Mythbusters' Adam Savage does his best Capt. Kirk and builds his own USS Enterprise command chair

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:29 AM EDT (Updated)

Last year, Adam Savage impulsively bought a Capt. Kirk chair on eBay and was so disgusted at the Star Trek: The Original Series replica’s blatant inaccuracy and poor craftsmanship (where is the intercom?) that he let it sit in his man cave for over a year. But the chair kept taunting him, and Savage finally got the motivation he needed to build his own. His five-year mission? To make Kirk's hero chair as similar as possible to the one sitting on the deck of the original USS Enterprise (NCC-1701). Mission 99.9 percent accomplished.

With the help of his good pal Jeremy Williams, Adam Savage spent a day tweaking and rewiring the various electronics in order to seek out new life and new civilizations, to, erm, boldly go where no Enterprise command chair has gone before. In the video below, you can see Savage and Williams work on the Star Trek chair, adding custom lights, cool sound effects (including a direct line to engineering and playback replies from chief engineer Mr. Scott) and secret buttons and drawers. Every single one of them has a purpose and a function. Check out the Tested’s One Day Build video:

Starfleet may not have been built in a day, but this awesome wiring project was -- except for the chair itself, which Savage worked on back in January. I’ve got to admit, my inner Trekkie is geeking out A LOT at the sight of Adam Savage doing his best Capt. Kirk impression while sitting in the Enterprise's command chair. What do you think?