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Old August 15 2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Trek Fan To Restore Enterprise D Bridge

A Star Trek fan is on a mission to restore one of the original sets from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Rescued from Paramount in late 2011, the fan is in the process of restoring the set and plans to make it open to the public when finished. “Originally created by Gene Roddenberry, the design [...]

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Old August 15 2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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Amazing!
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Old August 15 2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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Um, kinda looks more like one of the bridge reproductions made for the Star Trek Experience or Exhibition to me.

It's definitely not the original.
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Old August 15 2012, 10:06 PM   #4
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Sacrilege! Curse you for letting this happen Paramount!

Good for this guy, I'd pay admission to get to see the set.
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Old August 15 2012, 10:08 PM   #5
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Yeah, not quite the "original set" is it, the guy even mentions on the Facebook page (see here) that it's probably a replica bridge created for a tour or exhibition.

The original set was completely trashed for Generations wasn't it?
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Old August 15 2012, 10:13 PM   #6
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Yeah, not quite the "original set" is it, the guy even mentions on the Facebook page (see here) that it's probably a replica bridge created for a tour or exhibition.

The original set was completely trashed for Generations wasn't it?
Trektoday should clarify that. I was going to say...the story seemed strange to me considering how Paramount/CBS is known to preserve many of the old props and even bridge sets for later use.
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Old August 15 2012, 10:13 PM   #7
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Yeah, not quite the "original set" is it, the guy even mentions on the Facebook page (see here) that it's probably a replica bridge created for a tour or exhibition.

The original set was completely trashed for Generations wasn't it?
Trektoday should clarify that. I was going to say...the story seemed strange to me considering how Paramount/CBS is known to preserve many of the old props and even bridge sets for later use.
Seconded.
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Old August 15 2012, 11:07 PM   #8
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Definitely not the original. I'm afraid a touch of paint wasn't going to save this set, probably torn down and trashed like most of the TNG sets that didn't become part of VOY.

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Old August 15 2012, 11:17 PM   #9
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I seem to recall reading that the horseshoe was the only notable thing to survive the set's destruction/binning, although where it went, or even if the story is true, I'm not sure...
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Old August 15 2012, 11:41 PM   #10
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Definitely not the original. I'm afraid a touch of paint wasn't going to save this set, probably torn down and trashed like most of the TNG sets that didn't become part of VOY.

Lol. I'd still love to know where those girders and giant shards of metal come from. It certainly wasn't the ceiling, which we can see clearly there.
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Old August 15 2012, 11:51 PM   #11
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Lol. I'd still love to know where those girders and giant shards of metal come from. It certainly wasn't the ceiling, which we can see clearly there.
Yeah, some of the debris doesn't really fit, it was the same when Voyager did Year of Hell. but the set was darkly lit in the film so its forgivable. I'd like to know why there's a 3rd armrest from the captains chair lying on the floor in front of it.
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Old August 16 2012, 12:01 AM   #12
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That's definitely a reproduction of the bridge, the chairs particularly look like the ones from STTE. Most of the pieces (i.e. chairs, consoles, etc.) from the last 2 were sold either at the warehouse sale or the auction put on by Propworx a few years ago.

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So is this the actual bridge or is it the one used at star trek the experience ?
it's neither, from what I can find, but it's definitely Paramount created

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Old August 16 2012, 05:19 PM   #13
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Wasn't the original intentionally destroyed in "Generations"? That bridge never appeared again, as the next movie ("First Contact") featured a whole new bridge design with the NCC-1701E.

The one shown in the photo is definitely not an original set. The steps are a dead giveaway.
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Old August 16 2012, 06:14 PM   #14
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Wasn't the original intentionally destroyed in "Generations"? That bridge never appeared again, as the next movie ("First Contact") featured a whole new bridge design with the NCC-1701E.

The one shown in the photo is definitely not an original set. The steps are a dead giveaway.


The one shown in the photos above are the original set from Generations. The stairs (along with side consoles, etc) were added for the movie. The original set was destroyed as seen above.

The set he acquired is a replica, similar to the one seen at STTE, but was designed to go on tour and was thus able to be disassembled and transported and was more durable.
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Old August 16 2012, 07:19 PM   #15
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The original set was destroyed as seen above.
The set isn't destroyed in the above picture, there's no real damage (they made a giant hole in the wall between the bridge and the ready room, but that's not visible here). They just kicked the chairs and one of the new consoles over, emptied three buckets of dirt onto the floor, carried random "debries" in and sprayed parts of the walls black. The set as it is seen in that picture could probably be restored in less than a day, 30 minutes to carry the crap out, 20 minutes vacuuming the carpet, 5 minutes for fixing the chairs and then some scrubbing on the walls and the set would look brand new.
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