Welcome to A New Enterprise
A New Enterprise is dedicated to the idea that just as Gene Roddenberry said: "The human adventure is just beginning." It is our goal to build an entirely new, extremely accurate studio-scale replica of the Refit Starship Enterprise as a catalyst in the human adventure by inspiring people of all ages, sexes, nationalities and abilities to become involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.
By employing as many of the original building techniques and materials as possible, combined with the tools of the current "Maker Movement", such as Computer Aided Design and 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping, as well as the traditional tools of the model making world, we can bring The Refit to life in a new and inspiring way.
This project consists of the following 3 phases:
Phase 1: By using Computer Aided Design (CAD), we will be producing a working CAD model and blueprints of the entire ship with exacting accuracy in respect to the original filming model. We have a collection of over 15,000 (yes, you read that right!) reference photographs, sketches, and plans to work from as reference material. We will also begin documentation of the project in preparation for Phase 3.
Phase 2: By merging practical effects prop building techniques and modern electronics, we are going to build a studio-scale replica of the studio filming model based on the designs we've been working on, and using the information provided by the original design team and model building crew, to follow the same steps, and using as many of the same materials as possible.
Phase 3: Compiling the notes, photographs, and video from the documentation of the process, which began at the start of Phase 1, from start to finish, we plan on, with permission from the proper copyright and trademark holders, sharing this with the world in the form of a book and DVD.