Star Trek: Picard prop reveals the ultimate fate of the Enterprise-D

Hero Collector’s New Star Trek Starfleet Starships Collection. Image courtesy Hero Collector
Hero Collector’s New Star Trek Starfleet Starships Collection. Image courtesy Hero Collector /

Dave Blass of Star Trek: Picard revealed some behind-the-scenes awesomeness.

Star Trek: Picard showed off some incredible effects made for the show, with Dave Blass showing the props used in the first episode of the second season of Picard. In the episode, Jean-Luc Picard arrives at Starfleet Academy to meet Elnor. Behind the two men, you clearly see different ships from the history of Star Trek and Starfleet.

Blass, who is the production designer of Picard, showed off some stills on Twitter, detailing how he and his crew helped bring these incredible pieces to life.

Blass and the crew used a pale-blue colored glass, with white letting etched into it. While they look fantastic, Blass revealed that he had originally wanted blu edge-lit glass instead. Due to issues with the lighting, those wouldn’t have worked on screen, so the call was made to go with a slightly muted version of the original idea.

Star Trek: Picard prop reveals the Enterprise-D’s ultimate fate

These aren’t empty props with nothing on them. Each piece of glass is etched with actual facts about the ships they’re about. When it comes to the Enterprise-D, the prop reveals that it isn’t as forgotten as some might think.

The ship was destroyed in Star Trek: Generations, with the base of the ship being destroyed in a battle with the Duras Sisters, but the saucer section detached and ended up crash landing on Veridian III.

The Enterprise-E was then created, a ship that in reality, was created because it was simply easier to shoot considering the dimensions of the movies they were making.

So what happened to the hull of the iconic Enterprise-D? Well, according to the prop from Star Trek: Picard, the hull now resides in the Starfleet Museum.

It really makes you wonder just how big the Museum is, considering the ship was as long as a battleship and as wide as at least five. So it’s way too big for a conventional hanger.

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