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Loken March 16 2014 06:04 PM

Star Trek TOS Set Construction
 
There are currently 3 different TOS bridges in the US.

Star Trek Phase II - The most complete bridge. James Cawley has been a meticulous scholar of TOS and the bridge reflects this. The Phase II team totally rebuilt the port side of the bridge a few years ago and the plan is to rebuild the starboard side now that the bridge has been moved to the new 11.000 sf facility.

Starbase Studios - The old Exeter bridge was rebuilt by the Ajax team and is now being used by multiple productions. My buddy Scott Johnson is one of the partners and these guys truly love preserving these sets and helping others use them (for free!).

Farragut - John Broughton's Farragut bridge was built and the rest of the sets expanded when multi-millionaire Steve Dengler joined John and the Star Trek Continues team. I believe their bridge is less than a complete 360 degress, but that is because John realizes that you only need what you will shoot!

The problem is that Phase II and Farragut are on the East Coast and Starbase Studios is Oklahoma.

So Star Trek: Axanar is happy to announce that we will be building a full size TOS bridge in Los Angeles. This bridge will be built to be able to be swapped between a TOS bridge and a USS Ares (The Axanar main ship) bridge. The Ares represents a ship that is 20 years earlier than TOS.

The museum exhibition company I am consulting for has a 45,000sf facility in Valencia (30 minutes north of Hollywood), and a complete shop facility. The shop foreman built the Kelvin, Kobayashi Maru and Enterprise sets for JJ Trek and was on Star Trek, working for Herman Zimmerman, for 15 years.

So if you are interested in helping any way (supplying reference material, building etc.) please let me know!

Alec

publiusr March 16 2014 09:41 PM

Re: Star Trek TOS Set Construction
 
Are there any dead malls close at hand, where you might also rent things out to laser tag to offset costs?

BeatleJWOL March 16 2014 10:09 PM

Re: Star Trek TOS Set Construction
 
This might be too much of a "behind the magic" question, but are there any plans to integrate ideas from the Kelvin bridge into the Ares bridge to try to cross the gap between universes, so to speak?

Loken March 17 2014 04:08 AM

Re: Star Trek TOS Set Construction
 
Quote:

BeatleJWOL wrote: (Post 9366382)
This might be too much of a "behind the magic" question, but are there any plans to integrate ideas from the Kelvin bridge into the Ares bridge to try to cross the gap between universes, so to speak?

Not right now. The Kevin we see is in 2233, 12 years before Axanar.

Alec

Ronald Held March 17 2014 06:00 PM

Re: Star Trek TOS Set Construction
 
Alec why are you not using the Phase II plans?


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