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Published: Wednesday December 19, 2012 MYT 10:13:00 PM

Star Trek exhibition comes to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Star Trek fans, or “trekkies”, can re-live their favourite moments on the show at an exhibition featuring actual props used on the set.

“Star Trek: The Exhibition”, to be held until March 31 next year, features the largest collection of artifacts, costumes and information from the five television series and 11 feature films.

Highlights of the exhibition include a replica of the transporter, a teleportation machine used in the show, the legendary Captain's chair and a seven-metre long model of the USS Enterprise spaceship.

Visitors can also leaf through copies of the script used in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series at the exhibition at the National Science Centre, Bukit Kiara here.

Centre director Assoc Prof Dr Irmawati Ramli said Kuala Lumpur was the first Asian city to display the items after a successful run in Vancouver, Canada.

“I am confident it will be a success in view of the many Star Trek fans here,” she said.

The exhibition is co-organised by EMS Holdings Pte Ltd, the global licensed partner of CBS Consumer Products.

EMS Holdings Pte Ltd chairman Datuk Jared Lim said it was interesting to note that many inventions such as handphones were inspired by fictional gadgets on Star Trek.

“The handphone is based on the communicator in the show whereas tablets were inspired by Star Trek's personal access display device or PAD,” he said.

The exhibition is open from 9am to 5pm daily except Fridays. Tickets are priced at RM20 per adult and RM10 for children and students.

For more information, log on to www.facebook.com/startrekexhibition.


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