|Federation Other Ships Database - Universe Class|
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||In a possible future, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-J) was a Federation starship that was in service to Starfleet in the 26th century.
The Enterprise-J participated in the historic Battle of Procyon V, wherein the forces of the Federation successfully drove the Sphere Builders back into their transdimensional realm. In 2153, as Captain Jonathan Archer of the Enterprise NX-01 was preparing to undertake a suicide mission to destroy the Xindi weapon in the Delphic Expanse, Temporal Agent Daniels transported Archer to the Enterprise-J to witness the battle. It was Daniels's hope that Archer could be convinced to abandon his suicide mission and attempt to make peace with the Xindi, informing Archer that, without him, the Federation would never come into existence and the Sphere Builders would remain unopposed. Archer was unconvinced, however, and demanded that Daniels return him to his own time.
ENT "Azati Prime"
The Enterprise-J was seen only in the background in the form of graphics on a computer screen. A CGI model was built by designer Doug Drexler. According to Rob Bonchune, "From what I understand, it was done quick and dirty, so was not really detailed in any way like a model we would use in multiple shots." An official class name hasn't been confirmed, although Doug Drexler himself approves of Universe-class. He also estimates the length at about two miles.
Drexler saw the Enterprise-J "as a multi-generational vessel, that had large parks, entertainment zones, and entire universities on board. The ship is so large that turbolifts would be replaced with site to site transporters. [It] had one deflector, recognizably descended from the NX. I opted for spindly nacelle struts because I felt it suggested a technology beyond what we were familiar with. They are beyond transwarp. They can fold space, and they are exploring other galaxies besides the Milky Way." The doors shown in the corridors aboard the Enterprise-J appear to be the same used aboard Deep Space 9.
The 2005 Star Trek: Ships of the Line calendar later featured a specially-created, fully-rendered image of the Enterprise-J in flight. Doug Drexler released renderings of the Enterprise-J on his blog including two other 26th century Federation vessels that never appeared, the Altair and Congo classes.
Text from the Memory Alpha, the free Star Trek reference
|From "Doug Drexler"|
|Captain Jonathon Archer was introduced to the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-J when Daniels whisked him into the 26th Century in Azati Prime. While
it still exhibited the design influences of its forerunners, it was a much larger, more sleek vessel. It retained the elliptical forward hull of the 24th Century Enterprises
but with the deflector array apparently mounted at the prow. The narrow engineering hull emerged from the rear and the warp nacelles were mounted above on elegant upward
curving pylons. While it can be considered to be significantly advanced than its predecessors, no details of its specification are known.
The Enterprise-J was seen to be involved in the Battle of Procyon, presumably in the 2550's, where the invasion of the transdimensional Sphere makers was finally thwarted. Daniels tried to convince Archer that his survival was crucial to the foundation of the UFP and thus the eventual routing of the Makers' forces. Archer however was determined to lead a suicide attack on Azati Prime personally.
ENT "Azati Prime"
Text from the The Unofficial Index to the GE Fabbri Star Trek Fact Files
The Class-Name "Universe" is from Doug Drexler