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The USS Excelsior in 2293

The USS Excelsior is a starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. The Excelsior was first seen in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and had a cameo in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. The ship appeared once again in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country when it was under the command of Captain Hikaru Sulu in 2293. The USS Excelsior in 2293 (fair use; this image is owned by Paramount Pictures) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... The USS Excelsior in 2293 (fair use; this image is owned by Paramount Pictures) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... This article is about the vehicle for interstellar travel. ... The Enterprise boldly going where no man had gone before. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive fictional world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount Pictures, 1984; see also 1984 in film) is the third feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Paramount Pictures, 1986; see also 1986 in film) is the fourth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Paramount Pictures, 1991; see also 1991 in film) is the sixth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Hikaru Sulu is a character in the original Star Trek series, played by George Takei. ...


The USS Excelsior (NX-2000) was commissioned as a testbed for new technologies by Starfleet Command. One of these technologies, transwarp drive, was seen as a possible revolution in starship design, with the potential to open up the entire galaxy to exploratory missions. Unfortunately, transwarp physics were well beyond the technology available at the time, and this experiment was shut down—to some degree of embarrassment on the part of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers. NX has multiple meanings: NX bit for marking parts of computer memory as no execute. ... Starfleet Command In the fictional world of Star Trek, Starfleet Command is the command branch of Starfleet, the paramilitary institution of the United Federation of Planets. ... The Enterprise-D goes into warp. ... This article is about the vehicle for interstellar travel. ... This article is about a celestial body. ... Starfleet Engineering Corps In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the Starfleet Engineering Corps is tasked with the design, construction, and maintenance of Starfleet shore installations and starships. ...


However, the basic ship design proved highly adaptable, forming the basis of several starship classes equipped with conventional warp drive. The Excelsior was recommissioned as NCC-2000, after the retrofitting of standard warp coils to its existing nacelle design. The Enterprise-D goes into warp. ... This page relates to the Star Trek usage of NCC. For alternate meanings of NCC, see NCC (disambiguation) this Starship Enterprise from Star Trek:The Next Generation has the designation NCC 1701-D NCC is a fictional designation for starships conceived within Star Trek. ... In airplanes, the nacelle is a covered housing separated from the main structure that usually holds engines, fuel, or equipment. ...


The Excelsior class spaceframe proved to be remarkably durable, able to withstand considerable punishment both from the elements and enemy vessels alike. This accounts for the considerable number of vessels remaining in Starfleet, even several decades later. The USS Excelsior (NCC-2000), an Excelsior class starship. ... Starfleet Command In the Star Trek fictional universe, Starfleet is the defense, research, diplomacy and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets. ...


Producer Harve Bennett originally intended for the Excelsior to replace the Enterprise after Star Trek III, possibly as a result of complaints by ILM technicians that the Enterprise's model was too unwieldy. The idea did not prove popular however, and the replacement Enterprise was another Constitution Class. Harve Bennett (born August 17, 1930) is an American television and film producer and scriptwriter, perhaps best known for being the producer on the second through to fifth Star Trek films. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), a Constitution class starship In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701 was a Constitution class starship that was commissioned in 2245. ... Industrial Light + Magic (ILM) is a motion picture special visual effects company, founded in July 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), a Constitution class starship in 2271 The Constitution class was a series of Starfleet vessel in the Star Trek fictional universe, first put into service in the mid-23rd century. ...


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USS Excelsior - Memory Alpha (822 words)
The USS Excelsior (NCC-2000), also known as "The Great Experiment", was a Starfleet starship in service in the late 23rd century and 24th century.
The Excelsior was originally conceived as a vessel for the transwarp drive project in the early 2280s.
USS Excelsior was in service along the Federation's border with the Cardassian Union.
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