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Old March 26 2011, 06:52 PM   #31
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Re: Star Trek: The Experience

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Old March 26 2011, 07:02 PM   #32
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My wife and I went several times and absolutely loved the place. The Borg Experience was fun, but the Klingon Ride was more my thing. Loved the shuttle ride. If I remember rightly, the shuttle ride was much more vigorous if you sat at the rear side.

By far the best bit was hanging out in Quarks, trading quips with the actors.

We were back in Vegas in December 2009, and it just wasn't the same without the Experience.
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Old March 28 2011, 03:24 PM   #33
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My wife and I went several times and absolutely loved the place. The Borg Experience was fun, but the Klingon Ride was more my thing. Loved the shuttle ride. If I remember rightly, the shuttle ride was much more vigorous if you sat at the rear side.
That's true of all motion-based simulator rides (e.g., Star Tours). The center of rotation for the motion base is generally under the front rows (assuming display equipment forward of that), so for every bit of angular tilt, the end seats on the back row get the greatest degree of travel.

With the visual system being outside the ride vehicle at Klingon Encounter, the center of rotation was probably a bit more toward the rear, but the same principle applies.
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Old March 28 2011, 03:45 PM   #34
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I went in 2007, and got some pics with some of the characters. My boyfriend accidentally erased the pictures and kept saying I'll take you back I promise, but the Experience closed before we could return. After years of therapy, I have finally forgiven him.

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Old March 29 2011, 05:34 AM   #35
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I was fortunate to have visited many times, both when the convention was in town and on trips to and through Las Vegas. I LOVED coming off the rides and hearing the the theme from First Contact playing, seeing all the monitors playing clips from thw shows and movies, browsing the shops... I always ordered a Hamborger, a Data's Day, and gaghk for dessert. What made it even more special were the actors-- people who weren't just there for a job, but who loved Star Trek and had years of background knowledge as fans themselves to ad-lib and bring their characters to life. It's a tragedy that all that remains in a cavern in the Hilton where it once stood.
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Old March 30 2011, 04:31 AM   #36
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I went there in, I think 2000? Perhaps 99. Really enjoyed the replica of the Promenade, although one of the guys dressed as Klingons like, came and stared at me for a while and made my uncomfortable. The ride itself was pretty cool- great being 'beamed' from the queue into the transporter room, and great seeing Picard + Data + Riker on the view-screen of the bridge (the bridge! being on that was a thrill), although again, the poor out-of-work actors who usher you from location to location were pretty lame. The ride itself was okay- a bit hokey, but that's about what you expect from Vegas.
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Old April 22 2011, 03:34 AM   #37
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I got to go just before it closed making it also to the convention that year. It was a great place, exciting and where you could experience Star Trek as realistically as possible if you were inclined to dress up. Unfortunately, because it was closing one also felt as though they had to be extra sensitive to those serving in Quark's bar perse and not be as Klingon or Ferengi in their responses as one was lead to believe they could have been, if they were again inclined to do so. There also appeared to be a fear collectors would be stripping the place of glass bowels and such, which made bar staff more vigilante and rigidly strict about holding onto Credit cards and such until they were returned, this tended to create conflict unfortunately.

I would love to see another Experience with passionate Star Trek fans operating the venue. I appreciate Vernon Wilmer's effort of trying to capture the old experience and hope his work is successful at seeing another opened soon.
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