Joint Mission

Joint Mission Columbia NX-02

The Columbia NX-02 and a Kir Shara-class starship of the Vulcan High Command meet in orbit during a joint survey mission of a planet previously unexplored by either humanity or Vulcans.

Even among Trekkies Star Trek: Enterprise is something of an acquired taste and sometimes I feel like I am the only one who really enjoys it. Don’t get me wrong it’s hardly to the same standard of The Next Generation or Deep Space Nine but there is enjoyment to be had there particularly in the last season.

One of the best things about the show was that with the use of all-CGI starship models it was easier for the art department to come up with a much wider array of starship designs. I decided to make this image by taking digital screencaps of the NX-class and the Vulcan Kir Shara-class and blending them on to an image of Earth from low-orbit. The background story comes from a line in Season 4 where there is talk of the first joint operations between Vulcan and Earth thus paving the way for the future Starfleet which encompasses many races.

I first published this image on Deviantart in 2013.


Author: Tony Wilkins

When Man entered the atomic age, he opened a door into a new world. What we’ll eventually find in that new world, nobody can predict.

2 thoughts on “Joint Mission”

  1. I definitely enjoyed Enterprise. I think it’s biggest problems related to making it a prequel, thereby ensuring all accumulated Star Trek mythology baggage would take on an even greater burden.
    But a fun show, and at least it was better than Voyager…

    Fun image too! I agree about the series’ ship design.

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    1. Voyager’s rewatch appeal is quite limited for me. I wouldn’t say it was a bad show but rather it was a bit bland. They missed a real opportunity to do an ongoing saga of a ship trying to get home. DS9 on the other hand has started a new rerun on SyFy from the very beginning and I have it on series link to record it. What a show!


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