Ever since I heard about Star Trek: The Experience, I’ve wanted to go on it. Wil Wheaton also says that, “Star Trek: The Experience should be visited by every Trekkie in the world, at least once.” I respect Mr. Wheaton very much (no, not because he was on Star Trek; I have better reasons then that…I’ll write about that someday), so this only made me want to see Star Trek: The Experience even more.
I really won’t go into explaining what the ride is, because that would spoil it. Besides, if you really want to know, you can just read the Wikipedia article linked above.
As I wrote earlier, I was pretty giddy. The Klingon Encounter is based on The Next Generation (TNG). I grew up watching TNG and have many fond memories of watching it on Saturday evenings with Dad, eating pizza. I also own two Star Trek encyclopedias, the complete set of blueprints for the Enterprise D, technical manuals, ….and I’ve probably already said too much. In short, it was more or less, a dream come true to finally be able to stand on the bridge of the Enterprise and pretty much made my day/month/year.
I’ve also always wondered what being transported might feel like. I got my answer: it’s more or less like when you stand up and all the blood rushes from your head. Although when you’re transported, it goes completely black and you also feel very chilled for a brief moment.
One day, when I’m rich and potentially famous, I want to build my own bridge replica. I think that would be pretty spiffy. And yes, all the buttons will work!