The Starship Enterprise from the Star Trek franchise is one of the most famous spaceships in all of pop culture history. It is of course famous for discovering new worlds and new civilizations, and defending Captains James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard from all kinds of evil alien empires and malevolent space anomalies. However, it is fair to say it is also famous for crashing into a big ball of fire onto the surface of some planet over and over again.
The first time the Enterprise blowed up real good was at the end of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, when Kirk hit the self destruct button on his beloved ship when it was raided by Klingons. The Enterprise then crashed into a fireball onto the Genesis Planet below. This was really moving and effective back in 1984, because the Enterprise seemed untouchable back then. (Kirk and crew would get a new Enterprise in the next movie. I guess in Starfleet, you fail upwards.)
The next time an Enterprise would crash into the atmosphere it would be in Star Trek: Generations, where the Enterprise-D from Star Trek: The Next Generation would plummet into the atmosphere of some planet. When the JJ Abrams rebooted Star Trek films happened, he had the Enterprise crash onto a planet not once, but twice — first in Star Trek Into Darkness, then again one movie later in Star Trek Beyond. You’d think Abrams has an “Enterprise getting destroyed” fetish or something.
To honor all these spectacular endings to the beloved starship, a fan on Reddit going by the username ejustice has created a spectacular gingerbread version of the Enterprise crashing in flames through the clouds. Because nothing quite says “Christmas” like the worst moments in the lives of the Star Trek crews. The detail on the so-called “Starship Gingerprise” is pretty amazing, and you can see that its maker even made gingerbread cookies with little Starfleet insignia on them. You can see a photo of this amazing holiday creation down below:
Like most amazing gingerbread creations, it looks so cool you’d almost never want to eat it. Well, until you smell it, then you’ll totally tear into that sucker like a Klingon targ. Speaking of Klingons, how about a gingerbread Bird of Prey next year? Just throwing it out there.
What do you think of this super cool holiday creation? Let us know your thoughts down below in the comments.
Images: Paramount Pictures / reddit user: ejustice