They say the future is all about recycling, and the people at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) can be very proud of themselves for doing just that ... with their studio models.
Let's take a look at the destroyed Refit USS Enterprise from Star Trek III The Search for Spock. It was heart wrenching to see her go like this.
And of course the studio model is now on display, probably owned by a fan somewhere now. Whoever it is .. take good care of her.
Now check these out. Here's the Enterprise D cruising past the wreckage of the fleet assembled to engage the Borg in TNG's episode "Best of Both Worlds". I'm sure a lot of you noticed these.
Note that separated damaged saucer section in the first image, and the wrecked hull of the USS Olympia.
And for those arguing about the battle damage on the Refit Enterprise in Star Trek II and then Star Trek III, well, here's confirmation they are not the same. The damages were augmented for Star Trek III to show that the good ship Enterprise survived hell in space, worthy of the name "Enterprise"
And then of course if you remember before Star Trek The Motion Picture was made, there were many concept done for the new Starship Enterprise. So what happened to some of these concepts? Look closely.
Other trivia worth mentioning. Remember the episode in "Enterprise" where they introduced the Borg, and Archer and team went to inspect the wreckage of the Borg ship? Check out what was part of the wreckage.
Yes, your eyes did not deceive you. Its the same hull used for the Enterprise E during the head on collision scene in Star Trek Nemesis.
And in TNG episode "The Naked Now", Data was viewing homage to "The Great Bird in the Sky" aka Gene Roddenberry. That bird had Gene's head on it.
In DS9, we see evidence Indiana Jones was into time travel. That statue was from "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
Of course Indy wasn't the only one. R2D2 had been busy too with its cameo alongside C3PO in "Raiders of the Lost Ark". See it there?
And of course many wasn't able to locate R2D2 in the 2009 Star Trek movie. Here's a better shot from the movie.
And wouldn't you believe it, R2D2 is also in Transformers.
And here's something interesting about the 23rd Century. HBO is still around.
And lastly, OK, this is not a trivia but something to think about. What happens if Indiana Jones was a woman? Got this from a cosplay site that got me thinking ... hmmmm.
Hope you enjoyed these.