Friday, September 5, 2008

Major Time Station, Research Center Closes

As reported Monday by CNN here, and the Associated Press (ran by LA Times) here, the Las Vegas time station used to transport researchers and equipment between the 21st and 24th centuries is now closed. The final visitors have experienced life in the 24th century and have boldly gone where no man has gone before (well, the Trekkies have all been there already).

No, this station was not a real time-travel research center, but it was real enough to those die-hard Star Trek fans out there who made the journey to see the props-turned-artifacts and the costumed aliens who populated the museum.

This is a sad day. You may not be a Trekkie, but I think anyone who has witnessed some of the awe-inspiring storytelling of the Star Trek sagas will agree that this is one cool place. Note: the link worked as of the time of writing this post; I don't know what plans are for the Web site.

Perhaps someone will open this attraction again someday, but I hope it is on the East Coast!

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