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We Need a Cerritos Ornament And More! (Lower Decks – Season 3, Episode 10 Spoilers)

In the California-class [line], there are three types of hull painting: there’s blue, red, and yellow.

We’ve extended the visual metaphor of the uniforms to the ships, and the Cerritos has yellow on the hull because it’s primarily a second contact engineering ship. They show up to planets that need engineering stuff done on them in order to be able to communicate with the Federation.

There’s also, you’ll see in the show, blue-hulled California class ships, which are usually deployed to places where there has to be more medical expertise, and red-hulled ships that are like for moving around ambassadors and doing more command-level stuff.

-Mike McMahon, TrekCore August 6, 2020

Hallmark has a long history of making Event Edition ornaments that were simple ornament repaints using previous production molds. Past repaints include:

  • 2009 Uhura Gold (2007 Uhura Red)
  • 2011 USS Defiant (2006 Enterprise)
  • 2013 Kelvin Damaged (2013 Kelvin)
  • 2016 Enterprise Pilot (2016 Enterprise Gold)
  • 2017 Enterprise C Damaged (2015 Enterprise C)
  • 2019 USS ISS Enterprise (2016 Enterprise Gold)

If we can just get a USS Cerritos ornament there are years worth of Event Edition repaints available. There appears to be six California-class paint schemes. The simple yellow striping that we have seen on the Cerritos and on other ships in red and blue. We also have the more full coverage paint scheme of the same three colors.

Besides the Cerritos, the other 27 known California-class ships now include…

  1. Alhambra
  2. Anaheim
  3. Bakersfield
  4. Burbank
  5. Carlsbad
  6. Culver City
  7. Eureka
  8. Fresno
  9. Inglewood
  10. Merced
  11. Mount Shasta
  12. Oakland
  13. Pacific Palisades
  14. Redding
  15. Riverside
  16. Rubidoux
  17. Sacramento
  18. San Clemente
  19. San Diego
  20. San Jose
  21. Santa Monica
  22. Sherman Oaks
  23. Solvang
  24. Vacaville
  25. Vallejo
  26. Ventura
  27. West Covina

A U.S.S. San Diego would be fun for a certain pop-culture convention.

Battle Damaged Custom Star Trek Ornaments

A current eBay auction has a set of three classic Hallmark Star Trek ornaments that have been heavily modified to give an impressive post-battle look. The custom war-torn set includes the 1993 Enterprise D, 1994 Klingon Bird-of-Prey, and 1998 Enterprise E with a minimum bid of $99.00 and $11.57 shipping.

HallmarkStarTrekOrnaments.com is not affiliated with this auction.

Item Number: 285000626957

114) 2023 Data and Spot *UPDATED*

Here is our first sneak peek of the 2023 Star Trek ornaments. We have seen The Next Generation ornament base used one other time on the 2017 Picard and Data ornament.

2023 Data and Spot

Things just got real…

This ornament features SOUND! Press a button to hear Data’s poetic tribute to his beloved pet, “Ode to Spot.”

-Kevin Dilmore

Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

-Data, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Schisms”, Season 6, Episode 5