Star Trek fans are going to want to check out the Next Generation set being created.
Fans by now may know the name, James Cawley. He owns the CBS/Paramount/Star Trek-approved studio set in Ticonderoga, NY. The set features near-identical recreations of the bridge and various other sets from the 1960s set. Primarily focusing on the Enterprise itself.
It’s become so popular and so beloved that the official owners of the Trek brand love it, and actively support it. It’s not only doubled as a tourist spot but as an actual set for a fan series that Cawley created.
This further proves why the Trek fandom exceeds others, as they are quite creative.
So many Trek icons have shown up to the set, namely William Shatner, George Takei, and many others. When they’re not filming their own fan series or hosting tours, they also host Trekconderoga at the studio as well.
As they say on television, however, but wait; there’s more.
The Star Trek set is expanding
According to Ken Reilly of Trek Core, not only is the studio still going strong but thanks to CBS’s approval, Cawley has begun creating a The Next Generation set as well. According to Reilly, the set now includes a full recreation of the Enterprise-D bridge computer stations, with ops and con stations as well.
There’s even a full full-sized holodeck arch that’s been finished. None of The Next Generation sets are done, however, and the construction on these and presumably others are expected to be finished by the fall of 2023.
We’ve seen similar creations like this, ranging from houses inspired by Star Trek memorabilia, to an entire basement being recreated to look like the inside of the Enterprise. As far as places you can go and actually take tours, the set in Ticonderoga, New York remains the only place that we know of where you can explore full sets of your favorite Star Trek shows.