If you like to experience your Star Trek in a live environment, there is some good news. First up, it has been announced that the first "Star Trek Live" stage shows will be held at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Plus, Star Trek The Exhibition have is headed to museums in Louisville, KY and Sacramento, CA. More details below
‘Star Trek Live’ stage show to premiere at Kennedy Space Center
Last year CBS announced they had partnered up with Mad Science®, a creator of ‘science experiences’, to put together an education and entertaining Star Trek themed live stage show called "Star Trek Live: Starfleet Academy". And now it has been announced the premiere of the show will be in June at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. USA Today has the following description
…a new stage show that melds special effects, space technology and audience interaction. The half-hour production from CBS Consumer Products and Mad Science Productions is based on the TV series-turned-film phenom and is due to open June 11. The audience will play cadets at Starfleet Academy learning to live and work in space. Then — oops! — come problems involving a threat from a Romulan. The audience, with the assistance of a Vulcan, must work together to avert the threat. Clips from the 2009 Star Trek movie will add to the experience.
Five performances are scheduled daily at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and are included in admission ($38, adults; $28, children 3-11, plus tax. Younger children enter free). For more check out the original press release, and the marketing brochure (via madscience.org):
Star Trek: The Exhibition headed to Sacramento and Louisville
‘Star Trek: The Exhibition’, the traveling exhibit of Star Trek props, costumes, memorabilia and replicas, has been moving from museum to museum in the US for the last couple of years. And they are on the move again. TrekMovie has confirmed the next two stops.
The engagement of Star Trek: The Exhibition currently housed at the Tech Museum in San Jose (closing this Sunday, April 11th), is moving to the Aerospace Museum of California in Sacramento, CA. This engagement has a replica of the original series bridge as the center-piece. The exhibit will open May 28th and run until January 5th, 2011. Ticket price has been set at $16 (with discounts for seniors, students, children, military and museum members), with an additional charge if you want to ride the Star Trek shuttle simulator. The Star Trek ticket also covers admission to the museum, which has over 40 aircraft on display, plus more aeronautic and space exhibits. For more info visit aerospacemuseumofcalifornia.org.
And in January 2011 Star Trek: The Exhibition will open at the Louisville Science Center in Louisville, KY. The show will run from January 2011 until May 2011. This engagement (which was most recently being shown in Hollywood, CA) will include the replica of the Enterprise-D bridge from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Additional details and pricing is currently being worked out, so look for a future update for more.
More info on the exhibit at startrekexhibition.com. Here is a video of the engagement currently at The Tech.