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Scott Cram
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Star Trek: The Experience Returning to Vegas in May

It's coming to Neonopolis, which is in downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street. While it will open on May 8th, the full set of planned rides and attractions won't be completed until 2010.
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I wonder if they'll buy back the $800 gold StarFleet Academy class ring I bought last time around? Smile
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Man, I'm not a big Star Trek fan, but that sounds awesome! Photos Airship?
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That's cool but knowing the reputation for that crappy structure it won't last long. I don't think anything will ever save Neonopolis. It was doomed from the start and always well be doomed. Therefore don't expect the Star Trek Experience to have a home for long. Locals and visitor's alike hate the Neonopolis.

If you go to Neonopolis now you will see why it has always been doomed and why whatever shop exhibit etc... That opens there is never open for very long. Don't even get me started on the conditions of the restrooms in the food court area. Hint if you use the restroom there you won't want to eat in the food court.

Yes the movie Theater has been there for a while now but that's the lucky one to have lasted. Trust even Star Trek is not going to last there. If it's lucky it will last 6 months there. Better luck would be a couple of years. Don't hold your breath tho it won't last that long.
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How do you REALLY feel about it?!?!?!
Things are more like they are today than they've ever been before...
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I am not sure, but I am getting a slight hint that he thinks it won't last long there.
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I have to say Star Trek the Experience would do much better somewhere else I want it to do well. It's just not going to do well in that dump of a location plus the area is not that safe to venture into nighttime or day time. Very little of the Freemont street area is safe past Fitzgeralds Hotel and casino. stay near the casinos such as Golden nugget, Fremont Binio's etc.... Don't walk along the side streets.

I'm shocked the people involved in it would pick such a poor spot to reopen. Sure I realize it's more than likely the cheapest venue for it. But in this case it's not going to be a good out look for it. They need a place off strip but close enough to it like maybe the Orleans to house it. Then it would do just as well as it did at the Hilton.
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I have to agree with you there - I was in Vegas last summer and spent an evening on Freemont street. I crossed the street and it was amazing how fast the area went downhill. I am a big guy and not easily intimidated so it didn't bother me, but if I had my family with me I would have been concerned. However, Freemont street itself was a very lively place.

I got a chance to see the Star Trek experience while it was in the Hilton. It was interesting, but there was hardly anyone there - I am not surprised it couldn't make a go of it.
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I didn't know The Hilton ditched it.
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I never knew it closed.
It was pretty crowded when I was there.
And they seemed to do well with the merchandising.
Romulan Ale and the gift shop. Sad.
Maybe it was the pokey chair during the Borg invasion. That hurt my kidneys.


I would never ever take my kids to Vegas. Anywhere in Vegas. The naked hooker business cards and public drinking. Not a place for kids.

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On 2009-02-28 15:54, Slartibartfast wrote:
I have to agree with you there - I was in Vegas last summer and spent an evening on Freemont street. I crossed the street and it was amazing how fast the area went downhill. I am a big guy and not easily intimidated so it didn't bother me, but if I had my family with me I would have been concerned. However, Freemont street itself was a very lively place.

I got a chance to see the Star Trek experience while it was in the Hilton. It was interesting, but there was hardly anyone there - I am not surprised it couldn't make a go of it.
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On 2009-02-27 16:32, pepka wrote:
Man, I'm not a big Star Trek fan, but that sounds awesome! Photos Airship?

This isn't mine, but of course it looks the same:
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The guy who had this listed it for $400 'Buy it Now' on eBay and got no takers. Smile

It's got a nice onyx stone with a gold insignia inlay. It was made by Jostens, the company that makes most of the high school and college class rings in the U.S.

Paramount also licensed a cheap Starfleet Academy ring that was gold or silver plated with a phony stone. That sold for about $30, and they're relatively easy to find.

I only see the solid gold ones come up for sale about once every six months or so.
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Vegas is like any major city. Some people there are dirty and gross. Then there are people raising their families, pre-school teachers, grandmas, grandpas, boy scouts and girl scouts and they gotta have places to go that they can stand it.

We've never seen any of those flyers. Worst I saw was the prices for stuff in the Mystere gift shop. Talk about obscene.
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I'll be out there for the convention. I hope the new experience is close to the original. I never had a chance to see it!
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I used to be a hard core Trekkie when I was a kid. Still have it in my blood. Not so much any more, magic has taken place of all things star trek. But I will definitely pay to attend this thing.

I really was upset when I heard they closed the 1st time around. There is just something about seeing props and replica sets in person. Its like being there for real. Smile So I hope it is worth it in the end.

If anyone here goes to Seattle, be sure to check out Paul Allen's Sci Fi museum. It is in the same building as the Experience Music Project, right under the space needle. He has a lot of original movie props from star trek and other franchise films. Its really a cool place for nerds like us!
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Seriously? Have you been on the sidewalk on the strip? The sidewalk is completely covered in them. I am not exaggerating. They are in the wire of fences. They are stuck into bushes. The immigrant day laborers who are paid to hand them out line the edge of the sidewalk and click them at you. Every sidewalk. This is not an exaggeration. Every corner has a newspaper machine. It is not a regular newspaper machine, it is a free newspaper machine, filled with even larger full color flyers.
This is not an exaggeration. The phonebook has at least pages of ads for hookers with only slightly less pronographic photos. This is not an exaggeration.

I don't know how they get away with it, prostitution isn't even legal in Vegas!
No restrictions on smoking and drinking in public...
No, I can't imagine ever bringing my kids to Vegas. There is absolutely no way I ever would. I certainly won't tell anyone else how to raise their kids, but it's not a place to take them.

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We've never seen any of those flyers. Worst I saw was the prices for stuff in the Mystere gift shop. Talk about obscene.
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My favorite part of the sci-fi museum was the Terminator endoskeleton.

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On 2009-03-18 14:08, Brian Proctor wrote:
I used to be a hard core Trekkie when I was a kid. Still have it in my blood. Not so much any more, magic has taken place of all things star trek. But I will definitely pay to attend this thing.

I really was upset when I heard they closed the 1st time around. There is just something about seeing props and replica sets in person. Its like being there for real. Smile So I hope it is worth it in the end.

If anyone here goes to Seattle, be sure to check out Paul Allen's Sci Fi museum. It is in the same building as the Experience Music Project, right under the space needle. He has a lot of original movie props from star trek and other franchise films. Its really a cool place for nerds like us!
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
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