Right here’s every part we all know concerning the USS Kelcie Mae as seen within the new episode of Star Trek Unusual New Worlds. This text accommodates minor spoilers for Star Trek Unusual New Worlds season 2, Below the Cloak of Conflict.
Star Trek is a present about folks exploring area, and for that you just want starships. One of the best Star Trek starships are available in all sizes and shapes, from Kirk’s basic Enterprise, to a terrifying (however attractive) Romulan Warbird. Throughout the Star Trek timeline, Starfleet’s ships particularly have a particular look whether or not it’s the NX-01 or Seven of 9’s Enterprise-G.
However wait, what’s that? The brand new episode of Unusual New Worlds simply unveiled the USS Kelcie Mae and… it’s completely different. Right here’s every part we all know concerning the ship, and a few hypothesis about its class and capabilities.
The historical past of the USS Kelcie Mae
The USS Kelcie Mae is launched within the Unusual New Worlds episode Below the Cloak of Conflict in a rendezvous with Pike’s USS Enterprise on Stardate 1875.4. This rendezvous occurred whereas the ship was within the Prospero System, and was staged as a handover for the Klingon defector Dak’Rah.
Dak’Rah had been aboard the ship presumably whereas travelling to Starbase 12. Nevertheless, his presence was met with resistance from the crew who mistrusted the Klingon for his brutal popularity as a Klingon basic throughout the conflict. Starfleet mandated that he be transferred to the Enterprise as an alternative.
Previous to the arrival (and post-departure) of Dak’Rah, nothing is presently recognized concerning the historical past of the USS Kelcie Mae. The ship’s title isn’t based mostly on any actual historic determine both, so the service report of the ship, and both particulars like who served because the captain, are presently unknown. We’re hoping the gorgeous little ship will get some fleshing out sooner or later, although.
What class is the USS Kelcie Mae?
The category of the USS Kelcie Mae has not been confirmed, nevertheless, we nonetheless have loads of ideas. Buckle up.
The USS Kelcie Mae has a single warp nacelle, an underslung deflector dish, and a pointed hull relatively than a saucer part. It’s this uncommon bodily association that makes the ship stand out, at the least from a visible standpoint. Actually, it reminds us distinctly of the Olympic-class USS Pasteur as seen within the alternate way forward for All Good Issues underneath the command of Captain Beverly Picard (we mentioned this was an alternate future).
Ships like this, which have a really particular and intentional design, usually serve a main objective relatively than simply being exploration vessels. The Olympic-class ships had been medical ships, and we expect that the USS Kelcie Marie may very well be in a category of ship devoted to diplomatic operations. The one nacelle signifies that it isn’t designed to journey at velocity, and the truth that it was carrying Dak’Rah – an essential Federation ambassador – means that this may very well be linked to its foremost objective.
Not less than, these are our ideas. Hopefully we get some official affirmation of all this quickly. That’s every part you’ll want to know concerning the USS Kelcie Marie for now. For extra ships, take a look at our explainers on the USS Cerritos, USS Farragut, USS Cayuga, USS Defiant, and USS Intrepid.
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