Alright Star Trek fans, it’s game time. A group of fans are working to restore the Enterprise-D bridge that was used in the Star Trek: The Experience Las Vegas attraction. While Paramount Pictures worked closely with series producers Herman Zimmerman and Michael Okuda to make this model as accurate as possible, it was basically thrown away once the attraction closed rather than preserving it. (Many trekkies will know that the actual bridge was destroyed for the film Star Trek: Generations.)
The restoration crew plans to not only restore the bridge, but also updating it with actual touch screen to emulate the LCARS control surface used during production. Obviously a task like this requires a fair bit of cash, so they’ve launched an indiegogo campaign to raise $240,000. Like such campaigns, there are perks for larger donations, and these ones are pretty unique. Some of the offered perks include a working LCARS terminal, a replica of Captain Kirk’s original chair, or even…..a romantic evening on the bridge with “complete privacy until the next morning.” That’s right. Happy nerd couples can get it on, captain-style, right on the bridge of the Enterprise-D…for a price.
All in all, this is a major project, but one that fans can reap the benefits from for years to come (once completed, the bridge will be open to the public). If you’re interested in chipping in a few dollars, or just want to spread the word, check out the campaign page for more information.
Click past the break for the campaign’s promo video.