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.
Box Text: Vulcans were the first alien species to make contact when humans achieved the technology to travel to the stars. The encounter was friendly, but as time passed, the Vulcans became paternalistic and controlling to protect their interests. The ships of the Vulcan High Command are never far from the ENTERPRISE as it explores neighboring regions of the galaxy.
This Keepsake Ornament is a ship from the Vulcan fleet that features their characteristic sleek daggerlike hull and upright ring design. The bridge is lighted, and blue panels glow from inside the propulsion ring. A small scout ship can be seen, docked in the aft section of the fuselage.
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
Featuring Light and Voice!
A unique ornament! The Delta Flyer was originally intended as a space-faring “hot rod” by a crew member known for his keen interest in 20th-century automobiles. Later, as numerous crew members collaborated on design and construction, their diverse backgrounds were reflected in the technologically advanced shuttlecraft.
This Keepsake Ornament adds a bit of magic to your holidays with its red and blue lights – and a message from the captian of the U.S.S. Voyager:
“This is Captain Janeway of the Federation Vessel Delta Flyer. We are on a mission of peaceful exploration.”
To hear Captian Janeway’s message, press the sound button located beneath the front of the ship. The message will play through one time and stop automatically.
This 2000 Star Trek Hallmark ornament features the vehicle of choice for every Star Trek fan’s favorite race of atomatons – the Borg. Light glows eerily and steadily from within the Borg Cube when it is plugged into a light string or Hallmark Ornament Legacy Cord. To hear “We are the Borg. Enjoy your Holidays. Resistance is futile.” as only the Borg can deliver it, press the button located on the side of the Borg Cube Hallmark Ornament.
You can plug this ornament into any miniature light bulb socket on a miniature Christmas tree light string, or plug it into the Hallmark Legacy Cord (sold separately).
Artist: Lynn Norton
Box Text: A unique ornament – The runabout U.S.S. Rio Grande assigned to space station Deep Space Nine in the Alpha Quadrant, is beaming a greeting to Earth. You’ll hear the voice of Strategic Operations Officer Worf (Michael Dorn). Worf is the first Klingon to serve in Starfleet. Here are his words: “I wish you a most honorable holiday. Qapla’!” (The expression Qapla’! is the Klingon way of wishing you “Success!”) To hear Worf speak, press button on bottom of ornament. The message will play through one time and stop automatically.
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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Box Text: A unique ornament – This powerful ship is stationed at Deep Space Nine, perhaps the most exciting post in the quadrant. The blinking lights signal a greeting from the crew – adding a bit of Keepsake Magic to your holidays!
Box Text: A unique ornament! This highly detailed design celebrates the adventures of the Starfleet crew and their unexpected shipmates, the Maquis. Now 70,000 light years from home, they explore the far-flung reaches of the galaxy and continues to search for a way home. The glowing lights of the U.S.S. Voyager remind us that hope shines brightest during the holidays.
Box Text: It’s the season of Peace! And here, arriving on a friendly mission, comes the “Romulan Warbird” from the television series, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. This intricately detailed starship with its glowing green lights will fill your holiday with Keepsake Magic!
IT’S THE KLINGONS! Shields up, and red alert! Just kidding – the Klingon’s are now allies with the United Federation of Planets … or are they???
The 1994 Klingon Bird of Prey Hallmark ornament is modeled after the imposing Klingon space vessels from the hit television series: STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. With this fierce battleship orbiting around your tree, you had better notify Starfleet Command to send help immediately, just in case the Klingon commander has something up his sleeve. This meticulously detailed Klingon starship features automatically and continuously flickering and glowing lights from the front torpedo launcher and the rear engines.
You can plug this ornament into any miniature light bulb socket on a standard miniature Christmas tree light string, or plug it into the Hallmark Legacy Cord (sold separately).
Artist: Lynn Norton
Box Text: The U.S.S. Enterprise from the TV program STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, voyages to your galaxy to light up your tree. This unique starship, with its blinking and glowing lights, will fill your holiday with Keepsake Magic!
Serial #: QLX741-2
Lynn Norton…“At the time, Paramount would send me original blueprints and photos of the filming model as it was being constructed. I had access to detail that wasn’t readily apparent on our TV sets in those days, and I was able to explore and appreciate the design. I always imagined how I wanted to be part of the teams that built those studio models. It was thrilling for me to see the materials they were sending me. What appealed to me most was the level of detail visible on the hull and nacelles. The original was very simplistic in nature, and I had no problem with that. On the D, everything was busy.
“The Aztec patterns on the hull caused us some concern. What people are imagining on these end products is an extension of what happens in real life. Much of the hull plating is prefabricated and painted at the factory and there are little bits of variation in the paint lots, so there is a small difference in tone for each plate. Also, as plates go over curves, reflectivity changes. It happens on metal aircraft, so we’re familiar with seeing it. Even if you have no paint, the fact that metal when formed will change its lighting characteristics just slightly enough that it ends up with a patchwork look. But on an ornament, capturing that look can add literally hundreds of decoration steps, whether spray masks or pad printing or however you choose to do it. We chose not to.” – See more at: http://www.startrek.com/article/hallmark-sculptor-lynn-norton-on-the-storied-history-of-trek-keepsake-ornaments?ecid=PCID-2617611&pa=affcj#sthash.ddrwZLeO.dpuf
Box Text: This unique ornament, with its bright blinking lights, commemorates the 25th anniversary of STAR TREK and celebrates the holiday season.
Serial #: QLX719-9
Lynn Norton…”From the beginning, Star Trek imagined that we had overcome the problem of a ship having enough energy not only to propel yourself but to give yourself a comfortable living environment. As a design, it captured our excitement from the notion of flying saucer and the way we had come to imagine what a deep-space vehicle might look like. When you start thinking of the physics of propelling an object through space, it doesn’t have to look aerodynamic. It can be purely functional. The fact that it was a flying saucer is one of the things that captured my imagination right away. All space movies are really submarine movies. The Enterprise reflects all the elements of a submarine crew’s experience — living in close quarters in a hostile environment with nothing but a thin metal skin between them and oblivion — and put it in space seamlessly.
“At Hallmark, Don Palmiter, Dill Rhodus and I brought fine scale model-making to the ornament business. We really had to convince our art directors we could go beyond cute and traditional and make really believable small models to be used as ornaments. Our commitment to high quality fit right into the Hallmark ideals for product. Now, I also had to fight the initial idea of having a string of garland hanging along the edge of the primary hull, and Santa Claus popping out of the bridge — true story! I wanted to make it as accurate as possible. I’m very aware of the changes to that first ornament. Because it had big, thick circuitry inside for lights, the ornament had heat dissipation problems. We had to build a big cavity into it so the circuit board would not melt the plastic. Also, the ornament had to fit into a ‘printer’s box’ store display with a limited space, and I had to shorten the nacelles for it to fit. I beat that poor design nearly to death, but it got us started and it was very popular with fans of Star Trek and of Keepsake Ornaments. When we reissued the ornament in 1996 for the show’s 30th anniversary, we used the same design.”
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