Star Trek Live Debuts Today

startrekliveWell, sadly, the Star Trek Experience will not be revived in Las Vegas, as the props were auctioned off in April.

But, if you don’t mind making the trek out to the Gold Coast of Florida, you can take in a very similar experience at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Star Trek Live, a new interactive stage show based on the popular science-fiction franchise, debuted to hundreds of guests at the Complex today. The show takes audiences on a 30-minute journey offering a live theatrical experience for fans of all ages. The show combines fun special effects, audience interaction and an exploration of real space-age technology.

Produced by Mad Science® Productions, under a license from CBS Consumer Products, Star Trek Live introduces a world of discovery by combining science with entertainment to teach and encourage scientific literacy. In the show, the audience portrays new Starfleet cadets assembled for the first day at the Starfleet Academy. The new cadets have to learn quickly the intricacies of living and working in space, modern space travel and the latest in communication and technology. There are even on-screen appearances from Captain Kirk and Spock themselves.

“NASA and Star Trek have a long, parallel history together,” said Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Chief Operating Officer Bill Moore, “and we hope to inspire visiting families with the fun and educational story of space exploration through this engaging stage show.”

Star Trek Live is presented a minimum of three times daily at the 300-seat Astronaut Encounter Theater. For more information about the live action show, call Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at 877-313-2610 or visit

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.