Skip to comments.Please help to save and restore Star Trek's Galileo shuttlcraft.
Posted on 06/09/2012 2:08:49 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
Thought destroyed but now found. It's not had the greatest care over the years and this group in Hollywood who are the acstual folks that have worked on the shows over the years is trying to raise funds and bid on an auction, restore and display properly the original full size Galileo shuttlecraft from the original Star Trek series. It's important TV history to preserve considering the impact Star Trek has had on society, inspiring even people to become astronauts.
Please throw in a few bucks for this, and watch the video at the fund raising site...
That thing will get bought buy some rich tech geek. Bezos, Carmack, or whats-his-face(book).
Please spread the word everyone.
Most forums have entertainment or general discussion groups.
It will never fly again.
Of course, it never flew in the first place but....
That is worth a bump!
How do we let our legacies die away?
I am in to restore it.
In the list of the world’s priorities - this has to rank close to the bottom. And I like Star Trek.
No bucks, but I always thought the original shuttles were pretty cool.
You got a link for that?
Of course, you could restore it, but where are you going to get the dilithium crystals to power the propulsion system, phasers and deflector shields?
I wonder if it would be cheaper to build a new one?
How long before it is determined too big to fail and receives a bailout?
I lived in PV and we used to drive by on Rainbow Ridge to see it there in the front yard.
“You got a link for that?”
Since you asked:
The list is on the left side of the page.
We are Trekkies, but we are also FReepers at a loss as to why we should donate to the restoration of a Sci-Fi fantasy such as this request, but not to the reality that is FreeRepublic.com for new servers.
Makes no sense to us.
Get some plywood and quik-tubes and you are 95% done.
I’ve long imagined that somebody could create a USS Enterprise (NCC-1701 series) hotel, underground. It could incorporate elements from several of the Enterprises on TV shows and movies.
First class rooms would be officer’s rooms, with less expensive crewman rooms. Part of the illusion would be that the ship was en route to a particular star system, with “arrivals” and “departures”, along with detours because of cosmic events.
Some elevators could act as elevators, and others as pseudo transporters, using different special effects.
What kind of logic is that???
I’ve donated to FR and other things
I consider important.
What’s wrong with investing in preserving
some of this nations pioneering spirit that
comes in the from of fictional works?????
People get inspired by fiction to make things FACT!
If you tell them it is owned by Obama supporters you can probably get a grant for a couple $million easy