Bladeship Model

bladeship

I designed the bladeship to be Starfleet’s primary Special Operations support vessel – a concept that kicked off a short but brisk discussion that recently spread across WordPress and Facebook.  Essentially an SR-71, an AC-130 and a submarine rolled into one ship, the bladeship was central to an (unfortunately) unpublished special operations supplement I wrote for FASA’s Star Trek role-playing game back in the day. The fact that at the time I was also serving as the battalion S2 (intelligence) for the 1st battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (ABN) UTARNG was most definitely a factor in the whole project

The aforementioned discussion got me thinking about all the work that went into the project and how it could be of enough interest to support a couple of posts. Unfortunately, I started the original bladeship project thirty-four years and seven houses ago, and as I learned in the army “three moves equal one fire” …so I’ve essentially been burned out twice since 1985.

I still have  some “stuff” left, including this Styrene and Bondo ® model built in scale to the original AMT USS Enterprise model. As I think about this I’m pretty sure I’ve already written a post or two  about the bladeship but A) it’s been awhile and B) the pertinent files have proved to be elusive.

1 thought on “Bladeship Model

  1. David,

    I can’t tell you how much joy your work on FASA Star Trek has brought me over some 35 years. Thank you so much for sharing these insights with us. I find it all absolutely fascinating – especially such tidbits as the Bladeship backstory, Operation Armageddon, etc.

    The “version” of Star Trek portrayed in Stan and Fred Goldstein’s “Star Trek: Spaceflight Chronology and FASA Star Trek materials (which was mainly based on Spaceflight Chronology) are my “preferred” interpretation of the Star Trek universe.

    Anyway, again: thank you for the joy you have brought my friends and me.

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