Star Trek fans tuning into today’s Rose Bowl got a special treat, as the USS Enterprise was part of Paramount Pictures’ 2012 Rose Bowl float entry.
The entry, called Paramount Pictures…100 Years of Movie Magic, paid homage to past studio productions, including Star Trek.
Fifty-five feet in length, the float included Star Trek‘s USS Enterprise, the 1948 Ford Deluxe “Greased Lightning” from Grease, the Paramount Bronson Street gate, Transformers character Bumblebee, the WWI biplane from Wings and the bench from Forrest Gump.
Photos of the process of creating the float can be seen at Byrne Robotics where Rick Senger, who helped to decorate the Paramount float, can be seen decorating the Enterprise, using sweet uber white rice. Onion seed was used for the black colorings on the ship.