‘Star Trek’ Fans Can Now Virtually Tour Every Starship Enterprise Bridge
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A new web portal allows “Star Trek” fans to explore the iconic bridge of the starship Enterprise through 360-degree, 3D models and learn about its evolution throughout the franchise’s history. Smithsonian Magazine reports:
The site features 360-degree, 3D models of the various versions of the Enterprise, as well as a timeline of the ship’s evolution throughout the franchise’s history. Fans of the show can also read detailed information about each version of the ship’s design, its significance to the “Star Trek” storyline and its production backstory. Developed in honor of the “Star Trek: Picard” series finale, which dropped late last month on Paramount+, the portal is a collaboration between the Roddenberry Estate, the Roddenberry Archive and the technology company OTOY. A group of well-known “Star Trek” artists — including Denise and Michael Okuda, Daren Dochterman, Doug Drexler and Dave Blass — also supported the project.
The voice of the late actress Majel Roddenberry, who played the Enterprise’s computer for years, will be added to the site in the future. Gene Roddenberry died in 1991, followed by Majel Roddenberry in 2008; the two had been married since 1969. The portal’s creators also released a short video, narrated by actor John de Lancie, exploring every version of the Enterprise’s bridge to date, “from its inception in Pato Guzman’s 1964 sketches, through its portrayal across decades of TV shows and feature films, to its latest incarnation on the Enterprise-G, as revealed in the final episode of ‘Star Trek: Picard,'” per the video description. Accompanying video interviews with “Star Trek” cast and crew — including William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the original series, and Terry Matalas, a showrunner for “Star Trek: Picard” — also explore the series’ legacy.