Mythbuster Adam Savage took a deep dive at the USS Enterprise.
Star Trek is one of the greatest brands of all time, and part of it has to do with the fact that so much of it is highly appreciated. It’s not just the cast, crew, or stories but the props too. While other shows like Battlestar Galactic and films like Star Wars have their own prop hunters, it’s always felt like Trek fans put more effort and energy into the minor details of it.
Maybe it’s just perception but looking at how things came to be in the world of Star Trek from a production side of things is just something that’s ingrained in the fandom.
So it’s not surprising at all that Mythbuster Adam Savage posted a video of him checking out the original Enterprise model at the Conservation Lab at the Smithsonian. This version of the ship was the one that was featured on the show in many of the wide shots.
Longtime Star Trek fans will love this deep dive on the USS Enterprise
The video did a great job highlighting just how beloved this prop is. As Margaret Weitekamp of the Smithsonian said, the ship is a “real television star”. It really is too. When we think about how important the ship is to Star Trek fans when a new series comes out, it’s evident that the ship is as much a part of the main cast as anyone.
Even the crew of Strange New Worlds thinks the Enterprise is the star of the show.
While other pieces of science fiction have their own examples of star ships, none really seem to have the same excitement or hype when a new feature ship gets unveiled. While fans love the classic, they love the newer designs too.
So it’s great to see where this love affair started, as Savage really geeks out checking out the nooks and crannies of the ship.