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Encyclopedia > USS Excelsior (Star Trek)
The USS Excelsior in 2293.
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. An episode of Star Trek: Voyager ("Flashback") reveals that during the events of this film, then Ensign Tuvok was serving on the Excelsior, as one of the junior science officers. Excelsior is the pathfinder of her class of starships. 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. ... The fictional starship Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) from Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... Star Trek is an American science-fiction franchise spanning six television series, ten feature films, hundreds of novels, computer and video games, and other fan stories. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary 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 fictional character in the original Star Trek series, played by George Takei. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ... Flashback is the name of the 54th episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the second episode of the third season. ... Ensign is a commissioned rank of the Starfleet in the fictional universe of Star Trek. ... Lt. ... For the Star Trek: Voyager episode, see Pathfinder (Voyager episode). ... The USS Excelsior (NCC-2000), an Excelsior class starship. ...


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 due to vastly increased speed. However, the drive failed on Excelsior's first mission (the pursuit of the hijacked U.S.S. Enterprise) due to sabotage by Montgomery Scott, who was very briefly appointed chief engineer of the vessel. Although it appeares to have been declared a failure, the follow-on series never stated that the technology was a failure nor why. The USS Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generation has the registry NCC-1701-D NCC is a fictional designation for starships conceived within Star Trek. ... Starfleet Command In the fictional world of Star Trek, Starfleet Command is the headquarters of Starfleet, the directorate of exploration and defense for the United Federation of Planets. ... In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the warp drive is a form of faster-than-light (FTL) propulsion. ... The fictional starship Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) from Star Trek: The Next Generation. ... NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is about 56,000 light years in diameter and approximately 60 million light years distant. ... Montgomery Scott, nicknamed Scotty, is a fictional character in the Star Trek universe. ...


The ship was briefly seen in both Star Trek IV and Star Trek V docked at the Earth Spacedock. She was then seen much more extensively in Star Trek VI), and the ship had by then been recommissioned as NCC-2000 and apparently refitted with standard warp engines. Several fan-based Star Trek technical guides give details on the reasons for the failure of the transwarp theory, however there is no canonical reference to the fate of the transwarp program, but given that even 24th century vessels still lacked transwarp, it can be logically assumed that the experiment was a failure. The USS Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generation has the registry NCC-1701-D NCC is a fictional designation for starships conceived within Star Trek. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Two different bridge sets were seen for Excelsior. The first set is seen in Star Trek III: The Search For Spock when she departed spacedock in pursuit of the USS Enterprise, which had just been stolen by Captain Kirk. In this film, only the parts of the bridge that would be seen on screen were actually constructed. For Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country a new and complete bridge set was built (actually a re-dress of the Enterprise-A bridge). This bridge had a large status panel directly behind the Captain's chair. It also had helm and navigation consoles similar in appearance to the conn and ops consoles on the bridge of the Galaxy class starship. 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. ... In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the USS Enterprise, (NCC-1701) was the ship in the original NBC TV series Star Trek, which chronicled the vessels most famous assignment, a five-year mission of exploration and diplomacy under Captain James T. Kirks command. ... 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. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) commissioned in 2286 was a Constitution class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ...

Hikaru Sulu, Captain of the USS Excelsior.
Hikaru Sulu, Captain of the USS Excelsior.

The Excelsior class spaceframe proved to be remarkably durable, able to withstand considerable punishment both from the elements and enemy vessels alike. (Although in Star Trek VI, moderate to heavy damage can be seen from just one photon hit) This accounts for the considerable number of vessels remaining in Starfleet, even several decades later into the era of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Hikaru Sulu is a fictional character in the original Star Trek series, played by George Takei. ... The USS Excelsior (NCC-2000), an Excelsior class starship. ... Starfleet Command In the fictional universe of Star Trek, Starfleet is the paramilitary defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP) with – as of the late 24th century – thousands of starships and starbases at its disposal. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ...


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. In Star Trek: Generations, however, a new Enterprise, the NCC-1701-B, was briefly featured, and this was an Excelsior-class refit vessel. 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. ... In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the USS Enterprise, (NCC-1701) was the ship in the original NBC TV series Star Trek, which chronicled the vessels most famous assignment, a five-year mission of exploration and diplomacy under Captain James T. Kirks command. ... Industrial Light & Magic original logo, designed by Drew Struzan Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a motion picture special visual effects company, founded in May 1975 by George Lucas and owned by Lucasfilm Ltd. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) The Constitution class was a series of Starfleet vessel in the Star Trek fictional universe, first put into service in the mid-23rd century. ... Star Trek: Generations (Paramount Pictures, 1994, see also 1994 in film) is the seventh feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ...


Trivia

  • In the 1980s, DC Comics published a series of comic book stories said to take place between the events of Star Trek III and Star Trek IV. In this storyline (which, like all Trek comic book stories, is not canon), Admiral James T. Kirk is given temporary command of the Excelsior following the destruction of the Enterprise. In the comic book continuity, he loses this command just prior to the events of Star Trek IV.

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