I’ve been wanting to do this animation for years. This is originally a scene from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, that I re-edited with animations and re-scored with James Horner’s brilliant soundtrack titled „Genesys Destroyed“ from the complete score of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. I always felt that, given that The Undiscovered Country was the final journey of the Enterprise, her final departure from Spacedock into adventure was a bit „low-key“. The Enterprise has always been a character for herself, and giving her some moments to shine in her departure to her final voyage would have been great. Around 2010 I did the cover of the Ships of the Line 2011 calendar ( https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/S… ), which I later turned into a tiny little animation ( https://youtu.be/3OAirVmnKeM ). Somewhere around the same time I came across the complete soundtrack for The Search for Spock, and when I heard the track „Genesys Destroyed“, I immediately had the vision for this animation in mind. When I sat down to do a quick edit, the score and the live action scenes fit like a glove. 1521 hours of rendering 16854 frames later, we’re finally here. Modeling, Texturing, Animation, Lighting & Rendering all done in Newtek LightWave 3D Multipass Compositing done in Adobe After Effects Re-editing, sound editing and sound effects in Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition Thanks (in no particular order) to Alain Rivard, IRML, Matt Christou, Alexander Klemm, David Metlesits, Kevin Riley and everyone I forgot to mention for their help, support and their sharing of fantastic 3d models that I could put inside my Spacedock model. Long story short: enjoy!