My 5 Favourite Star Trek Space Ships
Star Trek obviously needs no introduction being one of the (if not the) most popular sci-fi series of all time. It wouldn’t be Star Trek without the extensive number of starships that appear throughout all its many big and small screen incarnations. Here’s a look at my five favourite ships from Star Trek.
This one is a no brainer since the Starship Enterprise is the ultimate ship for the Star Trek crew in the programme, and it has been through several incarnations over the years. I still love them all! It has retained its iconic shape down through the years, making it instantly identifiable as the space ship that we all know and love.
Bajoran Solar Sailor
In Star Trek, the Bajorans are a somewhat oppressed humanoid race, but they have one of the most elegant of ships in my opinion, the Bajoran Solar Sailor. They are simple vessels which have sails to catch the solar wind, and are able to travel at warp speed without using warp drives, although it is unpredictable. The design looks more like a sailing ship than anything else, and it is definitely not one of the glossier and technologically advanced methods of transportation in the Star Trek universe.
Simplicity is not something that you can attribute to the Ferengi D’Kora-class Marauder at any rate. It is nearly as fast as a top galaxy class Federation ship, and its design quality makes it perfect for both transport and attack. Even though they are somewhat of a joke in the series, the Ferengi Marauder is definitely a serious ship with a purpose.
The Romulans are some of the fiercest antagonists in Star Trek, so appropriately they have an advanced ship equipped for battle, the Romulan Warbird. With deflector shields, a cloaking device and of course a large array of weapons, it is classed as a Battle Cruiser by Starfleet. The design of the ship features a horizontally divided hull that is bigger on the front making it a fearsome looking ship.
The Borgs are organic/synthetic cyborgs, and recurring baddies in the Star Trek universe. The Borg Sphere is a huge spaceship with a crew of around 11,000 Borgs. Equipped with a deflector shield, projectile weaponry and regenerative capabilities, and able to warp as well as time travel, the Borg Sphere is definitely a great design.
So there you have my top 5 Star Trek space ships. With so many to choose from, it was a tough order, but I liked the design of these most. Let me know what your favourite ship is in the comments section below. Live long and prosper.