What if... someone built a load of 24th Century sets to film on?

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  1. Danlav05

    Danlav05 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    We know there are several 23rd Century sets dotted throughout North America, isn't it time to give the 24th Century some love?

    Star Trek: Das Vermachtnis (sadly lost) hasd a full bridge, shuttle and Klingon bridge; plus others have used parts of sets but nobody has done the full shebang. Yes green screen work is very good nowadays but that never beats the thrill of actually being THERE

    There is an Enterprise-D bridge I know active in Germant at the 'Operation Enterprise' ride. There is a full set for the Hollywood SciFi Museum; the USS Riker's Beard group has set pieces that they display at ComiCons here in the UK, and a full Enterptise-D bridge has appeared at Destination Star Trek.

    Here are what I think are the key sets:

    - bridge
    - transporter room
    - sickbay
    - ready room
    - observation lounge
    - quarters
    - corridors
    - engineering (this would be a whopper!)

    The main difference is that the 24th Century had an assortment of set designs from the Galaxy Class to Intrepid to Sovereign. Also the right sets could also represent the Movie Era.

    Now I have not the means nor money to do this, plus I have no intentions of starting a crowdfunder!

    But if anyone wants to do it I'd love to see it happen.
     
  2. USS Intrepid

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    The problem isn’t so much building them as storing them. But hey, if someone wants to send me the money I’ll do it. ;)

    And yeah, I have looked at costs in the past. We’re talking hundreds a month to rent even a modest location. You’d need very deep pockets not just to build the sets but to keep them housed. I honestly can’t see any sort of crowdfunding securing enough funding to maintain them long term.

    But I’d be happy to be proven wrong.
     
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  3. Firebird

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    Didn't James Cawley mention possible plans for expanding the Official Set Tour to include the Enterprise-D sets?
     
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  4. USS Intrepid

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    He did. I haven’t heard any up date recently.
     
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  5. F. King Daniel

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    I'd want to see the classic movie bridge set first. That was the one I wanted to be on the most as a kid.
     
  6. jespah

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    Yeah, I would imagine storage to be the kicker. Even if you can fold it all up nicely for storage (I don't even know if that's possible) at a facility, you're still paying $$ per month and you can end up with flooding, vermin, mildew, etc. So then instead you're looking at putting it somewhere else. A barn? A big house?
     
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  7. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    Or maybe a storage space somewhere say in... Atlanta? :P
     
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  8. YJAGG

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    I guess you would need something the size of a barn, to warehouse a full set. I do wonder what happened to the set for the Star Trek show at Universal, IIRC it was about a third of the movie era bridge.
     
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  9. JD

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    It's a shame they didn't find some way to preserve the stuff from the old Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas, that was a pretty much perfect recreation of some of the sets for the Enterprise-D. I went as a kid and it blew me away.
     
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  10. USS Intrepid

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    If I had the resources I’d do it in a heartbeat. Oh for a lottery win.
     
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  11. urbandefault

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    Somebody with money to burn, like a billionaire fan. It might be a good time to review "How to Win Friends and Influence People." :techman:
     
  12. David cgc

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    I agree, but I don't know that the movie era has the same pop-culture cachet as TOS or TNG. Plus, there's the question of which version of the movie-era sets to do. We're not Donny, we can't just flip a switch and repaint the set and switch on and off all the plastic crap Nick Meyer glued on if we want to go from TMP to TWOK to TVH.

    So, while we're spending other people's money (one of my favorite hobbies, even better when it's an imaginary person's money), here's my idea. With a bit of extra space compared to the original stage, and some forethought in set construction, you can make a version of the TNG standing sets that are easily convertible to the movie-era versions. Then throw in a little extra space for the TMP-TVH bridge, and the TFF-TUC bridge. Maybe have it on a schedule, it's in the TNG mode for six months (probably summer, the height of tourist season), then the stages are converted in shifts for each distinct era of the movie-era (of course, the bridges would always be accessible), so two months TMP, two months TWOK/TSFS, two months TFF/TUC (the bridges would always be open, and would cycle on their own schedule when they aren't part of the main corridor/quarters/engineering/transporter set's current decor). In fact, do the same thing during the TNG period; have the sets cycle through the season 1, main TNG, and Generations looks at some schedule.
     
  13. YJAGG

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    @David cgc I'd suggest leaving the bridge, one corridor and transporter from each era available, for next gen make helm chairs swapable i or better still a mult-level building so they could stand year round
    Ground Floor Nemesis, second floor TNG -D, third floor Movie era -A, fourth floor assorted bridges Defiant Enterprise B&C Klingon, Romulan and Carrdie, fifth floor TOS and penthouse Enterprise, Borg Cube and Voyager in the basment

    As for me I'd love a DS9 set, I'd dance like no one was watching my way through the promenade

    @[SIZE=4]USS Intrepid if I won the lottery, I'd do a classic and new BSG & LIS wing and the original Death Star[/SIZE]
     
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  14. JD

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    I actually had the same thought, although in my case I was thinking more of something like the TOS set tour, with it being open to public. I would just stick to the hero ships though, so series era TOS Enterprise, movie era TOS Enterprise, Enterprise-D, Enterprise-E, Defiant, Voyager, and NX-01, Discovery, and leave room for the ship from Picard.
    Either that or a recreation of all of the main Enterprise-D sets, so the Bridge/Ready Room together, Engineering, Sickbay, a corridor, a Turbolift, Ten Forward, and a Transporter room. And then do a TNG version of the TOS set tour.
     
  15. Danlav05

    Danlav05 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My mind is blown.

    I LOVE IT!! Have DS9 as the restaurant?
     
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  16. Captain_Oblivious

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    Isn't Bill Gates a star trek fan? :P
     
  17. YJAGG

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    Hotel and Restaurant, with early 21st century themed rooms!
     
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    The old Experience already beat you to it. Pity it’s long gone.
     
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  19. Danlav05

    Danlav05 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    i won't lament that I never went there otherwise I'd be super p155ed off :P

    I love watching videos of it on YouTube
     
  20. Relayer1

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    Could you crowdstore it ? Spread it over several sites ?

    A formal arrangement where members of the group undertake to make their pieces available when required ?