Sit In A Captain’s Chair and Party With Burton & Spiner at CES 2010

Later this week the annual Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas. And visitors to the Dolby Booth will be able get their pictures taken the new Star Trek 2009 movie captain’s chair. Plus you can party with LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner. Details below.


The Consumer Electronics Show (aka CES) is the premiere trade show for everything tech. It runs January 7th – January 10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Star Trek Captain’s Chair at Dolby Booth
The Dolby company is celebrating their TrueHD technology, which was heard on the Star Trek 2009 DVDs and Blu-ray (which the TrekMovie review noted sound great). Visitors to Dolby’s Booth (# 9827) will be able check out a screen-accurate replica of the new movie captain chair (made by QMx). You can sit in the chair and get your picture taken. You will have to provide your own Vulcan to say "out of the chair."

A QMX-made replica of the captain’s char will be at the CES Dolby Booth

The Dolby people also tell TrekMovie they will have some genuine Star Trek props and ships at their booth. You can keep track of the events at the Dolby booth by following the

Party with Spiner and Burton

One of the new annual traditions at CES is the "It Won’t Stay in Vegas" blogger party put on by the Parnassus Group. This year the party takes place on Friday January 8th at 5:30 to 8:30 PM at the Atomic Museum. On hand will be a number of tech industry luminaries as well as two Star Trek: The Next Generation stars: Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton. Spiner will be the host of the "Android Lounge" at the party, which is celebrating the big push for Google’s new Android mobile operating system and phone. (by the way Google, why don’t you hire Spiner and Burton as your spokespeople for Android?).

You can party with LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner at CES

The party is invite only, but you can request an invite at the official site. You can also keep track of Trek stars on Twitter to see what they are up to at CES:


Star Trek USB devices at Dream Cheeky Booth
One other Star Trek related  booth at CES will be Dream Cheeky, who make USB gadgets, including some officially licensed Trek items such as the USB communicator and Enterprise WebCam. You can visit Dream Cheeky at Botth #5035.

Dream Cheeky USB Communicator


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Love the communicator!

Anthony, do you have an invite to this?

I will not be going to CES, I am actually going up to Los Gatos to visit Cryptic and check out Star Trek Online on Friday….cant be in two places at once


So why is it so hard for phone manufactuers to make a flip “star trek” phone?

OK, by the way, great job on that article about conservatives liking TNG.

Hey Anthony, Dream Cheeky advertised a ST Communicator Blue Thooth for use with cell phones last year. Any new or update? The Blue Thooth unit would sell great.

Why does cool Star Trek stuff always have to be in Las Vagus??? Why cant they come to chicago so i can see them with out having to fly…….

Why can’t we have stuff like this over here in the UK more? We tend to get left out of these occasions.


3 –
Unless… there’s a transporter malfunction, you’re mimicked by Lord Garth, a big pasty android makes a Vulcan-hating copy of you, a shapeshifter dons your skin, etc. etc. etc.

Anyone know if:
“THE STAR TREK EXPERIENCE” is up and running again in its new location?
t hear anything in almost a year!

@ TrekGuy62, Im with you, Hell I’d pay for one of those.

What we need now is a Blutooth Comm Badge.

I see the avatar I made for Brent is starting to make the rounds…. ;-)

Cool Anthony, When you’re in Gatos, head by Hannigans and have a beer for me. Ah, the good ol days.

#10 :: You just couldn’t resist, could you? ;)

Wow, seems like that would be awesome. Too bad nothing ever happens in the midwest… haha. And, I must say, those two gentlemen look mighty fine considering their… chronological maturity. Or maybe their photos are just mighty classy!

Brent and LeVar are looking quite dapper!

That Dream Cheeky USB Communicator is pretty cool…but it’s basically nothing more than a USB speaker / microphone and it costs around 40 bucks!

Why doesn’t some celphone maker market a decent replica comunicator / stand-alone cel phone? They could pair it with a bluetooth “Uhura” earphone. Do it for under 200 bucks and they’d make a mint, ’cause I (and probably a lot here) would buy one!

Keep up the fantastic work Trekmovie!

What’s the storage capacity of that USB Communicator?

If anyone wants a Vulcan to tell them to get out of the chair, I’m available, I live in Vegas, and I have my Vulcan ears and Starfleet uniform from my days at Star Trek: the Experience. I’m not cheap, but I’m cuter than Quinto. ;-)

Dolby TrueHD (lossless audio compression 1 to 7.1 channels) is only on Blu-ray. DVD has only the capability (and capacity) to offer 5.1 lossy audio like Dolby Digital/DTS or lossless 2 channel PCM.

Dolby at 2008’s CES had the full-sized Bumblebee “Transformers” prop.

I would love it if paramount announced star trek the animated series or enterprise on bluray at this years CES.
since those are the next two shows pretty much ready to go for High Def.

Thank god for Dolby digital. I got a bluray player but my surround sound receiver doesn’t do DTS. So far Star Trek’s the only movie that has something besides DTS and wow it sounded incredible.

Be cool to party with Brent Spiner and Levar Burton. Wish I was there.

Although not my favourite captain’s chair I would not say no to having photo taken on it.

Be cool if it were the original captain’s chair or Picard’s Captain’s chair

Brent Spiner looks really good in that pic. Is that a new pic? If it is, I could definitely see him playing Data again!

to: Praetor Shinzon II – January 4, 2010

No update on re-constituting Star Trek The Experience because it isn’t likely to ever happen due to developer @ the original proposed site in Vegas..

best hope–see the Star Trek: The Exhibition– I think 1 is in San Jose, CA..and I don’t know there the other half was in Hollywood, CA until Christmas


APRIL HERBERT, you should make your name more known. I do trade shows in Vegas and can certainly use the service that you offered

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