Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Star Trek Exhibition / Miniature Review

As highlighted in my previous blog post, a Star Trek Exhibition finally landed here at Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia. So is it worth the RM20 (US$6.50) admission price? Well ... yes and no.

Floor decal on the way to the exhibition proper
Banners showing the main characters and the Malaysian flag

If you are a die-hard Star Trek fan like me, then yes ... and only because we never had any exhibition of original Star Trek props before in KL. This is a golden opportunity to get to see some of the original props, costumes, scripts, replica of the Enterprise-D's bridge, transporter area, etc, etc. I was literally grinning from ear to ear like a kid in a candy store, looking at all the stuff on show. So if you're a Trekkie ... what are you waiting for ... go and see the exhibit now at the National Science Centre!

However, I kinda felt that the exhibit was way too short and I left wanting more, or more accurately, I left feeling there should have been much more to the exhibit than what was actually on show. If you aren't a fan, you would have left the exhibit thinking ... "what's all the fuss about Star Trek?"

Technically, taking pictures aren't allowed although that didn't stop many of the visitors from snapping away non-stop. I didn't really get to take much pictures and I don't want to spoil the excitement for future visitors by showing the pictures I took, so below is just some of the photos I took of miniatures ... in keeping with the theme of my blog. ^^

A Borg Sphere
Details on this miniature are simply mind boggling
This looks like the Enterprise B
Some miniature shuttles on display
A miniature replica of the Enterprise
FourEyedMonster revealed at long last ... that's me wishing you a long and prosperous life
Oh yes ... you can also take a three-picture set (for RM25) in which you can be in the original captain's chair (from the original series), in the deck of Enterprise-D and finally in the Transporter area. Those pictures are well worth it and I finally have one of my family and me in the deck of the Enterprise. How freakingly sweet is that! XD

One more thing - my previous blog had some official pictures showing Data's head and a big shuttle - both were NOT in the KL exhibition. As for the Ferengi, there was a miniature Ferengi ship as well as a Ferengi head on display. That's all for this post ... Live Long and Prosper!


  1. Thanks for the review man. Am planning to go this weekend. Do they sell any souvenirs like comm badges, uniforms etc.

  2. Good question ... the souvenir section was abysmal. No T-Shirts and No Comm badges. =( I get the feeling most of the stuff were rejected stock which no one wanted. They had only one ... just one ... miniature ship and it was a low quality klingon ship.

  3. So honestly....was the exhibition worth the $20? Am sure as trekkies we're expecting a lot hehe.

  4. Well ... did I regret going? no ... could the organisers have put more stuff on exhibit? hell yes ... was it worth RM20? not really I suppose. It's an ambivalent feeling that I have about the exhibit - I was over the moon at getting to see some of the props on show, then again, there is just not enough stuff to see to warrant RM20 I guess. So to honestly answer your question, it's like I said in my blog, yes and no. Sorry if this doesn't really help. =(

  5. Yes, you've helped a lot in my decision :). Thanks again man.


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