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Star Trek Experience to Re-Open, Nerds Rejoice

Posted: March 13, 2009 21:29:58 • 251 words

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As a self-proclaimed nerd, this is some of the best news I've heard all week (which is really lame, but true). Having never been to Vegas, and only recently discovering how much I like Star Trek, I was really disappointed when I heard about this closing down. The fact that it's re-opening gives me hope that, someday soon, I'll be able to visit it :-)

I just hope the new movie doesn't suck as hard as I fear it will. The writers really need to get some new material; there's plenty of universe to continue the story forward, instead of this constant tripe of going back in time and re-hashing established storyline. Nemesis was the last forward-moving installment of Star Trek, and it left plenty of room to continue the story line. Why not pick things up from there?

All the whiners who say that newer Star Trek shows/movies are too far removed from the original need to quit bitching and learn to deal with progress. The glory days of Kirk are long gone, and continuing to re-visit the early days of the Federation doesn't make the original stories any better, it just wastes new production resources. Enterprise proved this pretty solidly.

Anyway, I'm hopeful that the new movie will be decent, but I'm not holding my breath. Voyager will always have a special place in my nerdy heart, and I would be thrilled to see some actual new material come out of the Star Trek franchise.