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Topic: Somewhat Sad News: Star Trek the Experience to close after August

From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 07/01/2008

Dear Greg:

I know you were a Star Trek Fan back during the original series, even write an Original Series Trek Novel. And Many of your readers here probably are as well.

We've been following the potentially sad news as soon as we got back from Vegas and had our wedding on the Bridge of the Enterprise:

Star Trek: The Experience is Closing on September 1, 2008, after an 11 year run.

The News item here:

http://www.trektoday.com/news/010708_05.shtml

We were hoping for an 11th Hour reprieve at ComicCon in July, or worse, an 11:55 PM miracle announced at the big Trek Convention in Vegas in August.

So much for Hope.

So, if you or any of your readers are in Vegas this summer, and haven't hit the Experience before, or want to do it again, this is your last change.

Re: Somewhat Sad News: Star Trek the Experience to close after August

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/01/2008

Eleven years and how many visitors? Wow! Probably everyone in the western world has seen it! But it may be resurrected if the new incarnation of TREK takes off in the cinema. I remember TREK when it died back in 1967... and came back in 1977-1980, then almost faded away again... then came back as more movies, and a new television show... Harder to kill than a vampire!

Re: Somewhat Sad News: Star Trek the Experience to close after August

From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 07/04/2008

Storm woke me up from a sound sleep when this broke a few nights ago:

http://trekmovie.com/2008/07/01/star-trek-the-experience-closure-follow-up-cbs-hints-at-a-future/

In short: CBS won't auction off the Props and Gear, and are exploring possibilities for a) a new location and b) a new company to run it.

On other news: It was just announced yesterday that there will be no official TREK presence at ComicCon this year, i.e. Monstro-Panels, revelations, etc. Just the Paramount booth.

Very Odd. As Everybody was expecting SOMETHING there.

Mike

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