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Inside a $40,000 'Star Trek' fan episode (pictures)

A group of 'Star Trek' superfans is trying to raise money to produce new episodes that are as authentic as possible to the 1960s show.

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The Enterprise bridge

There have been many tributes and parodies of the original "Star Trek" series over the years, but few have approached the obsessive detail of "Star Trek Continues," a fan series drumming up quatloos with a Kickstarter campaign.

Housed in a 10,000 square-foot warehouse in Georgia, the bridge of the Enterprise has been recreated in exact detail by referencing the production blueprints of the iconic 1960s show.

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The captain's chair

The focal point of the bridge is of course Captain Kirk's swiveling leather chair, which has been rebuilt with the exact dimensions as the original.
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Behind the scenes

Here's what the bridge looks like from the outside. The incomplete section makes it easy to get cameras and other equipment in and out.
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Phasers

Handling a new phaser, Chris Doohan plays Scotty, the role his father James Doohan made famous.
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Sickbay

Doctor McCoy (Larry Nemecek) treats Apollo (Michael Forest) as Nurse Temple (Abbey Hazel) looks on in sickbay in "Pilgrim of Eternity," the first episode in "Star Trek Continues."
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Vital signs

The vital signs monitor in the Enterprise's sickbay would often show the needles plummeting at dramatic moments in "Star Trek."
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Turbolift

The recreated turbolift on the Enterprise bridge has all the right sound effects.
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Ship diagram

This panel on the rebuilt Enterprise bridge is an exact copy of the diagram on "Star Trek." It didn't seem to have much of a purpose, but it looked neat.

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