A two-hour special has been set that will focus on the efforts of teams at two museums to preserve artifacts from the “Star Trek” TV series.
Variety reports that the Smithsonian Channel special, “Building Star Trek,” is scheduled to premiere Sept. 4.
The program “will turn the camera on staffers at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum as they work to conserve and restore a 250-pound, 11-foot-long model of the U.S.S. Enterprise that was used in the original television series,” Variety reports. “The special will also follow work at the EMP Museum in Seattle to rebuild a model of the Enterprise bridge from the show using authentic props and set pieces.”
The show also explores the efforts of current scientists to create real-world technology first introduced on the TV show — warp drives, tricorders, cloaking devices and the like.