Created By: occono on July 15, 2009

Rebuilt Set

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Do We Have This? Do We Need It? It's simply about having to rebuild a taken-down set for a movie sequel, or other reasons.
  • The Serenity was rebuilt for the movie of the same name.
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  • July 12, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    The latter Star Trek series have rebuilt or partially rebuilt sets from the original Star Trek from time to time. ("Relics" of Star Trek The Next Generation, "Trials and Tribble-ations" of Star Trek Deep Space Nine and "In a Mirror, Darkly" of Star Trek Enterprise.)
  • July 12, 2009
    random surfer
    I recall reading that the TOS set in "Relics" was a fan-created set which they rented.
    • All In The Family - they decided to end the series, so they donated Archie's chair to the Smithsonian; when they decided to continue they had to recreate the chair. The chair originally cost like $2 from the Salvation Army, and the recreation cost thousands.
    • I seem to recall they did this to The Beverly Hillbillies' truck for the movie.
    • They had to recreate the miniatures from 2001: A Space Odyssey for 2010 because they destroyed the orignials to make sure they wouldn't be reused in other movies.
  • July 14, 2009
  • July 15, 2009
    After a fire at their warehouse, almost every Aardman Animation model was destroyed, forcing them to remake pretty much every character and set used in Wallace And Gromit before making A Matter of Loaf and Death
  • July 15, 2009
    Martin The Mess
    Random Surfer: The TOS bridge set in "Relics" was built, partly from original props and on the original stage, but they did rent the replica captain's chair from a fan. Kirk's original chair went missing at some point, apparently. Also, the "Battle bridge" set used on TNG when the saucer section was separated was the original Enterprise bridge set, rebuilt and modified, so for "Relics", they mostly just modified it back.

    The original sets from Babylon Five were kept in storage for many years in case of a sequel movie, revival, or in case Crusade got picked up by another network. Wouldn't ya know, shortly after they finally got rid of some of the sets due to storage costs, they get greenlighted for direct-to-DVD sequels?

    Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein rebuilt sets from the classic 1930's movies, often using original props.
  • July 21, 2009
  • July 22, 2009
    Also a horribly common problem in videogames, since source files are so poorly kept track of. For Fallout Tactics, everything had to be remodeled from scratch.