After a brief showing in my neck of the woods (Phoenix, AZ), Star Trek: The Exhibition is now showing at the Detroit Science Center and will be there through Sept.7, 2009. Created by Premier Exhibitions, ST:TE “transports visitors into parallel universes of the future and past,” at least according the Premier Exhibitions.
The exhibit features 200 authentic objects from this groundbreaking television and motion picture series, which got its start the same year I did. 1966 was a good year! (The Superbowl began that year, and The Monkees TV series also premiered.) Throughout the exhibit, visitors can connect with iconic Star Trek moments and characters while celebrating the creative spirit of science fiction that gave rise to many of today’s modern marvels.
The exhibit opened on Valentine’s day with a competition for couples. The winning duo will receive a June wedding to be held in the exhibit, reception space at the Detroit Science Center for 200 guests, two nightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s accommodations for the wedding couple at the Star Trek Suite at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel and Casino, and other Star Trek wedding surprises. Voting ends March 16, 2009 at 5 p.m. ET. If you’d like a vicarious thrill, go vote for your favorite couple on Facebook.
The multi-city touring exhibition contains the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most comprehensive collection of authentic Star Trek ships, set re-creations, costumes and props from 5 television series and 10 films over the last 43 years. Highlights include:
- A detailed recreation of the bridge from the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 as featured in the original Star Trek television series. Visitors can stand on the Enterprise bridge and have their photo taken.
- Re-creations of original sets from Star Trek: The Next Generation, including Captain PicardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quarters and command chair.
- A full-scale recreation of the Transporter Room from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
For more information call 313.577.8400. You purchase advance tickets at www.museumtix.com/venue/venueinfo.asp?vid=693&tab=E. For more information, visit the DSC’s website: www.detroitsciencecenter.org/startrek.html.
There is also a story about the exhibit at AmericaJR.com.