The home made bridge set was constructed mostly out of wood and cardboard. It was originally built in an empty section of our large finished basement for a school project for my oldest son in 1988. One thing led to another and I kept adding to it over the winter months until before I knew it I had built a semi full scale mock up of the entire classic Enterprise bridge. The following spring my oldest sons 9th birthday was coming up and he wanted to know if his friends that were coming over for his party who most were also Trek fans, though they knew TNG better as that was on TV at the time hence the TNG uniforms you see, would be able to also “play” on the bridge set. Having been given the green light to have his friends be able to bring their uniforms, the stage was set. CJ did not have a uniform but that wasn’t a problem as we obviously had plenty of styles and sizes available from my large Trek collection. So the footage you see here was originally filmed just for fun. I took the opportunity since I had been filming some of his party to shoot some footage of the kids acting out scenes on the home made bridge set. Then we decided to get a little more creative and quickly came up with an episode which was mostly ad-libbed by the kids who took the basic idea we thought of based obviously on the original series episode “Balance of Terror” and then pretty much made it their own. This was filmed using a basic store bought VHS camcorder on a standard quality VHS tape. The tape …
how did u get the beginning with the stars
WOW!!!! amazing! would have loved to have done that as a kid! that bridge looks great even the kids are good actors!
THIS IS THE BEST STAR TREK FAN FILM IVE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!
You should try recreating it in iMovie 11.
WITH a trailer XD
@TheDancingRomeo Wish I could do this. :)
Excellent work! Star Trek is forever a part of American culture, and thank God for that! Well done sir, well done.
If this was truly filmed in 1989, just imagine all the money that was spent on the set and costumes. A whole bunch of kids went hungry so that other kids could have an awesome video for the future. Great way to spend money. Cheers.