When will Adam Savage not live the life every nerd wishes he or she could? Hopefully that answer is never, because then we wouldn’t be able to swoon over such feats of fandom as building Captain Kirk’s chair in one day.
If there was anything I remember wanting the most as a young Star Trek fan, it was one of those hand phasers from Star Trek: The Next Generation. My own captain’s chair would have been just as awesome though. Sitting in a computer chair in the middle of the living room while watching reruns of the original Star Trek or TNG and falling off of it whenever the Enterprise was under fire was great, but just not as cool as it could have been. Obviously Adam felt the same way.
In the newest episode of One Day Builds, Adam talks about purchasing a replica Captain Kirk Captain’s Chair off of eBay and lamenting over spending a lot of money on a chair that was not screen-accurate, comfortable, or in what shape he hoped it would be. So, to finally make up for this bad buy, Adam and his team set out to build their own Captain’s Chair.
Adam boasts the new chair is “99.9 percent accurate, and within 1/8th of an inch of recorded measurements” including all operable lights, switches, and controls the chair in the show has. And it’s apparently quite comfortable to sit in. Take a look at the episode above to see just how much work it took to boast those facts, then check out the gallery below for pictures from the build. If you want to see some of Adam’s other builds be sure to check out the Tested YouTube channel here.
What do you think of the build? What would you want to see Adam and crew do next? Let us know in the comments below.