May 26 2024

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Smithsonian Enterprise Renovation Documentary

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A two-hour documentary on the restoration of the USS Enterprise model restoration will air in September.

The “Smithsonian Channel will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek with a two-hour special that will take a look at the lasting influence the original Star Trek series has had on the world.”

Building Star Trek “will follow the conservation team from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum as they attempt to restore and conserve the original eleven-foot, two-hundred-and-fifty-pound model of the U.S.S. Enterprise from the original series. The special also will track the effort to rebuild a model of the original U.S.S. Enterprise bridge by using authentic set pieces and props, which recently went on display at Seattle’s EMP Museum.

“The two-hour special also profiles a new generation of engineers and scientists who are making Star Trek’s visionary technology real, pushing the boundaries of physics with inventions first conceived on the iconic series: warp drives, medical tricorders, cloaking devices and tractor beams.

Building Star Trek will premiere Sunday, September 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.

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