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Fact of the day - 8/14/15

So are you offering to write Fact Of The Day then Mr. Spock?


I agree. Better leave this job in the hands of an expert....and until we find one I guess i’ll take care of it.

Did you know that there is a model of the Enterprise NX-01 on Admiral Marcus’s Desk, amongst others, in Star Trek Into Darkness?

From Memory Alpha...

In 2259 of the alternate reality, a replica of this starship was on display in the office of AdmiralAlexander Marcus. This ship was considered historically on par with the Wright Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, and the Phoenix, among others. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

Although not clearly identified in the film as being the NX-01, the creators of the model have revealed that it is indeed a replica of Archer’s Enterprise. [2]


#2 is for an article from TrekMovie.com about QMx, the company that made the minatures for the movie.


Here are all the miniatures used in the movie.

BuzzFeed did an interview with screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and discussed some of the references and easter eggs hidden throughout the movie.


Another blink-and-you’ll-miss-it super-geeky moment: In Admiral Marcus’ office, a row of model ships cataloguing the history of manned space-flight includes the Phoenix from Star Trek: First Contact (i.e., the first manned ship to reach warp speed), and the Enterprise NX-01 from Star Trek: Enterprise, the UPN prequel series that predates the original Star Trek TV series by roughly 100 years.

More to the point, says Orci, the entire row of models — which includes the Apollo 11 rocket and the NASA space shuttle — is meant to remind audiences we are watching our own possible future unfold.

“I think one of the things that maybe distanced the general audience back in the day is that they felt like Star Trek was maybe this other universe,” he says. “What we’ve always tried to do from the very beginning — starting with even the poster that says, ‘The future begins’ — is that the universe portrayed in Star Trek is our future, not some other stuff from other galaxies a long, long time ago. It’s us. Things like [those models] connect the future to the present.”


Lastly here is a good sized image of the model.


Image courtesy of I09


So what this tells is that what took place prior to the arrival of Nero in the Alternate Universe timeline is still the same as the Prime timeline. Archer and Co still did all the wacky things they did during Enterprise prior to the arrival of Nero. Captain Archer, your thoughts?


Good job being the human equivalent of the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. That’s quite insightful. Anything else to add?


Ok well now you’re just stripping. Helpful as always, no wonder your show got cancelled. But FOTD isn’t cancelled, and we’ll be back Monday with some brand new trivia to start your day with. Have a great and safe weekend everyone!

Fact Of The Day is the daily column where RobGronkowski’sPartyBusDriver shares some random tidbit of science fiction, fantasy or horror knowledge. If there is a show or movie you would like to see done, leave a note in the comments below. You can see the full archive of past columns here.

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