Lieutenant Commander Miranda Grace Ballou

Today Miranda got to wear her Star Trek onesie. It’s a blue one – standing for Science Officer for those of you are aren’t in the know. We used the momentous occasion to watch a bit of Star Trek: Generations. Awesome. Here are some pics:

In her Captain’s Chair with the Generations DVD

“That’s Commander Riker. He was just on the holodeck, that’s why he’s dressed up like that!”

She’s already thinking about space!

Next time I’ll teach her all about Data, Miranda-class starships (such as the USS Reliant of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan fame, pictured below), and eventually introduce her to the best captain ever (Picard, obviously).

I Draw Star Trek Ships!

ship ideaOk, I admit it: I am a fan of Star Trek. The sort of fan who views Star Trek V as non-canon. The sort of fan who favors science jargon over stupid time-travel-as-plot-device stories. I also love the tech/mech of Trek. This is partly because the ships are aesthetically pleasing to me, but also because they are annoying, awkward, and usually fail to show real design necessity and/or continuity – mostly because of capricious writers/directors/producers.

USS flying dutchman

In any case, I love imagining and re-imagining the ships. Usually my sketches combine known, canon design elements while forgoing any attempt to supplement or enhance them (as so many of the series and movie producers sought to do).

freedom class, ballou variant