Monday, April 12, 2010
What Happens in Vegas Dies in the Icy Cold of Space
The Star Trek Experience (the ride/funhouse/theatre/bar in Las Vegas) is no more, and its parts are being auctioned off, including Picard’s command chair. I was there in the mid-00s and even have a photograph of myself drinking a Warp Core Breach, with a souvenir Starfleet teddy bear I dubbed Tibearius propped up next to me. Don’t think me immature, though — when Tibearius got hammered, I was the one to relieve him of command, in keeping with Starfleet protocols. Stuffed animals can’t hold their Romulan ale.