Star Trek: The Original Series Set Tour to Open

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  1. GSchnitzer

    GSchnitzer Co-Executive Producer In Memoriam

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    http://www.startrek.com/article/the-original-series-set-tour-to-open

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    If you ever wanted to experience what it would be like to visit the set of Star Trek: The Original Series, now is your chance. Star Trek super-fan James Cawley is honoring the 50th anniversary of the iconic franchise with the opening of his meticulously designed TOS set tour. Located in historic Ticonderoga, New York, and under license by CBS Consumer Products, the set tour brings memories to life by allowing fans to boldly go and tour the sets of the legendary Starship Enterprise.

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    Stage 9 at Desilu -- now Paramount Pictures -- in Hollywood comes back into focus, as the sets have been re-created exactly as they were laid at Desilu during the original run of TOS. Visitors can step onto the soundstage and be transported directly back to 1966. Additionally, beginning later this month, visitors will enjoy guided tours, photo opportunities and an immersive experience into the world of the classic television series.

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    Cawley started creating the sets in 1997 after receiving a copy of the original set blueprints from TOS costume designer William Ware Theiss. He then spent 15 years researching, crafting and refining his set replicas alongside other dedicated fans and craftspeople, including Trek alumni and fellow fans prop fabricator Ed Miarecki and concept designer and SFX supervisor Daren R. Dochterman. Pouring over stills and frame captures from TOS and sourcing vintage materials and antiques, Cawley ensured that even the smallest details were accurately and lovingly reproduced. This spanned from an array of props to set decorations. The result is a stunning achievement offering the most complete and accurate reproduction of the original TOS standing sets.

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    “To me, there is no other franchise around that is more enjoyable and more socially relevant than Star Trek,” James Cawley said in a statement. “I’m very thankful for all the support I’ve received on this project and can’t wait to begin welcoming my fellow fans this summer.”

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    For more information about James Cawley’s Star Trek: The Original Series re-created sets and how to tour them, go to www.StarTrekTour.com.

    http://startrektour.com/
     
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  2. Kor

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    It's interesting what the article doesn't say...

    But that is very cool! I really wish I could make it over there, but alas, I don't get away from the west coast much these days.

    Kor
     
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  3. PiperKev

    PiperKev Ensign Red Shirt

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    Congratulations, Greg! That's VERY cool!
     
  4. GSchnitzer

    GSchnitzer Co-Executive Producer In Memoriam

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    What interesting omission is there? I might be able to answer questions or clarify things.
     
  5. Tom

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    I'm only 4 hours away :) maybe time to make a trip back up there again. I'm happy James did this and CBS licensed it.

    Greg did you guys create the website or is that a CBS site?
     
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  6. Tom

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    Maybe he is referring to the fact they don't mention the New Voyages/Phase II episodes that were shot there.
     
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  7. Serveaux

    Serveaux Boomer American Premium Member

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    Good job! :techman:
     
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  8. GSchnitzer

    GSchnitzer Co-Executive Producer In Memoriam

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    The website is ours, put together by us--not by CBS. It's still just bare bones at the moment.
     
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  9. Jedman67

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    I'd love to come. I don't think that I can put my kids through a four hour drive up from the city though.
     
  10. Search4

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    This is wonderful news and a great coup.
     
  11. jamesmc

    jamesmc Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    This is not a New Voyages license. New Voyages no longer exists as I quit making fan films months ago. This is a license with my company and a way to share the magic of Trek with all fellow fans!
     
  12. Danlav05

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    What about Bread and Savagery, Origins: The Protracted Man and Torment of Destiny? Are they being finished or staying in limbo?
     
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  13. Danlav05

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    RIP New Voyages. Thank you and your team for creating some wonderful episodes; including bringing a bunch of 'lost gems' to life, returning the original Chekov & Sulu to the Enterprise, effectively presenting the unmade Phase II series, returning to the USS Excelsior under Captain Sulu, and so much more.

    Your hard work and effort is much appreciated here, great show!!
     
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  14. HarryM

    HarryM Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ^ thats news to me. :( Thanks for all the hard work James and all the NV crew. Only fan production I have ever donated to.
     
  15. jespah

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    Congratulations! :)
     
  16. Professor Zoom

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    The tour is very cool, congrats!
     
  17. Ronald Held

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    Greg and James, good news about the tours. No plans to make 15 minute films? What about future Trekonderogas?
     
  18. Wowbagger

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    1. This is fantastic news. Congratulations, Mr. Cawley!

    2. Same question as Danny:

    3. On the StarTrekTours.com site, the "Press Release" link currently points to a 404. I assume it's supposed to point back to the StarTrek.com announcement, so hopefully that's an easy fix.
     
  19. GSchnitzer

    GSchnitzer Co-Executive Producer In Memoriam

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    Trekonderoga is still scheduled for next month. We will probably continue to have similar gatherings at least annually. But we will be open for tour business at non-Trekonderoga times, for tours and photo ops and such. Weddings? Bar Mitzvahs?

    We will probably open our doors to other fan films who want to use our sets. I don't know if James is interested in doing short fan films himself in addition to, essentially, being a museum curator, now. I have some thoughts on putting together some short productions. I may create one of those fan film productions that uses these Star Trek; The Original Series Set Tour sets (formerly, the STNV/PII sets). "The *New* New Voyages?"
     
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  20. ForeverPhaseII

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    I'm legitimately saddened by the News that New Voyages is effectively done. Come What May was not the first fan film I ever saw, but when I did see it back in 2004, it was the first fan film I saw that I felt had the right combination of heart an story telling to make it worth it. It has that track Magic, and for over 10 years it kept me coming back for more adventures, and I'm certain it was the catalyst for a wave of other well made ambitious fan productions. I was 10 when that first episode hit the web, and you've given me, my father, and now my fiancée hours of fun Trek. It never mattered if it was perfect, because the intent always was and the passion shone through.