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Star Trek: The Exhibition Coming to Germany December 13, 2010

by Henning Koonert , Filed under: ST: The Exhibition , trackback

After its current installation in Valencia, Spain wraps up Star Trek: The Exhibition will continue its tour through Europe and head to Germany. The travelling exhibit of props, costumes and replicas will open in Potsdam near Berlin in May 2011. More details and links below.


 

 

Star Trek: The Exhibition a Highlight of Filmpark Anniversary

Filmpark Babelsberg, a theme park dedicated to filmmaking and located on the premises of renowned film production studio Babelsberg, will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year with a special attraction. From May to October 2011, visitors can peek into the future with Star Trek: The Exhibition. The organizers promise an insight into Gene Roddenberrys Star Trek unheard-of in Germany.

Some readers may remember the Star Trek World Tour in Germany, which took place in Düsseldorf in December 1998 and January 1999 and in scale and scope comes closest to the upcoming exposition. Star Trek: The Exhibition will however focus more on exhibits and less on entertainment.

The exhibition unites pieces from all the all five Star Trek television series and 11 Star Trek feature films. Highlights include an original transporter room set, large-scale models of Voyager and the Enterprise NCC-1701, and a replica of the Enterprise-D bridge, where visitors will be able to sit down in Picard’s chair and enjoy the feeling of commanding a starship.

With an exhibition space of 1500 square meters, the Babelsberg installation of Star Trek: The Exhibition will occupy even more room than its current version in Valencia. The added space will be filled by additional items out of Paramount’s collection.

Star Trek: The Exhibition ("Star Trek: Die Ausstellung") will be on display in Filmpark Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany from May 1st until October 3rd 2011. Additional information about Filmpark Babelberg is available at Filmpark-Babelsberg.de (in English and German) and more details about Star Trek: The Exhibition in Germany will be provided soon at www.dieausstellung.info, where visitors are currently treated to a brief teaser trailer.

Images/Video from Valencia

The Star Trek exhibit will be at the Museo de las Ciencias Princeipe Felipe through to February 2011 (More information available at: www.estaciudadesotromundo.com). Here is a look at some of what is headed to Germany after it finishes up at


Visitors on the Enterprise D bridge replica at Museo de las Ciencias Princeipe Felipe


The Star Trek Exhibit in Valencia, Spain


CLICK TO SEE OFFICIAL MUSEUM VIDEO AT CASCA.TV

 

 

Henning Koonert, TrekMovie’s German correspondent, is one of the managers for The TrekZone Network, a leading German Star Trek website (and TrekMovie.com partner).

 

 

Comments

1. Phil - December 13, 2010

coming to the UK?

2. Green Blooded Son Of A... - December 13, 2010

@2

was going to ask that myself…

…we’ll probably be the last!?

3. Phaser Guy - December 13, 2010

The UK again? Wasn’t this thing there for years?

4. allister gourlay - December 13, 2010

We had a Star Trek exhibition here in UK in Edinburgh in 1995 well probably not this version of i mind you – see a clip of it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIgTR-Wn07Y

5. Green Blooded Son Of A... - December 13, 2010

@3

I don’t think so?

6. Battle-scarred Sciatica - December 13, 2010

It all seems a bit slow on the Trek news front again….

Anyone want to start some rumors?

7. Battle-scarred Sciatica - December 13, 2010

Apparently Stephen Hawking has expressed an interest in directing Trek XII…

8. Green Blooded Son Of A... - December 13, 2010

@6

I just heard that George Takei has shot dead William Shatner on his doorstep…

9. thebiggfrogg - December 13, 2010

Here in Edinburgh. How I envy you. My favorite city in the world. I’m stuck in Shanghai. Trek or no Trek Edinburgh is the greatest.

10. MJ - December 13, 2010

BTW, Germans love David Haselhoff.

11. Green Blooded Son Of A... - December 13, 2010

@3

It was in Scotland, we get nothing here in England…

12. Phaser Guy - December 13, 2010

Germany? Those commies.

13. Battle-scarred Sciatica - December 13, 2010

#8
ha ha ha

almost as good as when Noel Edmonds had shot dead Clive Anderson…

…ahhhh Chris Morris and “Brasseye”…pure genius!

You never know though, George might just do it! He doesn’t seem to want to let go of a lot of little things, does he?
Takei takes the Shat. We predicted here!

14. NCC-73515 - December 13, 2010

Oh god oh god oh god!!!! I’ll probably go there every weekend or so :D O_O

15. Green Blooded Son Of A... - December 13, 2010

@13

BRING BACK BRASSEYE !!!

Lol, can you remember a pre-Spaced Simon Pegg in the 2001 special?

16. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - December 13, 2010

#6. Yes. Khan will be in the next Trek Movie. But as a Good Guy trying to Help Kirk stop the Doomsday machine from Gary Seven and Gary Mitchell.

17. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - December 13, 2010

Good for Germany to to get the Exhibition.

18. Battle-scarred Sciatica - December 13, 2010

@15

He was excellent as ever!

Pegg was almost as funny then as he was in the “Hamilton’s Breaks” episode of I’m Alan Partridge…”have you tried the Ladyboy?”…
I miss Norwich.
I miss England and its top quality comedy.
I miss the pubs.

A-Ha!

I also miss real Trek news. Lets be having some Pascale!

Apparently Tom Cruise is going to play a fleet Admiral in Trek XII. Can you believe it!!!!!

19. Quarksbartender - December 13, 2010

Great news for German Trek fans. Just wondering if anybody has any info on the ships specifically the Voyager and Enterprise A models they look to be the restored Star Trek The Experience models. Anybody have any more pics or info on who restored them?

20. Kirk, James T. - December 13, 2010

Trek really needs to improve its brand recognition over seas in pretty much every country Star Trek is shown outside the US if it want’s to compete on the global stage next to the likes of Star Wars, Batman and many of the other big franchises.

Bringing things like this over to countries outside of the US is good but a lot more needs to be done.

21. Phaser Guy - December 13, 2010

Ich bein Star Trek!

22. Captain Braxton - December 13, 2010

Star Trek was here in the UK twice, in 1997 and 2001, I know as visited it at the Hancock Museum here in Newcastle with my school in 97′ and then with friends in 01′…epic time! Although does need to return ;)

http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Exhibition

http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Federation_Science

23. Anselmo Melo - December 13, 2010

Will this exhibit ever travel to the US East coast or is that never going to happen? It has been stuck in California forever and now it is in Europe.

24. Red Dead Ryan - December 13, 2010

18

“Apparently Tom Cruise is going to be playing a fleet Admiral in Trek XII. Can you believe it!!!!!”

No, I don’t want to believe it. You’re probably joking, but even so, it’s no laughing matter. Man, I hope J.J Abrams DOES NOT CAST TOM CRUISE!!!

19

I do believe those are the restored models from the Experience.

25. CarlG - December 13, 2010

I heard Trek XII was going to be a musical.
Three words: Klingon Chorus Line.

26. CarlG - December 13, 2010

The Museo de las Ciencias Princeipe Felipe is a badass building, by the way. It would make a great shooting location for Trek…

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/Ciutat_de_les_Arts_i_les_Ci%C3%A8ncies_-_El_Museu.jpg

27. Sebi - December 14, 2010

@12 “commies?”

Thanks for the insult a…hole!

28. Iowagirl - December 14, 2010

It’s coming to Germany – cool!

#12, 21
You urgently need to brush up your knowledge of Germany – not to mention your mastery of the German language… :)))

29. Stephan Mittelstrass - December 14, 2010

Yes!!! Finally!

Although I“m living in Bavaria, at the very south of Germany, I“ll try to make a trip up to Potsdam!

After all, there is a street named after me. LOL – or, to be more precise, it“s called “Mittelstrasse” (eng: Middle-Street”) which is essentially my familyname.

Can`t wait to see all those sets!

30. NCC-73515 - December 14, 2010

Hi Stephan, I was born and grew up in Bavaria – where do you live?

31. Holger - December 14, 2010

Yes! How many times did I have to gruntingly post something like “Damn! Why isn’t this available in Europe?”
But now the Exhibition is even coming to my country. Great news. I will be there.

32. Holger - December 14, 2010

Re 12: Actually, the current Merkel administration is almost as conservative as your GOP, though not nearly as much as the Tea Party.

33. Cmdr. Lucius Devlin - December 14, 2010

This is great news. See you in Potsdam.

34. Victor Hugo - December 14, 2010

They need to drop by here in BRAZIL, pluize! We had the “Star Wars Expo” in 2008, here in Sao Paulo, now we need the Star Trek one!

35. Steve M - December 14, 2010

re the East Coast, check the Wikipedia article; they will be in Louisville, Kentucky in Jan 2011. at least that’s a bit closer.

36. Phil - December 14, 2010

UK?

37. John Pearse - December 14, 2010

#22, we also had the Star Trek Adventure, which lasted for over a year and I think had more less the same exhibits as this current one.

http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Adventure

But that was years ago now, so I’d welcome a Trek exhibition in London again, since it’s in Europe anyway.

38. Battle-scarred Sciatica - December 14, 2010

It’ll never happen in New Zealand.

The closest is Oz, but hey that’s better than a kick in the knackers i s’pose

39. Peter - December 14, 2010

It’ll never happen in Chicago either. By the time it does, it will be the 24th century.

40. Irishtrekkie - December 14, 2010

Come to Dublin !!!!!!!

41. DIGINON - December 14, 2010

Finally, working in Potsdam will turn out to be an advantage, after all.

42. Phaser Guy - December 14, 2010

OMG you mean it made it out of California?

43. Mrman - December 15, 2010

Whens it coming to Eire

44. Trillix - December 16, 2010

Italy is waiting for a visit as well…

45. SonOfMohg - December 17, 2010

Why do so few ST events like this come to the Boston area (birthplace of Leonard Nimoy!)?

Hasn’t been much, I hope “The exhibition” does!!!

46. CardassiaPrimera - December 22, 2010

And Sudamerica????? When????????

47. Mr_Niemand - December 31, 2010

#31 (Holger) There was a Star Trek exhibition touring the UK and Germany in the mid-1990s with the German venues being Cologne (1996) and Berlin (1997-1998). Just follow the first link posted by Captain Braxton (#22) for further reference. I still remember this as I visited the exhibitions in both Cologne and Berlin. So this isn’t the first time a Star Trek exhibition is coming to Germany. Oddly, Henning Koonert doesn’t mention this in his article. Either he doesn’t know or he’s simply forgotten.

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