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Star Trek: The Original Series Set Tour to open in upstate New York this summer

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Star Trek: The Original Series Set Tour opening in Ticonderoga, NY

Fans will soon be able to step onto the bridge of the USS Enterprise as the set used for filming James Cawley’s Star Trek: New Voyages fan series will open its doors to fans for the first time later this month. The officially licensed attraction meticulously recreates the bridge and other locations from Star Trek: The Original Series.

The set is laid out almost exactly as the TOS set was in 1966 at the “Desilu” (now Paramount Pictures) Stage 9 in Hollywood.

Star Trek: The Original Series Set Tour will open in Ticonderoga, New York on July 30.

The tour includes the iconic bridge of the USS Enterprise along with the corridors, the transporter room, the briefing room, Dr. McCoy’s sick bay complex, and Scotty’s engine room.

“To me, there is no other franchise around that is more enjoyable and more socially relevant than Star Trek,” said Star Trek: New Voyages head James Cawley 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.”

Read the full press release below.

Press release:

STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIESTM SET TOUR BRINGS SERIES TO LIFE

Complete Set Reproductions Offer Fans Tour of Star Trek: The Original Series Sets in Ticonderoga, New York

TICONDEROGA, NY, July 14, 2016 – Star Trek super-fan James Cawley is honoring the 50th anniversary of the iconic franchise with the opening of his meticulously designed Star Trek: The Original Series 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.

Recreated exactly as they were laid out on the “Desilu” (now Paramount Pictures) Stage 9 in Hollywood for the original run of Star Trek, guests will be able to step onto the soundstage and be transported directly back to 1966. Starting this July, visitors can receive guided tours, photo opportunities and an immersive experience into the world of the classic television series.

A true franchise fan, Cawley began creating the sets in 1997 after receiving a copy of the original set blueprints from Star Trek: The Original SeriesTOS costume designer William Ware Theiss. From there he spent 15 years researching, crafting, and refining his set replicas alongside other dedicated fans and craftspeople. Cawley was joined on the project by Star Trek alumni and fellow fans including prop fabricator Ed Miarecki and concept designer and SFX supervisor Daren R. Dochterman.

Studying stills and frame captures from the series and sourcing vintage materials and antiques, Cawley ensured even the smallest details were accurately and lovingly reproduced including an array of props and set decorations. The result is a stunning achievement offering the most complete and accurate reproduction of the original standing sets from Star Trek: The Original Series.

“To me there is no other franchise around that is more enjoyable and more socially relevant than Star Trek,” said James Cawley. “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.”

For more information, visit StarTrekTour.com.

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