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I found this on Geek.com and it’s a pretty ambitious little project… seems to me though, that this may be one of those things that a lot of people work their asses off to create, and then have no idea what to do with it. Still though, it’s ambitious and kind of cook:

Star Trek is one of those TV shows that creates super fans. Fans that will go that extra mile to show their love and appreciation for the show, even long after it’s finished. These fans have certainly done just that in a bid to save a piece of Star Trek’s history.

Paramount Pictures was going to send the Enterprise Bridge from Star Trek: The Next Generation to the landfill, but a non-profit group of fans called the Project Enterprise Restoration found out and managed to convince Paramount to save the set rather than having it destroyed.

Luckily, the set is made from mostly fiberglass so even though it’s been left to fend for itself for quite some time, it’s mostly intact. However, it will need to be refurbished and Jean Luc Picard’s chair is the first thing on the list to be restored.

The group need to work out how much the project will cost, but when they do they hope to get it on Kickstarter. They aim to restore the bridge completly and make it open to the public for movie screenings, meetings, fund raisers, tours, filming, and anything the Star Trek community want to do with it. It’s not going to be easy though, as they say they need the support of famous fans of the show as well as the Star Trek actors, which could be tricky.

It would be great to see the set back to it’s former glory, and there’s certainly plenty of super fans who would likely support the project. I mean, who wouldn’t want to sit in the Captain’s chair?

More at the Enterprise D Bridge Restoration website, via Engadget

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