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Here comes the bride, all dressed...as a Klingon?

Press Release Date 
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010
Ever harbored bedside fantasies about having an out-of-this-world wedding? Here's your chance! The Tech Museum is hosting a contest to select a lucky couple to get married - or renew their vows - on the U.S.S. Enterprise bridge from the original series in STAR TREK®: THE EXHIBITION. Couples across the galaxy are eligible to win the ultimate wedding package, which includes exclusive use to the bridge during the ceremony; a private museum room for a reception; two-night's stay at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, and a two-tier, Star Trek-themed wedding cake from Bijan Bakery & Café. To enter, couples simply submit a photo along with a few short paragraphs on why they should be picked to say "I do" or renew their vows on the bridge. Deadline for entries is February 3rd, with the winning couple receiving the highest tally of worldwide votes cast on our Facebook page from February 4th - 10th. We'll announce the winning couple just before Valentine’s Day. The celestial ceremony will take place sometime in March or early April. And in true Star Trek form, expect the couple and their wedding guests to appear in various Star Trek ensembles to make the wedding a truly interstellar event! "We've seen many a Star Trek character fall in love and get married on the series," said Peter Friess, president of The Tech Museum. "But how many couples actually have the chance to get married in real life, on one of the most iconic, science fiction set pieces ever? This will be a unique ceremony that they’ll remember forever. And it will surely be one of the most unusual events ever at the museum." The blockbuster exhibition, which makes its only Bay Area appearance at The Tech Museum, brings together the original costumes, genuine props and authentic recreations of sets from all five Star Trek television series and 11 Star Trek feature films, including the new box-office hit. The exhibition, in town until April 11, is spread across 15,000-square-feet and features more than 200 artifacts. For complete package details on how to enter and contest rules, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/. Look for the "CONTESTS" tab at the top of the page. About The Tech Museum The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future. ®&©2009 CBS Studios Inc. All rights reserved. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc.
Contact: Roqua Montez Senior Manager Public Relations (408) 795-6225 rmontez@thetech.org