After almost two years of extensive research and meticulous conservation, the Star Trek starship Enterprise studio model has been preserved, restored to its appearance at the end of filming for the original television series (1966-1969), and placed on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.
The Museum’s goal was to stabilize the model, document its history of changes, and return it to its appearance during filming, in August 1967, of the episode “The Trouble with Tribbles,” which marked the last known modification of the model during Star Trek’s production.
Along the way we:
- Assembled an advisory team of industry experts
- Performed an in-depth scientific analysis of the model’s composition
- Revealed construction details and documented the chronology of paint layers and markings
- Analyzed original paint under the saucer bolt cover
- Were helped by fans who submitted photos of the model from 1964 through 1976
- And even hosted “Nerd Camp”
You can follow our journey here and uncover, from paint to hardware, everything we know about the starship Enterprise model.