Aliens To Invade Las Vegas Monorail TodayBy Michelle
September 22, 2005 - 4:28 PM
Today at 10 a.m. Pacific time, the Las Vegas Monorail will be invaded by Klingons, Borg, Ferengi, Romulans, and Andorians. These aliens will continue to ride the monorail five days a week through December in order to promote Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.
12 aliens from Star Trek will appear in all today, three to speak to the media and nine to ride the Star Trek Monorail alongside Las Vegas commuters. "It is an unprecedented honor to welcome this prestigious delegation to Earth," said Curtis Myles, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Monorail Company. "We intend to openly share our public transit technologies with them and to communicate with them as necessary during their three month mission."
From September 22nd to December 22nd 2005, alien characters will appear on the monorail from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to interact with riders. The 4.2-mile circuit connects the casinos of the Las Vegas Strip to the city's convention center at seven stops. "Last year we imaged the interior and exterior of one monorail train in a Star Trek theme," explained Jerry Helms, vice president of Star Trek: The Experience. "We're confident this environment will...create an exciting and entertaining experience for the millions of people who ride the Las Vegas Monorail."
"From the farthest reaches of the universe we have watched the Las Vegas Monorail operate flawlessly since the Earth month of January," announced Lieutenant Commander Voq'ha, one of the Klingon delegation riding the train car. "We have identified ...the most technologically-advanced public transit system in the Milky Way galaxy." In addition to Voq'ha, the Borg Three of Six and two Vulcans, Sabek and Suran, find it logical to take the monorail to the $70 million Star Trek Experience, which houses two interactive attractions, a museum, a restaurant and a group of shops.