It is fitting that we finish our Star Trek: The Experience Audio tour today as Star Trek turns 42. I was looking down the article on TrekMovie.com and saw several videos that they have posted at YouTube. One that I thought was particularly interesting was Leonard Nimoy doing an interview about Star Trek in Full Makeup! What was strange it looked like Spock talking about getting his start into acting and growing up in Boston.
On September 8th, 1966, the world was transported for the first time to the 23rd century and the final frontier. On TV screens across America, “The Man Trap” introduced Star Trek and ushered in a franchise that endures to this day. Some fans recall the day, but for many more, they were too young or not even yet born to experience that moment in TV history.
The roll call of names and introductions ended with a special name. April Hebert, who was the first cast member to be assigned to Star Trek: Experience, came out, still in character as a Vulcan (Hebert has portrayed multiple roles at STTE, including Starfleet and an Andorian). As the longest active crewmember, Hebert was presented a very special gift, the official flag of the United Federation of Planets that has hung proudly in front on the main entrance from the first day of service. The moment resulted in a five minute standing ovation.
For 10 years The Star Trek Experience located at the Las Vegas Hilton has been captivating trekkers/trekkies with an immersive world that literally drops you from one reality into another walking down corridors and right onto the bridge of the enterprise. Well the time has come for it to move along, but before that happened Chuck and I had the opportunity to take the â€˜Behind the Scenesâ€™ tour and take you along with us.
This is part 1 of a 2 part series where we talk to April Herbert, a tour guide with the Star Trek Experience who has been there from the begining, and we talk about the History of the attraction and how it all works.
While some selections are spot on (who can argue that “Tron” is not a benchmark of CG), some leave you scratching your head as to why they were listed instead of other films. For example, they list “Radioland Murders” but not “Toy Story”. Also, three of the films on the list haven’t been released yet. Huh?
If all fans of “The Dresden Files” which was canceled by The SCI FI Channel are serious about wanting to get their show back with all new episodes, there might be something you can do.
Taking a page from the “Save Jericho” script, one of our Slice of SciFi fans by the name of John VanSeters took our cue about Mike suggestion of sending drum sticks to the network to the next level and got SCI FI President Bonnie Hammer snail-mail address. The drum stick is an appropriate message to send to Hammer since Harry Dresden uses one for his magician wand.
You can mail those drum sticks to:
The Sci-Fi Channel
Attn: Bonnie Hammer, President
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1513
Now get those drum sticks going and donate forget to print “SAVE DRESDEN” on each stick you sent to Ms. Hammer.
My brother just sent over a link to a USA Today article showing the first picture of the Mach 5 from the upcoming Speed Racer movie! Wow…looks like they got the car right!
This picture is from USAToday’s Website.