“Star Trek: The Experience” (1998-2008) at the Las Vegas Hilton; “Surely, the best of times…”

Star Trek: The Experience opened in January of 1998, during Star Trek’s 1990s heyday. Early 1998 was a time of Trek plenty… there were two Star Trek TV series in production (“Deep Space Nine” and “Voyager”), a forthcoming movie (“Star Trek: Insurrection”) and tons of merchandise, including the now semi-legendary toy line from licensee Playmates….