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post #1 of 10 Old 08-27-2012, 03:42 PM - Thread Starter
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While this is not the original bridge that was used to film TNG (that one was destroyed in the Star Trek Generations film), this replica was built for display purposes, and is now being rescued from the junk heap by a group of devoted Trekkies. 

 

 

 

 

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A non profit group called the ‘Project Enterprise Restoration’ spent last week negotiating with Paramount to be allowed to save what was left of the Enterprise D Bridge from being destroyed and sent to the tip.

This replica of the bridge was built in the mid 1990′s by Paramount with the help of Production Designer Herman Zimmerman and the Okuda’s to be put on display, after the TV set was destroyed in Star Trek Generations. But in 2011, ‘Project Enterprise Restoration’ was formed when they found out that Paramount was getting ready to scrap the set.

 

The group has announced on their Facebook page that ”A highly skilled group of Hollywood professionals are in the process of completely restoring this set to it’s original splendor, and MAKE IT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for Meetings, Movie Showings, Fund Raisers, Tours, Filming, anything!!" Now that's devotion.

 

http://whatculture.com/tv/star-trek-fans-rescue-enterprise-bridge.php

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Probert is involved with a team resorting the original Galileo shuttle too.

Hopefully these geeks recreate the real bridge, as this vegas take on it's a bit different. They did use some original bridge materials paramount gave them though, which hopefully will be restored.
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I would think that any individual or group would jump at the chance to salvage this set .. auction value alone would be worth while .. don't understand why anyone would have religated it to the junk heap in this day and age ..

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I would think that any individual or group would jump at the chance to salvage this set .. auction value alone would be worth while .. don't understand why anyone would have religated it to the junk heap in this day and age ..
Yeah, I would think there are plenty of very wealthy Trekkies who will pay a small fortune for it.

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Yeah, I would think there are plenty of very wealthy Trekkies who will pay a small fortune for it.

If the restored set would end up looking like the pic posted, it would bring a fortune ..

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Today it is ALL about bright lights and shiny, white surfaces ( just like any "i" product from crApple ) instead of muted tones and wood grain. The new " iBridge " in the last Star Trek movie was horrible.

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Looks to me like a good basis for a custom home theater design.
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Looks to me like a good basis for a custom home theater design.

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Great work recovery team!

TV sets are routinely discarded. Very sad.

I was a young faculty member at UCLA in the early 1970's when six or seven semi trucks dumped off all of the sets from the original Star Trek. Not just the Fleight Deck, but all of the interiors of the first Enterprise.

It was amazing - -I remember watching Star Trek and trying to sort out these piees of its past. -- to no avail.

At that time no-one knew that Star Trek was anything mone than a failed TV show.

For about 10 years the Fleight Deck savewd as a newsroom set at UCLA.

Eentually all of the original Star Trek sets donated to UCLA went to the land fill.

Of course it was all plywood, marbles for the lighted controls, and hand opperated evffects -- without the original actotrs - this was junk.

But it was magical and still an iconic history of a great Roddenberry masterpiece.

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