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Starship Enterprise Boldly Goes – to the Park
LONDON (Reuters) – Watch out for Klingons on the starboard bow — The Starship Enterprise is landing in London’s Hyde Park.
“Trekkie” fans of the cult science fiction saga will be in seventh heaven with the opening of the biggest Star Trek exhibition ever staged, says Martin Biallas, the brains behind “Star Trek: The Adventure.”
You can pose for a photo with Captain Kirk, battle the Borgs from the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, ride in a simulator and have yourself superimposed on to a souvenir video clip.
The exhibition, to be launched in London on December 18, will go round the world from Europe to the United States and Australia “on a five-year mission to seek out new audiences, to boldly go where Star Trek has never gone before,” Biallas says.
Biallas, president of Hollywood-based Special Entertainment Events, spent nine months persuading British authorities that Hyde Park, one of the country’s most historic, was the perfect launching pad for Star Trek.
“This is one of the biggest interactive events on earth,” the flamboyant entrepreneur said at the site where workmen were finishing off a set packed with props and costumes.
After five television series and 10 movies, Star Trek shows no signs of running out of steam.
“This exhibition will go five years, maybe 10,” Biallas told Reuters in an interview. “Great Britain has 400,000 organized members in the Star Trek fan clubs. If they alone show up, we are more than fine.”
“It is the biggest event staged in Hyde Park since the Great Exhibition in 1851. Also, over 2,000 journalists from all over the world will be here to celebrate the opening of the 10th feature film — ‘Nemesis’.”
He says Star Trek has remained popular for over 40 years because it has a positive message.
“Yes, there will be a future. Mankind will survive and we will eventually take care of the environment.”
“Think of when Star Trek opened in the sixties at the height of the Cold War. Stop thinking of destroying yourself, think more of enjoying life.”
Biallas is confident about the $47 million show’s success before it hits the road: “This is like a mobile theme park.”
“We need about 250,000 people to break even. I think we will do 500,000 in London. We can comfortably accommodate 10,000 a day,” he said.
But devoted “Trekkie” fans will be his harshest critics.
“I always use the example of Captain Kirk’s toilet. We have to build so it is so accurate and so real as the Trekkies know it. If the lid is not the way they know it, they’ll say it is not real.”