Franchise: Star Trek: The Original Series
Storyline: Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection
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Featuring Nilo Rodis’s third unused U.S.S. Excelsior concept for Star Trek III.The extended pre-production time allowed art director Nilo Rodis to develop several prototypes for the U.S.S. Excelsior to appear in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. This model is a more elongated variant contrasting with the rounded shape of the Enterprise. This model was later seen briefly in Star Trek: The Next Generation and even had an off-screen name.
Inside the magazine is an in-depth profile of the U.S.S. Excelsior (Nilo Rodus Concept III), its capabilities and weaponry, plus the inspiration behind a design of the U.S.S. Excelsior (Nilo Rodus Concept III) created for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.