Captain Jean-Luc Picard faces his worst nightmare-again. In STAR TREK: First Contact, Picard and crew of the ENTERPRISE are perhaps the only ones who can stop the Borg’s attempt to assimimlate all of planet Earth. Having been previously abducted and transformed into “Locutus of Borg,” Picard struggles to defeat the demons that remain from his experiences with the Borg. The fate of Earth and all the peoples of the Federation are at stake. “Resistance is futile.” Or is it?
This Keepsake Ornament features dialogue between Locutus and the Borg queen. Press the button on the side to hear one of four different parts of their conversations. The eerie lights of the regeneration chamber flash continuously.
Abducted and imprisoned on a hostile aliean starship, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is freed by Commander Data in disguise. Together they battle their way through the corridors of the huge vessel into a shuttle bay, where they discover a fleet of Scorpion attack flyers.
Unable to open the shuttle doors, their only means of escape is for Captain Picard to pilot a Scorpion through the twisting interioir of the ship to freedom.
This Keepsake Ornament features glowing lights on the Scorpion’s wing panels ans exhaust port as well as in the landing lights. The cockpit instrument panel is also lighted. Sculpted by Hallmark Keepsake Artists Lynn norton and Anita Marra Rogers.
The Scorpion ornament was sculpted by Lynn Norton but the Data and Picard figures within were sculpted by Anita Marra Rogers. Rogers sculpted a majority of Star Trek ornaments that were not starships and generally focused on figures.
All promotional photos of the Scorpion are shown with a clear canopy and characters are easily seen. Final production of the Scorpion included a tinted canopy mostly obscuring the characters inside.
“Look closely beyond the smoked canopy of the Scorpion ornament, and you may discern painted figures of Captain Picard and Data in the cockpit as sculpted by Keepsake Artist Anita Marra Rogers. Original designs for the ornament included a transparent canopy transparent on the ornament, but changed to match the studio model used for filming. The change came too late to alter photographs on the ornament’s retail box and other Hallmark publications, which clearly show the figures.” -Kevin Dilmore
Box Text: A unique ornament – featuring the U.S.S. Enterprise-E NCC-1701-E from Star Trek: First Contact. Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the crew of the 24th-century Starship Enterprise is traveling back in time to the 21st century. There, they’ll confront the biggest threat to the Star Trek universe – the Borg, whose actions would alter history and turn Earth into a Borg colony. The U.S.S. Enterprise seen in the movie is the sixth starship in the history of the Federation to carry the proud name Enterprise.
The front deflector shield as well as both warp engines and the impulse engines are lighted.
Serial #: QXI7633
Lynn Norton…“I adore the E. They did things to it to make it look more aerodynamic than it needed to be, but those choices gave it more style—a more swept-back, speedy appearance like a modern race car.
“There were a lot of products out there being developed right along side the model during (Star Trek: First Contact’s) production. I was getting the same photos from the studio as everyone else was, and originally the E had a blue-glowing deflector array. We went to see the movie and there’s that whole scene set on the deflector array and they’re out there walking around on it—and it’s amber! I was like ‘What the?’ But we were able to make that change while the ornament was in development at the toolmaker. Because it didn’t go to stores right away, our ornament was one of the few screen-accurate products on the market at the time.”
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