Friday, February 21, 2014

Kazon Shuttle

Here are some more images of Monogram's Kazon Shuttle/Torpedo from Star Trek Voyager. 
This kit was released back in 1998 during Voyager's peak, and even then I don't think this kit was very popular.
I think because  most people couldn't picture in their minds exactly as to where it came from.
Sure we new it was Star Trek Voyager but what episodes?
Only the truly die hard fan knew where it was from, but for general mass appeal it wasn't well... that appealing or well known.
This is why I suspect that this kit will probably never be re released. Perhaps in 40 years like the Romulan Bird of Prey was. But I could be wrong.

From Memory Alpha"                      
A Kazon shuttle was a type of auxiliary craft utilized by the Kazon during the 2370s. These vessels were smaller in size than a Kazon raider, and could be manned by a crew of as many as three.
With the assistance of Seska, Maje Culluh of the Kazon-Nistrim had the bow of a Kazon shuttle specially modified for use in what was later a successful raid on USS Voyager in 2372.
The Kazon then lured Voyager to an ionized hydrogen cloud with an automated message beacon that transmitted a Starfleet frequency. When Voyager attempted to tractor in the beacon, they were attacked by Cullah's raider. The raider focused its attack onto on section of Voyager's shields, which created a hole that the shuttle, which had been hiding in the hydrogen cloud, passed through so as to puncture a hole in Voyager's hull.
Once aboard, the three Kazon aboard proceeded to the transporter room, where they were able to successfully steal a transporter module and return to their mother ship.
As a result of the attack, the Kazon shuttle remained lodged partway into Voyager's hull, making it impossible to the ship to create a stable warp field. Removal of the shuttle was accomplished by rerouting additional power to the containment field, and then towing the lodged shuttle out with one of Voyager's shuttles.
Neelix, who had several dealings with the Kazon during the years prior to that incident stated that he had "never seen the Kazon do anything like this before." Tuvok explained the situation, stating "until now, the Kazon have never had an adviser with Cardassian, Maquis and Starfleet tactical experience." (VOY: "Maneuvers")
Lieutenant Tom Paris used a shuttle to escape from a Kazon vessel after discovering the identity of the spy working for the Kazon-Nistrim. (VOY: "Investigations")