Bridge, Shuttle And DS9

Star Trek has been a majorpart of many people's lives. Ours is no exception. We started takingpart in the Toronto Trek parody plays and found that this was a goodoutlet for our creative juices. We wanted more. Before we knew it TTwas asking us to take care of their bridge (including a completeredesign and rebuild), eventually asking us to build them a shuttle.To top it off, Paramount Home Video contacted us and offered us jobs.Not as paper pushers but characters for promos, video release partiesand the like. Birthday parties and barmitzvas followed. It was asuccessful time for our steps from hobby to career and we can thankthe wonderful Ken Magerman from Paramount Home Video for giving usthat little shove.

Classic Bridge: Originallybuilt in 1976, we had to rebuild her and bring her up to code in1993. We replaced graphics, plexiglass, the chair and the damagedframe. We tripled the lights and brought her electrically up to code.We also modularised her into easier to move sections. It made set upand tear down a much quicker task.

Redesign by Martin.

Owned by TorontoTrek.

Shuttle: Built for TorontoTrek this shuttle is made of plywood, melamine, plexiglass andstyrene. All the graphics were designed on our Mac.

Designed by Martin.

Owned by TorontoTrek

 Space Station: When in a rushuse cardboard. This DS9 space station took only a few days and wascreated for the opening music of our parody play at Toronto Trek.Lots of hot glue was used and when completed it was placed on a turntable. It was too big to bring home so we broke it up at the end ofthe convention and played frisbee in the empty ballroom, whilewaiting for the bridge's ride.

Photo Credit: Nancy O'Neill