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New Vegas Star Trek Experience to pay homage to original series, new movie

by Mike Moody, posted May 4th 2009 5:02PM
star trek quintoAnd it might open just in time for ... one of the eventual sequels to J.J. Abram's new movie? Maybe. We're not sure.

Details about the re-opening of Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas are sketchy at best. TrekMovie.com reported that Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman said part of the new Experience would open this week, just in time for the new Trek movie. We're still waiting on that.

The latest news is that the new Experience -- the original closed last year – will open in 2010 at Neonopolis in downtown Vegas. Here's the cool news: It will feature more elements and props from the original 1960's Star Trek series and from the new movie.

I never visited the original Experience, but I know it was pretty Next Generation and Deep Space Nine-heavy (the main attraction was Quark's Bar). Being a fan of the original series and of the original characters, I'm looking forward to the new Experience. Will we get to see more old school phasers or a better recreation of the original bridge? Will there be ship and set recreations from the new flick? A wax statue of Simon Pegg that dishes out one-liners as you walk by?

The new Experience will also be cheaper than the old one. Maybe I'll plan a Swingers-style daytrip to Sin City once it eventually opens. It might be worth it if only to see the props and costumes from the new movie side-by-side with the 1960s versions.

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The day I spent in 2006 at the old Experience was one of the best of my life. Can't wait to see the new one.

May 04 2009 at 6:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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