Star Trek The Exhibition, the traveling tour of Star Trek props, costumes, and replicas, is getting ready to move again. This weekend Louisville says goodbye with discounts and special events and on June 11th the Exhibition opens at Kennedy Space Center. Details below.
ST: The Exhibition Closes in Louisville May 22nd
The engagement of Star Trek: The Exhibition, the traveling exhibit of Star Trek props, costumes, and replicas, will be leaving the Louisville Science Center on May 22nd. To say goodbye to the Trek exhibit, the LSC is planning a number of events and special discounts.
On Saturday, May 21, from 1 to 5 p.m., there will be several presentations about the Klingon language, given by Tracy Canfield, a computational linguist specializing in French and fictional languages whose short stories have appeared in numerous science fiction and fantasy magazines, and Michael Roney Jr., a professional Klingon translator whose extensive portfolio includes the Klingon version of the Sophos anti-virus software and the Klingon audio tour at the Jenolan Caves in Australia. Presentation topics include the Sounds of Klingon, exploring how Klingon draws human languages from around the world to create an extraterrestrial language that can still be pronounced by human actors; The Grammar of Klingon, focusing on the construction of Klingon sentences and the surprising connections to human languages; and Klingon in the Land of Kangaroos. Klingon in the Land of Kangaroos will explore the process of creating a Klingon audio tour for the Jenolan Caves in Australia. Roney is translator for the project and Canfield is the voice actor.
Discounts will be offered during the final week of the exhibition. As part of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Hometown Tourist Celebration, visitors who present their Kentucky or Indiana ID will receive the member price on admission to Star Trek: The Exhibition ($10 for adults and $8 for children 2 to 12). The discounted price includes admission to the Science Center’s permanent exhibits. Star Trek merchandise will be available at a 20 percent discount in the Gift Shop.
ST: The Exhibition Opens at Kennedy Space Center June 11
The next North American stop for Star Trek: The Experience will be the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The exhibit will open on June 11 and run through September 5th, which will be all part of KSC’s Sci-Fi Summer. ST: The Exhibit will be joining the ongoing Star Trek Live stage show and KSC’s "Starfleet Academy Challenge."
KSC will be the first time in the southeast for Star Trek: The Exhibit. The exhibit of authentic Star Trek artifacts from the past 40 years, featuring one-of-a-kind costumes, props and filming models from every Star Trek television series and feature films, including a recreation of the Enterprise Bridge from the original series. The engagement will include exhibits which were not part of the Louisville engagement including the original Scorpion Shuttle seen in Star Trek: Nemesis.
The Starfleet Academy Challenge is an interactive experience featuring Phaser tag. STAR TREK LIVE takes audiences on an exhilarating live theatrical experience, combining special effects, audience interaction and an exploration of real space-age technology.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex also includes the Kennedy Space Center Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and all exhibits. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, open from noon until 6:00 p.m. daily. More info at www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
Photos from ST: The Exhibition
…and ST: The Exhibition opens in Potsdam Germany May 31st
If you missed our last update, then a reminder that the European engagement of Star Trek: The Exhibition is opening at Germany’s Filmpark in Potsdam on May 31st and will run through October 2011. Tickets can now be purchased online.
Enterprise D bridge replica is part of Exhibit opening in Germany May 31st
And here again is the cool promo video for the German exhibit: