10 Tragic Spaceship And Sci-Fi Car Destruction Scenes
9 The USS Defiant NX 74205
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Season Seven “The Changing Face of Evil”
The little ship that could is at number nine. Introduced at the beginning of season three to give our heroes some teeth and a means to get off the station a little more, Worf’s favourite “little” ship went on to be a huge hit with fans. The Defiant looked like no Star Trek ship we’d seen before – our Dave Golder thinks she’s a like the Millennium Falcon crossed with a narwhal – with her over-powered engines, cloaking device and machine-gun-like phaser canons the ship quickly proved her worth.
The Defiant is eventually destroyed in the season seven episode “The Changing Face Of Evil”. Like the Enterprise before her, the lost ship has the honour of having a new ship named after her and sent to replace her. You’ve got to wonder what the crew of the name-changed ships think when this happens…
With only five episodes to go till the end of the series this replacement ship just cheapens the destruction of the original as it basically undercuts the loss. Star Trek really did have a habit of replacing a lost ship with an identical replacement. We saw what they were doing…
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