Star Trek: The Experience is closing its doors

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star trek: the experience is closing up shopAfter ten years in Vegas, Star Trek: The Experience is being decommissioned.

Sorry – couldn’t help but use some Trek talk there.

Scifi.com’s SciWire is reporting that, as of Sept. 1st, the Vegas attraction for Trekkies and Trekkers young and old, will be closing up shop. Quark’s bar will be serving it’s last drink and The Borg will be assimilating their last, hapless tourist.

“The decade-old attraction–which includes two Trek-themed motion simulator rides, Quark’s bar and restaurant and a shopping arcade–has seen attendance and revenues fall for years, TrekMovie reported.

CBS held out the possibility that The Experience might find new life in some other form, telling TrekMovie, “We’re extremely proud of the 10-year run Star Trek: The Experience had in Las Vegas. We’re currently exploring several options to continue The Experience for the public to enjoy for years to come.”

Sounds like it may come back in some way, shape or form in the near future and I don’t know if that’s good or bad. As franchises go, Star Trek is pretty well saturated. I know they have the 2009 movie reboot coming, so I doubt that Paramount will want to give up the chance to con another $25 out of a person if they can help it.

I mean, Roddenberry’s vision of a better tomorrow was replaced long ago by the bottom line of corporate profit. If you don’t believe me, attend a Creation Convention…

~P