Eaglemoss EMST0050A Star Trek Terran Empire Constitution Class Battle Cruiser - Mirror Universe ISS Enterprise NCC-1701 [With Collector Magazine]
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
- Science Officer Spock
The ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) was a Terran Constitution-class battle cruiser that was in service to Starfleet in the mid-23rd century. Sometime prior to 2267, James T. Kirk took command of the Enterprise through the assassination of Captain Christopher Pike. Kirk then ended the Gorlan uprising by taking the ship to the rebel homeworld and destroying the planet. Shortly afterward the Enterprise visited Vega IX, where Kirk had 5,000 colonists executed.
In 2267, the Enterprise was on a mission to the Halkan homeworld to secure the Halkan's submission to the Empire, in the form of mining rights to the dilithium crystals on the planet. With the Halkan refusal, the landing party consisting of Kirk, CMO Leonard McCoy, Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, and communications officer Nyota Uhura were transported back to the ship through an Ion storm that was in the area. The landing party that rematerialized was from another Enterprise in a parallel universe.
The Federation Constitution-class heavy cruiser USS Enterprise was almost identical in configuration to the ISS Enterprise of the 2260s, bearing the same registry, NCC-1701. However, many minute details distinguished it, such as the lack of the dagger emblem of the Empire painted on the doors, and agony booths to keep the crew in line. The use of armed soldiers in the corridors and agonizers was also unheard of.
Pictured here is a replica of the Terran Empire Constitution class battle cruiser, ISS Enterprise NCC-1701.
Release Date: April 2017
Historical Account: "The Terran Empire" - The Terran Empire was the repressive interstellar government dominated by the Terrans from Earth in the mirror universe. The Empire ruled by terror, with its Imperial Starfleet acting as its iron fist. In Starfleet, officers promoted themselves by killing superiors that did not follow the rules of the Empire. Torture was a common form of interrogation. The Empire was the counterpart of the prime universe United Earth and the United Federation of Planets governments.
In 2155 Commander Jonathan Archer stated that the Empire had existed for "centuries" and thus the Empire can be traced back to at least 1955, suggesting that it existed on Earth, perhaps as a political party or movement before it became an interstellar empire.
By the 2150s, the Terran Empire had already conquered the Vulcans, Denobulans, Andorians, Aenars, Orions, and Tellarites and had launched attacks against the Klingons, Rigelians, and Xindi. The flagship of the Empire, the ISS Enterprise, under the command of Captain Maximilian Forrest, had a much more racially-diverse crew than its regular universe counterpart, with numerous Vulcans and Tellarites serving as crew members.
Due to the rapid initial expansion made possible by the captured Vulcan technology, The Empire's hold on its territories was initially weak. By 2155, some of the worlds conquered by the Terrans were beginning to rebel against Terran rule, leading to a long-running conflict and after a disastrous defeat at Tau Ceti the Empire came to the brink of collapse. Propaganda, however, conveyed the message that things were going in the Empire's favor and that the war would be over soon.
In that year, the USS Defiant, a Federation ship launched in the 23rd century of a parallel universe, was reported in Tholian space. The first officer of the ISS Enterprise, Commander Archer, reviewed the reception of this distress call and proposed a bold surgical strike at the asteroid base at which the Tholians were keeping the Defiant. Archer's proposal was quickly rejected by Forrest, causing Archer to mutiny against his captain and take control of Enterprise to retrieve the Defiant so its technology could be utilized against the rebellion. Enterprise arrived and dispatched a boarding party to gain all information they could about the ship, and destroy it to prevent the Tholians from being able to use it. Unfortunately, during the retrieval operation, the Tholians attacked Enterprise and destroyed it, stranding the boarding party aboard the Defiant.
Following the destruction of the ISS Enterprise and the death of Captain Forrest, Commander Archer and his away team commandeered the USS Defiant. They proceeded to destroy the Tholian hangar in which the ship was being held and rescued a number of former Enterprise crewmembers, including Hoshi Sato, after apparent consideration of leaving their comrades stranded. Archer made a rendezvous with the ISS Avenger, the flagship of Admiral Black. Archer vaporized the admiral and took command of both vessels.
However this coincided with Commander T'Pol's and Crewman Soval's mutiny of the non-Human crewmembers on board the Avenger and attacked the Defiant in hopes of destroying it. They were destroyed after Commander Charles Tucker reinitialized the power systems that Phlox had attempted to disable. Commander Archer, acting as captain, then set a direct course for Earth, where he intended to declare himself Emperor of the Terran Empire. However, Hoshi Sato poisoned him with the assistance of his bodyguard Travis Mayweather. The two then took control of the Defiant, and upon arriving at Earth, Sato declared herself Empress.