One of the most exciting projects I oversaw was the development of a $40M+ permanent Star Trek attraction that was built in partnership with Paramount Parks at the Hilton in Las Vegas. Opened in 1998 it was mecca for Star Trek fans. The guest experience began with the History of the Future, an amazing pathway with Star Trek artifacts that led to a state-of-the-art simulator ride, the Klingon Encounter, after which guests walked into Quark’s Bar and Emporium for dining and shopping.  This project was particularly challenging because after working on Star Trek for almost eight years I was acutely aware of the need for absolute accuracy in all elements of the attraction if we were to suspend belief and transport fans to another dimension for a few hours!