What We Leave Behind – The Final Day at Star Trek: The Experience

What We Leave Behind - The Final Day at Star Trek: The Experience

On September 1st, 2008, Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton closed its doors for the last time. The Ugly Couch Show was on hand from open to close to bear witness to this historic event. We present to you our photos, interviews with fans, celebrities, aliens, employees both past and present, klingon drinking songs, andorian toasts, the wall of memories, and of course, the magificient closing ceremony.

As past employees, Star Trek: The Experience will always hold a special place in our hearts. The time we spent there was special to each of us, and the friends we made became family. The amazing things we were able to do and see while we were there were unparalleled. There will never another place and another time like that again. Ever.

– Barry Robb / Dr. Vlarg, Ferengi, 1997-2003
– Paul Mattingly / Lt. Cmdr. Vo’qha, Klingon, 1997-2006
– Todd Bristow / Cmdr. Styrbek, Vulcan, 1999-2001
– Jeff Gunter / Bartender, Quark’s, 2001-2008

Alien Interviews – 6:58

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Ronn Lucas, Trek Fan & Famous Ventriloquist – 3:12

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Fan Interviews – 3:32

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Last Call at Quark’s Bar – 3:47

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Closing Ceremony – 19:17

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Quark’s Bar Drink Recipes

For over 7 years, 80′s Jeff got people drunk on all manner of exotic libations at Quark’s Bar. By popular demand, we offer you the recipes of some of the more popular drinks from the menu, including the Mind Meld, the Tamarian Frost, the ever-popular Warp Core Breach.

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Photo Gallery

(We lost a lot of photos in the move from our old server, but we are looking for the originals and will have the gallery back online soon!)

The Ugly Couch Show would like to thank the entire cast and crew of Star Trek: the Experience, past and present, for making this production possible. Thanks to M.A. Ludwig for the use of her music. Also, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to all the trek fans who made a pilgrimage to the experience over the last decade. Live long and prosper.