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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:05 pm    Post subject: Adam Savage and the Enterprise filming model Reply with quote

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I stumbled across this nice 35 minute video of Adam Savage being shown the original TOS filming model being restored.


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The Original Star Trek USS Enterprise Filming Model


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's pretty comprehensive coverage of the restoration (from the terrible job done previously) and preservation of the model here:

https://blog.trekcore.com/2014/12/smithsonian-enterprise-update/

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the great video!

I love the Enterprise, It's a paradigm shift for fictional spacecraft. Nothing like it had ever been seen before.

I have been lucky to see the Enterprise in all 3 states of display at the NASM.

In 1976 when it was 1st put on display at the new museum on the mall, with the wrong deflector dish and nacelle caps.

2004-2014, the horrible 1990's restoration.

2016-present, the beautiful restoration.

Oddly enough I have seen 2 other TOS Enterprise filming models.

The original AMT kit used in Trouble With Tribbles and the 5 1/2 foot model built for the DS9 episode Trials and Tribblations. Both were on display at the Science Fiction Museum when it was in Seattle.

I would love to see the original 3 foot model but I think that one is lost forever with the Romulan BOP.
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