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Star Trek Excelsior Class Starship - USS Excelsior NCC-2000 Nilo Rodis Concept III [With Collector Magazine]

Eaglemoss Star Trek Excelsior Class Starship - USS Excelsior NCC-2000 Nilo Rodis Concept III [With Collector Magazine]




 
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Eaglemoss EMST0164 Star Trek Excelsior Class Starship - USS Excelsior NCC-2000 Nilo Rodis Concept III [With Collector Magazine] "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
- Science Officer Spock

The Rodis/Carson sketches, once approved, were sent down to ILM's model shop of Bill George who commented, "The art department had done a number of sketches. All of them were very different and very futuristic. They still had the basic theme of the dish and the engines, but they did not look like the "Enterprise" at all. I was given the job of building prototypes of those sketches. Leonard Nimoy was going to come up and look at them and hopefully choose one."

Some of the study models based upon Rodis' designs found their way into canon however. A two-engine model, flippantly labeled USS Alka-Selsior (NCC-1404), found its way into the debris-field of Surplus Depot Z15 in the The Next Generation episode "Unification II". Two four-engine variants, one of which had pivoting warp nacelles (the feature not canonically encountered until the advent of the USS Voyager in the form of its variable geometry pylon configuration), were also present in the scene. These models therefore became canon albeit without class designations or names.

Nilo's designs were all thin and long and George finished up upon the study models in good time. With time to spare Carson proposed that George come up with his own ideas. He did, and later explained, "When you're designing something you want to come up with a take on it that will drive the design. At the time I was really into Japanese design, so I thought, "OK, what would the "Enterprise" look like if the Japanese designed it?" That was the basis of what I came up with for the "Excelsior"".

Upon this premise, George built a couple of study models which had a deeper profile and a more rounded secondary hull section (one of which had a nacelle type later applied to the Oberth-class). A bit to George's surprise, Nimoy chose one of his refinements as the template for the final studio model. George: "What's funny is I think that's what Leonard responded to. When laid out all these things on the table, he pointed to the study model that I had done and said "That one." And I think it was just because it was so much more familiar. It was quite a surprise when I found out that was the one he wanted. There were a couple of the other study models that I really liked, and I certainly hadn't trying to figure out which one he was going to choose."

Pictured here is a replica of the Federation Excelsior class starship, USS Excelsior NCC-2000 as proposed in the Nilo Rodis Concept III. Pre-order! Ship Date: 2019.

Dimensions:
Length: 5-inches

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Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand
  • Comes with collector magazine

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