Star Trek’s First “A” Ship Joins XL Editions
It was only in service to Starfleet for seven years – but what monumental years those were. It only makes sense, then, for Eaglemoss Collections to induct the fabled U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A into its collection of monumentally sized XL Editions, available by subscription to the Official Star Trek Starships XL Editions, as well as from the Eaglemoss Shop and local comic shops.
Fans know that this is the Enterprise designed and engineered to replace the refitted Enterprise NCC-1701 destroyed at the climax of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. This is the Enterprise the command of which was offered to Admiral James T. Kirk for a job well down at the conclusion of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (the fact that this meant Kirk would be reduced in rank back to Captain could not have pleased him – or his crew – more).
This is also the Enterprise commandeered by the Vulcan Sybok and his followers in a quest that took the entire crew beyond the Great Barrier in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. And this is the Enterprise sent to escort Chancellor Gorkon of the Klingon Empire to the peace talks at Khitomer – only to be caught in a web of deception spun by the Klingon General Chang and several rogue Starfleet officers in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
As significant as the Enterprise-A is to the history of Starfleet and the 23rd Century, it should also be noted that this is the first ship in Star Trek production history to carry the “A” designation, enabling the Enterprise name to be retained, reimagined and re-engineered first as the 24th Century’s Enterprise-D in Star Trek: The Next Generation, then as the Enterprise-B and Enterprise-C in stories that filled in the timeline, and then, later on, as the Enterprise-E and Enterprise-J. So much for the notion of naming this new ship anything other than Enterprise!
Officially authorized by CBS Studios, Eaglemoss’ XL Edition of the U.S.S. Enterprise NC-1701-A is a precision die-cast model featuring high-quality ABS materials and reproduced under the supervision of Star Trek expert Ben Robinson. At approximately 10.6 inches in length, it has been hand-painted to capture the finest detail and comes with a display stand as well as an exclusive collector’s magazine that provides an in-depth profile of the ship, with detailed annotations and a breakdown of on-board technology, crew and weaponry.
New subscribers to the Official Star Trek Starships XL Editions will receive the Enterprise-A as the first ship for the subscriber’s only price of $59.95 with free shipping. Subsequent ships in the collection, which includes the original U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D and the U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656, will arrive every other month for the same price and with free shipping. Subscribers are also eligible to receive exclusive free gifts worth over $70 and may cancel their subscription at any time.
Not ready to subscribe? For a few dollars more, the XL Editions may also be purchased directly from the Eaglemoss Shop or at your favorite comic shop – as long as supplies last.
Now that’s some Grade A Star Trek excitement!