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Submission + - Life sized starship Enterprise nearly built in Las Vegas in the 90's (

T-Kir writes: Apparently 20 years ago instead of the Fremont Experience, downtown Las Vegas was actually close to building a life sized version of the refit USS Enterprise had it not been for the then studio chairman Stanley Jaffe nixing it at the final meeting. The project had support from Paramount licensing and then CEO Sherry Lansing, the Las Vegas Mayor and downtown redevelopment committee, but in the opinion of Mr Jaffe saying: “I don’t want to be the guy that approved this and then it’s a flop and sitting out there in Vegas forever.”. As a Trek fan I'm saddened that this never got built because I feel that this would've appealed to a much wider audience than science fiction fans. Props to io9 for picking this story up.

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