Trip Tucker's NX-02 Patch
Capt. Hernandez: "Commander, drop by the quartermaster's at the end of your shift."
Cmdr. Tucker: "Ma'am?"
Capt. Hernandez: "Might want to update your uniform."
::Indicating his sleeve with the "Enterprise" patch still attached::
Cmdr. Tucker: "Aye, Captain."
- Trip Tucker and Erika Hernandez aboard the NX-02 COLUMBIA.
When Trip Tucker transfers to Columbia from the Enterprise its for a number of reasons, mostly personal rather than professional. Headhunted by Captain Erika Hernandez to be Chief Engineer aboard her newly finished NX-02, Trip initially refused to leave Enterprise but later accepted the transfer.
For Trip it ended up being a relatively short assignment to Columbia, but for us it marked a fun block of episodes in the final season of STAR TREK: Enterprise. Those are some of our favorites from that series, and so we couldn't resist recreating Trip's assignment patch from his sojourn to Enterprise's sister-ship.