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Hallmark’s Complete 30-Year Line of Enterprise Ornaments

Star Trek ships by the name of Enterprise have been represented by Hallmark 23 times over the past thirty years. Here is a complete list of every Enterprise Hallmark ornament released and those Enterprises that have been missed.

Enterprise NX-01 (2002)
Lynn Norton: “It’s a very cool ship. In my mind, it typified what a starship should look like even more so than the original Enterprise. I always had a bit of a problem with a primary hull and this secondary hull sticking out from it and then your engines are way in the air on these pylons. I always imagine that there is something happening in these engines that would harm the crew, so you want them as far away from the crew and even the engineering section as possible. The NX-01 was integrated. It is sculpturally more pleasing to me.”

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 *Pilot Episode-50th Anniversary* (2016)
Box text: The very first Starfleet vessel to bear the name U.S.S. Enterprise is rendered here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic journey into the Final Frontier. Based on the series’ pilot episode, this gold-hued Enterprise ornament lets you hear Captain Kirk’s monologue and the iconic music from the opening credits of the Star Trek TV series!

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 *Pilot Episode-50th Anniversary* (2016)
Box text: U.S.S. Enterprise – Featuring dialogue and music directly from the original “Star Trek” TV Series, this Keepsake Ornament depicts the iconic starship as originally built and painted for special-effects filming. This is a repaint of a 2016 Keepsake Ornament celebrating Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.  Limited quantity of 3,450.

Lynn Norton: “This is the one that I really went out of my way to make as accurate as possible. I based it on the original shooting model with its larger bridge dome, larger deflector dish and nacelle features as a tribute to the series’ 50th anniversary. Assuming it’s able to maintain all of its details in final production, it’s more accurate than anything I’ve done before.”

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (1991)
Box text: This unique ornament, with its bright blinking lights, commemorates the 25th anniversary of STAR TREK and celebrates the holiday season.

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.”

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 *Ships of Star Trek Minis* (1995)
Box text: This set of three miniature Hallmark ornaments feature smaller versions of previoulsy released Hallmark keepsake ornaments – The Starship Enterprise from the original tv series, U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D, and the Klingon Bird of Prey from Star Trek: The Next Generation. These miniature ornaments can hang independently, or be hung from the 2001 Space Station Deep Space Nine Hallmark ornament. When combined with the 2001 Starfleet Legends, you can create your own miniature Star Trek fleet.


U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 *30th Anniversary* (1996)

Box text: This 1996 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament set features the voice of Captain James T. Kirk, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701, and the shuttlecraft Galileo NCC 1701/7. This Star Trek Hallmark Ornament features sound: A starfleet communicator as it is opened, as used by Enterprise crew members on the hit television show, followed by the voice of William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, and his famous opening for the show: “Space… the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: To explore strange new worlds… to seek out new life and new civilizations… to boldly go where no man has gone before…”.

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 *Blown Glass* (1999)

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 *Stamp* (1999)
Box text:  Beginnning in 1998, the United States Postal Service issued its largest-ever series of commemoritive postage stamps.  By the time the program is completed in 2000. A total of 150 designs will have been released, providing a decade-by-decade look at significant personalities and events of the 20th Century. Authentic reproductions of six noteworthy designs are featured in the 1999 Keepsake Ornament line.  Each one is showcased in its own unique frame that enhances  the artwork and the enjoyment of the familiar images.  Ideal for holiday or year-round decorating, or to display with a collection of Celebrate the Century commemorative stamps, these ornaments will be cherished well into the next century.

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 *40th Anniversary* (2006)
Box text: A flagship of Starfleet, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 embarked on its historic five-year mission in 2264. Commanded by Captain James T. Kirk, the STARSHIP ENTERPRISE transported us to the final frontier for unparalleled adventure. During their exploration, the ship and crew introduced us to life on new planets and unimaginable technologies. As an ambassador for Earth and the rest of the United Federation of Planets, the ENTERPRISE gave us an inspiring vision of the future. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Star Trek television series with this authentic representation of the first ship “to boldly go where no man has gone before.” To see this ornament come to life, place it on the included display stand. Press the button on the back of the stand to hear the theme song from the original TV series and see various lights on the ship illuminated. The lights will automatically turn off after 20 seconds.

Lynn Norton: “Look at the original Enterprise and you see basic geometric shapes. Almost everything on that original ship, I can execute on my miniature lathe and miniature mill. As we start moving through more complex designs, there became fewer and fewer things I could make on the lathe. They became more oval-shaped, there were detailed ridges and recesses that didn’t appear that much on the original Enterprise except for the interior of the nacelles. They added details to the models as time went on. This was my more accurate sculpting of the original ship design. It felt redemptive in that I was able to get it closer to scale. There is a difference in end product versus what I sculpted because of the process to build a master pattern that is used to cut the molds. You end up with process shrinkage and distortion, and in 2006, that didn’t make me happy. The saucer got too thin. They weren’t able to keep the nacelles properly aligned to the center axis. It’s not just us. That’s been a problem for every manufacturer who makes this ship into a consumer product. I just wanted to do something a little different than I had done before.”

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (2018)
Box text: The flagship of Starfleet, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 embarked on its historic five-year mission under Captain James T. Kirk in 2265. The ship and crew introduced Star Trek™ viewers to the final frontier with unparalleled adventure, life on new worlds and unimaginable technologies. An homage to the classic series and its legacy of more than 50 years, this premium Christmas tree ornament is rendered in metal, an essential addition to any Star Trek™ collection.


U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 *Tree Topper* (2020)
Promotional info: The Storyteller Enterprise Tree Topper ornament tells a different story depending on the combination of other ornaments in the series connected via a Keepsakes power cord.  These Storyteller ornaments will be based upon characters from the Star Trek episode “Mirror, Mirror”.  Look for Mirror Sulu, Mirror Kirk and Mirror Uhura in 2020 and more Storytellers coming in 2021 and 2022.

I.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 *Mirror Universe* (2019)
Box text: When a transporter malfunction during an ion storm flung Captain James T. Kirk and three of his officers into another dimension, they found themselves on board the I.S.S. Enterprise, a Terran Empire battle cruise nearly identical in configuration to the ship they called home.  This “mirror universe” Imperial Star Ship Enterprise featured dagger-and-Earth symbols as decór, armed soldiers in every corridor, and torture chambers called agony booths to keep crew members compliant with command.

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 2.0 *Kelvin Timeline* (2010)
Box text: In its maiden voyage in 2009’s Star Trek, the U.S.S. Enterprise responds to a distress call from the planet Vulcan.  Arriving to find the rest of the rescue fleet destroyed by Romulans, the Enterprise tries unsuccessfully to save the planet.  With Captain Christopher Pike held prisoner by the enemy and First Officer Spock emotionally compromised, the crew soon find themselves under the command of the brash young James T. Kirk,  The warp-speed action that follows is a baptism by fire for the Enterprise’s fledgling crew and an exciting Star Trek introduction to a new generation of fans.

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 *Refit* (2019)
Box text: Carrying its crew on all-new voyages, the refit version of the U.S.S. Enterprise launched to face the cosmic entity known as V’Ger. Boasting updates to its warp nacelles and overall design, this Enterprise was introduced in 1979’s “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.”

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A (2005)
Box text: Under the command of Captain James T. Kirk the starship U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-A was pressed into service to replace its namesake that was destroyed on a previous mission.  Nearly identical to its predecessor, the ENTERPRISE-A was prematurely launched to intervene in a hostage situation on planet NIMBUS III, forcing the crew to complete vital systems while en route.

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C (2015)
Box text: The fourth Starfleet vessel to bear the name U.S.S. Enterprise, the NCC-1701-C played a crucial role in establishing peace between the United Federation of Planets and the rival Klingon Empire. In the classic Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise” (1990), this Ambassador-class starship entered a temporal rift, providing a view of an alternate reality that transformed Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew into bitter and weary warriors in a decades-long conflict between the two space-traveling powers.

Lynn Norton: “I had this ship on my short list for years. The ornament has got a kick-ass lighting effect. I know there was some conversation among fans as to our releasing it with a pristine look rather than having some battle damage as depicted in the (TNG) episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise.” My vote was to make it pristine. While I’m thrilled that Star Trek fans like our products, we have to keep the Hallmark shopper in mind as our primary consumer. When you put something in the store that appears battle-damaged, to them, it looks dirty. They don’t know the backstory and in many cases they don’t care as they likely are buying these as a gift for someone who is a fan. That fan will appreciate the detail and pore over it, but at the point of purchase, the buyer needs to be attracted to it. In my mind, I like reserving the battle-damage look for reissues or as event exclusives.”

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C *Battle Damaged* (2017)
Promotional info: U.S.S. Enterprise™ NCC-1701-C, a Keepsake Ornament inspired by the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” depicts the iconic starship with a battle-damage paint scheme as it appeared on screen.  This repaint of a 2015 Keepsake Ornament has a total production run of 3,325 and sales will be limited to 225 per day.


U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D (1993)

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!

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.”

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D *Ships of Star Trek Minis* (1995)
This set of three miniature Hallmark ornaments feature smaller versions of previoulsy released Hallmark keepsake ornaments – The Starship Enterprise from the original tv series, U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D, and the Klingon Bird of Prey from Star Trek: The Next Generation. These miniature ornaments can hang independently, or be hung from the 2001 Space Station Deep Space Nine Hallmark ornament. When combined with the 2001 Starfleet Legends, you can create your own miniature Star Trek fleet.


U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D (2012)

Box text: For twenty-five years, science fiction fans have enjoyed watching the 24th century adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D. This anniversary-edition Keepsake Ornament comes complete with a display base, so you can relive the excitement felt at hearing the opening music year after year. Attach ship to base and press button to hear Captain Picard’s monologue and music from the opening credits of STAR TREK: The Next Generation.

Lynn Norton: “Since I previously made adjustments to my original 1993 sculpture for the 2007 issue, I utilized the revised sculpture from 2007 as a basis for the 2012 anniversary edition. I removed all of the additions and restored the D to its original configuration. We decided to place the ornament on a display base so it could have sound in addition to lights. With that in mind, the control circuitry, batteries and speaker would all be housed in a base that is permanently attached, unlike the detachable bases on previous ornaments.”

Future U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D *Refit* (2007)
Box text: A famous version of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D appears in a space-time paradox where three separate time periods have collided.  Commanded by Admiral William T. Riker, the refitted Enterprise and officers are reunited with the former captain, Jean-Luc Picard.  Mankind’s existence is in the balance as the ships and crew from different eras join to battle the enemies of the Federation and the forces that caused their convergence.  Press the button on the bottom of the ornament to see the ship’s deflector dish and engines illuminate.

Lynn Norton: “The triple-nacelle ornament from (the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode) ‘All Good Things…’ was based on my original sculpture from 1993. Hallmark allows artists to retain original artwork for our portfolios, although the sculptures are often badly damaged from the process of molding and prototyping. The licensor supplied me with a number of photographs of the filming model as it was being refitted with additional components. In addition to adding the third nacelle and battle-bridge modifications, I made numerous proportional adjustments and refinements to the sculpture. I knew the 2007 ornament would be battery powered and wouldn’t have to pass the rigorous UL tests for tapping electricity from a light string. I still had to make provisions for LED placements, wire paths and battery installation, which included an access door on the underside of the saucer.”


U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E (1998)

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 EnterpriseThe front deflector shield as well as both warp engines and the impulse engines are lighted.

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.”

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E *Starfleet Legends Minis* (2001)
Box text: Featuring: 3 legendary miniature star trek ships (Enterprise E, Voyager, and Defiant) that connect with the 2001 Deep Space 9 Space Station Hallmark Ornament (not included)

And now to those ships that have been missed…

U.S.S. Enterprise XCV 330
Registry: USS Enterprise (XCV 330)
Class: Declaration
Service: circa 2130s
Captain: Unknown

This USS Enterprise (XCV 330) appears in Star Trek: The Motion Picture(1979) among a series of illustrations depicting ships named Enterprise. It also appears as a model in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), together with models of the Wright Flyer, a V-2 rocket, a Bell X-1, a Vostok-3KA capsule, a Space Shuttle orbiter, and some Star Trek universe starships. The 1979 Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology describes this “first interstellar liner” as a Declaration-class ship launched in 2123. Its length is given as 300 metres (980 ft), and it has a capacity of 100 crew and 850 passengers. The Star Trek Maps by New Eye Photography Editors, also published in 1979, listed this ship as a fusion drive probe that was Earth’s first attempt to explore another star system. The Making of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, published in 1980, describes the ship as “the very first starship U.S.S. Enterprise“.[2] A painting of this ship hangs on the wall of Earth’s 602 Club in flashbacks that appeared in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “First Flight” (2003).

Will we ever see this in ornament form?
Never.

I.S.S. Enterprise NX-01
Registry: ISS Enterprise (NX-01)
Class: NX
Service: 2150s
Captains: Maximilian Forrest (Vaughn Armstrong), Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula)
The Star Trek: Enterprise episode “In a Mirror, Darkly” features a Mirror Universe version of NX-01 Enterprise. This ship is equipped with a cloaking device, deflector shields, a tractor beam, a prototype agony booth, and different exterior markings. It is commanded by Captain Maximilian Forrest, although for a brief time his first officer, Commander Jonathan Archer, takes command following a mutiny. This Enterprise is destroyed by the Tholians.

Will we ever see this in ornament form?
We have only seen the U.S.S. NX-01 in metal form so getting any version of the I.S.S. NX-01 is very remote.

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 *Discovery*
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Registry:
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
Class: ‘Constitution
Captains: Christopher Pike
Enterprise first appears at the end of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season and throughout the second season (2256).

Will we ever see this in ornament form?
Very likely and hopefully with a Pike spinoff series it will be sooner rather than later.

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A *Kelvin Timeline*

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
Class: ‘Constitution
Service: 2263–ongoing
Captains: James T. Kirk (Chris Pine)
Enterprise-A first appears at the end of Star Trek Beyond after the destruction of the original Enterprise when the crew resume their five-year mission.

Will we ever see this in ornament form?
It seems like this could be a good excuse to trot out another Enterprise and the general public wouldn’t look close enough to realize where along the Star Trek canon it was representing. If the movies dip back into the Kelvin universe this would be a sure bet.

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B
Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B)
Class: Excelsior-class refit
Service: 2293–2329 (36 years)
Captains: John Harriman (Alan Ruck)
The Enterprise-B was launched at the beginning of the film Star Trek Generations (1994). During the ship’s maiden voyage, the crew encountered an energy ribbon known as the Nexus, where James T. Kirk was officially declared missing and presumed dead. The design of the Enterprise-B is nearly identical to that of the USS Excelsior, which first appeared in the 1984 film Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. Differences between the Enterprise and the Excelsior include: flarings on the outside of the secondary hull, additional and larger impulse engines, and slight differences in the nacelles and bridge modules. Non-canon information concerning the Enterprise-B includes several licensed Star Trek novels in which Demora Sulu (Jacqueline Kim) followed Harriman as captain, as well as licensed guides such as the Haynes Enterprise Manual, in which a list of the ship’s captains includes Demora Sulu, William George, and Thomas Johnson Jr.

Will we ever see this in ornament form?
We should have already seen it! C’mon Hallmark!

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-J
Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-J)
Class: Universe
Service: 26th century
Captain(s): Dax
The “Azati Prime” episode of involves time travel and features a scene in which Enterprise-J appears. Enterprise-J operates in a possible timeline during the 26th century. In this timeline, Enterprise-J participated in the Battle of Procyon V, a climactic battle in which the Federation successfully drove the invasive trans-dimensional beings known as the Sphere Builders back into their own realm. The ship’s crew included a descendant of the Xindi scientist Degra.

Will we ever see this in ornament form?
Slight, slight, slight chance. Who am I kidding? No.

Where is the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B?

Hallmark has released all but one of the major Enterprise ornaments but how long until we get the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B?

The NX-01 was released in 2002.  A version of the famous original Enterprise (NCC-1701) was released in 1991, 1995 (mini), 1996, 2006 and two versions in 2016. 2005 gave us the NCC-1701-A.  2015 saw the release of the NCC-1701-C from Yesterday’s Enterprise.  The Next Generation’s NCC-1701-D was first released in 1993 and followed twife in 1995 (mini) and 2012.  The NCC-1701-E from First Contact was released in 1998 and again in 2001 (mini).  The Star Trek series was “rebooted” when the film series offered up an alternate timeline and an alternate Enterprise. An ornament soon followed in 2010 to show off this new Enterprise.

Hallmark even gave us the unlikely release of a future’s version of the Enterprise from the last episode of the Next Generation series.  The 2007 release has the familiar NCC-1701-D from the series but now sports a third nacelle.

Hopefully on July 20, 2016 we hear news of the NCC-1701-B’s 2017 release.

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