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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Moose » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:22 am

I remember going here as a kid. The thing I found most interesting were the alligators on the roads.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby cfc » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:33 am

^Come to think of it, the Space Center is the first place I ever saw gators outside of a zoo. They just swam around the canals there, hoping that someone would toss them food, I guess--such as hot dogs, fries, small children, etc.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby haydn12 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:46 am

We take the kids (they are now teenagers) to the space center every few years. They just love the place. We have no problem with them staying interested from opening to closing. It's a change of pace from the usual theme parks. The trip next month though will be Busch Gardens Tampa, Seaworld and Universal. Try to mix it up!

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:15 pm

As mentioned in our last update, one of the reasons we chose to go to Kennedy Space Center this summer was in order to see...

Star Trek: The Exhibition
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There was a woman captain, too, wasn't there? Eh, must've been my imagination.
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There was a line. And it was an upcharge. Sue me.
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The first of the two main exhibits is in the IMAX theater building.
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This one is dedicated to "classic" Trek. (That means Kirk and Spock for you non-this-kind-of-nerdiness-types.)
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KHAAAAAAN!!!
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These items are behind glass because they are dangerous weapons.
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Obviously, I don't need to tell you which episode this is from.
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That's *captain* dumbass, to you.
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And while I'm cursing: This kid was a shite navigator.
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Back outside, Smisty tries to figure out how big the Enterprise D is as measured in Saturn V rockets (so she can try to win that free trip to space).
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Kirk has his communicator, I have my space dots.
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And now it's time for Star Trek Live! I'm excited.
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Diabolical preshow trivia, solvable by only the most hardcore of Star Trek nerds! (Or "Trektards," as they prefer to be called.)

Note: Photos of the actual show are prohibited. Sorry.
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I...I couldn't take it and bailed out halfway through the show. Misty stuck it out, though, and even got this swell photo at the end.
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This is the second main exhibit hall, and encompasses all the other Trek TV shows.
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Once inside, you see a TV! So exciting!

But it has Voyager on it, so let's keep moving.
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Along one wall is a linear timeline of all the shows, movies, and major events in the Trek universe.

Smisty says yes to Star Trek II.
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Sorry, Bill.
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I think this is supposed to be from Insurrection or Nemesis. I guess I need to rewatch those, but one of them has Data singing or something and I don't want to risk it.
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Ignoring Smisty for the moment... (sorry!) ...I find it amusing that this quote is right next to a Borg. Yay, let's all look forward to being assimilated!
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Um...Worf, did you kill Doctor Crusher?
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Ahhh! This has suddenly turned into the Horror Nights version of Star Trek.
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OMG, we're all dead.
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Luckily, the afterlife is a gift shop. (See what I did there? That's called a "transition.")

I was happy to see that they were selling vibrating NON-SEX toys.
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Tell the world that your child is expendable!
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Mr. Spock is not impressed.
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So, was Star Trek: The Exhibition worthy of a special trip to Kennedy Space Center? No. But it was kind of a cool extra since we wanted to go anyway.

There's more Kennedy Space Center crap to come. Until then: May the force be with you!
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:26 pm

Electerick wrote:ImageAhhh! This has suddenly turned into the Horror Nights version of Star Trek.

Don't you mean the Futurama version?
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:43 pm

^ This photo would have been more appropriate. ;)
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Rastuso » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:37 pm

Why did Misty change shirts?

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:18 pm

Rastuso wrote:Why did Misty change shirts?


In protest to the end of of manned US space flight.

And also, because we visited twice, about a week apart.
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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby bean.zilla » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:38 pm

Did they have any of Guinan's kick A$$ hats?

Also - what was the Starfleet show about? Maybe that was the part that the ticket lady said was for kids? *heh*

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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

Postby Electerik » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:18 am

bean.zilla wrote:what was the Starfleet show about? Maybe that was the part that the ticket lady said was for kids?


I guess that's a possibility. (Though she certainly never indicated that she was talking about Star Trek Live only.)

I've blanked out much of the half a show that I actually watched. But I think that the audience was supposed to be recruits for some earlier version of Starfleet Academy. Then the party is crashed (via video screen) by a very Nero-like time-traveling Romulan, some Vulcan chick shows up to help you, many bad jokes are told, and then you leave the theater before it can hurt your brain anymore.

Oh, and no Guinan hats. Sorry.
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