Star Trek’s USS Enterprise to Re-enter Earth’s AtmosphereApril 17th, 2015
An article on People.com is causing seismic disturbances within the Star Trek community. The story reports that the team that built the model of the ship used on the show is reuniting to construct an even bigger and better version of the warp speed warrior. The move is even more momentous when you know that the first ship was bought about a decade ago by a wealthy fan and put in dry dock and taken out of circulation.
The trio behind the new project wants to build a 50% bigger version and take it to the fans. The designers state on their website, “Our damaged Enterprise is privately owned – leaving Star Trek without its greatest symbol and Star Trek fans without their beloved Enterprise. We wish to correct this travesty by building a larger, more beautiful and detailed NCC-1701 that will travel the world and always be kept on public view.”
The catch? The group needs about $3 million to get the ship constructed. But you can help. Different donation levels get different perks, but if you beam them $1,000 you’ll receive “unlimited VIP access to any venue where our Enterprise is displayed, anywhere in the world – forever!” Forever!