Even though Star Trek: The Experience didn’t open to coincide with the release of Star Trek XI, don’t give up on it, says the owner of Neonopolis.
The delay in opening Star Trek: The Experience was not just because of the tanking economy, but because CBS didn’t think that the plans were fully in place yet, said Rohit Joshi, representative for the owner of the Neonopolis.
Joshi has been working with several consultants to design Star Trek: The Experience, which might include more than one ride, a restaurant and a bar, a Star Trek museum and a Trek-themed nightclub.
Attention to detail is important, according to Joshi, because of Star Trek fans, who notice when things aren’t what they should be. “You have to be extremely knowledgeable to do this correctly,” said Joshi. “You don’t want to do something to upset the Trekkies.”
Leslie Ryan, VP of communications for CBS Television Distribution in Los Angeles, said that the Neonopolis project is “still in development” and CBS did license the rights to the attraction to Joshi’s group.
There is no word from Joshi on how long the project will take, or from CBS Television Distribution regarding for how long the agreement between CBS and Neonopolis will be valid.