June 13 2024


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Project Enterprise

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A new fundraiser seeks to “recreate the iconic centerpiece of the Star Trek Universe, Starship Enterprise, and explore new worlds for the tens of millions of Star Trek fans with a national tour showcasing the ship in an immersive 360 degree 3D art exhibition.

“Spearheaded by one of the original design team Paul Olsen, Project Enterprise seeks to “elevate the Enterprise to the next level making it fifty percent larger and two hundred percent more beautiful than the original for the fans to see for themselves up close and personal.

“When Paramount sold off the original Starship Enterprise in 2006, it left a gaping hole in the Star Trek universe. The original team consists of Richard Taylor, who designed the original movie version Enterprise Ship back in 1978, Jim Dow who engineered and built her, and Paul Olsen, who masterfully executed her original amazing pearlescent paint polish. During production, the team will also be filming a behind the scenes film documenting the journey for fans to experience the adventure first hand.”

“I had been thinking about the daunting task of getting the team back together to rebuild the Starship Enterprise, but I didn’t know where to start,” said Olsen. “Then I spoke to Nichelle [Nichols], who was immediately excited about by the idea and she said, ‘Paul! I’ll unveil it!’ Well…that did it!”

“For as little as twenty dollars, fans can become part of the adventure, live on in immortality, and have the once in a lifetime opportunity to see their names permanently inscribed inside the new replica, displayed for everyone to see. Participants can also choose from an array of original memorabilia and cool perks for the fans to indulge in via the IndieGogo campaign, located here.

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