The Roddenberry Archive brings every iteration of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise bridge to life – with William Shatner, Terry Matalas and John de Lancie

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The Roddenberry Estate and OTOY unveil beautiful and fully realized recreations of Gene Roddenberry’s iconic Starship Enterprise bridge across time and space – with testimony from Star Trek luminaries including William Shatner.

LOS ANGELES, CA – April 27th, 2023

The Roddenberry Estate and OTOY are proud to share the next phase of their multi-decade collaboration on the Roddenberry Archive – capturing Roddenberry’s lifetime of works for future generations to explore with quiescent historical accuracy and holographic immersion.

As a coda to the epic conclusion of Star Trek: Picard, the Roddenberry Archive team is presenting its largest set of iconic Star Trek digital archive works to date, organized in a new web portal – bridging the legacies of all three major eras of Roddenberry’s Star Trek – with help from William Shatner (Star Trek), John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Terry Matalas (Star Trek: Picard).

Excerpts William Shatner’s hours-long testimonial for the Roddenberry Archive

Today’s release allows fans to see the many dozens of evolutionary iterations of the famous Starship Enterprise bridge, across every epoch of Star Trek’s history. Each bridge is presented in the timeline as a 1:1 scale “in-universe” 360 recreation.

John de Lancie, who has portrayed Gene Roddenberry’s beloved character ‘Q’ since 1987’s Star Trek: The Next Generation premiere, narrates a deep dive exploring the evolution and legacy of the Starship Enterprise bridge – from its inception in Pato Guzman’s 1964 sketches, through its portrayal across decades of TV shows and feature films, to its latest incarnation on the Enterprise-G – as revealed in the final episode of Star Trek: Picard.

The Roddenberry Archive team explore Star Trek’s legacy with show-runner Terry Matalas (Star Trek: Picard) and legendary Star Trek: The Next Generation luminaries

The combined documentary and exploratory online experience brings the legacy and history of the iconic starship Enterprise to life through meticulous recreations of the filming sets used for production as well as “in-universe” life size, functional immersive virtual interiors. Audiences exploring the Starship Enterprise bridge can see working turbolifts and consoles – and immerse themselves as if they were living in the Star Trek Universe.

The recreations were produced for the Gene Roddenberry Estate, and overseen by iconic Star Trek artists, including Denise and Michael Okuda, authors of The Star Trek Encyclopedia, Daren Dochterman, Doug Drexler and Dave Blass.

Accompanying the interactive bridge experiences and evolution documentary film, is a series of 2023 featurettes exploring Star Trek’s behind-the-scenes production process with commentary by Star Trek luminaries sharing Gene Roddenberry’s vision for the iconic film and TV franchise.

The Archive explores every iteration of the Starship Enterprise (to date), narrated by John de Lancie

The first featurette teases William Shatner’s hours-long testimonial for the Roddenberry Archive, captured holographically within a perfect recreation of the 1979 USS Enterprise bridge. The legendary icon shares his memories, aspirations and intentions in bringing Captain Kirk to life in 1965, portraying his death in 1994 – and his personal views on the future he envisions for this beloved character, including visualizations from his 1995 novel “Ashes of Eden”.

The second featurette includes interviews with leading cast and crew, including: James Conway, Director, Star Trek: The Next Generation; David Livingston, Producer / Director, Star Trek: The Next Generation; David Gerrold, Program Consultant, Star Trek: The Next Generation; Andrew Probert, Consulting Senior Illustrator, Star Trek: The Next Generation; Herman Zimmerman, Production Designer, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Terry Matalas, showrunner, Star Trek: Picard; and Dave Blass Production Designer, on Star Trek: Picard.

The release of the immersive Enterprise recreations and documentary testimony is accompanied by a new short in the 765874 Archive concept video series, which has captivated audiences online since its first release in 2022.

765874 – Regeneration is the third installment in the three-part concept series

The third installment of the 765874 series explores concepts from William Shatner’s “Ashes of Eden” and Star Trek: Picard’s resurrection of the Enterprise-D. Actors Mahé Thaissa and Lawrence Selleck return to explore iconic themes from the history of Star Trek. A life size physical prosthetic Arex was created for the production, bringing the much beloved character from Star Trek: The Animated Series to life, not just in CG, but also in live action.

The archive has completed work on bringing Majel Roddenberry’s voice to life as the Enterprise computer, based on phonetic recordings she made in 2008, with the goal of adding her signature vocalization to the archive’s recreation of the USS Enterprise in the coming months.

A collection of canonical Star Trek environments and set recreations are continuously being prepared by the Roddenberry Archive for future updates covering production from the ‘The Cage’ pilot onwards, as well as a full and complete 1:1 scale recreation of the entire interior of the original USS Enterprise, featured in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

“The Roddenberry Archive portal gives the public a first glimpse into the many years of incredible work done by the archive’s world class production team both in preserving Gene Roddenberry’s legacy in tandem with visually documenting 60 years of Star Trek history in quiescent detail ” said CEO of OTOY and Roddenberry Archive, Jules Urbach. “Through new technology, we can bring audiences back in time as if they were there on set during the making of Star Trek, providing a window into new dimensions of the Star Trek universe,” added Urbach. The team’s efforts to capture Star Trek history in full lifelike detail with the highest degree of historical accuracy is an important milestone in preserving Gene Roddenberry’s vision for future generations to explore and see, through the lens of those that worked with him.”

“Over multiple decades, we have been exploring the frontiers of new technology to how we might document my father’s vision, work and ideas in ways that can be experienced by generations yet to come” said Rod Roddenberry, President of Roddenberry Entertainment. “The Roddenberry Archive is not just a way to honor my father’s legacy, but my mother’s, Majel, as well. She voiced the Enterprise computer for decades. In 2008, before she left us, she meticulously recorded her voice phonetically, with the intent to preserve it for some future technology to bring it back to life. We waited 15 years, and today I am so proud to have her voice, just as I remember it, welcoming visitors to the Roddenberry Archive portal”

Roddenberry Archive Blog – Behind the Scenes Gallery:

Roddenberry Archive Executive Producer

Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry

Jules Urbach

Roddenberry Archive Leadership Team

Daren Dochterman

Doug Drexler

Denise Okuda

Michael Okuda

Roddenberry Archive Art Team

Rob Bryan

Tadeo D’Oria

James Hibbert

Geoff Holman

Neil Smith

Donny Versiga

Roddenberry Archive Programmers

Alan Bunese


Mike Ashton

Phillip Gara

Sarah Gillespie

Chris Hekman

Apryl Krakovsky

John Lee

Mari Smith

Ethan Teller

Charlie Wallace

Kristina Wallace

Roddenberry Archive Art Contributors

Randall Anderson

Marc Bell

Dave Blass

David Clarke

Daniel Deleske

Marcel Deneuve

Paul Dobson

Lee Hoffman

Daniel Korican

Alexander Klemm

Adam Leader

Justin Lee

Richard Leech

Russell Meyer

JJ Palomo

Marta Polanska

Mark Rademaker

Tobias Richter

Robert Rose

Annibale Siconolfi

Bertie Siebrits

Aaron Westwood

Roddenberry Archive Consultants

James Cawley

Chris Cushman

Lora Johnson

Ben Robinson

William Smith

David Ziels

Roddenberry Archive Filming Cast and Crew:


Lawrence Selleck

Mahé Thaissa

Adam Hagenbuch

Hair and Makeup

Emma Croft

Kyrsta Morehouse


Mio Guberinic

SFX Makeup

Hamer FX

Practical Effects

Studio Gillis

Documentary Films

Directed by: Roger Lay, Jr.

Produced by:

Roger Lay, Jr.

Denise Okuda

Michael Okuda

Director of Photography: David de Vos

Gaffer: Julian Terry

Camera Operators: David de Vos, Julian Terry, Eric Carnagey, H. Sean Miller

Camera Assistant: Jack M. Barrie

Grip: Bradley den Dulk

Production Sound Record Mixer: Martin Kittappa

Editor: Roger Lay, Jr.

Post-Production Sound Editor and Mixer: Mike Solis

Documentary Narrator: John de Lancie

765874: Regeneration

Director: Carlos Baena

Director of Photography: Leonidas Jarmaillo

Orbital Studios, Studio Head: AJ Wedding

Unreal Operators: Wilder Herms, Emir Cerman

Tracking Operator: Mark Poletti

Gaffer: Hunter Laizure

1st AC: Mac Myers

2nd AC: Theo Malkin

Key Grip: CJ Colace

Dolly Grip: Matt Corder

Art Team: JJ Palomo, Neil Smith, Aaron Westwood, Caleb Westwood

Music by Johan Söderqvist

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