Monday, 30 September 2013

Star Trek "To Boldly Go" (again) in the Revamped Original

Orbiting a huge red planet or Sun going "super-nova" the USS Enterprise (as per the original "Motion Picture" film version) prepares to engage its "warp" drive (see below):

OK so you may have guessed having seen "Issue 2" (at a slightly inflated price £5.99 from Issue 1's bargain of £1.99) I found myself (once again) having no self control and purchased it alongside the milk and bread on the shopping list. Returning home I had a genius idea of simply adding USS Enterprise to the bottom of the shopping list, but the wife was not to be so simply fooled!

Now to find a bogus use for it ;)

STOP PRESS UPDATE: Small child of three engages USS Enterprise in Saturday morning 'play session'. There was only ever going to be one winner and the USS Enterprise lay in pieces. Can you hear my wife's mocking laughter in the background? Interesting to note the small chap seems to have been sophisticated enough to use dice. The roll of 3, 4 and 12 on the "critical systems table" must have indicated a massive structural failure, perhaps even highlighting a design fault!

What would Captain James T Kirk done in this situation? Well obviously he would never have gotten himself into such a jam. instead by reversing "Times" polarity, adding in a few faster than light quarks for god measure and THE USS Enterprise would have reassembled itself. My version required the aid of a packet of super-glue (see below):   

"All is well that ends well." 

The "spaceships" of my Federation Fleet are now resting on a much higher (and hidden from prying little eyes) shelf.

 Note: This also means my youngest son has 'done the double' by taking out the "Second Generation" and "Original Motion Picture Film" USS Enterprise(s). Who knows, in a future post there may well be comparative study on Klingon and Romulan starship design versus "the deadly hand of a small child"?


Arquinsiel said...

Mine had the saucer section popped off because it was on at a slightly wonky angle. It was a necessary step in making it look not-silly. They come apart relatively cleanly.

Paul Foster said...

That starship is not now glued to the table/bench as pictured above is it?

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Paul that is the infamous USS Enterprise "duck, dive and almost roll off the table" camera shot ;)

David Crook said...

Hi Geordie,

And there was me thinking that 'saucer separation' was confined to the Next Generation....;-)

All the best,


Arquinsiel said...

I actually thought that too, but the magazine has taught me otherwise. At least the refit Constitution class could do it apparently.