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‘Star Trek: The Tour’ Starts January December 5, 2007

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , trackback

It was announced long ago, but details have finally been released for ‘Star Trek: The Tour.’ The Tour is a 50,000 square foot traveling interactive exhibit of Star Trek sets, props, models, motion-simulator rides and more from all five Trek series and all ten Trek films. The tour will visit 40 cities around the country, kicking off in Long Beach California on January 18th, 2008.

A number of Trek vets helped put together the tour, including production designer Herman Zimmerman, costume designer Robert Blackman, make-up supervisor Michael Westmore and visual effects producer Dan Curry. Gene Roddenberry’s son Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry provides narration for the exhibits and the man himself, William Shatner has been dubbed the official ‘ambassador.’

Shatner will be making appearances at ‘a select number’ of the cities on the tour. The official press release quotes the original Captain Kirk saying:

STAR TREK THE TOUR promises to be the largest, most interactive and entertaining Star Trek event ever presented to the public., This will truly be an impressive experience for the whole family and I am happy to be associated with it.


Visit the bridges of the Enterprise

The tour has been put together by SEE Touring Productions. CEO martin Biallas describes the journey of making the tour a reality:

Years in the making, the creation of STAR TREK THE TOUR has been a voyage of discovery worthy of the show itself. Over the past 10 years, we secured privileged access to the vaults for the Star Trek TV shows and films, plucked select gems and tirelessly assembled the world’s leading collection of priceless Star Trek sets, ships, props and costumes. Now, we’re bringing Star Trek to life and inviting the public to experience it up-close-and-personal in a way never before possible.

Highlights of STAR TREK THE TOUR, which can be fully experienced with an accompanying audio tour, include:


Exhibit Floor plan

Cities & Dates
The tour starts in Long Beach, CA for a limited engagement on January 18, 2008 and runs to February 17. The next 4 cities STAR TREK THE TOUR will visit are San Francisco, Minneapolis / St. Paul, Chicago and Detroit. A full list of the 40 cities is available at STARTREK.COM

Tickets & Pricing
Tickets to STAR TREK THE TOUR will go on sale on December 7th during an exclusive 7-day pre-sale offer for American Express Cardholders. Beginning December 15th tickets will be available to the general public. Tickets can be purchased by calling 213-480-3232 or by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com or www.StarTrekTheTour.com.

Adults: $30 weekdays / $35 on weekends.
Children (12 and under): $16.50 weekdays / $17.50 weekend
Seniors (65+) and military personnel: $25 weekday / $30 weekend.

More information and pictures available at STARTREK.COM

All images Courtesy of STAR TREK THE TOUR and STARTREK.COM

Comments

1. trektacular - December 5, 2007

first!

2. James Heaney - December 5, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS/SAINT PAUL!

Owned! *pumps fist in the air*

Seriously, this sound awesome.

3. DJT - December 5, 2007

Fascinating.

4. Pat - December 5, 2007

Kick ass!!

5. andy hiscock - December 5, 2007

no uk dates?

6. Will Johnson - December 5, 2007

When are they coming to New York!?! Don’t tease me!!!

7. Paul - December 5, 2007

Yes, I’m there when it comes to Tulsa, gotta break out my Spock ears and have my mom sew me a new uniform

8. Len Krieger - December 5, 2007

Does anyone here remember, The Open The Sets Campaign?

9. peewee - December 5, 2007

This has to come to the U.K

10. Devon - December 5, 2007

Get Shatner in this now!

Oh wait…

Anyway I hadn’t heard about this at all until tonight and this has gotten me a little excited! I’d like to definitely check it out!

Thanks Anthony!

11. Seth - December 5, 2007

YES!!, Kansas City…..finally us Midwestern trekkies get something awesome like this.

I am so there. Already apoligising to my wallet for this though……… can’t resist those photo-ops and merchandise………

kinda doubt Shatner would appear in Kansas, but that in no way brings me down…..

12. Meh - December 5, 2007

OMG MAN I WISH THIS WAS COMING TO AUSTRALIA :’(

13. Matt - December 5, 2007

damn, if I had put off my US trip until this coming year… but seriously, looks fantastic, better than the day I spent in the Star Trek Experience!

Doubt it will come to Australia

14. VulcanBabe - December 5, 2007

The ability for guests to star with the original cast in an episode of their choice and watch themselves interact with Star Trek icons such as Spock and Scotty. Guests can take home a DVD of their cameo to share with family and friends.

All I can say is WOW, they are seriously going all out this year. And so is Shatner…wow.
I’ve got to admit the price is pretty cheap for entrance itself, so everything else must be expensive, but still…this is so worth it, I’ve got to check out the cities I can visit, lol.

15. Pierre - December 5, 2007

ALL RIGHT! MONTREAL! WOOOO!!!!!

This sounds awesome…

16. JB Gestl - December 5, 2007

Cool! A couple of those cities are close enough for me to drive. Might even get my daughter to go with me.

17. Tim - December 5, 2007

Damn, no german dates !!

18. alibali - December 5, 2007

Is this the tour that came to London in 2004?

19. Sam Belil - December 5, 2007

When is it coming to the “BIG APPLE”????

20. jonboc - December 5, 2007

I don’t know what props they could display that are worth seeing, they’ve sold everything Trek related but the Neelix’s kitchen sink. All the good stuff from the refit Enterprise to the space station of Ds9 is in private hands now. But to walk on an actual TOS bridge recreation is, by itself, worth the ticket price!

21. CanuckLou - December 5, 2007

No Toronto date?

22. Trek Man - December 5, 2007

We had something like this in London. The appear in an episode idea was fun, but hard to do, you stand in front of a blue screen and are inserted into an original episode. The simplest and cheapest option was to appear on a viewscreen talking to Kirk and the more expensive was playing a security officer (you had to turn and move when lights flashed).

There was also a cool ‘simulator set’ of the engine room, you rode in a turbolift and the ground vibrated to simulate movement and explosions.

They didn’t let us on the sets though (maybe cos the transporter room and bits of the old bridge were original props). Some geezer stole the buttons on Shatners chair though!

23. doubleofive - December 5, 2007

I’m buying tickets as soon as the Indianapolis dates are announced. It’s like a dream come true.

24. Jupiter1701 - December 5, 2007

What, no Antarctica dates?

25. Tony - December 5, 2007

Hmm. Looks like they skimped out on the 1701-D bridge. The rear platform is not nearly high enough and the details are all wrong. Grrrr.

26. Lyle - December 5, 2007

This will be incredible! Can’t wait for the DFW dates!

27. Warren - December 5, 2007

Montreal! I can’t believe they’re coming to Montreal. Star Trek things never come to Montreal. The last convention I can remember was 12 years ago!

28. CmdrR - December 5, 2007

YES! Hotlanta is on the list!
So cool. It looks like an even better exhibit than Federation Technology from more years ago than I care to admit. And pictures. Me in Kirk’s chair will go right next to my wife and me on the Great Wall. I’m sure she won’t mind. (What’s that honey, a lawyer on the phone… for me??)

29. Gary - December 5, 2007

The images are bit large, can they be made a bit smaller?

30. table10 - December 5, 2007

15#
27#

We should wear trekmovie.com tags to this, like they did for the Menagerie screenings

31. Matt Wright - December 5, 2007

“The ability for guests to star with the original cast in an episode of their choice and watch themselves interact with Star Trek icons such as Spock and Scotty. Guests can take home a DVD of their cameo to share with family and friends. ”

Anyone remember the old TWOK era Universal Studios Star Trek Adventure? Where people were chosen to go dress up and were put on semi-authentic sets and blue screened into a cheezy adventure?
That’s what this bullet point sounds like.

32. DavidJ - December 5, 2007

That TOS bridge is way too bright, and the chairs are wrong on the TNG bridge.

I might still check this out, but I have a feeling it’s going to be a pretty cheap looking production. Instead of the actual refit model, they’ll have a giant, poorly detailed plastic version, etc.

33. Iowagirl - December 5, 2007

#24
Hey, I have no information on Toronto, but Germany’s surely no Antarctica…! Trust me, the weather conditions are much more convenient and you wouldn’t have to do sea ice cruising to get to the exhibition… ;-)

I agree to #17 – I would like to see that exhibition too; please add German dates.

#29
Exactly – too much information; we aren’t used to that anymore.

34. JeFF - December 5, 2007

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS TO COME TO ROCHESTER!!!

35. Frank - December 5, 2007

I hope that TOS bridge looks better in person because it sure doesn’t look like the one I saw in the series. For starters, check out the Turbo lift doors, they look awful. They’re flush with the communications and engineering stations. Not good – looks cheap and tacky.

36. MrRegular - December 5, 2007

One of the stops is Omaha, Nebraska.
YES!!
This Omaha resident is a very happy camper.
I’m buying tickets ASAP-this is really good news!

37. dk - December 5, 2007

Matt Wright:

Yeah, I was in that Star Trek Adventure @ Universal as a little kid. I played a Starfleet officer who has to fight some Klingons.

There actually weren’t any bluescreens. The way I remember it, we “performed” in front of a live audience on real sets, and the scenes were narrated by a comic for the live audience. The footage of us was later spliced into scenes from the TWOK to make a new story that they sold to us on videotape. It was a lot of fun.

As for the bridge recreations on this tour, I too hope that they are as authentic as possible.

38. jfh100970 - December 5, 2007

It’s coming to Boston! Wow!!!! Can’t wait!

39. Alex Aslanidis - December 5, 2007

awesome!!

40. InkBlot - December 5, 2007

Some of my friends worked on one of the motion simulator rides, it’s a dogfight with the Borg through the solar system. The parts I’ve seen look pretty sweet.

41. Dr. Image - December 5, 2007

Cleveland. Ah, of course!
There ARE some advantages to living here…
(Gary- bring Vulkon back again!)

42. ChancellorJake - December 5, 2007

#36

I am so ridiculously excited that it is coming to Omaha.
Woo-Hoo!
We got shafted when they didn’t schedule The Cage: Remastered for any theatres in our area. I’m buying tickets as soon as I know the opening dates. I’ll even take the day off from work if I have too.

43. StarTrekDave - December 5, 2007

For ther record, The sets are EXACT and designed and built by Herman Zimmerman. The original Production Designer. It cost tens of millions to built them – they won’t be tacky. The Video is also new technology – not like last ime. And you can sit in the chairs also. I live in Los Angeles and I have an Amex card – eat your heart out!

44. Captain Pike - December 5, 2007

I see Vancouver is on the list. I’m not going to complain but I was looking for a good excuse to go down to Seattle. Seriously I’m really surprised to to see Vancouver when it’s also coming to Seattle. Creation Con haven’t bothered to do a Trek Event here in over a decade.

45. GarySeven - December 5, 2007

I wonder if this is in any way affiliated with Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas.

46. ZoomZoom - December 5, 2007

come to England!!!!

47. Pragmaticus - December 5, 2007

Yes! Washington! I’m so excited!

48. Tj Trek - December 5, 2007

Sure the bridge isn’t quite the same. It’s a recreation. That’s because the original was destroyed to make room for a new series. So…. If it came to Portland Oregon (or close by) I would probably go….Although I do think that with the $30 price tag it’s merely another way for Paramount and other associated people etc, to squeez money out of this franchize. I would have to see it for myself I quess. That would meen the possibility of “Well there goes 30 dollers down the crapper”. I don’t know. I think I might save the money for my first convention.

49. Matt Wright - December 5, 2007

Uh yeah the sets aren’t exactly accurate are they? I dunno about $30 (on a weekday) to see semi-accurate recreations. It’s coming my way, so I dunno I may go see it.

50. Kev-1 - December 5, 2007

Don’t see how we can argue about whether or not the bridges are exact– they either are or aren’t. Pretty easy to look and judge. I think it would be an interesting experience to check out the TOS bridge- although it’ll probably be a bit more crowded than say, “The Mark of Gideon”.

51. Tj Trek - December 5, 2007

No Portland OR date…ah, nothing ever trully great gets to Portland, they always skip right over us and head to Seattle.

52. YUBinit - December 5, 2007

If you have been to the Paramount Hilton in Las Vegas this pretty much sounds like that.

53. Kirk's Girdle - December 5, 2007

That TOS bridge railing is certainly wrong, Zimmerman or not.

54. Matt Wright - December 5, 2007

That’s a railing around the exhibit, the normal red railing is there as well.

55. Frank - December 5, 2007

# 43 – Exact? Hardly. Take a look at the specific website for this show….the photo of the TOS bridge is nowhere near accurate. As I mentioned, the Turbo lift doors and the surrounding wall are relocated by several feet closer to the center. The is no alcove, just a flat wall even with the console stations. And, what about those bright blue upper view screens surrounds? Just reminds me of something thrown together for people who don’t know better.

http://www.startrek.com/custom/include/community/tour/virtual/

56. Xai - December 5, 2007

36. MrRegular – December 5, 2007
“One of the stops is Omaha, Nebraska.
YES!!”

Where and when in Omaha? I am in Sioux City.

57. Myrth - December 5, 2007

This looks really fun and well worth the 30 dollars. i can’t wait.

58. Dierna - December 5, 2007

Tacoma!! Tacoma!!! It’s coming to Tacoma!!! EEEEE!!! *faints*

59. SPB - December 5, 2007

WHERE’S THE V.I.P. ROOM WITH A GREEN ORION SLAVE GIRL OF YOUR CHOICE…?

Hmmm?

60. SPB - December 5, 2007

HOW ‘BOUT AN OPEN TRANYA BAR…?

Quatloo tips are welcome.

61. FlyingTigress - December 5, 2007

#58

The new convention center at Commerce/15th?

/Tacoma rez

62. Meh - December 5, 2007

I’m crying like a bitch that this isn’t coming to Australia, how come we never get anything interesting down here :’(

63. Leonel - December 5, 2007

Oh, poopie.. its not coming to Milwaukee. Road trip!!

64. Tassieboy - December 5, 2007

It would certainly be fun if something like this happened in Australia

65. Picard - December 5, 2007

There’s a stop in Providence, RI! :D

That’s amazing, since these kind of things never seem to visit Rhode Island.

66. Classic trek - December 5, 2007

please come to GREAT BRITAIN!! would love to see this
greg
UK

67. Showbizguy - December 5, 2007

Hey Frank! These pictures are from the Experience in Vegas – the sets for this weren’t built yet. And may of the Okudagrams are original…I have a friend who is on the design team. Other than matching 40-year-old paint it is the closest recreation EVER done. And wait ’till you see the “Guardian” from “The City on the Edge of Forever” with the ORIGINAL actor’s voice! It is SOOOOOOO COOL!!!

Really – totally great!

Peace.

68. Aaron R. (No Sisko wittyness today I am pissed) - December 5, 2007

Why you wouldn’t have it come to Vegas is just beyond me… Crap I say Crap.

Aaron (Really uspet now) R.

69. Kigs - December 5, 2007

Awesome! Can’t wait for it to hit NY.

Kigs:)

70. Len Krieger - December 5, 2007

Sometimes good things take time to happen

71. biff - December 5, 2007

wonder if they will be selling hddvds there? everyone knows startrek and hddvd go together like peas and carrots.

72. Robert Bernardo - December 5, 2007

Woo-hoo, Long Beach and San Francisco! I can make either city or both cities! And American Express cardholders have preference; I’m ordering on Dec. 7!

73. Robert Bernardo - December 5, 2007

Matt Wright wrote:

> Anyone remember the old TWOK era Universal Studios Star Trek
> Adventure?

Yup, I went to it twice. Even bought videotapes from the two showings I attended (and I never even acted on the stage). It was great fun, and extra special because of the Bill Shatner narration.

74. The Vulcanista - December 5, 2007

#59
If they have a VIP room with Orion Slave Girls, I suggest — nay, demand! — a VIP suite for the ladies, as well as gentlemen of a different “persuasion,” with hot young Vulcan studs in the throes of pon-farr! };-)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

75. =A= - December 6, 2007

god damn it when in Phx, Arizona!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

76. Frank - December 6, 2007

#67 Thanks! Great news and very exciting! I hope pictures of the REAL exhibit are posted soon…

77. Bryan - December 6, 2007

I am really excited by this….but unfortunately they chose to leave out one of America’s Greatest and Oldest cities……New Orleans. God haven’t they had enough bad luck of late with Katrina? Paramount throw them a bone, there are many Trekkers there. Visit New Orleans, Brad and Angelina live there and is doing some great rebuilding work with star power.
The closest the tour comes is 7 hours away in Houston.
Laissez bon temps roule!

78. Frank - December 6, 2007

Speaking of the bridge…here’s an interesting find….this is how Paramount builds one…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7630768@N04/sets/72157600109083155/

79. Adam - December 6, 2007

Deee-troit!!

80. Phil123 - December 6, 2007

International Dates please!!!

London would be best.

81. I AM THX-1138 - December 6, 2007

C-Yattle–I am on my way! Well, I mean not right now, but you get my point. Go to this AND the Science Fiction Museum AND the EMP on the same day. Dis gonna be good!

82. St. Nick News for 12/6/07 | ZENtertainment - December 6, 2007

[...] An interactive STAR TREK exhibit will begin touring the country in January… Link [...]

83. José - December 6, 2007

Buena noticia. Lo esperamos en Europa
Adelante !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

84. José - December 6, 2007

Por supuesto … EN MADRID
Spain.

85. JohnnyMoo - December 6, 2007

This sounds a lot like the one that came to London a few years back, though they’ve sold off a hell of a lot of props since then. I’m surprised they have anything left to display!

86. mntrekfan - December 6, 2007

This seems a little like The Experience in Vegas. Does anyone remember The Earth Tour several years ago? Mall of America had it. James Dohann made an appearance as well as Marina Sirtis and Robin Curtis. I think it was around 1994. This looks fantastic! And it’s coming to Minneapolis! Can’t wait to find out the dates!

87. Ro-Dan - December 6, 2007

#79…

Deeeeetroit! Darn right, brutha!

88. Odiseo - December 7, 2007

Otro español que os confirma el mejor lugar en Europa …
E S P A Ñ A.
Por favor, informen de fecha.
“Spain is diferent, IS THE BEST OPTION, THE BEST PLACE”.

89. Odiseo - December 7, 2007

Is the time of change !
That you wish? UK with cold people cold food, cold weather … Or warm and friendly people, good food, good weather and many people passionate with Star Trek? Spain is more great than the UK. This is the reality, it is the best place.
Remember please … S P A I N .
No doubt .. is the next stop for Enterprise, for the Federation, for the fans.

90. Ensign Lexington - December 7, 2007

I wish something like this would come to Australia. There are not enough Star Trek events over here, and I missed the screening of The Menagerie :’(

91. IrishTrekkie - December 7, 2007

go to the uk ? spain ? australia, no way , screw you all , this has to come to Ireland !!! , would be great to see it in Dublin !!! , come to Ireland !!!!

92. some dewd - December 8, 2007

maj’Qa!

93. Tomás E Podestá - December 11, 2007

The Tour should come to Argentina!!!!!!!!

We are too many STfans here!!!!!!

94. GreekTrekkie - December 26, 2007

This tour should seriously consider GREECE too!..Come to ATHENS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

95. Fred S - January 19, 2008

I dont see ANY dates other that the Califonia dates. I need dates for Boston / Providence, RI areas.

96. Fred S - January 19, 2008

when will it come to the Boston area? Even ticket master doesn’t have a date for it. T.M. only has the dates in California. And the Star Trek.com web site has been cancelled. You can view it but its been cancelled in Dec 07

97. Jenny - January 24, 2008

This looks like the same, as the Star Trek WORLD TOUR, which visited Duesseldorf in Germany and Vienna in Austria. [1998 and 1999]
After this two cities, it should be shipped to Singapour,…

And then some years later it gets renamed to the STAR TREK ADVENTURE and it was in London. I was also there.

If someone is intrested, you can mail me, and I can upload the pics from Duessldorf and Vienna.

cubezero@aon.at

98. Jack - January 26, 2008

Just came back and was massively disappointed. While it was fun to sit on the bridge ($20 for a small pic), and to act in a short Star Trek scene ($40 for that little clip – no thanks!), the simulated rides were worse than lame. They all used the same video sequence with poor computer graphics, and whomever programmed the tilting of the ride had the physics backwards. We got to the end of the exhibit in about an hour or so, most of which was spent waiting in line for the bridge and movie, and we assumed there was more. There wasn’t. I’m a huge Star Trek fan, and I couldn’t really recommend this.

99. Heather - February 22, 2008

I have looked all over the “tour” site — where is the list of cities and dates?
Thanks –
Heather

100. wildzing - February 26, 2008

I would like to know if the tour will be coming to Indianapolis, IN or surrounding states. Is it possible to have the 40 city tour schedule emailed to me? I have tried clicking on many different things for a schedule and continue to come up empty handed:o(

Thanks,

Diane

101. Marsha - May 6, 2008

I’m wondering if Jack (#98 above) had ever been to Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas. If so, maybe that’s why he was disappointed by the Tour.

102. Capt. Orion - May 31, 2008

Wtf….Check this out:

“…. An unpaid debt in the region of US$200,000 (for security, food and lodging) resulted in the Tour’s equipment being retained at the Queen Mary, preventing the exhibit from moving on.”
http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Star_Trek_The_Tour

103. Susie Q - August 13, 2008

Has anyone heard when and if this is coming to Canada??

104. hi - September 24, 2008

WHAT IS THE 40 CITY SCHEDULE???

105. hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - October 7, 2008

star trek on tour
rulez i cant wait to c it we might go to saint Paul or Detroit

106. hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - October 7, 2008

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

107. Heather Taylor-Nichoson - February 14, 2009

I am stunned that I cannot find *any* information on where to tour is now (February 2009) in the US and that there is no information on the actual tour schedule, anywhere on the net! If anyone can find a link on where the tour is now, please let me know!

As usual, very poor publicity for something that has so much potential. I am stunned!

108. Linda W-J - March 19, 2009

This is very frustrating. Everything points to STARTREK.COM as the source for the listing of cities. Where is it????? I’m in Austin, TX and would like to know when the tour will be coming here or anywhere in TX. Does anyone have any info?

109. KP - April 7, 2009

Looks like it’s currently located in Detroit, MI at the Detroit Science Center.

STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION

110. Brian C - May 3, 2009

Has there been any update as to where they’ll be this year? Where can the information be found now that Startrek.com is still blank for tour info?

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