Friday, August 12, 2011
Captain's Log Flume
It looks like Star Trek is getting the theme park treatment...in Jordan.
After more than 40 years, we finally have the green light on a Star Trek theme park, thanks to King Abdullah of Jordan (who once was an extra on an episode of Star Trek: Voyager when he was still a Prince). And it only cost a measly $1.5 billion to do it.
The project is expected to be completed by 2014, and will be the crown jewel of the planned Red Sea Astrarium resort in the coastal city of Aqaba. The whole thing will have 17 entertainment areas and 4 hotels on 184 acres of land, and all powered by renewable energy.
Hopefully when it's finished, they'll have developed working Transporters so that all of us can just beam over there without having to pay a million dollars for a plane ticket.
I'm sure that's part of their plan.