The next bonus edition of the Star Trek Official Starships Collection features the die-cast model of the shuttlecraft that was designed for Star Trek: Phase II to complement the updated design of U.S.S. Enterprise.
Initially designed for another Jeffries’ project “War of the Worlds“, the design of this U.S.S Enterprise Shuttlecraft was suggested for Star Trek: Phase II. Unfortunately, never used as the Phase II evolved into Star Trek: The Motion Picture, this superb die-cast model was painstakingly recreated using the original sketches of Joseph R. Jennings who adapted the Jeffries’ design for Star Trek.
Inside the magazine is an in-depth profile of the U.S.S Enterprise Shuttlecraft NCC-1701/9 looking at the origins of the design, plus Jon Povill recalls his time working on Star Trek: Phase II.