Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the resort will host Star Trek: The Exhibition on the famous Golden Mile, from Thursday 30th June and will open daily throughout the year.
The exhibition will take audiences on a journey through the 50-year history of Star Trek, with original props, costumes and scripts that have never previously been seen in Europe – many from private collectors, as well as the opportunity to step aboard a spectacular recreation of the iconic bridge from The Original Series.
Designed by the stage designer Andrew Edwards, the Exhibition will be an experience for fans and families to visit. The exhibition will come alive with an exciting new Augmented Reality app that allows visitors to appear transported.
From Friday 2nd September, Blackpool’s famed Illuminations will showcase a new light feature on the Golden Mile celebrating Star Trek, which will be seen from many miles into space.
Promoter Paul Gregg of Apollo Resorts Blackpool Ltd said: “After many months of negotiation, Apollo is delighted to bring a unique concept to Blackpool. This is the first time a major holiday destination anywhere in the world has celebrated a movie franchise or entertainment brand enjoying a 50 year history. Star Trek will meet all the expectations of a Blackpool visitor with an exclusive exhibition which boasts many never seen before items. A section of the world-famous illuminations will feature the much-loved captains of Star Trek. More exciting activity within the resort is yet to be announced.”
For Blackpool, the key council departments, including Visit Blackpool, The Illuminations team and The Winter Gardens are working together to make sure that every visitor enjoys the Star Trek celebrations.
Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “I am delighted that Blackpool’s Promenade has been chosen as the location for this new attraction. Star Trek is hugely popular around the world so I am sure this exhibition will be prove a big hit with visitors to the resort.
“Our Illuminations team is currently designing a Star Trek themed feature which will be located in a prominent position on Blackpool’s famous Golden Mile.”