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UFP News Archive
|FiestaCon (WesterCon 62) - Jeopardy and a
Hosted a game of SciFi Jeopardy at FiestaCon
over July 4th weekend in Tempe, AZ
(Party photos by Dave Bluestein)
Star Trek: The Exhibition
Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate: Atlantis) made an
appearance at Star Trek: The Exhibition in early March.
|Star Trek The
opening weekend. UFP Was there!
|For a full report on the
opening of Star Trek The Exhibition,, go to this page with pictures and links to
|Star Trek: The
Exhibition Comes to Arizona Science Center!
| Phoenix, AZ – Oct. 2008 –
Premier Exhibitions, Inc. has announced that STAR TREK THE EXHIBITION
will open November 16th
in Phoenix. Opening for a limited engagement at Arizona Science Center,
this 12,500 square foot touring exhibition contains the world's most
comprehensive collection of authentic Star Trek ships, re-creations,
sets, costumes and props from all 5 series and 10 films over the last
40+ years. "Star Trek: The Exhibition" is a 12,500 sq. foot touring
exhibit and original props that bring the world of Star Trek into
museums, covering the history of franchise from 5 Trek TV shows and 10
feature films. While the first 'engagement' remains open in San
Diego, the second engagement of "Star Trek: The Exhibition" will be
open to the public November 16th
till May 10th.
Tickets for the Phoenix engagement of Star Trek: The Exhibition go on
sale November 10th for the event starting Saturday November 15th
for AZ Science Center VIP's members and Sunday November 16th for the
public at azscience.org and the Admissions Counter at Arizona Science
Center. For the premiere opening Nov 15th/16th, Mike & Denise
Okuda (plus other guests) will
be on hand.
The AZ Exhibit will include all different items than the San Diego
exhibit. This unparalleled experience enables the
public to step inside the Star
Trek world and become active participants in the legacy that has
our imagination for generations. Whether it is sitting on one of the
Enterprise bridges or traveling through space on motion simulators,
TREK THE EXHIBITION fully immerses visitor in the legendary journey
has become synonymous with scientific innovation and ingenuity.
Highlights of STAR TREK THE EXHIBITION include:
• Once in a lifetime opportunity to become part of the Enterprise crew
and stand on the Bridge of the Starship Enterprise D. This immersive
experience puts you in the legendary command center seen in every
episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. You can even sit in Jean-Luc
Picard's Captain's Chair.
• A full-scale replica of the Sickbay from Star Trek: The Next
Generation. The Ship's Sickbay was the setting for many of the show's
scenes, where Dr. Beverly Crusher served as the Ship's Chief Medical
• Ride through the Galaxy in a full-motion flight simulator.
• Recreations of the Transporter Room.
• Walk through The History of the Future which timelines the
entire Star Trek saga and places each series and film into its
perspective from the present-day International Space Station and NASA's
to the Moon through the future voyages of captains Archer, Kirk,
Sisko, and Janeway.
• See many artifacts from the entire run of Star Trek including
outfits, ship models, the Enterprise-D engineering console, alien heads
"STAR TREK THE EXHIBITION is the ultimate voyage through a
legendary piece of iconic history giving visitors a first hand look at
the scientific endeavors of the Enterprise crew" states Chevy Humphrey,
President and CEO of Arizona Science Center. "We hope that this will
inspire the next generation to explore careers in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics and motivate everyone to
boldly go where no one has gone before." Over the summer Star
Trek: The Tour (which opened and closed in Long Beach in the Spring),
was re-born as the multi-city "Star Trek: The Exhibition" in which the
first stop opened in San Diego in June. At the time it was
reported that there would
actually be two concurrent exhibitions going and now the second one has
announced, kicking off in Phoenix on November 16th at the Arizona
Center at 600 East Washington Street in downtown Phoenix in the
and Science Park. It will be on the third floor (and wind itself
to the first) where the Narnia exhibit just ended.
Picnic & Rocket Launch, March 25th, 2008
4-7th - DarkCon 2007
Jewel Staite at DarkCon 2007
Dec 31, 2006 - New Year's Eve Party Photo
Nov, 2006 - UFP Member Frank McShane passes away.
A tribute page has been started here.
Oct 2006 - The U.F.P. is sponsoring the appearance of Jewel Staite at DarkCon 2007
Jewel is best know for her role as Kaylee in the Firefly TV series
& the Serenity movie based on the series. She has had many
other roles and will be appearing in a regular role in Season 4 of
Stargate Atlantis starting in July 2007.
Sept 2006 - UFP Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek at
A PDF file
(about 3.5 MB)
with pictures is now online.
Best Viewed at 800
x 600 x 16bpp