Lizzie and I did a thing last weekend! We went to Kingsland, Georgia for Fan Days at Neutral Zone Studios. What is Neutral Zone Studios? In their own words from their website…
“THE NEUTRAL ZONE is a Not for Profit facility that contains a full-scale suite of Constitution class starship sets including: the bridge, transporter room, engineering, sickbay, briefing room, captain’s quarters, auxiliary control, a 100 foot-long corridor, a near-by green screen facility, and much more!”
Once a month, they open their doors to the public. (The next one is March 21st!) This is done to raise awareness of their organization, to try to raise a little money, and also, to share the joy a bit. Because that’s one thing that we, nerds, are good at. We can share the joy of the geek.
So I lured my only casual Star Trek watching daughter to Georgia with the promise of lunch after the walk-through and off we went. And, let me tell you, it was so cool!
They have worked hard to make it all feel real and it did. We turned the corner after checking in and I truly felt like I had just stepped onto the Enterprise. It was great fun to explore the set and be around like-minded people. With all the challenges of the real world, it is nice to escape to the fantasy world for awhile. Or what I like to call, what I wish the world was.
So if you are at Star Trek fan and not too far from Georgia, it’s worth the drive for the opportunity to spend some time on the Enterprise. 🙂
And, hey, if you want to be involved in a fan film, make your own fan film,volunteer on the set or anything like that, I’m sure they will be happy to have you on the “crew.”
Also, they have cool earrings for sale.