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Old October 18 2008, 12:03 AM   #16
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Re: Star Trek: The Experience Finds A New Home?

Having never been to Neonopolis, I have no idea of the size of the thing. However, it sounds like the place would be ripe for expansion if the place takes off. I'm completely guessing and speculating here but how about this scenario (and if the fine folks at Neonopolis are lurking, please feel free to use any of these ideas):

They do a quick-and-dirty reinstallation of Quark's, the museum, and retail (maybe with some version of the captain's lounge, maybe more TOS themed). There will probably be some use of the new movie sets, props and costumes. They could also probably recreate the Borg Invasion fairly quickly (they did at the original STTE site). If it takes off, there might be room to add the second half of the Star Trek Tour (excuse me, Exhibition) into the mix, helping that financially beleagured company in the process. If it continues to draw, a new simulator mission with state of the art production and technical values could be added, either recreating the original Klingon Encounter (now ending in an updated Vegas and at Neonopolis) or a new ride using the new movie actors or a Sulu era adventure (a full on TOS era ride would be impossible unless you get Doc Brown to go back and get those actors from 40 years ago). In this way, they could make it an homage to all Trek incarnations and a true Trek Experience.

Now I have to go shake the Trekkie dust out of my eyes
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Old October 18 2008, 03:55 PM   #17
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Being a NextGen trekkie myself, I have to say that the TNG era bridge, and DS9 Promenade and Quark's are all part of what made the place feel so very Star Trek to me. It would sadden me if they redirected the focus onto Enterprise and the new Abrams movie, just because they are newer.

I agree with BiggShow, that they could put in all the stuff they already had at the old Experience, but add in some TOS stuff, and Enterprise and the new movie, so that everything is represented. Plus they really did need to update the Vegas portion of the Klingon Encounter ride. For the last few years, every time the ride ended, and they talked about getting us back to our own time, I would say, "No, they brought us back to the wrong time, they brought us back to the NINETIES!!!"
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Old October 19 2008, 02:09 AM   #18
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Being a NextGen trekkie myself, I have to say that the TNG era bridge, and DS9 Promenade and Quark's are all part of what made the place feel so very Star Trek to me. It would sadden me if they redirected the focus onto Enterprise and the new Abrams movie, just because they are newer.

I agree with BiggShow, that they could put in all the stuff they already had at the old Experience, but add in some TOS stuff, and Enterprise and the new movie, so that everything is represented. Plus they really did need to update the Vegas portion of the Klingon Encounter ride. For the last few years, every time the ride ended, and they talked about getting us back to our own time, I would say, "No, they brought us back to the wrong time, they brought us back to the NINETIES!!!"
Clearly you weren't paying attention to the bilboards for Mike Tyson, and the Moody Blues on your way into town.

Well, if the vegas portion needed updating before... it definitley needs it now, what with the location change (Assuming they keep the Klingon Encounter, which they may not.)
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Old October 19 2008, 03:13 AM   #19
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Re: Star Trek: The Experience Finds A New Home?

My theory is that the rides we already know will be absent... that this will be the Museum of the Future with some additional exhibits that feature out the new movie, leading to a shopping promenade that may or may not still resemble DS9, and of course Quark's Bar and Restaurant. Installing the old rides, particularly Klingon Encounter, would be a major undertaking... and as people have mentioned Klingon Encounter's ride film is extremely dated. The rest of STTE was, in most basic terms, a large theme restaurant which wouldn't take a huge amount of space or represent an unreasonable amount of construction or expense... about the same as any other large restaurant start-up.

I think someone else has already said something like this in this thread or another... it'll start small with what will install cheap and is a proven moneymaker - an attraction centered around Quark's - and then expand if business warrants to include all-new rides/experiences, probably based in JJ Abrams new vision of the Trek universe. Keep in mind CBS Paramount is going to be more interested in promoting their new movie and the revived franchise than they are in milking the now old and dated TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT era of Trek.

Hopefully it'll still include all incarnations of Trek, but surely the concentration will eventually be on the freshest version. Keep in mind, time travel is a facet of the new Star Trek movie, so there's plenty of room to create something along the lines of Klingon Encounter featuring the new cast, new Enterprise, new Romulans and the same basic time-travel scenario that drove the original TNG-based adventure.
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Old October 22 2008, 01:19 AM   #20
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"Neonopolis"? That's the perfect place for the BRIGHT BLUE BRIDGE!

Already looks like a Las Vegas casino...

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Old November 5 2008, 03:04 AM   #21
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What is the latest word? Any good news?
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