Thursday, October 19, 2006

Nerd alert!

I spotted this letter in a recent edition of London's free 'Metro' newspaper:

Further to your article on the sale of Star Trek memerobilia, it should be clarified that the picture clearly shows a model of USS Voyager NCC74656 and not the Enterprise NCC1701D, which was used in the Next Generation and refered to in the article.

Yours sincerely,
Iain Borland

I can almost hear the laughter in the newsroom from here.


MarkFarley said...


Dave said...

I don't wish to be pedantic, but I think you'll find that the NCC74656 was the prototype and thus was never used on a crewed flight. The actual model referred to was, of course, the NCC 74657.

Steerforth said...

The NCC74656 did make a brief appearance in the film 'Star Trek XXIII - The Planet of Woodlice' but had been hijacked by renegade Vulcans so whilst it was never officially crewed, it did taken part in the T'Puwll campaign.

I hope this clears things up.