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Old February 10 2013, 11:27 PM   #61
marksound
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Re: White House Petition to Restore/Preserve and Move the Enterprise M

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I would however like to see it restored, or rebuilt, to the way everyone remembers it. If that means that its not entirely accurate, then so be it.
I emphatically disagree. Museums should be about preserving the past accurately, not pandering to people's preconceptions about it. The truth is not a popularity contest. A restoration should be based on the most scientific reconstruction possible. If that goes against people's expectations, then that's a good thing. That's what museums are for -- to teach us things we didn't know, and to replace beliefs and assumptions with solid evidence.
We don't necessarily disagree. There is a lot that is in question about the original appearance, including the infamous "space weenie". I'd just like to see the ship as close to the way it appeared on screen as possible.
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