señoritafish (senoritafish) wrote in trek_stuff,

Trek Tour

Hi guys - haven't posted here much, but I thought somebody might be interested in these. A few weeks ago, my family and I were able to go to Star Trek: The Tour in Long Beach CA. Housed in the dome near the the Queen Mary (where the Spruce Goose used to be), it's basically a big museum exhibit of sets, costumes and other memoribilia from all five ST series (except the animated one), in celebration of Trek's fortieth anniversary. I hope Paramount doesn't send me an order to take these down, but there was no prohibition on cameras except where they charged to take a picture of you sitting on the bridge replicas. Here's a little of everything from the tour. It's supposed to tour forty cities in the next five years. It's no longer open to the public here; but on the website it says it's available for private and corporate functions until May 15, so I guess it's not going anywhere yet.

I'm actually surprised my camera did as well as it did; it's usually not up to snuff in dimly lit places. Unfortunately, I didn't notice what seems to be a smudge on the lens, which is noticeable on quite a few of these a bit right of center. Grr.

My kids had fun, even if they're not as familiar with Trek as their parents; my oldest wanted a tribble (unfortunately, none in the gift shop - I told him I'd make him one).

Here's a link to my Flickr set:
(I don't have captions on most of these yet; if you want to know what something is, just leave a comment and I'll get back to you.)

It was rather pricey though; $35 for adults, and $17.50 for kids, plus $15 for parking. We were given two adult passes, otherwise we wouldn't have been able to afford it for the whole family.
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