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Star Trek Federation Starship 1701 - A
Star Trek Federation Starship 1701 - A
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Star Trek Federation Starship 1701 - A

The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) (or Enterprise-A), commissioned in 2286, is a Constitution class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe.

It is the second starship commissioned since the Federation's founding to bear the name. It is placed under the command of the newly demoted Captain James T. Kirk at the end of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in gratitude for his role in saving the Earth from an alien probe and as "punishment" for his and his crew's actions in the rescue of Captain Spock in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. It replaces the original USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), destroyed in Star Trek III, and is outwardly similar to the earlier vessel. The ship, although also a refit Constitution class like the previous Enterprise, featured new technology similar to the touch-pad consoles used in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Ironically, older style switches and buttons were used for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. New systems also include an automated photon torpedo launcher (Star Trek VI) and an "advanced" brig (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier). The ship appears with a different bridge in each of its three movie appearances.

The ship's command structure is unlike anything portrayed elsewhere in Star Trek in that the senior staff consists of three officers with the rank of captain: commanding officer Captain James T. Kirk, first officer Captain Spock, and chief engineer Captain Montgomery Scott.

In The Final Frontier, the ship is dispatched to rescue hostages on Nimbus III despite having only a skeleton crew and numerous technical problems. It is hijacked by the Vulcan renegade Sybok and his followers, who take the ship to a planet at the center of the galaxy where they encounter a powerful alien masquerading as God. Sybok is killed and Kirk becomes stranded on the planet. After a brief skirmish with a Klingon bird-of-prey, the Klingons are convinced to rescue Kirk.

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No film or television episodes are set in the six-year span between the fifth and sixth films, although many novels and comics explore this period.
In the next film, The Undiscovered Country, the ship is dispatched to escort the Klingon chancellor to a summit on Earth. A renegade Klingon general in command of an experimental bird-of-prey and assisted by a number of traitors aboard the Enterprise makes it appear that Kirk's ship fires on the Klingon chancellor's vessel. Kirk and McCoy are taken prisoner by the Klingons; Spock and the rest of the crew (less Hikaru Sulu, who has been given command of the USS Excelsior) disregard Starfleet orders and rescue Kirk and McCoy. Kirk and Spock identify and interrogate the remaining turncoat onboard, and Sulu informs them of the location of a new summit, which they suspect the renegade general may also target. The Enterprise encounters the experimental bird-of-prey, which can fire while cloaked. With the Excelsior's help, they manage to destroy it, although the Enterprise suffers significant damage, and the crew protects the Federation president from an assassination attempt. The film concludes with Starfleet ordering the ship to return to spacedock to be decommissioned.

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