The Detroit Free Press reports that:
“Star Trek: The Exhibition” is to make its first Midwest stop at the Detroit Science Center beginning Feb. 14, the museum is to announce today. Tickets are to go on sale Friday, in time for people to buy as Christmas gifts for their favorite Trekkies.
“We are thrilled to be the first Midwest venue for the exhibit,” said Todd Slisher, vice president of science programs at the museum. “I think it’s one of the major blockbuster exhibitions traveling around the country.”
You can learn more about the exhibition (with photos) from TrekMovie.com and though the Detroit Science Center web page on the Star Trek exhibit.
While you’re checking out the strange and unusual, be sure to take a trip to the salt mines beneath Detroit via Michigan in Pictures!
Distant frontiers appear to have gotten closer in Washington as well, with the Detroit News reporting yesterday that Democrats in Congress and the White House have reached an agreement in principle on a bailout package. It’s clear that the auto industry will have nothing like the free reign of the finance markets, however:
The changes to the plan hammered out Tuesday leave little wiggle room for the automakers, which will have to radically cut costs, restructure debt and negotiate new concessions with the United Auto Workers in a few short months to hold on to the loan money. Shareholders and others are also likely to have to make concessions.
OK, here’s a little (low quality) video tour of the exhibition: