What It Would Cost To Build The Starship Enterprise

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Trekkies and Chris Pine enthusiasts rejoice for the recent release in the lastest installment of the Star Trek Saga, Into Darkness.

 

The J.J. Abrams film has been receiving rave reviews across many review outlets with movie critic site Rotten Tomatoes giving it an 87% from its members. Filled with eye pleasuring SFX, the film leaves you wondering when these imageries won’t have to be digital anymore.

 

Well, all things tech website, Gizmodo, took on the role of figuring how many zeros it would take to build “lesser-known costar” of the film, the Starship Enterprise. Although many accessories and resources aren’t available yet (haven’t been invented), the site does a thorough explanation of what can be constructed.

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Materials, construction, the able crew and defense mechanisms tally up an astronomical (pun-intended) bill of $478,947,711,160 (yes, BILLION); only more than 12% of the U.S. defense ( one would argue it’s not really defense) which accounts for $3.8 trillion.

 

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Check the article out in its entirety here and chime in.

And if you’re a MineCraft enthusaiast, someone already took the liberty of spending seven lifetimes in constructing the Enterprise.