Friday, November 27, 2009 exclusive all-metal Enterprise

As anyone who has been to my home knows, I'm a reasonably serious collector of Star Trek replicas (I have a Master Replica's 33-inch Enterprise, for instance). I'm very impressed by the all-metal Enterprise included with the limited-edition (not .ca) exclusive three-disk Blu-ray set of the 2009 Star Trek movie.

The ship itself has a brushed-metal finish, and the stand (which is not removable) has a shiny finish; it makes for an attractive pairing. The model is not hyper-detailed, which is a plus, I think, at this size: no windows on the hull, for instance. The model measures 8.5" or 21.6 cm.

This is smaller than the Franklin Mint pewter starships of years gone by, but is a very impressive piece.

I was one of those who hated the new Enterprise design when I first saw stills of if, but it's growing on me, and this clean reproduction (not too much detailing but all the detailing that is there is correct) does a very nice job of showing off the design. I'm glad I bought it

(Oh, and it goes without saying, but the movie itself rocks, and the Blu-ray transfer is flawless.)

-- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning SF author; co-editor with David Gerrold of Boarding the Enterprise
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