The Big Goodbye; or, All Good Things … By Roderick on August 28, 2008 2 Well, this is a bummer: Las Vegas’s delightful Star Trek ride is closing. Science Fiction, Thank You Please May I Have Another
Just in time to miss Abrams’ new Star Trek movie, eh?
The new movie may, for all I know, be part of the reason for the timing of the close. Every new Star Trek product that comes out actually requires some fairly expensive changes to the attraction, and in particular the large Star Trek future-history timeline that they have between the entrance and the two rides. Prequels are the worst, since they can’t just add more material on the end, but rather must start the whole thing over from scratch in order to add material at the beginning. If they were already thinking about closing the attraction, they may well have decided that they would be unlikely to make up the cost of the rewriting and retconning before the time came to pull the plug.
I’m just glad I got my “Romulan Ale — Legalize It!” t-shirt before they shut down.