The Star Trek Exhibition on the Promenade was in danger of closing until a Star Trek fan came to the rescue.
Kuma Exhibitions, the parent company of The Star Trek Exhibition on the Promenade went into liquidation last fall putting the popular (10,000 attendees) exhibition in jeopardy. But the exhibition manager reached out to Trek fan Martin Netter. Netter “owns the largest collection of Star Trek memorabilia in the world and provided many of the props currently on display at the exhibition.”
“I was already involved from the beginning,” said Netter. “I helped the company with planning and last year we had the bad situation that they went out of business, so somebody had to do something.
“I’m happy to bring an exhibition to the public and I think Blackpool is a good place for it. You have all the tourists. It’s much better to do business here than in London where it is more difficult to cover running costs.
“Star Trek is a huge fandom, with fans from old to young, from poor to very rich. I would like to make it even more special for Blackpool so I will need to be here. This is now my second home.”
Source: Blackpool Gazette