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Last year, my wife and I took a trip to New York City. One evening while at Times Square, we took a peek in the Planet Hollywood and I spotted a model of the Enterprise. The nearby plaque read something to the effect of “U.S.S. Enterprise filming model from Star Trek: The Motion Picture.”

However, it is quite apparent from the pictures that this was not the version of the Enterprise we saw on screen.

Anyone know the history of this model?





http://home.comcast.net/~hinson123/Ent2.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~hinson123/Ent3.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~hinson123/Ent4.jpg
 

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From what I remember that's the Phase II model re-painted to more greatly resemble the Motion Picture model. I think the cost of that model (and everything Phase II) was lumped on to the Motion Picture budget.
 

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Planet Hollywood contracted some fiberglass artists to make COPIES of the models, so they could display more than one of them at the different sites. They almost NEVER used the original SPFX props.
 

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Don't accept this as gospel as I can't recall the website/forum that I read this, but I believe that Brick Price owns the original Phase II Enterprise. He modified it for whatever reason and then - apparently - sold copies to Planet Hollywood, as I believe there are at least two of these in PH stores with one being in CA (LA, perhaps?). I want to say that he even mentioned it in some forum or maybe on a website that he was selling copies to the general public, tho they weren't cheap.

Again, don't accept that as The Truth, as I can't recall where I read it and am suffering from Sleep Deprivation.
 

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the model was built from parts pulled from the phase II molds. a lot of models were duplicated so that they cold be displayed at more than one planet hollywood.
 

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Don’t’ get this the wrong way.. John Eaves as.. John Eaves the guy who designed the Sovereign Ent-E?

If so… Oh wow.

First I get to talk to Andrew Porbert now John Eaves… *passing out* D
 

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Garbaron said:
John Eaves as.. John Eaves the guy who designed the Sovereign Ent-E?
If so… Oh wow.
First I get to talk to Andrew Probert now John Eaves… *passing out* D
And don't forget Rob Bonchune's contributions. It's great to have these guys with such a wealth of knowledge who are willing to entertain our queries and contribute.

Welcome to the boards, John!
 
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