The Smithsonian has had a screen-used model of the Star Trek Enterprise for more than 40 years, and now the famed museum is pulling it out of the basement and putting it out on full display. With a few upgrades, of course.
Sure, it’s typically constructed in full-on CGI these days, but once upon a time the Star Trek Enterprise was built with nothing but tender love and care. Want to meet the gentlemen who made the first one?
In what may be the ultimate case of "one man's trash is another man's treasure," Paramount was in the process of throwing away the entire set of the Enterprise D bridge when one proud trekkie boldly took it and then had it transported to his home. What's he going to do now? Why restore the entire thing, of course!
In the wake of Jonathan Frakes' recent declaration that for him, Star Trek: Enterprise's series finale was 'an unpleasant memory,' actress Marina Sirtis has also come out on the controversial final episode. But instead of blasting it, she defends it as a fitting finale for ... The Next Generation.
Another Star Trek actor—this time it's John Billingsley's turn—has come out to talk about the cancellation of Enterprise back in 2005, after only four years on our TV screens, blasting Paramount and the studio's greed in the process.