A Trekkie dream come true; to walk the halls and quarters of the USS Enterprise. A beautiful recreation of the greatest Starship ever imagined. One must see this to believe it! Come with me and be awed!
This is the opening to the tour, which is a perfect recreation of the original TOS set on Desilu Stage 9.
Of course you’ll find Lucy here- the Godmother of Star Trek!
The ‘magic’ corridor
Ever notice the diagonal shadows you’d see throughout the ship? They were created by this ‘snowflake’ disc with colored spotlights beamed through it (seen in The Naked Time and Space Seed) Fun Fact: they represented sky lights!
Ready to Energize?
Transporter panel – love all the little details.
Sarek and Amanda have arrived!
Beam me anywhere!
Remember the diagnostic table in Sickbay?
Well here you go…
…and it tilts!
Looking into SickbaySo tempted to lay on this!
The even found the matching red and gold fabric for the beds.
This photographer had a fun assignment!
This passerby can’t resist the intercom!
3-D Chess anyone?
Spock’s science post at the briefing table.
A beautiful Vulcan Lyre!
The Original Federation Flag; (a modified flag of Cuba!)
The First thing I looked for in McCoy’s office was that lizard on the wall; and there it was!
The Med Lab, with Tribble
Can’t get enough squirt bottles!
Don’t get too near the Decompression chamber, Amanda!
The Captain’s Quarters
Jim Kirk’s bedroom and office
Those famous mirrors, and the jars? Avon!
You’ve seen these bookends in several episodes, that’s because Desilu used to be RKO Studios, and it had access to all the company’s props!
The Captain’s safe.
Everything here EXCEPT the golden box are reproductions. The little golden cast is the exact one used on the TOS Set!
See it in this pic.
The captain’s planter was the one item so far recreated by 3D printing; The originals were very fragile.
Commander Spock and Captain Kirk’s quarters were the same set (redressed according to the script)
The Jeffries Tube!
Careful on the steps! (no, you can’t climb them!)
“Me bairns, me poor bairns!”
Even prettier in different light!
Elevator to the bridge…
Never noticed this labeling on Spock’s station.
You really feel like you’re there!
Don’t stare at this too long!
This is your Captain…
My friend Bobbie is ready to take her out!
My pal Bill gives Kirk;s chair a spin.
Don’t know who this handsome fellah was, but he bore a startling resemblance to the late Michael Ansara (Kang!)
Navigation and Helm. I love the chairs too!
More pictures coming soon! Thanks for your patience!
I’ll be away this weekend attending the TreKonderoga Weekend in Ticonderoga NY! So excited to be attending this fun little annual Trek Convention! It runs this weekend, Aug. 24-26!
This is the fourth year of the event,and it was begun by genius and Elvis impersonator James Cawley who painstakingly recreated the ENTIRE SET of the Starship Enterprise in an abandoned dollar store! It is an exact copy of all the sets used in the original series, right down to every button and wall decoration! James used the original blueprints to recreate this magnificent set, and I can’t wait for the tour. It’ll be a dream come true! (BTW, the Set tours happen all year round, but the TreKonderoga Weekend is only once a year!
The Special guests this year are Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy from the reboot) Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher, Star Trek TNG) and Robin Curtis! (Saavik from Star Trek III and IV) Also the wonderful Spock impersonator Paul Spock Vegas (Paul Forest)! There are probably still tickets for Saturday and Sunday! Hey if you’re in the neighborhood, I’ll be roaming around there Saturday! You can see more info here.
Can’t wait to share pictures with you next week! Until then, here’s a few pics to whet your appetite! LLAP! Love, Therese
James Cawley (The founder and showman behind TreKonderoga) sits in the Captain’s chair!
I was really busy last month so I didn’t find out about this until the day after it passed, but dang! William Shatner was in New York State!
There’s this wonderful tourist attraction in Ticonderoga NY which re-creates all of the original Enterprise sets in a vacated Dollar Store property! In May,a special “Weekend with the Captain” was held and William Shatner was the guest of honor!
I’m sorry I missed it, but my friend and member here Bobbie, did make it and got her picture with Bill. (Here’s Bobbie and Bill!)
Here’s my friend Bobbie with Bill Shatner on the bridge! Isn’t it amazing?
As you will read here, Bill really enjoyed visiting the remarkable set built with original blueprints by local, devoted Trekkie (and professional Elvis impersonator) James Cawley. It was like going back in time and every detail is filled with precision and love. No doubt an emotional experience for Bill, and I gotta hand it to the Shat-man: Bill is 87 and still enjoys seeing his fans and doing Trek events. I hope I have his energy when I’m his age! He is truly Living Long and Prospering!
Also, if you’re interested in visiting the Trek set replica or going to the annual ‘Trekonderoga’ convention, see info here.