{film|7}} established that eighteen crew members were lost in the saucer section crash and that rescue efforts led by [[Doctor]] [[Beverly Crusher|Crusher]], following the crash, lasted several days.|While the ultimate fate of the ''Enterprise''{{'}}s [[Primary hull|saucer section]] was never explained in canon, the novel ''[[The Return]]'' described the saucer being dismantled and removed from Veridian III because of the pre-industrial civilization on [[Veridian IV]].|The genesis of the ''Enterprise''-D's destruction was a drawing from the ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Writers' Technical Manual]]''. This illustrated a ''Galaxy''-class saucer section making a planned emergency landing on a planet, by entering the atmosphere at a shallow angle while level to the planet's surface. It then maneuvers in a large 'S' pattern to prolong the descent and bleed off as much momentum as possible before touching the ground and sliding to a halt. A similar crash-landing of the ship's saucer section had also been suggested for the finale of the [[TNG Season 6|sixth season]]. ({{tngc|3|309}}) Although realistically portraying such a crash was deemed prohibitively expensive at that time, the concept remained intriguing for the writers. Since the budget for the movie {{film|7}} was about ten times more than the budget for an individual installment of the television series, ''Generations'' co-scripters [[Ronald D. Moore]] and [[Brannon Braga]] recommended that the saucer crash-landing sequence be incorporated into the film's plot, a suggestion that was approved by [[Rick Berman]]. The writing duo proceeded to have fun with destroying the ''Enterprise''-D, one incentive being that Braga suspected it was time to retire the ship and that it would be even more fun to introduce a new ''Enterprise'' in the next movie. (''[[Star Trek Generations (novel)]]''), hardback ed., pp. 251-253)}}
Also during [[2370]], Commander La Forge engaged in a friendly contest with [[Donald Kaplan]], chief engineer of the [[USS Intrepid#USS Intrepid (NCC-74600)|USS ''Intrepid'']]. They competed to have the best power conversion rates in the fleet, with the ''Enterprise'' frequently beating out the ''Intrepid''. ([[TNG]]: "[[Force of Nature]]")
 
   
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===Legacy===
The ''Enterprise'' became one of the few Federation ships to use a [[cloaking device]] in [[2370]], and perhaps the first to successfully use a [[interphase cloaking device|phasing cloak]]. It had been retrieved from the wreckage of the [[USS Pegasus|USS ''Pegasus'']] and was installed aboard the ''Enterprise'' to allow it to pass through an [[asteroid]] after a Romulan vessel sealed the ship inside. ([[TNG]]: "[[The Pegasus]]")
 
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Commander Riker was upset over the loss of the ''Enterprise''. Having hoped he would one day command the ship, he was disappointed that he never got that opportunity. However, Picard expressed doubt that the ''Enterprise''-D would be the last vessel to carry the name. ({{film|7}})
   
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The ''Enterprise'' was so dear to Worf that, shortly after being reassigned to Deep Space 9 in [[2372]], he briefly considered resigning from [[Starfleet]]. Station commander Captain [[Benjamin Sisko]] expressed regret on the loss of the ''Enterprise'' and offered his condolences over the destruction of the ship to Worf, saying the ''Enterprise'' "was a good ship." ({{DS9|The Way of the Warrior}})
While investigating a rogue [[comet]] in [[2370]], the ''Enterprise'' stumbled upon an [[D'Arsay archive|archive]] of the lost [[D'arsay]] civilization. The archive trapped the ship and used matter and [[DNA]] aboard to create artifacts from the D'arsay culture. The ''Enterprise'' was later returned to normal. ([[TNG]]: "[[Masks]]")
 
   
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[[File:Enterprise-D flies toward a nebula.jpg|thumb|left|Picard dreams of the ''Enterprise''-D in flight]]
Lieutenant Worf supervised an upgrade of the ''Enterprise's'' weapons systems in late [[2370]]. The tests were interrupted after the ship was ravaged by [[Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome]]. ([[TNG]]: "[[Genesis]]")
 
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Captain Picard's belief that the ''Enterprise''-D would not be the final ship to bear the name was borne out with the christening of the {{class|Sovereign}} {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-E|-E}} in 2372. In that instance, the legacy of the ''Enterprise'' continued with Picard reprising his role as [[CO]] and selecting most of the former crew from the ''Enterprise''-D, with the notable exception of Worf due to his most recent assignment to DS9. ({{film|8}})
   
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[[File:Enterprise-D (Picard's Dream).jpg|thumb|Picard's dream of the ''Enterprise''-D]]
The ''Enterprise'' temporarily became sentient in [[2370]] when an [[emergent lifeform]] used the ship's systems to reproduce. ([[TNG]]: "[[Emergence]]")
 
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In [[2399]], Picard, [[sleep]]ing at [[Château Picard]] in [[France]], had a [[dream]] that he was in [[Ten Forward]] with Data on the ''Enterprise''-D, playing a game of [[Poker]]. Nearing the end of the game, he stalled Data as best he could because he did not want the game to be over. They were [[seat]]ed at a [[table]] directly next to a [[window]], which allowed Picard to notice Mars outside. He didn't realize that the ''Enterprise'' was on course for Mars, so this surprised him. He then watched as the entire [[planet]] [[Attack on Mars|exploded]], engulfing the ''Enterprise'' as well, causing Picard to awaken from his dream. ({{PIC|Remembrance}})
   
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Later that same year, a hologram of the ''Enterprise'' was displayed in the atrium of the [[Commander in chief|CNC's]] office at [[Starfleet Headquarters]]. ({{PIC|Maps and Legends}})
In early [[2371]], the ''Enterprise'' received a number of refits to its internal spaces. Color and lighting schemes were slightly altered, and the bridge inherited a number of new consoles on the port and starboard sides. There were now four [[science station]]s, three along the starboard wall and one at the starboard side of the aft stations. [[Mission Ops]] was now the second station, followed by [[environment station|Environment]]. Two [[engineering station]]s rounded out the aft area, while three [[communications station]]s were now present along the port wall.
 
   
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==List of first contacts==
[[Image:Enterprise-saucer-crash.jpg|thumb|200px|The [[saucer section]] of the ''Enterprise''-D, landed on [[Veridian III]].]]
 
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In most cases, the date indicated is the first time open communication was initiated with at least one member of the species. Otherwise, it is the first known contact with the species.
The ''Enterprise'' was lost in [[2371]] after an attack by renegade [[Klingon]] caused extensive damage, leading to a [[warp core breach]]. Although the [[saucer section]] was safely separated before the breach, the force of the explosion shoved it into the atmosphere of [[Veridian III]]. Fortunately, Commander [[Deanna Troi]] was successful in maneuvering the saucer to a safe landing, and losses were minimal. The ship, however, was unsalvageable, and the crew was rescued by the [[USS Farragut#USS Farragut (NCC-60597)|USS ''Farragut'']]. Commander Riker was upset over the loss of the ''Enterprise'', as he hoped he would one day command the ship. (''[[Star Trek: Generations]]'')
 
 
In [[2372]], Captain [[Benjamin Sisko]] offered his condolences over the loss of the ''Enterprise'' to Lieutenant Commander Worf, saying the ''Enterprise'' was a good ship. ([[DS9]]: "[[The Way of the Warrior]]")
 
 
====List of first contacts====
 
In most cases, the date indicated is the first time open communication was initiated with at least one member of the species. Otherwise, it is the first known contact with the species.
 
 
* '''[[2364]]'''
 
* '''[[2364]]'''
** The [[Aldean]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[When the Bough Breaks]]")
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** The [[Aldean]]s ({{TNG|When The Bough Breaks}})
** [[Armus]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Skin of Evil]]")
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** [[Armus]] ({{TNG|Skin of Evil}})
** The [[Beta Renner entity]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Lonely Among Us]]")
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** The [[Beta Renner cloud]] ({{TNG|Lonely Among Us}})
** The [[Edo]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Justice]]"'')
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** The [[Crystalline Entity]] ({{TNG|Datalore|Silicon Avatar}})
** The [[Farpoint Station]] entities ([[TNG]]: "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]")
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** The [[Edo]] ({{TNG|Justice}})
** The [[Ferengi]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Last Outpost]]")
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** The [[Farpoint Station]] [[Space vessel lifeform|entities]] ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint}})
** [[Microbrain]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Home Soil]]")
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** The [[Ferengi]] ({{TNG|The Last Outpost}})
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** [[Microbrain]] ({{TNG|Home Soil}})
** The [[neural parasite (TNG)|neural parasite]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Conspiracy]]")
 
** The [[Q Continuum]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]")
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** The [[parasitic being]]s ({{TNG|Conspiracy}})
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** The [[Q Continuum]] ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint}})
 
* '''[[2365]]'''
 
* '''[[2365]]'''
** The [[Borg]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Q Who?]]")
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** The Borg ({{TNG|Q Who}})
** [[Nagilum]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Where Silence Has Lease]]")
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** [[Nagilum]] ({{TNG|Where Silence Has Lease}})
** [[Ian Andrew Troi, Jr.]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Child]]")
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** [[Ian Andrew Troi, Jr.]] ({{TNG|The Child}})
 
* '''[[2366]]'''
 
* '''[[2366]]'''
** [[Gomtuu]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Tin Man]]"'')
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** The [[nanite]] civilization ({{TNG|Evolution}})
** [[Koinonian energy being]] ([[TNG]]: "[[The Bonding]]")
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** The [[Douwd]] ({{TNG|The Survivors}})
** The [[Mintakan]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Who Watches the Watchers?]]")
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** The [[Mintakan]]s ({{TNG|Who Watches The Watchers}})
** The [[nanite]] civilization ([[TNG]]: "[[Evolution]]")
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** [[Gomtuu]] ({{TNG|Tin Man}})
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** {{dis|Koinonian|energy form}} energy being ({{TNG|The Bonding}})
** The [[Zalkonian]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Transfigurations]]")
 
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** The [[Zalkonian]]s ({{TNG|Transfigurations}})
 
* '''[[2367]]'''
 
* '''[[2367]]'''
** The [[Cytherian]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[The Nth Degree]]")
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** The [[Cytherian]]s ({{TNG|The Nth Degree}})
** The [[Malcorian]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[First Contact (episode)|First Contact]]")
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** The [[Malcorian]]s ({{TNG|First Contact}})
:''The ''Enterprise'' also encountered the [[Paxan]]s in [[2367]] during [[TNG]]: "[[Clues]]," but all recollection of that encounter was erased from memories and ship's logs. Furthermore, the ''Enterprise'' may not have been the first Starfleet ship to stumble upon the Paxans.''
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**''The ''Enterprise''-D also encountered the [[Paxan]]s in 2367, but all recollection of that encounter was erased from the memories of the entire crew except for Data as well as from the ship's logs.'' ({{TNG|Clues}})
 
* '''[[2368]]'''
 
* '''[[2368]]'''
** The [[Crystalline Entity]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Datalore]]," "[[Silicon Avatar]]")
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** The [[Tamarian]]s ({{TNG|Darmok}})
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*** ''First successful establishment of two-way communication. Actual first contact had occurred at least one century earlier.''
** [[FGC-47 lifeform]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Imaginary Friend]]")
 
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** [[FGC 47 lifeform]]s ({{TNG|Imaginary Friend}})
** [[Ux-Mal]] [[Ux-Mal criminals|criminals]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Power Play]]")
 
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** Criminals from [[Ux-Mal]] composed of [[anionic energy]] ({{TNG|Power Play}})
** The [[Tamarian]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Darmok]]")
 
 
* '''[[2369]]'''
 
* '''[[2369]]'''
** The [[exocomp]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[The Quality of Life]]")
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** The [[exocomp]]s ({{TNG|The Quality of Life}})
** The [[quantum singularity lifeform]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Timescape]]")
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** The [[quantum singularity lifeform]]s ({{TNG|Timescape}})
** The [[solanagen based lifeform]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Schisms]]")
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** The [[Solanogen-based lifeform]]s ({{TNG|Schisms}})
 
* '''[[2370]]'''
 
* '''[[2370]]'''
** The [[Boraalan]]s ([[TNG]]: "[[Homeward]]")
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** The [[Boraalan]]s ({{TNG|Homeward}})
** [[Emergent lifeform]] ([[TNG]]: "[[Emergence]]")
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** [[Emergent lifeform]] ({{TNG|Emergence}})
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==Technical data==
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=== Physical arrangement===
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D, TNG Season 1-2.jpg|thumb|The ''Enterprise''-D at warp]]
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With a total of 42 decks, the USS ''Enterprise''-D was twice the length and had eight times the interior space of the {{class|Constitution}} ships of over a century earlier {{incite}}; it carried a combined crew and passenger load of 1,014. ({{TNG|Remember Me|Rascals|Genesis}})
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The [[bridge]], [[captain's ready room]], and [[conference lounge]] were on Deck 1, and were protected by redundant safety interlocks to prevent environmental systems failure. ({{TNG|Brothers}})
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The [[main shuttlebay]] was on Deck 4, supported by several [[cargo bay]]s on Deck 4 and Deck 18. ({{TNG|Power Play|Schisms}}) Two additional [[shuttlebay]]s were found on Deck 13. ({{TNG|The Next Phase}})
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[[File:Galaxy class stardrive section, remastered.jpg|thumb|The secondary hull or stardrive section following a saucer separation]]
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Deck 8 of the ship was an unfinished multipurpose deck. Additional workspaces were set there when needed. ({{TNG|Liaisons}}) It also contained the officers' quarters, some guest quarters, and the [[battle bridge]]. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds|Reunion}})
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Deck 12 contained [[sickbay]] and the [[gymnasium]], ({{TNG|Remember Me|The Icarus Factor}}) while main [[engineering]] was located on Deck 36. ({{TNG|The Hunted|The Game}}) Engineering took up twelve decks of the [[secondary hull]], with the [[antimatter]] storage pods housed on Deck 42. ({{TNG|Liaisons}}) There was a science section on deck 15. ({{TNG|In Theory}})
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The primary docking ports were located on either side of the [[torpedo launcher]] on Deck 25; ({{TNG|11001001}}) the nacelle control room was also on that deck. ({{TNG|Eye of the Beholder}}) According to [[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Nella Daren]], the most acoustically perfect spot on the ship was the fourth intersect of [[Jefferies tube]] 25. The intersection formed a resonance chamber for the sound compression waves. ({{TNG|Lessons}})
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{{bginfo|{{TNG|Time Squared}} and {{e|The Hunted}} both stated that shuttlebays two and three were on Deck 11. However, the shuttlebays actually spanned Decks 12 and 13 on the ''Enterprise'' miniature. The error was corrected in subsequent episodes. Cargo bay four also moved between the fifth and sixth seasons; in {{TNG|Power Play}}, it was on Deck 18, while in {{TNG|Schisms}} it was on Deck 4.}}
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[[File:Galaxy-class starship, ventral aft view.png|thumb|The ventral aft section]]
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[[File:Galaxy class USS Enterprise-D aft view.jpg|thumb|The aft section]]
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The ''Enterprise'' had a maximum sustainable speed of [[warp factor|warp]] 9.6 for twelve [[hour]]s. ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint}})
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{{bginfo|In what was essentially a throwaway line from {{e|True Q}}, Data began to say that the ''Enterprise'' was "''presently generating 12.75 billion [[gigawatt]]s per&ndash;''" but was interrupted before completing his sentence; as an incomplete reference, it is unclear if this was the actual amount of power being being generated at the moment or if Data was intending to state the rate power was being generated relative to increments of some other unit of measure.}}
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The warp core could generate a tremendous amount of energy at once if needed; the only device on the ship capable of channeling such energy all at once, at controlled frequencies, was the main deflector dish. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds}}) There were some four thousand power systems in all on board the ship. It also had twenty [[transporter]] rooms, with at least one on deck 6. ({{TNG|11001001|Hollow Pursuits|Ménage à Troi}})
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=== Weaponry ===
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The armaments of the ''Enterprise''-D included twelve [[phaser array]]s, two [[torpedo launcher]]s, a supply of 250 [[photon torpedo]]es, and hundreds of [[antimatter mine]]s. The ship was protected by a high-capacity [[shield grid]] that could operate on multiple frequencies. When the ship was destroyed in 2371, the [[shield frequency]] was at 257.4 MHz. ({{TNG|Half a Life|Conundrum|Chain of Command, Part II}}; {{film|7}})
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=== Operations ===
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The bulk of the people on board the ''Enterprise'' could be evacuated within four minutes. This was executed at [[Starbase 74]] during [[2364]]. ({{TNG|11001001}})
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During emergency situations, certain large but protected areas of the ship were designated [[emergency shelter]]s, including [[Ten Forward]]. Collectively, they could hold all the ship's crew and were designed so that the crew could reach one of the areas quickly. In 2367, while caught in a [[Tyken's Rift]], the crew were ordered to these areas in order to get extra power from [[life support]] in non-shelter areas. ({{TNG|Night Terrors}})
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===Shipboard life===
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In 2367, an average day aboard ship recorded by Lieutenant Commander Data included four birthdays, two personnel transfers, two chess tournaments, a secondary school play, four promotions, and at least one birth. ({{TNG|Data's Day}})
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The ''Enterprise'' normally ran on three [[duty shift]]s. ({{TNG|Lower Decks}}) Increasing to four duty shifts caused many personnel scheduling problems, as observed when Captain [[Edward Jellico|Jellico]] ordered a change during his tenure in [[2369]]. ({{TNG|Chain of Command, Part I}})
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Crewmembers of [[ensign]] rank were required to share [[crew quarters]] but were allowed their own quarters upon promotion to [[lieutenant junior grade]]. ({{TNG|Lower Decks}}) Families often shared quarters. ({{TNG|Lonely Among Us|When The Bough Breaks|Imaginary Friend|A Fistful of Datas|Journey's End}})
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[[Ten Forward]], located at the extreme forward of Deck 10 in the saucer section, was the center of the ship's social activity; nearly everyone on board passed through the lounge at one time or another. ({{TNG|The Child|The Offspring}}) [[Holodeck]]s located on Deck 10 and Deck 12 also provided entertainment for the crew. ({{TNG|The Big Goodbye|Homeward}})
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===Ship's directory===
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: ''This contains USS ''Enterprise''-D specific information; for more general information, see ''[[Galaxy class decks|Galaxy''-class decks'']]''.''
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* '''Deck 2'''
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** Room 2713: [[Lieutenant]] [[Worf]]'s quarters, [[2370]] ({{TNG|Parallels}})
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** Room 3653: [[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Data]]'s [[quarters]], [[2370]] ({{TNG|Masks}})
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* '''Deck 7'''
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** Section 19, Room 1947: Lieutenant [[Edward Hagler]]'s quarters ({{TNG|Schisms}})
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** Section 25 Baker, Room: Lieutenant Worf's quarters, [[2369]] ({{TNG|Rightful Heir}})
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* '''Deck 8'''
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** Room 0910: [[Commander]] [[Deanna Troi]]'s quarters, [[2368]]-[[2370]] ({{TNG|Violations|Genesis}})
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** Room 0912: Commander [[William T. Riker]]'s quarters ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds|Chain of Command, Part II}})
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** Room 2133: Commander [[Beverly Crusher]]'s quarters, [[2370]] ({{TNG|Sub Rosa}})
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** Room 3402: Counselor Deanna Troi's office ({{TNG|The Price}})
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** Section 4, Room 4711: Lieutenant [[Ro Laren]]'s quarters, [[2370]] ({{TNG|Preemptive Strike}})
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** [[Marla Aster]] and [[Jeremy Aster]]'s quarters, [[2366]] ({{TNG|The Bonding}})
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* '''Deck 9'''
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** Room 0910: Counselor Deanna Troi's quarters, [[2366]] ({{TNG|The Price}})
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** Room 0929: [[Ensign]] [[Maddy Calloway]]'s quarters ({{TNG|Eye of the Beholder}})
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** Room 3601: {{Captain}} [[Jean-Luc Picard]]'s quarters ({{TNG|Allegiance}})
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** Section 28: Commander Beverly Crusher's quarters, [[2368]] ({{TNG|Cause and Effect}})
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==Crew==
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"''We were like warriors from the ancient sagas. There was nothing we could not do.''"
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: - '''Worf''' ({{DS9|The Way of the Warrior}})
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As of 2366, some thirteen [[species]] were represented among the 1,014 members of the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) personnel|ship's complement]], at that time including [[Betazoid]], Klingon, [[El-Aurian]], [[Vulcan]], and [[Human]]. ({{TNG|Remember Me|Reunion}}) Over the course of its mission, crew species included [[Bolian]], [[Benzite]], [[Bajoran]], [[Napean]], and an [[android]]. When [[Lal]] was considering an [[Andorian]] form, Troi told her that she would be alone, meaning there were no Andorians or at least no Andorian females on the ship then. ({{TNG|The Offspring}})
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As of 2369, there were seventeen crew members from non-Federation worlds. ({{TNG|The Chase}}) The ship also carried [[Bottlenose dolphin|dolphins]]. ({{TNG|The Perfect Mate}})
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{{bginfo|In a [[parallel universe]] in {{TNG|Parallels}}, a Cardassian was a helm crewman.}}
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Beverly Crusher said there were supposed to be at least four people on duty in sickbay at all times. ({{TNG|Remember Me}})
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Although Starfleet crewmembers staffed the vital positions on board the ''Enterprise'', civilian crewmembers were allowed to hold important jobs in the ship's science and medical departments, as well as support areas like Ten Forward and the ship's school or the arboretum. ({{TNG|Night Terrors|Hero Worship|Ethics}}) The ''Enterprise'' included children among the civilians on board, a concept which was not initially embraced by Captain Picard. ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint|The Bonding}})
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[[Crew evaluation]]s were conducted every three months, and were usually supervised by Executive Officer William Riker and Counselor Deanna Troi. ({{TNG|Man of the People|Lower Decks|Eye of the Beholder}})
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===Commanding officers===
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Although Captain Jean-Luc Picard commanded the ''Enterprise'' for most of the starship's life, his [[first officer]], William Riker, was field promoted to captain in 2367 following Picard's capture by the Borg and assimilation as [[Locutus of Borg|Locutus]]. ({{TNG|The Best of Both Worlds, Part II}}) In early 2369, the ''Enterprise'' was briefly commanded by Captain Edward Jellico, as Captain Picard was assigned to a covert mission on the Cardassian planet of [[Celtris III]]. ({{TNG|Chain of Command, Part I|Chain of Command, Part II}})
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{{bginfo|In [[Q]]'s timeline created by Picard's failure to fight the [[Nausicaan]]s in {{TNG|Tapestry}}, the ''Enterprise'' was commanded by [[Thomas Halloway]]. Riker and then Data were placed in provisional command of the ''Enterprise'' during {{TNG|Gambit, Part I}} and {{e|Gambit, Part II}} while Picard was working undercover with [[Arctus Baran]]'s mercenaries, but neither was formally promoted to the rank of captain for the assignment.|For full listing of ''Enterprise'' crew, see [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) personnel|USS ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701-D) personnel]].}}
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===Command crew===
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*[[Commanding officer]] (CO)
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**[[Jean-Luc Picard]] ([[2364]]&ndash;[[2371]])
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**[[William T. Riker]] ([[2367]])
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**[[Edward Jellico]] ([[2369]])
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*[[First officer]] / [[executive officer]] (XO)
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**William T. Riker (2364&ndash;2371)
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**[[Kurn]] ([[2366]])
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**[[Shelby]] (2367)
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**[[Data]] (2369)
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*[[Second officer]]/[[operations manager]]/[[science officer]]
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**Data (2364&ndash;2371)
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**[[Worf]] (2366)
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*[[Chief engineer]]
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**[[MacDougal]] (2364)
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**[[Argyle]] (2364)
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**{{dis|Logan|Lieutenant}} (2364)
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**[[Leland T. Lynch]] (2364)
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**[[Geordi La Forge]] ([[2365]]&ndash;2371)
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*[[Tactical officer]] and [[security chief]]
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**[[Natasha Yar]] (2364)
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**Worf (2364 &ndash; 2371)
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**{{dis|Burke|Ensign}} (2365)
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*[[Chief medical officer]] (CMO)
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**[[Beverly Crusher]] (2364, 2366&ndash;2371)
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**[[Katherine Pulaski]] (2365)
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*[[Counselor]]
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**[[Deanna Troi]] (2364&ndash;2371)
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*[[Flight control officer]] (conn)
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**[[Miles O'Brien]] (2364)
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**Geordi La Forge (2364)
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**[[Wesley Crusher]] (2364&ndash;2367)
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**[[Ro Laren]] ([[2368]]&ndash;2369, [[2370]])
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**[[Sariel Rager]] (2367&ndash;2369)
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**[[Gates]] (2368&ndash;2370)
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**[[McKnight]] (2367&ndash;2369)
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**[[Sam Lavelle]] (2370)
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**[[Jae]] (2371)
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*[[Transporter chief]]
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**Miles O'Brien (2365&ndash;2369)
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**[[Maggie Hubbell]] (2367&ndash;2369)
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==Alternate ''Enterprise''s==
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Numerous [[alternate timeline]] and illusory versions of the ''Enterprise'' have been encountered.
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===Encounter with an energy vortex===
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One alternate version of the ''Enterprise'' was observed in [[2365]]. A ship from several hours in the future was destroyed following an encounter with an [[energy vortex]], which was later determined to be a sentient presence. There was a single survivor, Captain Picard, who was thrown back in time and picked up by the ''Enterprise''. The "present" Picard was able to determine that the ''Enterprise'' needed to fly through the anomaly rather than attempt to escape it via the entrance, and the timeline was averted. ({{TNG|Time Squared}})
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===Encounter with the ''Enterprise''-C===
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[[File:Ambassador starboard of Galaxy.jpg|thumb|Two ''Enterprise''s meet]]
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In another alternate timeline, following the disappearance of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-C|-C}}, and the destruction of the Klingon outpost at [[Narendra III]], relations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire deteriorated into [[Federation-Klingon War (alternate timeline)|war]].
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The ''Enterprise''-D in this alternate timeline was the first of the ''Galaxy''-class [[warship]]s constructed by the Federation, capable of carrying over 6,000 troops. The vessel was entirely militarized, with no civilians or [[counselor]]. The bridge contained multiple redundant consoles, computer panels along the side walls, and a single command chair for the captain. The observation lounge was a war room instead, with the table at waist height so that the crew stood. [[Replicator]]s throughout the ship were restricted to minimal power, lighting was generally darker, and all available power was routed to the defensive systems. In addition to crew performing their normal duties, there were additional security officers standing at attention at all times.
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In 2366, on [[combat date]] 43625.2, the ''Enterprise''-D investigated a radiation anomaly near [[Starbase 105]], where it encountered the ''Enterprise''-C, transported through time by an anomaly called a [[temporal rift]]. As the ''Enterprise''-D assisted in repairs, it was made clear that the ''Enterprise''-C had to return through the rift, in order to prevent the chain of events that would lead to war. ''Enterprise''-D's [[El-Aurian]] bartender [[Guinan]] was aware of the change to the timeline, and convinced Captain Picard to send the ''Enterprise''-C back through the rift.
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As three Klingon {{Class|K'vort}} [[battle cruiser]]s attacked, the ''Enterprise''-D laid down cover fire in order for the ''Enterprise''-C to return through the rift. Heavy casualties were suffered, and the vessel was on the verge of a [[warp core breach]] when the timeline was restored. However, the ''Enterprise''-C crew retained memories of their encounter, and one ''Enterprise''-D crewmember, [[Natasha Yar#Alternate realities|Tasha Yar]], went back in time with the ''Enterprise''-C. ({{TNG|Yesterday's Enterprise|Redemption II}})
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===Crusher's static warp bubble===
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In 2367, the thoughts of Dr. Beverly Crusher after she was trapped in a [[warp bubble]] created a completely separate universe, in which people and objects began disappearing. At various points, the crew of the ''Enterprise'' was reduced to a normal operating contingent of about three hundred, then one hundred, then simply two. All crew eventually disappeared, as the bubble began to collapse and the universe destroyed. This ''Enterprise'' was gradually erased from existence as the bubble collapsed. ({{TNG|Remember Me}})
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=== Barash’s simulation &ndash; Captain Riker ===
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[[File:Riker personnel file 2 remastered.jpg|thumb|USS ''Enterprise'' in Riker's service record]]
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In 2367, while exploring a [[cavern]] on [[Alpha Onias III]], Commander William Riker was rendered unconscious by [[gas]]es. While unconscious, [[neural scanner]]s scanned Commander Riker's [[brain]]. The scanners used elements of Riker's reality and constructed a simulation with those elements interspersed throughout so that it felt real to him. What Riker wanted, the scanners made possible.
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In the first simulation, set in [[2383]], Riker was the captain of the ''Enterprise'' and was in the final stages of securing a peace treaty with the Romulans.
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In [[2374]], on stardate 51253, after serving for many years as the captain of the {{USS|Titan}}, Riker succeeded Picard as the captain of the ''Enterprise''. The ship's first assignment under his command was a deep space exploration mission. Under his command, the ship surveyed the space beyond the [[Sargon Region]], was a participant in the joint [[Excalbian Campaign]], and captured a Romulan warship. These events were mentioned in his [[personnel file|service record]] that was on display in his [[quarters]] on the ''Enterprise''-D.
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A few years before 2383, a Romulan [[battle cruiser]] had drifted into Federation space. The ship's [[warp coil]]s had collapsed and [[life support]] was failing. The ''Enterprise'' rescued the crew. Riker was the key spokesman in securing an alliance with the Romulans, who were impressed with his efforts at saving one of their ships. In the sixteen years between 2367 and 2383, the ''Enterprise'' saved all the colonists in the [[Fornax Disaster]].
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Riker was a widower with a son, [[Jean-Luc Riker|Jean-Luc]]. His [[Minuet|wife]] had been the ship's counselor after Troi had accepted a position at Starfleet Command. His wife died in [[2381]] in a [[shuttlecraft]] accident.
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In 2383, Data served as the [[first officer]] while La Forge was using [[cloning|cloned]] eye implants instead of his [[VISOR]]. There were Klingons and Ferengi serving aboard the ''Enterprise''. The interior of the ship was also slightly altered and the bridge had several more science stations. The ''Enterprise'' had been assigned an escort mission for the Romulan [[ambassador]] [[Tomalak]], whereupon he would be delivered to the final session for a peace treaty between the Federation and the Romulans. At this session, Riker would be a signatory to the treaty.
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However, a number of flaws convinced Riker that what he was experiencing was a charade and he challenged the program. This resulted in a new simulation where Riker was a prisoner of the Romulans. ({{TNG|Future Imperfect}} ''[[okudagram]]'')
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===Quantum fissure encounter===
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[[File:Enterprise-D bridge, parallel reality.jpg|thumb|The bridge of an alternate ''Enterprise''-D]]
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Several thousand ''Enterprise''s from many different [[quantum reality|quantum realities]] were encountered &ndash; later spilling into a single universe &ndash; in early [[2370]], as a result of Lieutenant Worf's encounter with a [[quantum fissure]].
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Worf observed numerous realities, with variations in personnel and positions widespread. In one quantum reality, Captain Picard was lost in the Borg encounter in [[2367]] and Riker was captain of the ''Enterprise'', Wesley Crusher was still (or again) part of the crew, having risen to the rank of full [[lieutenant]] with the positions of [[security chief]] and [[tactical officer]]. In at least one reality, Alyssa Ogawa, who was a long-time nurse in the primary reality, was a full doctor and the [[chief medical officer]] with the rank of commander. In that reality, La Forge was killed in an attack by the Cardassians.
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On occasion, races that were adversarial to the Federation of the original universe &ndash;, such as the Cardassians, were part of the crew. Specifically, a Cardassian ensign served as the ''Enterprise''-D's [[conn officer]]. Conversely, in the same quantum reality, the [[Bajoran]]s were a hostile faction, having overthrown the [[Cardassian Union]] prior to [[2370]]. They became increasingly aggressive towards the Federation. A [[Bajoran ship]] destroyed the [[Argus Array]] on Stardate 47391.2 as they thought that Starfleet was using it to spy on them. In the same reality, La Forge had likewise been killed shortly beforehand, though the cause of his death was not stated.
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In a reality where the Borg had emerged victorious after the [[Battle of Wolf 359]] and successfully conquered the Federation, the ''Enterprise'' was one of the few remaining Starfleet vessels by 2370. Riker was in command of that ship as well and was desperate not to return to his universe once all of the ''Enterprise''s began spilling into a single universe. After attempting to get the attention of the present-reality ''Enterprise'' by firing lightly upon them, the heavily damaged ship was destroyed by Captain Riker with the alternate Riker on board to prevent further damage to his ship.
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The fissure was eventually sealed and the remaining ships were returned to their proper universes. When Worf returned to his normal universe, time was reversed and these events no longer occurred. ({{TNG|Parallels}})
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===Anti-time eruption===
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D, anti-time future.jpg|thumb|The ''Enterprise''-D in an alternate future]]
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Several alternate versions of the ''Enterprise''-D were seen by Captain Picard after encountering an [[anti-time eruption]] in the [[Devron system]]. All were part of separate closed timelines.
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In the [[anti-time past]] of [[2363]] and [[2364]], the ''Enterprise'' was not sent to [[Farpoint Station]], but instead was diverted to investigate the anomaly, which was feared to be a new Romulan presence. In this time period, Picard did not inform his crew of his time shifts, worrying that it may influence the future.
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He initially ignored Starfleet's orders and proceeded to Farpoint, but then diverted the ship to the Devron system and began scanning the anomaly with an [[inverse tachyon pulse]]. When it was discovered that the beam actually caused the anomaly and that the ship would need to create a [[static warp shell]] to contain the eruption, the crew was hesitant to accept the orders of their commander, who seemed to be making arbitrary decisions.
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After a quick reassurance from Picard, the crew cooperated and the ship joined two other ''Enterprise''s in order to seal the breach. It was the first to be destroyed after the stress from the static warp shell caused a warp core breach.
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The second ship existed in the [[anti-time present]] of 2370 and 2371. Its history was identical to the real ship up until that point. It was also sent to the Devron system and began to scan the anomaly with the inverse tachyon beam. Picard did tell this crew about his time shifts, and this ship was most drastically affected by the anomaly's effects.
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This ''Enterprise'' joined the two other ships inside the anomaly, but was also destroyed trying to maintain a static warp shell.
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In the [[anti-time future]], the ''Enterprise'' was not destroyed at Veridian III, but remained in service for a number of years, [[Admiral]] Riker saving the vessel from being [[decommission]]ed by making it his personal [[flagship]] based out of [[Starbase 247]].
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D 2395, firing phasers.jpg|thumb|Firing phasers]]
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In this future, the ''Enterprise'' had undergone several significant modifications, including the addition of a third nacelle, a cloaking device, and a powerful phaser mounted underneath the saucer section. Riker took the ''Enterprise'' to intercept the {{USS|Pasteur}} when he realized that Picard would investigate the anomaly without permission. It intercepted two [[Negh'Var warship|Klingon battleship]]s which were attacking the ''Pasteur'', single-handedly destroying one with eight shots from the new phaser weapon. This forced the other vessel to retreat. The ''Enterprise'' then rescued the crew of the badly-damaged ''Pasteur'' before it was destroyed due to a warp core breach.
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Riker ordered the ''Enterprise'' back to Federation space, but Picard later convinced him to return to the Devron system and the ship arrived in time to watch the initial formation of the anomaly. It was the last ship to be destroyed when the anomaly was sealed, preventing any of these ships from coming into existence. ({{TNG|All Good Things...}})
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{{bginfo|The exact date of the future events shown in "All Good Things..." is not known. It is possible they took place in [[2395]], as stated in the {{ste|c}}, but this is assuming that the ''Enterprise'' crew broke up immediately following the end of the series. It was only stated that it had been twenty-five years since the entire crew had been together on the ''Enterprise'', although Picard makes the assumption that the year was twenty-five years from the present events of the episode.|The [[Playmates]] toy of the alternate future ''Enterprise'' was described as a ship capable of [[transwarp]] velocities. ''[http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Transwarping-Starship-Enterprise/dp/B000SAGJLQ]''}}
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===Destruction at Veridian III===
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[[File:USS Enterprise-D annihilated.jpg|thumb|The ''Enterprise'' destroyed by a shock wave]]
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In yet another alternate timeline, the saucer section of the ''Enterprise''-D was destroyed with the loss of all hands shortly after its crash-landing on the surface of Veridian III. In this version of events, Doctor Tolian Soran successfully launched his [[trilithium|trili]][[Trilithium weapon|thium]] [[missile]] into the Veridian star; the resulting shock wave destroyed all planets in the system. Fortunately, before the wave reached the planet, both Soran and Captain Picard were swept into the Nexus, until the ''Enterprise''-D's saucer section and all aboard were wiped out when the shock wave reached Veridian III.
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Acquiring the assistance of [[James T. Kirk]], Picard was able to return to a point before Soran launched his weapon and prevent the destruction of the Veridian star, sparing the lives aboard the saucer section of the ''Enterprise''-D at the same time. ({{film|7}})
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==Appendices==
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===Appearances===
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*{{s|TNG}}
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*{{DS9|Emissary}}
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*{{film|7}}
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*{{ENT|These Are the Voyages...}}
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*{{PIC}}
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**{{e|Remembrance}} {{small|(dream only)}}
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**{{e|Maps and Legends}} {{small|(hologram only)}}
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{{bginfo|With all its appearances, the ''Enterprise''-D has been seen more than any other vessel in ''[[Star Trek]]''.}}
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===References===
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*{{DS9}}
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**{{e|A Man Alone}}
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**{{e|Q-Less}}
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**{{e|The Forsaken}}
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**{{e|Paradise}}
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**{{e|Tribunal}}
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**{{e|Defiant}}
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**{{e|Heart of Stone}}
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**{{e|The Way of the Warrior}}
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**{{e|Hippocratic Oath}}
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**{{e|Crossfire}}
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**{{e|Bar Association}}
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**{{e|Rules of Engagement}}
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**{{e|Trials and Tribble-ations}}
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**{{e|Sons and Daughters}}
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**{{e|Change of Heart}}
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**{{e|Image in the Sand}}
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*{{VOY}}
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**{{e|Death Wish}}
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**{{e|False Profits}}
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**{{e|The Q and the Grey}}
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**{{e|Alter Ego}}
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**{{e|Scorpion}}
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**{{e|Pathfinder}}
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*{{PIC}}
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**{{e|The End is the Beginning}}
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**{{e|The Impossible Box}}
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**{{e|Nepenthe}}
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*{{LD}}
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**{{e|Cupid's Errant Arrow}}
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**{{e|Terminal Provocations}}
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{{bginfo|As evidenced by the first draft script of {{VOY|Flashback}}, the ''Enterprise''-D was originally to have been referenced in that installment, in connection to what [[Geordi La Forge]] had witnessed aboard the ship. All mention of the vessel was excised from the episode by the time the final draft of the script was issued.}}
   
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===Background information===
==Alternate Enterprises==
 
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The [[Galaxy class model|''Enterprise''-D model]] was designed by [[Andrew Probert]]. The basic layout of the ship was derived from a painting Probert had done following {{film|1}} of how he would redesign the ''Enterprise'' had he been allowed to break with the basic plan [[Matt Jefferies]] and [[Joe Jennings]] created for ''[[Star Trek: Phase II]]''. When he was hired to work in the ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' art department, he brought the painting with him and hung it in his office, then set to work on the design of the bridge. Out of pure luck, [[David Gerrold]] saw the painting and brought it to [[Gene Roddenberry]]'s attention. Roddenberry immediately approved the general direction. Probert further refined the design into the familiar shape; however, he originally conceived the [[battle section]] as a smaller vessel shaped like a "D" which detached from an area on the saucer. Later, the producers informed him that they wanted the ship to split in two and have the engineering hull serve as the battle section. This presented an additional problem for Probert, as he needed to figure out some way to fulfill the producers' requests while keeping the original lines of the design. Eventually, he found a way to incorporate a separation using the approved design, and after several more minor changes, the design reached its final form. Roddenberry's only requests were to lengthen the ends of the warp nacelles and to keep the bridge on the top of the saucer section rather than within the ship. Roddenberry felt that having the bridge on the exterior gave a sense of scale to the vessel.
Numerous [[alternate timeline]] versions of the ''Enterprise'' have been observed.
 
   
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Two versions of the filming miniature were built by [[Industrial Light & Magic]] (ILM) for the [[TNG Season 1|first season]]: a large six-foot model and a smaller less-detailed two-foot model, both constructed under the supervision of [[Ease Owyeung]]. Both were capable of saucer separation. The cost to construct the original models was US$75,000. For the [[TNG Season 3|third season]], [[Greg Jein]] built a new four-foot miniature. It was not built to separate, but for the first time it accurately depicted the Ten Forward windows. It first appeared in {{TNG|The Defector}} and completely replaced the previous two models, although stock footage of the original models was still used. The six-foot model was briefly reused for the saucer separation in {{e|The Best of Both Worlds, Part II}}. It was completely refurbished and overhauled for {{film|7}}, where it represented the ''Enterprise'' alongside a computer generated version and a special twelve-foot wide saucer, created for the crash sequence. ILM crewmember [[Bill George]] relabeled the registry on the saucer to "NCC-1701-E" before the model was returned to the Paramount archives. The four-foot model was modified into the three-nacelled ''Enterprise'' from {{e|All Good Things...}} and later partially restored to become the {{USS|Odyssey}} in {{e|The Jem'Hadar}} and the {{USS|Venture}} in {{e|The Way of the Warrior}}.
==="Time Squared"===
 
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One alternate version of the ''Enterprise'' was observed in [[2365]]. A ship from several hours in the future was destroyed following an encounter with a spatial anomaly, which was later determined to be a sentient presence. There was a single survivor, Captain Picard, who was thrown back in time and picked up by the ''Enterprise''. The other Picard was able to determine that the ''Enterprise'' needed to fly through the anomaly rather than attempt to escape it via the entrance, and the timeline was averted. ([[TNG]]: "[[Time Squared]]")
 
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File:Enterprised miniatures.jpg|The three miniatures used to represent the ''Enterprise''-D: from front to back, the two-footer, the four-footer, and the six-footer
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File:USS Enterprise-D, 2364.jpg|The six-foot model<br />{{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint}}
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File:USS Enterprise-D, TNG Season 3-7.jpg|The four-foot model<br />{{TNG|Bloodlines}}
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The original six-foot filming model of the ''Enterprise''-D (Lot #712) was sold at the [[40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection]] auction on {{d|7|October|2006}} for US$576,000, including the buyer's premium (the winning bid was US$500,000), by far the highest price for any item in the auction.
   
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The {{film|7}} CGI model was utilized as various ''Galaxy''-class ships during {{s|DS9}} and {{s|VOY}}. This same CGI model was overhauled by [[Gabriel Koerner]] for the ship's appearance in {{e|These Are the Voyages...}}.
==="Yesterday's Enterprise"===
 
[[Image:Ent_duality.jpg|thumb|200px|Two ''Enterprise''s meet.]]
 
In another alternate timeline, following the disapperance of the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C)|USS ''Enterprise''-C]], and the destruction of the [[Klingon]] outpost at [[Narendra III]], relations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire deteriorated into war.
 
   
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During the early planning stages of TNG, it was intended for the series to be set in the late [[25th century]]. The ''Enterprise''-D would have been the seventh starship to bear the name, with a registry of NCC-1701-7. After the release of {{film|4}} featuring the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-A|-A}}, the designation was changed to NCC-1701-G before the producers finally moved the series to eighty years after the ''[[Star Trek: The Original Series|Original Series]]'' and settled on NCC-1701-D. There was also talk of eliminating the starship from the TNG series altogether and merely boosting the abilities of the transporter, but this idea was quickly dropped.
The ''Enterprise''-D in this alternate timeline was the first of the ''Galaxy''-class warships constructed by the Federation, capable of carrying over 6,000 troops. The vessel was entirely militarized, with no civilian compliment or [[counselor]]. The bridge contained multiple redundant consoles, with a single command chair for the captain. [[Replicator]]s throughout the ship were restricted to minimal power, and all available power was routed to the defensive systems.
 
   
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[[File:Probert Bridge Sketch.jpg|thumb|Conceptual sketch for the ''Enterprise'' bridge by Andrew Probert]]
In [[2366]], on [[combat date]] 43625.2, the ''Enterprise''-D investigated a radiation anomaly near [[Starbase 105]], where it encountered the ''Enterprise''-C, transported through time by the anomaly, a [[temporal rift]]. As the ''Enterprise''-D assisted in repairs, it was made clear that the ''Enterprise''-C had to return through the rift, in order to prevent the chain of events that would lead to war. ''Enterprise''-D crewmember [[Guinan]] was aware of the change to the timeline, and convinced Captain Picard to send the ''Enterprise''-C back through the rift.
 
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Interior sets were supervised by [[Herman Zimmerman]] during the first season and {{film|7}}. Andrew Probert also contributed design sketches, most importantly for the bridge. [[Richard James]] took over the role from the second season until the end of the series. Many sets were recycled from those created by [[Harold Michelson]] for {{film|1}} and the aborted ''[[Star Trek: Phase II]]''. In turn, many of the ''Enterprise''-D sets were transformed into those of the {{USS|Voyager}} for {{s|VOY}}.
   
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Parts of the ''Enterprise''-D sets, including the bridge tactical station, command chairs, and main engineering master systems display were displayed at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum [http://www.hollywoodmuseum.com/] until they shut down in 2007, at which time the items were returned to Paramount. Other smaller set pieces and walls have been kept in the Paramount archives and used in other ''Star Trek'' productions, even becoming parts of the recreated TNG sets in "These Are the Voyages...".
The ''Enterprise''-D laid down cover fire in order for the ''Enterprise''-C to return through the rift. Heavy casualties were suffered, and the vessel was on the verge of a [[warp core breach]] when the timeline was restored. However, the ''Enterprise''-C crew retained memories of their encounter, and one ''Enterprise''-D crewmember, [[Natasha Yar]], went back in time with the ''Enterprise''-C. ([[TNG]]: "[[Yesterday's Enterprise]]," "[[Redemption, Part II]]")
 
   
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A [[Design patents|design patent]] was issued in 1990 for the "ornamental design" of the ''Enterprise''-D. Andrew Probert was recognized in that patent as the sole "inventor" of the design.
==="Remember Me"===
 
In [[2367]], the thoughts of Dr. [[Beverly Crusher]] after she was trapped in a [[warp bubble]] created a completely separate universe, in which people and objects began disappearing. At various points, the crew of the ''Enterprise'' was reduced to a normal operating contingent of about 300, then 100, then simply 2. All crew eventually disappeared, as the bubble began to collapse and the universe destroyed. This ''Enterprise'' was gradually erased from existence as the bubble collapsed. ([[TNG]]: "[[Remember Me]]")
 
   
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The ''Enterprise''-D had a captain's yacht named the ''[[Calypso]]''. It was never actually seen, due to budget restrictions, but it can be seen on the underside of the saucer section. (''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual]]'')
==="Parallels"===
 
Several thousand ''Enterprises'' from many different [[quantum reality|quantum realities]] spilled into a single universe in early [[2370]]. This was due to Lieutenant Worf's encounter with a [[quantum fissure]], and the attempts to return him to his proper universe. The fissure was eventually sealed and the ships returned to their proper universes, although one ''Enterprise'', from a universe where the [[Borg]] had emerged victorious from the [[Battle of Wolf 359]] and subsequent events, was lost as it attempted to prevent its return to its own reality. When Worf returned to his normal universe, time was reversed and these events no longer occurred. ([[TNG]]: "[[Parallels]]")
 
   
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In a scene description from the final draft script of {{ENT|These Are the Voyages...}}, the ''Enterprise''-D was referred to as a "great ship".
==="All Good Things..."===
 
[[Image:Agt enterprise.jpg|thumb|200px|right|The future Enterprise.]]
 
Several alternate versions of the ''Enterprise''-D were seen by Captain Picard after encountering the [[anti-time eruption]] in the [[Devron system]] caused by the Q entity. All were part of separate closed timelines.
 
   
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===Apocrypha===
In the anti-time past of [[2364]], the ''Enterprise'' was not sent to [[Farpoint Station]], but instead was diverted to investigate the anomaly, which was feared to be a new Romulan presence. In this time period, Picard did not inform his crew of his time shifts, worrying that it may influence the future. He initally ignored Starfleet's orders and proceeded to Farpoint, but then diverted the ship to the Devron system and began scanning the anomaly with an [[inverse tachyon beam]]. When it was discovered that the beam actually caused the anomaly and that the ship would need to create a [[static warp shell]] to contain the eruption, the crew was hesitant to accept the orders of their commander, who seemed to be making arbitrary decisions. After a quick reassurance from Picard, the crew cooperated and the ship joined the two other ''Enterprises'' in order to seal the breach. It was first to be destroyed after the stress from the static warp shell caused a warp core breach.
 
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The ''Enterprise''-D was the subject of the highly detailed ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual]]'' by [[Rick Sternbach]] and [[Michael Okuda]], and had its sets rendered in QuickTime VR for the [[Star Trek: The Next Generation Interactive Technical Manual|interactive version]] of the book.
   
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Sternbach later produced a set of [[Star Trek: The Next Generation USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D Blueprints|blueprints]] depicting every single deck of the ''Enterprise''.
The second ship existed in [[2370]]. Its history was identical to the real ship up until that point. It was also sent to the Devron system, and began to scan it with the inverse tachyon beam. Picard did tell this crew about his time shifts. This ''Enterprise'' joined the two other ships inside the anomaly, but was also destroyed trying to maintain a static warp shell.
 
   
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====Games====
In the anti-time future, the ''Enterprise'' was not destroyed at Veridian III, but remained in service until at least the early [[25th century]], where [[Admiral]] Riker had saved the vessel from being decommissioned by making it his personal [[flagship]] based out of [[Starbase 247]]. In this alternate future, the ship had undergone several significant modifications, including the addition of a third nacelle, a cloaking device, and a large phaser weapon mounted underneath the saucer section. It single-handedly destroyed one [[Negh'var class|Klingon battleship]] and forced another to retreat while rescuing the [[USS Pasteur|USS ''Pasteur'']] crew, following their attempt to find the anomaly. Riker ordered the ''Enterprise'' back to Federation space, but Picard later convinced him to return to the Devron system and the ship arrived in time to watch the initial formation of the anomaly. It was the last ship to be destroyed in the attempt to seal the anomaly. ([[TNG]]: "[[All Good Things...]]")
 
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The ''Enterprise''-D was seen in several officially-licensed [[games]], including ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity]]'', ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation - Echoes from the Past]]'', and ''{{dis|Star Trek Generations|game}}''. It also made a brief appearance at the end of the ''[[Star Trek: Armada]]'' strategy game, and in a ''[[Star Trek: Legacy]]'' mission with the {{USS|Defiant|2370}}.
:''The exact date of the future events shown in "[[All Good Things...]]" is not known. It is possible it took place in [[2395]], but this is assuming that the ''Enterprise'' crew broke up immediately following the end of the series. Picard merely said it had been twenty-five years since the crew had been together on the ''Enterprise''. It is equally likely that the crew was together until [[2376]], when Deanna Troi died.''
 
   
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The ''Enterprise''-D met the science vessel ''Antares'' at the conclusion of ''[[Star Trek: Orion Rendezvous]]'', a ''Star Trek''-themed planetarium show produced in {{y|1992}} in conjunction with the ''[[Star Trek: Federation Science]]'' exhibit. That exhibit featured displays and interactive learning games modeled after the ''Enterprise''-D bridge, engineering, sickbay, science lab, and transporter room.
*[[commanding officer]] ([[CO]])
 
**[[Captain]] [[Jean-Luc Picard]] (2364-2371)
 
**Captain [[William T. Riker]] (briefly in [[2366]]-[[2367|67]])
 
**Captain [[Edward Jellico]] (briefly in [[2369]])
 
*[[first officer]]/[[executive officer]] ([[XO]])
 
**[[Commander]] William T. Riker (2364-2371)
 
**[[Lieutenant Commander]] [[Shelby]] (briefly in 2366-2367)
 
**Lieutenant Commander Data (briefly in 2369, briefly in 2370)
 
**[[Lieutenant]] Worf (briefly in 2370)
 
*[[operations officer]] ([[ops]]) and [[science officer]]
 
**Lieutenant Commander [[Data]] (2364-2371)
 
**Lieutenant Worf (briefly in 2366)
 
*[[chief engineer]]
 
**Lieutenant Commander [[Sarah MacDougal]] (2364)
 
**Lieutenant Commander [[Argyle]] (2364)
 
**Lieutenant Commander [[Singh]] (2364
 
**Lieutenant [[Logan]] (2364)
 
**Lieutenant Commander [[Leland T. Lynch]] (2364)
 
**Lieutenant / Lieutenant Commander [[Geordi La Forge]] ([[2365]]-2371)
 
*[[tactical officer]] and [[security chief]]
 
**Lieutenant [[Natasha Yar]] (KIA 2364)
 
**Lieutenant [[Worf]] (2364-2371)
 
*[[chief medical officer]] ([[CMO]])
 
**Commander [[Beverly Crusher]] (2364, 2366-2371)
 
**Commander [[Katherine Pulaski]] (2365)
 
*[[counselor]]
 
**Commander [[Deanna Troi]] (2364-2371)
 
*[[flight controller]] ([[conn]])
 
**[[Chief]] [[Miles O'Brien]] (2364)
 
**[[Lieutenant Junior Grade]] Geordi La Forge (2364)
 
**[[Ensign]] [[Wesley Crusher]] (2364-2367, left for [[Starfleet Academy]])
 
**Ensign [[Ro Laren]] ([[2368]]-69)
 
**Ensign [[Sariel Rager]]
 
**Ensign [[Gates]]
 
**Ensign [[McKnight]]
 
*[[transporter chief]] - [[Chief]] [[Miles O'Brien]] (2364-2369, reassigned to [[Deep Space Nine]])
 
   
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Until September 1st, 2008, fans could visit the ''Enterprise''-D via ''[[Star Trek: The Experience]]'', which took guests through the transporter room, corridors, bridge, and shuttle deck while attempting to escape into a temporal rift aboard a shuttle motion simulator ride. Similar recreations of certain sets were included in the European ''[[Star Trek World Tour]]''. {{eas|misc/worldtour.htm}}
==Background Information==
 
[[Image:Enterprised_miniatures.jpg|thumb|200px|The three miniatures used to represent the ''Enterprise''-D: from front to back, the two-footer, the four-footer, and the six-footer.]]
 
The ''Enterprise'' model was designed by [[Andrew Probert]]. Two versions were built by [[Industrial Light and Magic]] for the [[TNG Season 1|first season]], a large six-foot model and a smaller two-foot model. Both were capable of saucer separation. For the [[TNG Season 3|third season]], [[Greg Jein]] built a new four-foot miniature. It was not built to separate, but for the first time it accurately depicted the Ten Forward windows. It first appeared in [[TNG]]: "[[The Defector]]" and completely replaced the previous two models, although stock footage of the original models was still used. The six-foot model was briefly reused for the saucer separation in [[TNG]]: "[[The Best of Both Worlds, Part II]]." It was completely refurbished and overhauled for ''[[Star Trek: Generations]]'', where it represented the ''Enterprise'' alongside a computer generated version and a special twelve-foot wide saucer, created for the crash sequence. ILM crewmember [[Bill George]] relabeled the registry on the saucer to "NCC-1701-E" before the model was returned to the Paramount archives. The four-foot model was modified into the three-nacelled ''Enterprise'' from [[TNG]]: "[[All Good Things...]]" and later restored to become the [[USS Odyssey|USS ''Odyssey'']] in [[DS9]]: "[[The Jem'Hadar]]" and the [[USS Venture|USS ''Venture'']] in [[DS9]]: "[[The Way of the Warrior]]." It may have also been labeled as the [[USS Trinculo|USS ''Trinculo'']] at some point during DS9's run.
 
   
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[[Image:Probert Bridge Sketch.jpg|thumb|200px|Conceptual sketch for the ''Enterprise'' bridge by Andrew Probert.]]
 
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(covers information from several alternate timelines)

The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) was a 24th century Federation Galaxy-class starship operated by Starfleet, and the fifth Federation starship to bear the name Enterprise. During its career, the Enterprise served as the Federation flagship and was in service from 2363 to 2371.

History

Construction and launch

Enterprise at Earth Station McKinley

The Enterprise was built at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards orbiting Mars in the Sol system. The construction was a massive undertaking, involving thousands of people across disciplines. (TNG: "Booby Trap", "Eye of the Beholder") Construction was supervised by Commander Quinteros. (TNG: "11001001") Dr. Leah Brahms was responsible for much of the Enterprise's warp propulsion system design. (TNG: "Booby Trap", "Galaxy's Child") Some of the Enterprise's components were derived from technology originally developed on the USS Pegasus. (TNG: "The Pegasus") In an alternate timeline, the Enterprise was the first Galaxy-class war ship constructed. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise")

One of the ship's nacelle tubes was the site of a multiple murder-suicide while it was still under construction at Utopia Planitia. A member of the construction team, Walter Pierce, became jealous of a former lover's new relationship. He killed the two officers, Marla Finn and William Hodges, then disposed of their bodies in the plasma stream. Pierce committed suicide in the same manner, leaving a telepathic imprint in a bulkhead that was not discovered until 2370. (TNG: "Eye of the Beholder")

On stardate 40759.5, in the year 2363, the Enterprise was launched from Mars. (Enterprise-D dedication plaque, second version) On stardate 41025.5, the Enterprise was commissioned. (Enterprise-D dedication plaque, first version)

Final systems completion and shakedown was conducted at Earth Station McKinley. Captain Jean-Luc Picard took command of the ship on stardate 41148 at the order of Rear Admiral Norah Satie. (TNG: "All Good Things...")

Picard's seven-year mission

In orbit of a red giant star

The Enterprise-D made first official contact with a number of species (see below).

While fleeing from the entity known as Q; the Enterprise conducted the first high-warp (warp 9.6) saucer separation. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint") The Traveler used the energy of his thoughts to move the Enterprise to a galaxy known as M-33 at a speed greater than warp 10. A subsequent use of the warp drive by the Traveler propelled the Enterprise to the end of the universe at a speed that, according to the ship's instruments, never exceeded warp 1.5. (TNG: "Where No One Has Gone Before")

According to Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual (p. 55), the ship didn't actually achieve warp 10 or go beyond it, but it did travel at the speed of about warp 9.9999999996. This was confirmed in VOY: "Threshold", in which a shuttle from USS Voyager becomes the first craft to actually achieve warp 10.

The Enterprise received a computer refit in 2364. (TNG: "Datalore")

Arriving at the end of the universe

Later in 2364, the Enterprise was hijacked from Starbase 74 by the Bynars. They intended to use the ship to repair the damaged computer on their homeworld. The Enterprise was returned to Captain Picard's control following the incident, and the Bynars freely accepted the consequences of their actions. (TNG: "11001001")

During its first encounter with the Borg, sections 27, 28, and 29 on decks 4, 5, and 6 were removed for analysis by the Borg. Eighteen people were killed. (TNG: "Q Who")

In 2366, the Enterprise had traveled about ten thousand light years. (TNG: "Booby Trap")

During the Borg incursion of 2366 and 2367, the Enterprise suffered heavy damage. Deck 36, including main engineering, was decompressed after a cutting beam damaged the engineering hull, killing at least eleven, and possibly eight more. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds")

Undergoing repairs at Earth

The main deflector dish was transformed into a last-ditch energy weapon, which failed due to the assimilated knowledge of Captain Picard. In the attempt, the deflector and warp core were overloaded, while several decks were flooded with radiation.

Later, the saucer module sustained damage to its impulse drive and decks 23 through 25 were sliced open by the enemy during the final battle over Earth. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II") The extent of the damage required a full refit at Earth Station McKinley, which lasted five to six weeks. (TNG: "Family")

During that refit, the starship received a phaser upgrade as well as full damage repair and a new dilithium chamber hatch. The hatch malfunctioned later that year, causing extensive damage to the warp core. Although Romulan sabotage was initially suspected, it was later learned that undetected flaws in the hatch were responsible. (TNG: "The Drumhead")

The Enterprise was the command ship in Captain Picard's ad hoc armada which blockaded Romulan assistance to the House of Duras during the Klingon Civil War. It coordinated a tachyon detection grid which was used to detect cloaked Romulan ships from crossing the border. (TNG: "Redemption II")

The ship struck a quantum filament in early 2368, causing a loss of all power aboard ship and severe damage to most systems. Antimatter containment was nearly compromised; fortunately, repairs were made before the ship was destroyed. (TNG: "Disaster")

Also in 2368, the Enterprise was trapped in a temporal causality loop near the Typhon Expanse. Each cycle ended in a catastrophic collision with the USS Bozeman, destroying both ships. Feelings of déjà vu allowed the Enterprise crew to gather clues which allowed them to send a message into the next loop and avoid the collision. The ship spent a total of 17.4 days repeating the same interval of time. (TNG: "Cause and Effect")

On a mission to Ligos VII, the Enterprise was attacked by two Klingon Bird-of-Prey starships under the command of the Ferengi DaiMon Lurin. The surprise attack allowed Lurin and his men to successfully hijack the Enterprise. Forcing its crew to transport to the surface of Ligos VII for slave labor, Lurin had planned to sell the Enterprise to the Romulans, however, his plans were thwarted by a group of crewmembers who had temporarily been transformed into children due to a transporter malfunction. (TNG: "Rascals")

The Enterprise at Deep Space 9

The Enterprise was one of the first Starfleet vessels to dock at the newly-commissioned Deep Space 9, where it offloaded most of the station's Starfleet contingent, and its first complement of Danube-class runabouts. The Enterprise departed the station and heading to the Lapolis system. (DS9: "Emissary") Several weeks later, the Enterprise returned to Deep Space 9 to help repair the Bajoran aqueduct systems that had been damaged during the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor. (TNG: "Birthright, Part I", "Birthright, Part II")

The Enterprise underwent its first baryon sweep at the Remmler Array in 2369. A stronger field was needed due to the Enterprise's heavy use of warp drive. During the sweep, a mercenary group nearly stole dangerous trilithium resin from the warp core, but was thwarted by the Enterprise senior staff. (TNG: "Starship Mine")

One of the most important discoveries in the history of the Federation was made aboard the Enterprise-D. Its crew pieced together Dr. Galen's final research to decipher a message from the ancient humanoids, the first humanoid species in the Milky Way Galaxy. (TNG: "The Chase")

Late in 2369, the Enterprise was damaged while rescuing the crew of a Romulan warbird, whose artificial quantum singularity warp core had been colonized by lifeforms which mistook it for a genuine quantum singularity, causing severe disruptions in space-time.

The Enterprise was destroyed due to feedback from a power transfer beam, which was killing the lifeforms' young. Fortunately, four Enterprise crewmembers were returning to the ship at the time and were able to avert the Enterprise's destruction and save the Romulan crew. (TNG: "Timescape")

The Enterprise at Qualor II

A new warp core was tested aboard the Enterprise in early 2370. The core was installed at Starbase 84; several points of the power transfer conduits were replaced as well.

The core and the conduits had been manufactured on Thanatos VII using interphase technology, attracting interphasic organisms which attached themselves to the crew and began to digest their cellular structures. An interphasic pulse was successful in destroying the creatures. (TNG: "Phantasms")

Despite the production staff's desire to introduce a new warp core prop, budget cuts required the new core to be a redress of the existing warp core. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (3rd ed., p. 269)) It was gone by the next episode, suggesting the upgrades were not completed. Curiously, the upgraded hatch appeared in one of the universes visited by Worf in "Parallels".

Also during 2370, Commander La Forge engaged in a friendly contest with Donald Kaplan, chief engineer of the USS Intrepid. They competed to have the best power conversion rates in the fleet, with the Enterprise frequently beating out the Intrepid. (TNG: "Force of Nature")

The Enterprise became one of the few Federation ships to use a cloaking device in 2370, and perhaps the first to successfully use a phasing cloak. It had been retrieved from the wreckage of the USS Pegasus and was installed aboard the Enterprise to allow it to pass through an asteroid after a Romulan vessel sealed the ship inside. (TNG: "The Pegasus")

Investigating the asteroid field in 2370

The events of "The Pegasus" were revisited during ENT: "These Are the Voyages...", including several scenes set aboard the Enterprise-D. The 1701-D was also part of the montage during the final moments of the episode, along with the original USS Enterprise and Enterprise NX-01.

While investigating a rogue comet in 2370, the Enterprise stumbled upon an archive of the lost D'Arsay civilization. The archive trapped the ship and used matter and DNA aboard to create artifacts from the D'Arsay culture. The Enterprise was later returned to normal. (TNG: "Masks")

Lieutenant Worf supervised an upgrade of the Enterprise's weapons systems in late 2370. The tests were interrupted after the ship was ravaged by Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome. (TNG: "Genesis")

At some unspecified point in 2370, the Enterprise-D docked at Deep Space 9, where some of the crew went on shore leave, and Lieutenant Jadzia Dax staked Commander Riker three strips of gold-pressed latinum when Riker's winning-streak ran dry at Quark's. Riker would later contact Quark and trade his unclaimed winnings for information on the Duras sisters. (TNG: "Firstborn"; DS9: "Defiant")

The Enterprise temporarily became sentient in 2370 when an emergent lifeform used the ship's systems to reproduce. (TNG: "Emergence")

When Miles O'Brien, one of the ship's former transporter chiefs, was captured by the Cardassians in late 2370, the Enterprise along with Prokofiev, and Valdemar were sent to patrol the Demilitarized Zone as a warning to the Cardassian government. (DS9: "Tribunal")

The Enterprise in 2371

In early 2371, the Enterprise received a number of refits to its internal spaces. Color and lighting schemes were slightly altered, and the bridge inherited a number of new consoles on the port and starboard sides. There were now four science stations, three along the starboard wall and one at the starboard side of the aft stations. Mission Ops was now the second station, followed by environmental control. Two engineering stations rounded out the aft area, while three communications stations were present along the port wall.

The Enterprise-D arrives at Amargosa

In addition, the main floor (where the captain's, executive officer's, and guest's chairs were) was slightly raised, and a chair was placed at the tactical station for the chief of security to sit while manning that console.

Later that year, the Enterprise picked up a distress call from the observatory in the Amargosa system. An away team led by Commander Riker found that the station had been attacked by Romulans, they also found an injured Doctor Tolian Soran buried among the wreakage. After analyzing the Romulan tricorder, they discovered the Romulans were looking for trilithium. Back on the station, Data and La Forge discovered a secret lab filled with solar probes when they are attacked by Soran. Soran then launched a solar probe that destroyed the Amargosa star, producing a level-12 shock wave, after rescuing Data, the Enterprise left the system as the observatory was destroyed.

The Enterprise in orbit of Veridian III

After talking with Guinan about Soran and the Nexus, Picard met with Data in Stellar cartography, after discovering Soran was altering the ribbon's course, Picard determined Soran was heading for the Veridian system and ordered Worf to set course at maximum warp. The Enterprise arrived at Veridian III and intercepted the Klingon Bird-of-Prey. The Klingons agreed to a "prisoner exchange" for La Forge, taking Picard in his place and allowing him to beam to Soran's location somewhere on the planet's surface. (Star Trek Generations)

Destruction of the Enterprise

An engagement with a renegade Klingon Bird-of-Prey commanded by the Duras sisters in 2371 resulted in extensive damage to the Enterprise. The ship's magnetic interlocks were ruptured, and before efforts could be made to repair them, a coolant leak began, leading to an unavoidable warp core breach.

The Enterprise's stardrive section is destroyed

Faced with this scenario, Commander Riker ordered the evacuation of the crew from the secondary hull to the saucer section. Once the evacuation had been completed, the saucer could separate and get to a safe distance before the stardrive section was destroyed by the core breach. La Forge and Dr. Crusher oversaw the evacuations of their respective departments and completed it with a minute to spare. The saucer's impulse engines were engaged as soon as it cleared the secondary hull, but the saucer was unable to get to a safe distance before the core breached. The explosion produced a ion shock wave that disabled the entire saucer section and propelled the saucer into a degrading orbit of Veridian III, forcing the saucer section into the planet's atmosphere.

The saucer section of the Enterprise grinds to a halt on Veridian III

With the saucer hurtling towards the surface of the planet, Data managed to reroute the auxiliary systems to the lateral thrusters and thereby restore thruster control to level out their descent. Moments later, the saucer crash-landed into a jungle on the planet's surface, flattening many trees as it came to rest. Owing to the relatively safe landing, the Enterprise's casualties were minimal. Unfortunately, the severe damage sustained by the primary hull in the battle and subsequent crash landing rendered the ship unsalvageable. The ship's crew was rescued by three Starfleet vessels including the Nebula-class USS Farragut, an Oberth-class ship, and a Miranda-class ship.

A cut scene from the theatrical version of Star Trek Generations established that eighteen crew members were lost in the saucer section crash and that rescue efforts led by Doctor Crusher, following the crash, lasted several days.
While the ultimate fate of the Enterprise's saucer section was never explained in canon, the novel The Return described the saucer being dismantled and removed from Veridian III because of the pre-industrial civilization on Veridian IV.
The genesis of the Enterprise-D's destruction was a drawing from the Star Trek: The Next Generation Writers' Technical Manual. This illustrated a Galaxy-class saucer section making a planned emergency landing on a planet, by entering the atmosphere at a shallow angle while level to the planet's surface. It then maneuvers in a large 'S' pattern to prolong the descent and bleed off as much momentum as possible before touching the ground and sliding to a halt. A similar crash-landing of the ship's saucer section had also been suggested for the finale of the sixth season. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (3rd ed., p. 309)) Although realistically portraying such a crash was deemed prohibitively expensive at that time, the concept remained intriguing for the writers. Since the budget for the movie Star Trek Generations was about ten times more than the budget for an individual installment of the television series, Generations co-scripters Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga recommended that the saucer crash-landing sequence be incorporated into the film's plot, a suggestion that was approved by Rick Berman. The writing duo proceeded to have fun with destroying the Enterprise-D, one incentive being that Braga suspected it was time to retire the ship and that it would be even more fun to introduce a new Enterprise in the next movie. (Star Trek Generations (novel)), hardback ed., pp. 251-253)

Legacy

Commander Riker was upset over the loss of the Enterprise. Having hoped he would one day command the ship, he was disappointed that he never got that opportunity. However, Picard expressed doubt that the Enterprise-D would be the last vessel to carry the name. (Star Trek Generations)

The Enterprise was so dear to Worf that, shortly after being reassigned to Deep Space 9 in 2372, he briefly considered resigning from Starfleet. Station commander Captain Benjamin Sisko expressed regret on the loss of the Enterprise and offered his condolences over the destruction of the ship to Worf, saying the Enterprise "was a good ship." (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior")

Picard dreams of the Enterprise-D in flight

Captain Picard's belief that the Enterprise-D would not be the final ship to bear the name was borne out with the christening of the Sovereign-class USS Enterprise-E in 2372. In that instance, the legacy of the Enterprise continued with Picard reprising his role as CO and selecting most of the former crew from the Enterprise-D, with the notable exception of Worf due to his most recent assignment to DS9. (Star Trek: First Contact)

Picard's dream of the Enterprise-D

In 2399, Picard, sleeping at Château Picard in France, had a dream that he was in Ten Forward with Data on the Enterprise-D, playing a game of Poker. Nearing the end of the game, he stalled Data as best he could because he did not want the game to be over. They were seated at a table directly next to a window, which allowed Picard to notice Mars outside. He didn't realize that the Enterprise was on course for Mars, so this surprised him. He then watched as the entire planet exploded, engulfing the Enterprise as well, causing Picard to awaken from his dream. (PIC: "Remembrance")

Later that same year, a hologram of the Enterprise was displayed in the atrium of the CNC's office at Starfleet Headquarters. (PIC: "Maps and Legends")

List of first contacts

In most cases, the date indicated is the first time open communication was initiated with at least one member of the species. Otherwise, it is the first known contact with the species.

Technical data

Physical arrangement

The Enterprise-D at warp

With a total of 42 decks, the USS Enterprise-D was twice the length and had eight times the interior space of the Constitution-class ships of over a century earlier (citation needededit); it carried a combined crew and passenger load of 1,014. (TNG: "Remember Me", "Rascals", "Genesis")

The bridge, captain's ready room, and conference lounge were on Deck 1, and were protected by redundant safety interlocks to prevent environmental systems failure. (TNG: "Brothers")

The main shuttlebay was on Deck 4, supported by several cargo bays on Deck 4 and Deck 18. (TNG: "Power Play", "Schisms") Two additional shuttlebays were found on Deck 13. (TNG: "The Next Phase")

The secondary hull or stardrive section following a saucer separation

Deck 8 of the ship was an unfinished multipurpose deck. Additional workspaces were set there when needed. (TNG: "Liaisons") It also contained the officers' quarters, some guest quarters, and the battle bridge. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds", "Reunion")

Deck 12 contained sickbay and the gymnasium, (TNG: "Remember Me", "The Icarus Factor") while main engineering was located on Deck 36. (TNG: "The Hunted", "The Game") Engineering took up twelve decks of the secondary hull, with the antimatter storage pods housed on Deck 42. (TNG: "Liaisons") There was a science section on deck 15. (TNG: "In Theory")

TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom" and Star Trek Generations seemed to indicate there was a secondary sickbay in the battle section as well.

The primary docking ports were located on either side of the torpedo launcher on Deck 25; (TNG: "11001001") the nacelle control room was also on that deck. (TNG: "Eye of the Beholder") According to Lieutenant Commander Nella Daren, the most acoustically perfect spot on the ship was the fourth intersect of Jefferies tube 25. The intersection formed a resonance chamber for the sound compression waves. (TNG: "Lessons")

TNG: "Time Squared" and "The Hunted" both stated that shuttlebays two and three were on Deck 11. However, the shuttlebays actually spanned Decks 12 and 13 on the Enterprise miniature. The error was corrected in subsequent episodes. Cargo bay four also moved between the fifth and sixth seasons; in TNG: "Power Play", it was on Deck 18, while in TNG: "Schisms" it was on Deck 4.

The ventral aft section

The aft section

The Enterprise had a maximum sustainable speed of warp 9.6 for twelve hours. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

In what was essentially a throwaway line from "True Q", Data began to say that the Enterprise was "presently generating 12.75 billion gigawatts per–" but was interrupted before completing his sentence; as an incomplete reference, it is unclear if this was the actual amount of power being being generated at the moment or if Data was intending to state the rate power was being generated relative to increments of some other unit of measure.

The warp core could generate a tremendous amount of energy at once if needed; the only device on the ship capable of channeling such energy all at once, at controlled frequencies, was the main deflector dish. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds") There were some four thousand power systems in all on board the ship. It also had twenty transporter rooms, with at least one on deck 6. (TNG: "11001001", "Hollow Pursuits", "Ménage à Troi")

Weaponry

The armaments of the Enterprise-D included twelve phaser arrays, two torpedo launchers, a supply of 250 photon torpedoes, and hundreds of antimatter mines. The ship was protected by a high-capacity shield grid that could operate on multiple frequencies. When the ship was destroyed in 2371, the shield frequency was at 257.4 MHz. (TNG: "Half a Life", "Conundrum", "Chain of Command, Part II"; Star Trek Generations)

Although "Conundrum" establishes that the Enterprise had ten phaser banks, a visual inspection of the filming model clearly shows twelve arrays. The Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual also supports this higher figure. In addition, visual effects in "Darmok" and "The Best of Both Worlds" have depicted phaser fire coming from the forward torpedo launcher and the nacelle pylons. The TNG-R version of "Darmok" corrected the shot of phaser fire from the torpedo launcher, which the production staff admitted was a blooper. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, 3rd edition, page 177)

Operations

The bulk of the people on board the Enterprise could be evacuated within four minutes. This was executed at Starbase 74 during 2364. (TNG: "11001001")

During emergency situations, certain large but protected areas of the ship were designated emergency shelters, including Ten Forward. Collectively, they could hold all the ship's crew and were designed so that the crew could reach one of the areas quickly. In 2367, while caught in a Tyken's Rift, the crew were ordered to these areas in order to get extra power from life support in non-shelter areas. (TNG: "Night Terrors")

Shipboard life

In 2367, an average day aboard ship recorded by Lieutenant Commander Data included four birthdays, two personnel transfers, two chess tournaments, a secondary school play, four promotions, and at least one birth. (TNG: "Data's Day")

The Enterprise normally ran on three duty shifts. (TNG: "Lower Decks") Increasing to four duty shifts caused many personnel scheduling problems, as observed when Captain Jellico ordered a change during his tenure in 2369. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I")

Crewmembers of ensign rank were required to share crew quarters but were allowed their own quarters upon promotion to lieutenant junior grade. (TNG: "Lower Decks") Families often shared quarters. (TNG: "Lonely Among Us", "When The Bough Breaks", "Imaginary Friend", "A Fistful of Datas", "Journey's End")

Ten Forward, located at the extreme forward of Deck 10 in the saucer section, was the center of the ship's social activity; nearly everyone on board passed through the lounge at one time or another. (TNG: "The Child", "The Offspring") Holodecks located on Deck 10 and Deck 12 also provided entertainment for the crew. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye", "Homeward")

Ship's directory

This contains USS Enterprise-D specific information; for more general information, see Galaxy-class decks.

Crew

"We were like warriors from the ancient sagas. There was nothing we could not do."

- Worf (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior")

As of 2366, some thirteen species were represented among the 1,014 members of the ship's complement, at that time including Betazoid, Klingon, El-Aurian, Vulcan, and Human. (TNG: "Remember Me", "Reunion") Over the course of its mission, crew species included Bolian, Benzite, Bajoran, Napean, and an android. When Lal was considering an Andorian form, Troi told her that she would be alone, meaning there were no Andorians or at least no Andorian females on the ship then. (TNG: "The Offspring") As of 2369, there were seventeen crew members from non-Federation worlds. (TNG: "The Chase") The ship also carried dolphins. (TNG: "The Perfect Mate")

In a parallel universe in TNG: "Parallels", a Cardassian was a helm crewman.

Beverly Crusher said there were supposed to be at least four people on duty in sickbay at all times. (TNG: "Remember Me")

Although Starfleet crewmembers staffed the vital positions on board the Enterprise, civilian crewmembers were allowed to hold important jobs in the ship's science and medical departments, as well as support areas like Ten Forward and the ship's school or the arboretum. (TNG: "Night Terrors", "Hero Worship", "Ethics") The Enterprise included children among the civilians on board, a concept which was not initially embraced by Captain Picard. (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", "The Bonding")

Crew evaluations were conducted every three months, and were usually supervised by Executive Officer William Riker and Counselor Deanna Troi. (TNG: "Man of the People", "Lower Decks", "Eye of the Beholder")

Commanding officers

Although Captain Jean-Luc Picard commanded the Enterprise for most of the starship's life, his first officer, William Riker, was field promoted to captain in 2367 following Picard's capture by the Borg and assimilation as Locutus. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II") In early 2369, the Enterprise was briefly commanded by Captain Edward Jellico, as Captain Picard was assigned to a covert mission on the Cardassian planet of Celtris III. (TNG: "Chain of Command, Part I", "Chain of Command, Part II")

In Q's timeline created by Picard's failure to fight the Nausicaans in TNG: "Tapestry", the Enterprise was commanded by Thomas Halloway. Riker and then Data were placed in provisional command of the Enterprise during TNG: "Gambit, Part I" and "Gambit, Part II" while Picard was working undercover with Arctus Baran's mercenaries, but neither was formally promoted to the rank of captain for the assignment.
For full listing of Enterprise crew, see USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) personnel.

Command crew

Alternate Enterprises

Numerous alternate timeline and illusory versions of the Enterprise have been encountered.

Encounter with an energy vortex

One alternate version of the Enterprise was observed in 2365. A ship from several hours in the future was destroyed following an encounter with an energy vortex, which was later determined to be a sentient presence. There was a single survivor, Captain Picard, who was thrown back in time and picked up by the Enterprise. The "present" Picard was able to determine that the Enterprise needed to fly through the anomaly rather than attempt to escape it via the entrance, and the timeline was averted. (TNG: "Time Squared")

Encounter with the Enterprise-C

Two Enterprises meet

In another alternate timeline, following the disappearance of the USS Enterprise-C, and the destruction of the Klingon outpost at Narendra III, relations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire deteriorated into war.

The Enterprise-D in this alternate timeline was the first of the Galaxy-class warships constructed by the Federation, capable of carrying over 6,000 troops. The vessel was entirely militarized, with no civilians or counselor. The bridge contained multiple redundant consoles, computer panels along the side walls, and a single command chair for the captain. The observation lounge was a war room instead, with the table at waist height so that the crew stood. Replicators throughout the ship were restricted to minimal power, lighting was generally darker, and all available power was routed to the defensive systems. In addition to crew performing their normal duties, there were additional security officers standing at attention at all times.

In 2366, on combat date 43625.2, the Enterprise-D investigated a radiation anomaly near Starbase 105, where it encountered the Enterprise-C, transported through time by an anomaly called a temporal rift. As the Enterprise-D assisted in repairs, it was made clear that the Enterprise-C had to return through the rift, in order to prevent the chain of events that would lead to war. Enterprise-D's El-Aurian bartender Guinan was aware of the change to the timeline, and convinced Captain Picard to send the Enterprise-C back through the rift.

As three Klingon K'vort-class battle cruisers attacked, the Enterprise-D laid down cover fire in order for the Enterprise-C to return through the rift. Heavy casualties were suffered, and the vessel was on the verge of a warp core breach when the timeline was restored. However, the Enterprise-C crew retained memories of their encounter, and one Enterprise-D crewmember, Tasha Yar, went back in time with the Enterprise-C. (TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise", "Redemption II")

Crusher's static warp bubble

In 2367, the thoughts of Dr. Beverly Crusher after she was trapped in a warp bubble created a completely separate universe, in which people and objects began disappearing. At various points, the crew of the Enterprise was reduced to a normal operating contingent of about three hundred, then one hundred, then simply two. All crew eventually disappeared, as the bubble began to collapse and the universe destroyed. This Enterprise was gradually erased from existence as the bubble collapsed. (TNG: "Remember Me")

Barash’s simulation – Captain Riker

USS Enterprise in Riker's service record

In 2367, while exploring a cavern on Alpha Onias III, Commander William Riker was rendered unconscious by gases. While unconscious, neural scanners scanned Commander Riker's brain. The scanners used elements of Riker's reality and constructed a simulation with those elements interspersed throughout so that it felt real to him. What Riker wanted, the scanners made possible.

In the first simulation, set in 2383, Riker was the captain of the Enterprise and was in the final stages of securing a peace treaty with the Romulans.

In 2374, on stardate 51253, after serving for many years as the captain of the USS Titan, Riker succeeded Picard as the captain of the Enterprise. The ship's first assignment under his command was a deep space exploration mission. Under his command, the ship surveyed the space beyond the Sargon Region, was a participant in the joint Excalbian Campaign, and captured a Romulan warship. These events were mentioned in his service record that was on display in his quarters on the Enterprise-D.

A few years before 2383, a Romulan battle cruiser had drifted into Federation space. The ship's warp coils had collapsed and life support was failing. The Enterprise rescued the crew. Riker was the key spokesman in securing an alliance with the Romulans, who were impressed with his efforts at saving one of their ships. In the sixteen years between 2367 and 2383, the Enterprise saved all the colonists in the Fornax Disaster.

Riker was a widower with a son, Jean-Luc. His wife had been the ship's counselor after Troi had accepted a position at Starfleet Command. His wife died in 2381 in a shuttlecraft accident.

In 2383, Data served as the first officer while La Forge was using cloned eye implants instead of his VISOR. There were Klingons and Ferengi serving aboard the Enterprise. The interior of the ship was also slightly altered and the bridge had several more science stations. The Enterprise had been assigned an escort mission for the Romulan ambassador Tomalak, whereupon he would be delivered to the final session for a peace treaty between the Federation and the Romulans. At this session, Riker would be a signatory to the treaty.

However, a number of flaws convinced Riker that what he was experiencing was a charade and he challenged the program. This resulted in a new simulation where Riker was a prisoner of the Romulans. (TNG: "Future Imperfect" okudagram)

Quantum fissure encounter

The bridge of an alternate Enterprise-D

Several thousand Enterprises from many different quantum realities were encountered – later spilling into a single universe – in early 2370, as a result of Lieutenant Worf's encounter with a quantum fissure.

Worf observed numerous realities, with variations in personnel and positions widespread. In one quantum reality, Captain Picard was lost in the Borg encounter in 2367 and Riker was captain of the Enterprise, Wesley Crusher was still (or again) part of the crew, having risen to the rank of full lieutenant with the positions of security chief and tactical officer. In at least one reality, Alyssa Ogawa, who was a long-time nurse in the primary reality, was a full doctor and the chief medical officer with the rank of commander. In that reality, La Forge was killed in an attack by the Cardassians.

On occasion, races that were adversarial to the Federation of the original universe –, such as the Cardassians, were part of the crew. Specifically, a Cardassian ensign served as the Enterprise-D's conn officer. Conversely, in the same quantum reality, the Bajorans were a hostile faction, having overthrown the Cardassian Union prior to 2370. They became increasingly aggressive towards the Federation. A Bajoran ship destroyed the Argus Array on Stardate 47391.2 as they thought that Starfleet was using it to spy on them. In the same reality, La Forge had likewise been killed shortly beforehand, though the cause of his death was not stated.

In a reality where the Borg had emerged victorious after the Battle of Wolf 359 and successfully conquered the Federation, the Enterprise was one of the few remaining Starfleet vessels by 2370. Riker was in command of that ship as well and was desperate not to return to his universe once all of the Enterprises began spilling into a single universe. After attempting to get the attention of the present-reality Enterprise by firing lightly upon them, the heavily damaged ship was destroyed by Captain Riker with the alternate Riker on board to prevent further damage to his ship.

The fissure was eventually sealed and the remaining ships were returned to their proper universes. When Worf returned to his normal universe, time was reversed and these events no longer occurred. (TNG: "Parallels")

Anti-time eruption

The Enterprise-D in an alternate future

Several alternate versions of the Enterprise-D were seen by Captain Picard after encountering an anti-time eruption in the Devron system. All were part of separate closed timelines.

In the anti-time past of 2363 and 2364, the Enterprise was not sent to Farpoint Station, but instead was diverted to investigate the anomaly, which was feared to be a new Romulan presence. In this time period, Picard did not inform his crew of his time shifts, worrying that it may influence the future.

He initially ignored Starfleet's orders and proceeded to Farpoint, but then diverted the ship to the Devron system and began scanning the anomaly with an inverse tachyon pulse. When it was discovered that the beam actually caused the anomaly and that the ship would need to create a static warp shell to contain the eruption, the crew was hesitant to accept the orders of their commander, who seemed to be making arbitrary decisions.

After a quick reassurance from Picard, the crew cooperated and the ship joined two other Enterprises in order to seal the breach. It was the first to be destroyed after the stress from the static warp shell caused a warp core breach.

The second ship existed in the anti-time present of 2370 and 2371. Its history was identical to the real ship up until that point. It was also sent to the Devron system and began to scan the anomaly with the inverse tachyon beam. Picard did tell this crew about his time shifts, and this ship was most drastically affected by the anomaly's effects.

This Enterprise joined the two other ships inside the anomaly, but was also destroyed trying to maintain a static warp shell.

In the anti-time future, the Enterprise was not destroyed at Veridian III, but remained in service for a number of years, Admiral Riker saving the vessel from being decommissioned by making it his personal flagship based out of Starbase 247.

Firing phasers

In this future, the Enterprise had undergone several significant modifications, including the addition of a third nacelle, a cloaking device, and a powerful phaser mounted underneath the saucer section. Riker took the Enterprise to intercept the USS Pasteur when he realized that Picard would investigate the anomaly without permission. It intercepted two Klingon battleships which were attacking the Pasteur, single-handedly destroying one with eight shots from the new phaser weapon. This forced the other vessel to retreat. The Enterprise then rescued the crew of the badly-damaged Pasteur before it was destroyed due to a warp core breach.

Riker ordered the Enterprise back to Federation space, but Picard later convinced him to return to the Devron system and the ship arrived in time to watch the initial formation of the anomaly. It was the last ship to be destroyed when the anomaly was sealed, preventing any of these ships from coming into existence. (TNG: "All Good Things...")

The exact date of the future events shown in "All Good Things..." is not known. It is possible they took place in 2395, as stated in the Star Trek Chronology, but this is assuming that the Enterprise crew broke up immediately following the end of the series. It was only stated that it had been twenty-five years since the entire crew had been together on the Enterprise, although Picard makes the assumption that the year was twenty-five years from the present events of the episode.
The Playmates toy of the alternate future Enterprise was described as a ship capable of transwarp velocities. [1]

Destruction at Veridian III

The Enterprise destroyed by a shock wave

In yet another alternate timeline, the saucer section of the Enterprise-D was destroyed with the loss of all hands shortly after its crash-landing on the surface of Veridian III. In this version of events, Doctor Tolian Soran successfully launched his trilithium missile into the Veridian star; the resulting shock wave destroyed all planets in the system. Fortunately, before the wave reached the planet, both Soran and Captain Picard were swept into the Nexus, until the Enterprise-D's saucer section and all aboard were wiped out when the shock wave reached Veridian III.

Acquiring the assistance of James T. Kirk, Picard was able to return to a point before Soran launched his weapon and prevent the destruction of the Veridian star, sparing the lives aboard the saucer section of the Enterprise-D at the same time. (Star Trek Generations)

Appendices

Appearances

With all its appearances, the Enterprise-D has been seen more than any other vessel in Star Trek.

References

As evidenced by the first draft script of VOY: "Flashback", the Enterprise-D was originally to have been referenced in that installment, in connection to what Geordi La Forge had witnessed aboard the ship. All mention of the vessel was excised from the episode by the time the final draft of the script was issued.

Background information

The Enterprise-D model was designed by Andrew Probert. The basic layout of the ship was derived from a painting Probert had done following Star Trek: The Motion Picture of how he would redesign the Enterprise had he been allowed to break with the basic plan Matt Jefferies and Joe Jennings created for Star Trek: Phase II. When he was hired to work in the Star Trek: The Next Generation art department, he brought the painting with him and hung it in his office, then set to work on the design of the bridge. Out of pure luck, David Gerrold saw the painting and brought it to Gene Roddenberry's attention. Roddenberry immediately approved the general direction. Probert further refined the design into the familiar shape; however, he originally conceived the battle section as a smaller vessel shaped like a "D" which detached from an area on the saucer. Later, the producers informed him that they wanted the ship to split in two and have the engineering hull serve as the battle section. This presented an additional problem for Probert, as he needed to figure out some way to fulfill the producers' requests while keeping the original lines of the design. Eventually, he found a way to incorporate a separation using the approved design, and after several more minor changes, the design reached its final form. Roddenberry's only requests were to lengthen the ends of the warp nacelles and to keep the bridge on the top of the saucer section rather than within the ship. Roddenberry felt that having the bridge on the exterior gave a sense of scale to the vessel.

Two versions of the filming miniature were built by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) for the first season: a large six-foot model and a smaller less-detailed two-foot model, both constructed under the supervision of Ease Owyeung. Both were capable of saucer separation. The cost to construct the original models was US$75,000. For the third season, Greg Jein built a new four-foot miniature. It was not built to separate, but for the first time it accurately depicted the Ten Forward windows. It first appeared in TNG: "The Defector" and completely replaced the previous two models, although stock footage of the original models was still used. The six-foot model was briefly reused for the saucer separation in "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II". It was completely refurbished and overhauled for Star Trek Generations, where it represented the Enterprise alongside a computer generated version and a special twelve-foot wide saucer, created for the crash sequence. ILM crewmember Bill George relabeled the registry on the saucer to "NCC-1701-E" before the model was returned to the Paramount archives. The four-foot model was modified into the three-nacelled Enterprise from "All Good Things..." and later partially restored to become the USS Odyssey in "The Jem'Hadar" and the USS Venture in "The Way of the Warrior".

The original six-foot filming model of the Enterprise-D (Lot #712) was sold at the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction on 7 October 2006 for US$576,000, including the buyer's premium (the winning bid was US$500,000), by far the highest price for any item in the auction.

The Star Trek Generations CGI model was utilized as various Galaxy-class ships during Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. This same CGI model was overhauled by Gabriel Koerner for the ship's appearance in "These Are the Voyages...".

During the early planning stages of TNG, it was intended for the series to be set in the late 25th century. The Enterprise-D would have been the seventh starship to bear the name, with a registry of NCC-1701-7. After the release of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home featuring the USS Enterprise-A, the designation was changed to NCC-1701-G before the producers finally moved the series to eighty years after the Original Series and settled on NCC-1701-D. There was also talk of eliminating the starship from the TNG series altogether and merely boosting the abilities of the transporter, but this idea was quickly dropped.

Conceptual sketch for the Enterprise bridge by Andrew Probert

Interior sets were supervised by Herman Zimmerman during the first season and Star Trek Generations. Andrew Probert also contributed design sketches, most importantly for the bridge. Richard James took over the role from the second season until the end of the series. Many sets were recycled from those created by Harold Michelson for Star Trek: The Motion Picture and the aborted Star Trek: Phase II. In turn, many of the Enterprise-D sets were transformed into those of the USS Voyager for Star Trek: Voyager.

Parts of the Enterprise-D sets, including the bridge tactical station, command chairs, and main engineering master systems display were displayed at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum [2] until they shut down in 2007, at which time the items were returned to Paramount. Other smaller set pieces and walls have been kept in the Paramount archives and used in other Star Trek productions, even becoming parts of the recreated TNG sets in "These Are the Voyages...".

A design patent was issued in 1990 for the "ornamental design" of the Enterprise-D. Andrew Probert was recognized in that patent as the sole "inventor" of the design.

The Enterprise-D had a captain's yacht named the Calypso. It was never actually seen, due to budget restrictions, but it can be seen on the underside of the saucer section. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual)

In a scene description from the final draft script of ENT: "These Are the Voyages...", the Enterprise-D was referred to as a "great ship".

Apocrypha

Reference manuals

The Enterprise-D was the subject of the highly detailed Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual by Rick Sternbach and Michael Okuda, and had its sets rendered in QuickTime VR for the interactive version of the book.

Sternbach later produced a set of blueprints depicting every single deck of the Enterprise.

Games

The Enterprise-D was seen in several officially-licensed games, including Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity, Star Trek: The Next Generation - Echoes from the Past, and Star Trek Generations. It also made a brief appearance at the end of the Star Trek: Armada strategy game, and in a Star Trek: Legacy mission with the USS Defiant.

Attractions

The Enterprise-D met the science vessel Antares at the conclusion of Star Trek: Orion Rendezvous, a Star Trek-themed planetarium show produced in 1992 in conjunction with the Star Trek: Federation Science exhibit. That exhibit featured displays and interactive learning games modeled after the Enterprise-D bridge, engineering, sickbay, science lab, and transporter room.

Until September 1st, 2008, fans could visit the Enterprise-D via Star Trek: The Experience, which took guests through the transporter room, corridors, bridge, and shuttle deck while attempting to escape into a temporal rift aboard a shuttle motion simulator ride. Similar recreations of certain sets were included in the European Star Trek World Tour. [3]

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