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Contest begins at 12:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time on March 29, 2005, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time on August 15, 2005.



Pocket Books is offering Star Trek fans with an aptitude for ship design the opportunity to design the U.S.S. Titan, the starship of Captain William Riker, which was established but not seen in the feature film Star Trek Nemesis.



This contest is open to Star Trek fans age 18 or older as of March 29, 2005. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec). Void in Quebec, Puerto Rico, and wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Employees and their immediate family members (or those with whom they are domiciled) of the Sponsors, their parent companies, subsidiaries, divisions, related companies and their respective agencies and agents are ineligible.



All designs will be judged by the Star Trek editorial staff at Pocket Books, together with Star Trek designers Doug Drexler, Michael Okuda, and Rick Sternbach; Associate Producer, Star Trek: Enterprise David Rossi; Senior Director of Licensed Publishing for Viacom Consumer Products Paula M. Block; and Manager of Licensed Publishing for Viacom Consumer Products John Van Citters, all of whom are fully qualified to apply the stated judging criteria. Entries will be judged on the basis of originality (25%), execution (25%), consistency with the U.S.S. Titan Concept Notes (25%), consistency with Star Trek Starfleet style (25%). The winning design will be published in an upcoming Star Trek: Titan novel, and will be used as the basis for cover art on the same book. The winning designer will be credited on the novel's copyright page. In the event that there is an insufficient number of submissions received that meet the minimum standards determined by the judges, the prize will not be awarded.

Contest results will be announced on or about October 2, 2005. Winner will be notified by telephone and/or by email on or about September 29, 2005. The decisions of the judges with respect to the selection of the winners, and in regard to all matters relating to this Contest, shall be final and binding in all respects.

The winner's name and winning entry will be posted online at www.startrekbooks.com/titancontest



Winner grants to Pocket Books the right to use his or her name, likeness, and entry for any advertising, promotion, and publicity purposes without further compensation to or permission from such winner, except where prohibited by law.



Designs must be based on the U.S.S. Titan Concept Notes created for the novels, which appear at the end of this document. Submissions must be in the form of general plans (i.e., technical illustrations), and must include the following five external views:

  • side
  • front
  • back
  • top
  • bottom

  • All files submitted must include the designer's name, address, telephone number, and email address.

    Designs must be submitted via email to titancontest@simonandschuster.com in the following electronic format:

  • jpeg
  • CMYK color
  • 14" x 9" at 300dpi


  • All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, August 15, 2005.

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    The Ship:
    U.S.S. Titan, NCC-80102, Luna-class. The Titan is a midsize Starfleet vessel, approximately 450 meters in length (larger than the U.S.S. Voyager, smaller than the Enterprise-D), with a crew complement of 350. Titan's hull configuration is comparable to other established Starfleet vessels.


    U.S.S. Voyager, approximately 344 meters


    U.S.S. Enterprise-D, Approximately 642 meters

    The Luna-class is Starfleet's newest-generation long-range explorer, a starship not built specifically for combat, but like the Constitution-class of the previous century, a vessel designed for a long-term multipurpose mission into uncharted space. Equipped with conventional tactical systems (deflector shields; phasers; quantum torpedoes), Titan also boasts state-of-the-art propulsion and cutting-edge scientific equipment, as well as being a testbed for experimental science tech not yet available on other classes.

    The Titan is manned by the most varied multispecies crew in Starfleet history, with humans taking up less than 15% of the 350-member crew. The diversity of the crew is intended to facilitate stories that will explore the ways that beings of different cultures, biologies, psychologies, and physical appearances learn how to work together, or fail to, depending on the circumstances they encounter. Titan has eight shuttlecraft of various sizes.

    The story behind the Luna-class:
    The Luna-Class Development Project was initiated in 2369 in response to the discovery of the Bajoran wormhole, and originally conceived as leading a planned Starfleet wave of deep-space exploration in the Gamma Quadrant. The project was spearheaded by Dr. (Commander) Xin Ra-Havreii, a Starfleet theoretical engineer at Utopia Planitia. Field testing on the prototype U.S.S. Luna was under way by 2372 in the Alpha Quadrant, and construction of the fleet was scheduled to begin the following year. Unfortunately, contact with the Dominion and the subsequent outbreak of hostilities mothballed the project indefinitely, as Starfleet redirected its shipbuilding resources to the production of vessels better suited to combat.

    Upon the war's end in late 2375, Dr. Ra-Havreii correctly judged that the Federation's cultural psychology would eventually shift back toward its pre-war ideals, and pushed to have the Luna-class revisited as a major step toward resuming Starfleet's mission of peaceful exploration (even though the class would no longer be assigned exclusively to the exploration of the Gamma Quadrant). Construction of an initial fleet of twelve Luna-class vessels was completed by 2379, and the Titan was offered to William T. Riker, one of many command officers eager to put the strife of the last decade behind him.

    The Luna-class fleet:
    The ships of the Luna-class are all named for moons in
    Earth's solar system:

    Amalthea
    Callisto
    Charon
    Europa
    Galatea
    Ganymede
    Io
    Luna
    Oberon
    Rhea
    Titan
    Triton