Enterprise, The hotel?

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  1. DeathStar1

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    Is it written anywhere(Stupid question, of course it is,) on how big the Enterprise E is, say, in terms of foot ball feild lengths?

    Wouldn't it be a rather neat tourist attraction to build a modest size version of it t hat's life size to scale, and use it as some kind of Vegas Hotel?

    DEFINETLY a cool tourist attraction, but would probably take a decade to build, heh.... The only thing it couldn't do is actually fly [​IMG]
     
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    That would be cool. But, they could build a full size version in a year or two. I mean they build these behemoth Vegas hotels in that same time period.

    -Just make the shuttle bay the room for conventions.
    -Make the Captains quarters a suite.
    -Make the bridge either a visitors site, bar or Presidential Suite.

    [​IMG]
     
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    In the book The Making of Star Trek there's a diagramme showing the Enterprise — the original one, mind you — superimposed on the flight deck of a US Navy nuclear aircraft carrier, as a size comparison. Oddly, I think the carrier is not the Enterprise but the Lexington? Anyway, it's pretty big, about 1200 feet long, but most of the length is in the nacelles. It's the disc where the room is, about 300 feet wide I think.
     
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    [Nerd Alert]
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    I am going to push the RED (NERD) ALERT button hard.

    Anyone who is into Trek and been to Vegas has gone through the Star Trek Experience ride and if you haven't you should! When I stepped onto the Enterprise D bridge I got the shivers. Very memorable and well worth the cost just for that.
     
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    Heh, are you aloud to take pictures on this ride? If so, I'd love to see some, along with a description of what happens [​IMG]. Dunno if I want to go to Vegas just for the ride. I might have to time it with a convention, heh.
     
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    I'm with Colin, that ride was badass! I talked my wife and her friend and husband to go with us, let's just say none of them were terribly excited by the idea (until we got there). For the record, like Star Trek, watched the movies, but never been to a convention or dressed up or anything (not that there's anything wrong with it), but enjoy it enough to think it would be fun to go check it out.

    Here's a brief recap of the ride, spoiler proofed (for a reason):

    You stand in a long line. At the end of the line you group infront of a big door where 2 completely lame looking guys are there in the most generic, boring, "Star Tours" style uniforms ever. They say, everyone step up to the line, we'll be with you in a moment. When the door is ready to open, all of a sudden the lights go down and you hear a giant "WOOSH!" and feel air busting in front of your face. The next thing you know, it's different Starfleet dudes in front of you and you're in a totally different area, outside of the bridge. They usher you in with the utmost urgency, where you watch a video saying that Klingons are coming we've got to get to the escape shuttle quickly! There's rumbling and grumbling, before you jump into the traditional "Star Tours" herky-jerky attraction, crash landing at the Vegas Hitlon.


    I may be forgetting a thing or two, but I remember a few things: It was fun, it was unexpected, it was worth the cab ride. Good times, I'd do it again. (But skip the bar.)

    Doug
     
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    Oh, and count me in for thinking a Star Trek themed casino would be fun. I love the themed hotels, it would be just as cool for a Star Wars one really.... Well, on second thought, maybe the Star Trek one would be better (especially if it was Classic Trek). The chicks would be hotter and all the waitresses would have to wear the mini skirt outfits -- Yeah, I can hear the Kirk hump-theme already! [​IMG]

    Doug
     
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    Just to add what Doug has said about the ride....

    Like he said when the lights come back on in the beginning you are on the transporter pad on the Enterprise. Everything in the room changed. Very cool. Then to get to the bridge. You walk down the corridors of the Enterprise then into a turbolift and when the doors open you are on the bridge. The basic story is that one of the guests is Picard's ancestor and the rebel Klingons want to kidnap you so Picard will never be born. The Enterprise rescues you and sends you in a shuttle to be taken back in time to the present. While it is similar to Star Tours. It is much cooler. Their are windows all over the shuttle and the screen is an Imax screen. So when you are flying around Space and the Enterprise...it really looks real. I would definitely recommend it to any fan or anyone who likes simulations.

    But, if you want to go. You might want to go soon. I heard that the lease for the ST:Experience is up next year and the new owners of the Hilton might not want it there after they redesign the place.
     
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    Aw, the bar is half the fun. Of course, it helps when you're with a group as large, "thirsty" and, apparently, as "amourous" as the group I went with. I don't know which couple(s) almost got us thrown out but... [​IMG]
     
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    No, but you might be a few days later.
     
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