The USS Sea Breeze NCC-1701!!!!!




Ryan's Nightmare

Ryan’s Nightmare

As promised I got this odd little piece cleared to show you all from  J.J.’s New Star Trek. This goes way back to the early days of the new film. Back when the earth was new and the oceans were still full of hot Magma Ryan Church was brought on to start the conceptualizing the new/old Enterprise. Since the movies goal was to break new ground and start at day one the consensus was to recreate the 60’s look without coping what was done by Jeffery’s 45 years ago. All the ideas and concepts were being re-thought and re-imagined. The inspiration for this ship idea came from images and ideas of Luigi Colani’s futuristic designs that seem to have also inspired Burt Ratan. This comp was to take those sweeping lines and create a starship that has the essence of the futuristic 1960’s but with a contemporary flare. Note the name of the starship!!! the registry # is 1701, but the name is the USS Sea Breeze!!! Wholly Cow can you imagine what that would have done to all of us fans,,, There would have been a lynching for sure… Anyways this was a very short lived idea and the notion to rename the ship quickly faded back to ENTERPRISE just like it should be… I asked Ryan what this was all about and this is the best answer he could come up with, and that it was for no other reason than to be different from the original. he also said he was glad that this awful thing died quickly,,, but it’s here for you today!!!  So Enjoy what could have been the last nail in the coffin had they gone thru with this hanus insult

32 Responses to “The USS Sea Breeze NCC-1701!!!!!”

  1. April 1, 2009 at 12:21 am

    It’s very interesting to hear what kind of ideas are behind the new designs, and I’m really hoping there will be new behind-the-scenes publications for this new era of Star Trek, in the style of fantastic books like “The Making of Star Trek”, “The Continuing Mission” and the DS9 Companion. Talking of which, ENT still does not have that kind of reference either 😦

    The final version does seem to have that retro-feel about it, and especially the bridge set has a Colani feel. That last image reminds me of Galaxy Quest 😀

  2. April 1, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Wow, an interesting design. Has some kind of Galaxy Quest feel to it. Do you know if this design did end up somewhere in the background of the movie or was it dropped altogether? For the Enterprise, this wouldn’t work of course, but as a new starship class seen in the movie – I kind of like it!

  3. April 1, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Somehow also reminds me of the Colonial One from BSG. Must be the line of windows on the main hull. I’m looking foward to all the new spaceship designs from the movie, Federation or alien. Some have appeared in the backround in the trailers, I guess there’ll be plenty more 🙂
    And I second Harry’s for a behind the scenes book (or website) about the new movie and one about Enterprise as well. Shame we never even got a Companion for Enterprise.

  4. 4 Starship freak
    April 1, 2009 at 2:22 am

    I´m sorry, but…april fools…

  5. April 1, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Well, even if the story about renaming the Enterprise Sea Breeze is an April’s fool joke, the design must come from somewhere 😉

  6. 6 Freak
    April 1, 2009 at 3:54 am

    April Fool or not, if this had been realived to be the New Ent.
    I Exc would come into work to find Paramount Studio going up in a ball of flames.

    On it own though it an intresting desgin, but given the windows I would say it was only a little bit bigger than the USS GRISOM.

  7. April 1, 2009 at 4:13 am

    I’m with Starship freak on this one – gotta be an April Fool’s day article! 🙂

  8. 8 Paul
    April 1, 2009 at 4:33 am

    I don’t know which was more shocking. The design or the name.

  9. April 1, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Many people don’t realize that “U.S.S. Seabreeze” was the name of a secondary starship in Heinlein’s “Starship Troopers”, and was originally one of the 13 original Starships in the USEA as mentioned in TOS season one, obviously from Roddenberry’s respect for that author… Frankly, I would have loved to see this in the new movie… as it would have been a nice reference to that period in Trek history.

  10. 10 MikeZ
    April 1, 2009 at 5:53 am

    For some reason Colani´s ugly trucks always remind me of the awesome one they built for “Highwayman” (although the second one in that show looked even better).

  11. April 1, 2009 at 6:36 am

    I thank god for two things; 1., that this is probably April Fools… 2. that we are getting as close to the original ship as we are without going off on some tangent. Seeing this makes me realise what we could be getting.

    I’m waiting to hear the actual story behind this Federation Cruise Liner to the Stars. Captain Stubing… I mean, Picard, would be right at home on this thing.

  12. 12 DeanneM
    April 1, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Do you guys really think this is an April fools joke? Knowing John, he’s just sitting by laughing at our speculations. However, knowing how badly the new regime wanted to stay away from anything “old” Trek, it wouldn’t surprise me if they at least gave this kind of insanely stupid variation a thought.

    Daren, I too think it would be nice to see the homage to early Trek history in the new movie. I also like the design, as Jörg pointed out, and wouldn’t mind seeing it in this movie or in a future production.

  13. 13 Lou
    April 1, 2009 at 9:25 am

    now remember the famous april fools ship the John posted before . one of the first “open Saucer” variations..

    It looked cloes enough to a “real” deesign that it had quite a few folks fooled

  14. April 1, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Mhhh, to quote good ol’ Scotty: Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me…

  15. April 1, 2009 at 10:00 am

    What the… Huh?


  16. 18 Paul
    April 1, 2009 at 10:08 am

    To quote an ex president, “fool me once, shame on… shame on you. Fool me… you can’t get fooled again.”

  17. April 1, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Whatever it is (April Fool’s joke or not)… I say Yuck! to the design.

  18. 20 Eric
    April 1, 2009 at 11:03 am

    April Fools. But, this could be a rejected design from Galaxy Quest. On that note I believe Alex Jaeger designed the NSEA Protector,does anyone know if that is true?

    • 21 johneaves
      April 1, 2009 at 1:57 pm

      Yes Alex did design that awesome ship!!!!

      • 22 Eric
        April 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm

        Any chance of having a view of rejected Protector designs? I know its someone elses work, but you have connections, you are the person to ask. Or perhaps a direct personal request if Alex reads this blog? Either way thanks for clearing that up for me , John.

      • 23 johneaves
        April 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm

        I’ll ask him and he also has a website so you might even be able to reach him there.. I have some early concepts in my stff somewhere,,, i’ll dig them out for you but they are a far cry from what Alex did,,, might be fun to see those again.

      • 24 Eric
        April 1, 2009 at 4:42 pm

        Awesome. Thank you.

  19. 25 L.M. Oliver
    April 1, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Dig that piano neck!

  20. 26 andru1
    April 1, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Nice retro look, IMHO this would have been an appropriate background ship for ST:TMP Directors Edition !

    An off-topic question John if you don’t mind… Cryptic/STO have just revealed a new ‘Oslo-class’ ship on their website: http://www.startrekonline.com/ships/oslo_class
    Would that be one of your Perpetual designs as well?

    • 27 johneaves
      April 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm

      No, that one is not from Perpetual. Looks like an original from the new designers.

    • April 2, 2009 at 6:44 am

      I think there they just took an Akira and swapped in a (oversized?) Norway saucer. Seems to be an example of the customisation you’ll be able to do in the game. A bit like Starship Creator.

  21. April 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    While it was sort of clear on this day that the design was never seriously considered for the new movie and that no one would have wanted to rename the ship, I was still wondering whether the design could have been built for a purpose where “Sea Breeze” was supposed to make sense (an exhibition by the sea, a deodorant ad). But the lettering looks like a Photoshop job to me.

  22. 30 Jamison
    May 4, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Reminds me of those scary sci fi novel covers that have nothing to do with the stories. 🙂

  23. 31 Steve L.R.Polzak
    February 17, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    COMMENT ON THE USS SEA BREEZE STAR SHIP: hate to tell you all the ship is nothing new.it gos back and more than you think.i am steve polzak belong to star base10 queen to queens three.out of chicago il.i draw for our club and have done this ship four times.i came up with it in the 1970’s. i still have the first ink drawing.last up date 2008 that is almost just like the uss sea breeze.i am not saying anyone stole my idea.just saying the way it is is nothing new,and gos to show that ideas are fluid.i must say i really love the sea breeze,but i would not call it that.i would put all my ships on site or a site but our computer isn’t worth a dang.plus my drawing has suffer,i was in a accident back in 1990 and things keep getting worse.maybe someday i will get someone to cgi my ships for i don’t know anything on that.have a great time time everyone,may the cosmos give on to you all that it has.

    • 32 johneaves
      February 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm

      It’s true I see so many things come about that were done almost the same way by others, very funny how imaginations can put together a puzzle in the same manner from two different worlds!!! I spent about two hours hodge podging those pieces together and had a big laugh when folks were taking it seriously!

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