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
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).