Star Trek IRL...

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Sector 7, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I found this photo during an unsuccessful Trek Christmas avatar search. A comment about the photo stated it is a float from The Festival of Lights parade in East Peoria, Illinois, USA:
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  2. PianoWizzy

    PianoWizzy Commodore Commodore

    I wish I got to see something that cool. :lol:
     
  3. BillJ

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    That is just awesome.
     
  4. Alienesse

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    That's a fantastic photo, Sector 7! I saw it too when I was looking for my avatar. It's really sweet that people went to all the trouble of actually making an Enterprise out of Christmas lights.:techman:
     
  5. Shatnertage

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    Think next year they'll make one with blue warp nacelles? :)
     
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  7. Alienesse

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    :lol: You never know, they just might.
     
  8. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I never did find ANY avatars. Not even one using Bing and Google image searches. I finally gave up and kept the one I used last year. It is still my silent witness.

    This picture is giving me ideas for next year's Christmas decorations... hmmmmm.:techman:
     
  9. Kaziarl

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    And a sombrero, mustn't forget the sombrero
     
  10. scotpens

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    They actually got the overall shape pretty close. But where are the intercoolers?
     
  11. Alienesse

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    Well, if you ask me, you don't really need another avatar. The one you already have is rather neat.:bolian:
     
  12. Nardpuncher

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    what does IRL mean?

    EDIT: ah, what the internet makes confusing it will also make clear..."In real life"
     
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  13. Amaris

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    That is fantastic! :lol:
     
  14. Nerd unRage

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    Awesome float. I wonder if anyone has done that to their house yet?
     
  15. Gary7

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    You can tell that the float architect has a passion for the original Star Trek Enterprise. They really did an amazing job and got very close to the original shape and proportion of the ship. Very cool--thanks for posting it! :bolian:
     
  16. Gary7

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    Speaking of Enterprise floats, there was a Thanksgiving Day Parade last year honoring Gene Roddenberry.

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    Some Enterprise floats are less accurate than others... ;)


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    But apparently at this parade in Iowa, minor actors from the original Star Trek cast were present. Looks like it would have been fun to attend.
     
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  18. RoJoHen

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    East Peoria?! I refuse to believe that anything that cool could come out of East Peoria.
     
  19. Canadave

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    None of these are even close to scale. :rolleyes:

    ;)
     
  20. scotpens

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    Looks like the secondary hull went and pulled a James Doohan.