In a remarkable undertaking, a long-time Star Trek fan, Huston Huddleston plans to rebuild and restore a bridge set of the USS Enterprise-D from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, using the original parts constructed by Paramount. What would have been thrown into a junk yard and shamefully forgotten is currently being restored, recarpeted, repainted, and rebuilt by Huddleston in Sherman Oaks, California.
As written on the public Facebook page for the project, “Star Trek Enterprise D Bridge Restoration,” the Enterprise-D Bridge will “be restored to its original splendor.”
Huddleston’s ultimate plan is to “open it to the public” for fundraisers, film viewings, and tours with the aim of attracting both fans and actors alike to join one another in remembering the ship and the setting that captivated all of us.
UPDATE: We’ve confirmed that this is a replica designed for use in a traveling exhibit and not the original set from the show’s production.
Photos of the current state of the props below.
Stay tuned to TrekNews.net for updates and news on the project’s progress.
August 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Wow. Pretty cool, but it looks like a pile of trash.
August 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm
So uh… you guys wanna come over my house and sit in Captain Picard’s chair? 🙂
August 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm
Wouldn’t that make an AWESOME home theater?
August 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm
Will be quite neat if they can pull off the restoration! For now though, looks like when the ship crashed in ‘Star Trek: Generations’! 🙂
August 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm
Nice, I’m a shift engineer, I could be Chief Engineer of this enterprise.
Bill in Canada.