USS Franklin

So it’s been a couple of days since I saw Star Trek Beyond and there’s a few posts that I thought I’d get out of the movie. Since I have done my review of the film let’s see what I thought about the hero ship featured in the movie. Hero ship as in, the USS Enterprise gets damaged and destroyed beyond repair in the first 25 minutes of the film and hence we get another ship. The USS Franklin.

The Franklin is an early Federation ship that went missing a 100 years ago and which the crew of the Enterprise find with the help of an alien named Jaylah. The Franklin, captained by from MACO Balthazar Edison  A human soldier from before the Federation’s formation, Edison became disillusioned with his life and purpose after peace was established with humanity’s enemies. When he and his crew were stranded in the nebula, he believed he had been deliberately cast aside. Having prolonged his life using the planet’s alien technology that also physically deformed him, Krall/Edison now plans to destroy the Federation in revenge. The crew of the Enterprise manage to fix the Franklin and take it into space.

I like the saucer section of the ship which reminds a lot of us fans of the NX-01 Enterprise (and Columbus) but I do like those jagged pylon sections that attach the main saucer section with the nacelles. Although the nacelles themselves look good on the ship. I might give the ship a grudging 6.5 outta 10 for the design and overall look.

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