questionswould you have gone to see a life sized uss…

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No. Millennium Falcon or Death Star replicas, yes!

Obviously, the Death Star would not be life-sized. Although, now that Pluto isn't a planet, maybe we could repurpose it....

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Only if they could use the transporter to get me there....

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It would have definitely made Las Vegas more of an attraction for me. I have no interest in gambling, but might have gone just to see that.

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Wouldn't a life sized Enterprise be extremely large? I mean, large enough that it would be impossible to get a return profit on

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@90mcg112: Win.

I'm going to Vegas today.. and yeah I'm there more for the attractions as well.

But judging from the pictures... man it's like a sight for sore eyes... or like that dent on someones car... it's hella noticeable lol like rendering the Luxor Pyramid useless.

OH, and I'd ask Siri to "Beam me up".

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Not unless it was fully functional so I could boldly go where no man has gone before.

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Scale USS Enterprises in Vegas? Ok the economy can't be THAT bad!

They could make this work. If it was more comical and if it was a "theme-park" type atmosphere, with bunch of rides, gift shops and restaurants, and not just some crazy Trekkie hang-out I'd go. I mean who doesn't like a theme park? The price would have to be competitive and I'd wait a good year after it opened for things to calm down. But as a theme-park enthusiast I would make the trip.

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This project would have definitely drawn me Las Vegas for a visit, perhaps even as a place to relocate to. As it is, that is a city I have never seen since gambling has no attraction to me. I'm not really a Trekker, but I did find the show visionary. It seems the folks behind this project were visionary as well, but in the end Paramount did not want a permanant monument as a reminder to everyone if it flopped. That's not visionary at all and shows a complete disconect from human aspiration.

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I would think it would have been more of an attraction before the Star Trek Experience closed down. I'm not a Trekkie but I am a sci-fi fan so we went to that. The most amusing thing by far was the huge, very in character and very funny Klingon chatting up customers in Quark's bar and grille. That and the Romulan Ale the guys drank that turned their pee bright blue.

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Of course I would. It's only logical.

And, ahem, the more respectful term is "Trekker" not "Trekkie." Not that I AM one or anything. I mean I barely speak much Klingon and am years past my Pon Farr.....

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Yes, I would go. I visited the Experience exhibit in Vegas twice. I'd be into visiting a similar exhibit. And yes, I also had fun hanging out at Quark's bar, and talking with the Klingon, the Ferengi, and the Borg drone.

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@belyndag: I've always preferred Trekkie myself...then again, I wouldn't consider either one to be an insult.

I'm about a 4 hour car ride from Vegas, and I've gone there for worse reasons than a life-size Enterprise. I'd definitely make the trip for the express purpose of a visit at least once.

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I don't know that it would have prompted me to make the trip, but it would have been a draw if I was already going or was going to be in that area of the country.

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@gt0163c: We have a timeshare in Vegas, and have gotten pretty burned out on the place, as we don't gamble and don't drink much. So it would be cool if there was something like that new to visit. As is is we are waiting for Cirque to change its shows. I'm actually familiar with the "trekkie" vs "trekker" thing, but it's been many years since I heard "trekker" and figured it had died down. I attend SF, gaming and anime cons but not Trek stuff so I am not in the loop on the current politically correct Trekinology.

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I would have gone there to see it. The sheer size of the thing would be staggering, no matter what series they based it on.

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I like Star Trek and all, but no I would not go just for that. Although if I was going to get to see the USS Enterprise. I would want it to be the very 1st ship. I'm not a gambler either, so that would not get me there either.

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First off let me say YES, YES, a thousand times YES!
now that that's out of my system...
while the purist in me says it should be the original constitution class TOS ship, complete with the, as Gene Roddenberry put it, "Des Moines Holiday Inn Style" corridors.
to make it more commercially viable though I would suggest Full Scale Galaxy Class Enterprise D (TNG). Now THAT would make a heck of a Hotel.

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@moondrake and @gt0163c: I have to confess that I really don't know whether Trekker or Trekkie is more PC these days. I just wanted to rag on you folks. But I would like to contact the folks at Websters and recommend that the word "Trekinology" be added to the next edition of the dictionary!

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only if it was the NCC-1701
no bloody A, no bloody B, no bloody C and no bloody D

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I'm sure I would have gone to check it out at least once. But like with every other attraction in Vegas, there's a law of diminishing returns. You get a big turnout at first, then a little less the next year, then less the year after that until what was once "new and exciting" becomes "old and stale".

The author of the article said that the Fremont Street Experience revitalized downtown Vegas for about five years. I don't think that a $150 million Enterprise, catering to more of a niche audience, would have done any better.

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Too far....but if I were in Vegas, I would NOT miss it.

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YES, I definitely would. I never got to go to the Experience exhibit so I'd hope they would put all that stuff in it too.