Star Trek fans can celebrate as a piece of the Enterprise-D bridge has been saved from almost certain destruction. Houston Huddleston, a fan and founder of the project, has made it a priority to save the bridge from the Enterprise-D as he found it left outside to face the elements for five years.
It’s not the original “on-screen” set from the TV series, as that one was destroyed for the ending of Star Trek: Generations. However, the bridge that is being restored is authentic as it was created in 1997 by the original creators Herman Zimmerman and Michael Okuda for display in London and Germany.
The project goal not only focuses on the restoration of the bridge but also aims at making it even better by adding touch screen computers to replace the original plexiglass computer graphics and making the whole set interactive and educational. In many ways it will feel like your in a live and interactive video game where you get to command the bridge. How awesome would that be!
This whole effort by Houston Huddleston has been given support by many who were involved with Star Trek including William Shatner who was their very first famous supporter. Although the project is well underway and has raised over $80,000, they still need our support and you can easily donate to the project by visiting Newstarship.com and clicking the donate link. On the website you will also find updates on the how the project is doing along with a bunch of cool apparel you can buy to show your support.