A statue was a type of sculpture, an artistic depiction of a person (generally the full figure, rather than a bust), persons, or event.
History and specifics[edit | edit source]
In the 2250s decade of the Kelvin timeline, the "stress-reduction activities" on the Starfleet Academy campus during "dead week" included dressing statues of renowned admirals with lingerie from an Orion cadet. There were statues of David Farragut and Yuri Gagarin on campus at this time. (TOS - Starfleet Academy novels: The Gemini Agent, The Assassination Game)
In 2266, while investigating the homeworld of a Robot civilization, the crew of the USS Enterprise discovered a gigantic statue of a humanoid. As they discovered shortly after, the statue could slide to one side, allowing a large mechanical arm of the Robots' Master Computer to reach out, and in this instance take hold of the Enterprise crew persons. While the Master Computer held its captives it explained that the statue was of one of the Robots' humanoid creators, a millions years prior. (TOS comic: "Life Form Nonexistent")
In 2361, the USS Ranger's Ensign Zak Kebron hid within a park statue in the capital city of Iban. He remained motionless in silence for more than 30 hours, enduring various bird activities, but apprehended an Atrean sniper and saved the life of Prime Minister Niad. (NF - No Limits short story: "Waiting for G'Doh, or, How I Learned to Stop Moving and Hate People")
In 2376, Planetary Administrator Orosz of Sherman's Planet suggested that a statue be erected of Doctor Elizabeth Lense, who was responsible for developing the cure for Sherman's Plague and saving the majority of the planet's population. (SCE eBook: Oaths)
Notable statues[edit | edit source]
- David, a 16th century statue by the Human artist Michelangelo.
- Statue of Liberty, a larger statue and landmark near New York City on Earth.
Statues of USS Enterprise personnel[edit | edit source]
In 2267, 100-foot statues of Kirk, Spock, Hikaru Sulu, and Hopkins were built on Dak-Alpha. The Kirk statue was hollow, climbable and could be lowered into an underground military base. (TOS comic: "Revolt on Dak-Alpha")
Circa 5259 in the Kelvin timeline, a statue of Spock could be seen on New Vulcan. It was sculpted life size at Spock's request, as he felt a larger monument would not be logical. (TOS - Legacy of Spock comic: "Part 4")
In the 523rd century, a pergium statue of Spock still stood at Vanderberg Point on Janus VI, cared for over the millennia by Tetsua, a Horta who had met him in 2367. (TOS - Strange New Worlds IV short story: "Tears for Eternity")