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Old April 21 2013, 02:58 AM   #109
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: The 11-foot TOS Enterprise model-

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Since the original was never intended to be displayed for this long, would it not make more sense to build a new display model that's true to the original Matt Jeffries/Richard Datin effort (updated to the series production version, of course) and could last longer than the original????
No, it would make absolutely no sense at all! This is the ORIGINAL ship and that's the whole point of people wanting to see it!
If NASM considered it an historic artifact of real importance, like an Apollo capsule, their primary concern would be with its preservation. In fact it's just a gimmick to draw traffic, which is how it wound up in the gift shop and why there's no pressing concern there about restoring it again.
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