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April 20, 2014

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New phase: No May 8 opening of Star Trek Experience at Neonopolis

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Rohit Joshi, checking out the scene outside Neonopolis.

The new Star Trek Experience will not be built in phasers, I mean in phases, beginning May 8 as anticipated. That’s the date the new "Star Trek" movie is set to hit theaters nationwide, and it also is the date the new Experience attractions were planned to be opened at the recently resurrected Neonopolis.

The story is, CBS has essentially taken control of the Star Trek universe (Or is it galaxy? Whichever intergalactic term fits) and will not permit any phaser, I mean phase, of the attraction to open in conjunction with the movie’s release. Rohit Joshi, who heads the development team that owns Neonopolis, had hoped to bring in a gift shop and maybe bar/restaurant in May. However, CBS, which owns the "Star Trek" title and licensing rights, has a different time frame. From the bridge, we’ll keep our radar -- and our shields -- activated.

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