Buttons on Captain Kirk's chair
The buttons on Captain Kirk's chair were made by putting colored marbles into the holes and then shining flashlights up through them. When Star Trek: The Exhibition first opened in California, three guards had to stay with the chair because visitors were using screwdrivers to pry out the marbles.
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Stay far away from the Star Trek exhibit. We went when it was at the San Jose Tech Museum, and not only was admission very expensive, but photography was not allowed, and the vast majority of items on display were replicas, as opposed to actual props. Very disappointing, and a huge waste of money.
How is it this is reported on at the end of the tour??? Missed it in Phily so unless I get out to the west coast for business, I won't see it.
I just looked at the official site and they don't mention Louisville, KY at all. Is there some kind of "authorized" versus "unauthorized" version of the exhibition taking place?
OK, if image 17 is Piccard's quarters, who's uniform is that? The Captain's uniform is Red; this one is gold. Also, who's wedding picture is that?
I was really hoping there would be information about what cities the exhibit was going to. Glad it's traveling but, I'm not near Louisville.
You guys really need to find a photographer - these are just awful; hand-held digital, zoomed in a little, right? I'll bet she even held the camera at arms length to 'get closer.' Very disappointing, but right up to par as far as Tech Rep's camera skills go. I really don't know why you bother, or why I keep hoping you'll send a pro to these things.
How true that Star Trek indirectly screams their will be a good if not great future for humanity. Even Rush Limbaugh in the summer of 1997 in a monologue he gave on Star Trek has stated this. This was a time when most presented the future as a Goth like post atomic Apocalypse. And it seemed in ways the US government was trying to erase the 2000 year old hope for a beautiful future. This was the Jewish / Christian ethic or belief. I was a big believer in what the NASA Constellation program was for our future, and it was put to death because someone was saying been there done that. Going to the Moon was a program that was meant to re industrialize America in a slow but safe way, and using a small steps of experience. Not taking big leaps out of a jet going across t North America and with only your drink napkin to use as a parachute. Not that we can not get to Mars, it is just much more danger having no experience, going to the moon does slowly give us this. And we will need much of that if we are to star voyaging amoung the stars. The major problem is deaths will slow us on this voyage into Star Trek.
I am glad the StarTrek exibit is traveling around. I am in the hopes that general public viewing will re invigorate the feeling that NASA should be geared to interplanetary outreach and abandon the muslim outreach priority.
This item was actually a prop in the Two part episode that took place on Earth in the city of San Francisco at the beginning of the 20th century. Data's head was severed from his body and transported back in time on Earth in the time of Mark Twain, Twain actully jumped forward in time to return Data's head to Data's body. This involved a Alien Race that traved about the Universe sucking the life force from living beings to give this energy field to the aliens to feed to this race to live (i.e. Galactic Vampires) as food. Most of the major crew charactors time traveled. Except Guinin, whom was in her 20's of age from her long lived species. This two parter also introduced Guinin to the Star Trek Series of The Next Generation. They had Tos, TNG, DSN and VOY items but they seemed to have left out Enterprise. I like the first one best, but the 7of9 costumes would have given a better compation if they had Jeri Ryan in them. But that would be a dream, a really nice one but still a dream.
As another poster observed, the admission is excessive and the displays underwhelming. Just skip it. While the version we saw did feature Kirk's command chair (supposedly) from the original series, most of the artifacts, aside from the costumes, are "replicas of props," and not very good ones. The replica of the bridge of the Next Generation Enterprise would have been fun to explore, except that its primary purpose was a venue for selling overpriced photos.
I do not remember when, but have herd that they are bringing a tour of memorable Star Trek exhibits to France and Germany, either this summer or fall, or next year. Firgure is will have in descending order starting with TOS, TNG, DSN, VOY, and ENT and Movies. Oddly the older the show the more expected. News comes from WWW.StarTrek.com and WWW.TrekMovie.com, so for exact dates, times, places check these web sites, maybe even Paramount's
Do you remenper back in the fall of 2008 when they added Star Trek to their history in Television. I know they added the original big model on the USS Enterprise (as Scotty said in TNG, with no bloody A, B, C, or even D when the holodeck asked him with Enterprise to use). That was after the Enterprise-D found the last vessel Scotty was on and Scotty stored himself in a Transporter storage buffer for 78 years.
When i saw it in Sacramento, CA..they would not let you take cameras into the exhibit..(I have a awesome dslr- and a photo geek also) so probably taken with cheep phone camera