Tomorrow Star Trek Live, the new Trek-inspired live educational show, premieres at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida where it will play all Summer. Also tomorrow, a traveling version of the show premieres at the San Diego Fair. We have an exclusive first image from the show. Plus, news on how PETA are using Star Trek Live as a chance to hold a protest against NASA.
Star Trek Live goes live this weekend – A First Look
Produced by Mad Science® Productions, The STAR TREK LIVE show combines science education with Star Trek in an interactive stage show. In the 30-minute show audience members join "Starfleet Academy" and get whisked off on an adventure.
Here is the official description of the show:
Eager to learn from Starfleet’s best and brightest, our cadets assemble, anxious to prepare for their first day at the Academy. As we are introduced to the Academy, the Earth itself comes under attack from a renegade Romulan, leaving the fate of the future itself in the hands of our cadets. Our cadets will have to quickly learn the intricacies of living and working in space, modern space travel and the latest in communication and technology as they draw on the achievements of science in the 21st century. It will require all our knowledge, ingenuity, logic and an exploration of science to discover what is happening and how to set things right before it’s too late!
And here is our exclusive first preview image from the show
During the orientation from Cmdr. Sean Christopher (who appears to have a uniformed inspired by the Enterprise era), the cadets are surprised by a visit from Voula, a Vulcan scientist from the future, who has traveled back in time in order to set things right. In the above photo, Voula can be seen exiting a shuttle from the USS Wells. The 29th century time ship USS Relativity from the episode "Relativity" was a Wells Class ship, so it seems that Voula is from that ship. She is also wearing a uniform like members of the Relativity crew, sporting the same starfleet logo from the 29th century seen in that episode.
Debuts Friday at Kennedy Space Center & San Diego Fair
Star Trek Live kicks off tomorrow at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at the Astronaut Encounter Theater, with three shows a day at 12:00 noon, 3:00PM, and 5:00PM. Star Trek Live is included in the price of admission to KSC, which is $38 for adults and $28 for children. The show will run through until Labor Day. For more information, call 321-449-4400 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
A traveling version of the show also debuts tomorrow at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California. The show will run five times daily: 1:30PM, 3:00PM, 4:30PM, 6:00PM and 7:30PM at a special Star Trek Live stage in the infield. The show is included in the price of admission, which is $13 for adults and $7 for kids. The fair runs until July 5th. More info at www.sdfair.com.
Following the SD Fair, the traveling version of Star Trek Live will move on to other cities in North America over the summer. See our previous article for a list of cities.
PETA planning Star Trek protest
Star Trek Live's premiere at the Kennedy Space Center is being used by the animal right's group PETA as an opportunity to protest against NASA. According to a press release, PETA plans to "crash" the opening of Star Trek Live, in order to protest NASA's radiation experiments on monkeys. Members of PETA will hold a protest on Friday across the street from the KSC dressed up in Star Trek outfits.