Saturday Morning Trek 36: The Delta Triangle Flyer / by Richard Marquez

Exploring the SS Bonaventure.

Running Time: 1 hour 28 minutes 33 seconds
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Seen in “The Time Trap,” the twelfth episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series, the SS Bonaventure was lost during her third voyage in an area that came to be known as the Delta Triangle.

In this special episode of Saturday Morning Trek—nearly a year in the making—host Aaron Harvey is joined by Lonnie McAfee to investigate this animated starship that features design elements that are a precursor to the famous Constitution class. We explore not only the ship itself, but the time period from which it may have come and the real-life history of vessels named Bonaventure.

And, because Star Trek fans like to go one step beyond, we’ve also built the starship! Well, not a physical ship, but a 3D model created with input from design greats such as Doug Drexler and Rick Sternbach, as well the original designer, Bob Kline.

So, buckle up and get ready to head back into the Delta Triangle!


Introduction (00:01:21)
What We Know from TAS (00:08:14)
Sarah April (00:11:35)
Why We Chose This Time Period (00:16:54)
Bonaventure Design (00:20:36)
Ship Size (00:25:57)
Real-life Bonaventure History (00:28:13)
1650s: HMS President/Bonaventure (00:28:45)
1939–40: HMSCS Bonaventure CVL 22 (00:31:02)
Bonaventure in the Star Trek Universe (00:33:15)
2061 The First Warp Ship (00:33:51)
2063 The Phoenix (00:36:18)
2067 UNSS Bonaventure (00:36:23)
2149 The Franklin (00:40:15)
2151 The NX-01 (00:40:20)
2156 NCC-1000 Bonaventure Class (00:40:39)
The Warp 7 Project (00:42:17)
Disappearance of the Bonaventure (00:43:41)
How the 3D Model Was Built (00:57:41)
Eaglemoss Fan Concept (01:16:27)
Closing (01:20:57)


Aaron Harvey


Lonnie McAfee


Aaron Harvey (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Eric Extreme (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)