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7 Facts About The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D

Fan's of Star Trek The Next Generation today rejoice. It's the launch date of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 D (they've just got to wait a few more years). Here's 11 facts not all Star Trek fans will know about this iconic starship.

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1. The Enterprise D launched on the 4th October

The Enterprise D launched on the 4th October in 2363. That means we've only got 347 years to wait to actually see it happen right?

She's a Galaxy class starship and the fifth to carry the name USS Enterprise.

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The Enterprise D had 3 physical shooting models: a six-foot model, a two-foot model and a four-foot model.

One of these sold at auction and was expected to make between $20,000 and $30,000. It sold for close to $600,000 and made headline news at a Christie's Auction.

3. The USS Enterprise has 42 decks.

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The Enterprise-D has 42 decks and is twice the length of the original Constitution class Enterprise.

Continuity is important to Star Trek fans and mistakes are not something they forget (Chekov being 'remembered' in Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Kahn ring any bells?). During the filming of The Next Generation films the Enterprise E's decks kept changing and infuriating the fans.

4. No Action Required

Sometimes the Enterprise didn't need to see any action to do something useful. She delivered 3 Runabouts to Station Deep Space Nine passing the baton from one Star Trek show to another.

7. Most Viewed Enterprise

The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 170 D made several special appearances in not only DS9 but also Enterprise and several movies making it the most viewed Enterprise in Star Trek history. Move aside Captain Kirk!

Did you learn anything new about the USS Enterprise-D? Which is your favorite starship from Star Trek?

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