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Star Trek: The Exhibition

HumanBiped

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Report this Mar. 12 2011, 3:43 pm

Yeah, I drove down to this from Cincinnati, and I have to say it was a very sad experience.  The only thing we got to see in Louisville was Captain Picard's quarters, a small stretch of corridor, the transporter (ALL TNG), and NO engineering or sickbay or THE TNG BRIDGE, THE REASON I DROVE 2 FREAKING HOURS WAS FOR THE SETS!!!!!!!


I'm so angry at Star Trek right now.......


And here's a few things that I've let Star Trek slide by regarding:


Star Trek Nemesis being directed by Stuart Baird (even more than letting Shatner direct STV)


The final episode of Enterprise (killing Trip, your stupid)


Brannon Braga (yeah, he helped 24 die too.....)


Dudes wearing that mini skirt in the first start of TNG.


Harry having a best friend we didn't see for the entire show, Ballard was her name...... fill in the gap.  And on the subject of random characters, killing off Joe Carey...... how fun.


Not giving the Doctor a name EVER


B'Elanna not calling Harry "starfleet" anymore (and Tom "Flyboy" awkardly in the final episode)


Any Chakotay episode (yeah, you know it's true)


And many more.  But really........ not having the entire show in Louisville, but paying $18 a person for something way better than what you actually get?  No sets?  Really.............. im not very happy.

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 1:49 pm

I visited Star Trek the Exhibition in Louisville at the end of February.  I enjoyed the time there, but be aware.  Many of the items you will see are duplicates mixed in with a variety of authentic items scattered throughout the display.  Also, the Science Center has limited room for their temporary exhibits, so the Trek items are creatively crammed into a relatively small area.  I visited on a Friday evening at 6 pm and stayed until 8:45 pm and encountered all of 25 people visiting that section of the building.  That changes drastically on Saturday and Sunday, from what I was told by the photographer who snaps the pictures of you in the Captain's chair (for a fee).  He said it's been common for hundreds of people to visit on those days and wait in line.  But going during their down time is worth it.  It's a dream for tech/effects/production minded people to be able to study the studio models (or replicas) for a while, or smile at the cracked Plexiglas and woodscrews holding the transporter set together.  Overall, no complaints (and I grabbed screen capture photos of the displays off one of the local newspaper's websites - so that mitigated not being able to take pictures).  I enjoyed the opportunity to marvel at the effort, talent, creativity, plywood, and paint which has kept Trek going for over 4 decades.  It's true, the advertising didn't mention the lack of bridge sets - which was frustrating - but hey, with the opportunity to nerd-out and remember shows gone by, and to have the opportunity to see the available items - and for only $18.00 admission - it was fun.  And I kept walking through the place being reminded and laughing at those immortal Shatner words..."It's JUST A TV SHOW!!"  Yep.

Soligin

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 6:32 pm

Do you have the website for that local newspaper with the photos?

Bailey1202

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Report this Mar. 23 2011, 6:47 pm

http://www.techrepublic.com/photos/star-trek-the-exhibition-features-costumes-props-and-more/6196855?tag=mantle_skin;content

il Troubadore

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Report this Apr. 13 2011, 3:30 pm



I went a couple weekends ago and hosted some out of town Starfleet/Klingons.  Yes, it is small and cramped.  Replicas mixed in with originals, and it was on a Saturday which was relatively busy.


 


Worth the experience, though I need to go back for the Shuttle Ride.


 


Equally fun, and full of some original ST costumes is the "Incredible Costumes from Film and TV" exhibit at the Indianapolis Children's Museum.  More hands on stuff there--especially if you go during the weekend events they have (though I think those are now finished).


http://www.childrensmuseum.org/incredible-costumes


That exhibit will end on next month as well.




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Report this Apr. 21 2011, 10:52 pm

Quote: Trekwolf164 @ Jan. 22 2011, 7:22 am

>If it is like STTE you don't need a uniform they photoshop your face. there should be a motion ride or two


I am still absolutely sick over the fact that I never had the opportunity to check out Star Trek: The Experience during its time at the LV Hilton... It's really a shame that it was done away with, but money makes the world go 'round I suppose.


Once More Unto The Breach

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Report this May. 01 2011, 7:19 pm

My wife and I drove there on Saturday.  It was not too crowded and we enjoyed it.  I was amazed that the quality of the uniforms was not that great, because the TV camera during those shows just could not capture that much detail.  Cool that they had so many uniforms to look at.

il Troubadore

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Report this May. 04 2011, 6:38 pm

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My wife and I drove there on Saturday.  It was not too crowded and we enjoyed it.  I was amazed that the quality of the uniforms was not that great, because the TV camera during those shows just could not capture that much detail.  Cool that they had so many uniforms to look at.


Just being able to see the costumes up close was so helpful though, to see how they were made!  We're going to be playing some Klingon Music there in a couple of weeks (week before the exhibit closes actually) which should be a fun time--I might run through the exhibit again--I know some of the other members of the group will.


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Report this May. 25 2011, 7:42 pm

Sci-Fi Summer 2011 at the Kennedy Space Center!


They'll have Star Trek: The Exhibition running from June 11th 'till September 5th, and will continue showing Star Trek Live!


 


I'm supremely excited!

cfflpanthers

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Report this May. 30 2011, 6:39 am

Would this be related to Star Trek The Experience that used to be in Hilton in Las Vegas? I was able to visit in 2005 and was sad to hear it closed. I had read online that it was going to be relocated somewhere in Vegas but did anything ever happen with that story?? QAPLA!!!

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Report this Jun. 04 2011, 7:55 pm

I went to the Experience Oct 26th of 2009 when it was in San Jose. It was amazing. I had several pics taken of me sitting in Kirks chair, behind the chair, at the controls(where Chekov would of sat), then further on in the exhibit they had a transporter pad from Next Gen where had another pic taken. The exhibit showed uniforms wore in all series & movies, scale model ships used in both, arifacts like tricorders, weapons, and a whole lot more. I was very glad I went. I encourage all to go when it comes to your city!!!! 

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Report this Jun. 04 2011, 8:09 pm

Sorry to anyone who was waiting for any feedback from me.  My wife and I did make it to the exhibit, but only just: we got there during its final week!  We were very disappointed because it was a very small assortment.  The costumes, props and models were neat, but they weren't presented in a way that really engaged us.  Very straightforward, ho-hum.  No hands-on activities like we'd read.  Captain Picard's quarters and the TNG transporter were the only sets.  It reminded me very much of the Star Wars: Magic of the Myth tour I caught years ago with friends in Chicago, only this was even smaller.


The funniest (or saddest) part is that AT&T sponsored the thing, but they were adamant that you couldn't take cell phones into the exhibit.  Then you get inside and there are a handful of smartphone scannable printouts on the wall with trivia (you scan the code and upload it to receive a text with the answer).  Hard to do that without your phone, AT&T!  My wife took hers in anyway (no, we didn't take any unauthorized photos), but only a couple of the smartcodes would even scan because the rest were put in a place where they were obscured by shadows and the phone couldn't read them!


The only good thing, really, was that 1) my stupid Crohn's-infested guts allowed me to at least get to go and 2) because we went during the last week, admission was half-off.  I'd have been upset had we paid full price for no more than they had on display.  Also, in the interest of full disclosure, we did NOT take the simulator ride, nor did we see the IMAX short film so I cannot attest to how entertaining either of those elements were/are.

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Report this Jul. 24 2011, 9:42 pm

Quote: TravisMcClain @ Jun. 04 2011, 8:09 pm

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>The only good thing, really, was that 1) my stupid Crohn's-infested guts allowed me to at least get to go and 2) because we went during the last week, admission was half-off.  I'd have been upset had we paid full price for no more than they had on display.  Also, in the interest of full disclosure, we did NOT take the simulator ride, nor did we see the IMAX short film so I cannot attest to how entertaining either of those elements were/are.

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I agree, there was very little stuff there and so cramped. I loved all the costumes. I didn't go see the IMAX film either. I did go on the ride, at one point the ride went strait down, so my full weight went on the lap belt right across my stupid UC-infested guts. (I like ur phrase btw.) But other than that it was good. 

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