Local sci-fi satire Voyage Trekkers gets its own Phoenix Zoo ride

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I knew Voyage Trekkers was popular, but I thought it would take a little longer for the lovable “worst crew in the galaxy” to get its own theme park attraction.

Yes, the Valley’s own Star Trek spoof is going to be a train ride at The Phoenix Zoo’s annual nighttime Halloween Event, Howl-O-Ween.

“Rescue on Danger Planet” is a 10-15 minute adventure featuring lizard men, space barbarians and an evil mastermind. Capt. Sunstrike’s crew has gone missing while exploring Danger Planet — and you’re the rescue team!

Howl-O-Ween takes place 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27. Tickets cost $6 for zoo members and $8 for nonmembers. Attractions vary in “Scare Level,” and “Rescue on Danger Planet” falls about in the middle.

You can watch the first season of Voyage Trekkers online at www.voyagetrekkers.com; Season 2 is in production, and the team needs your help to complete the starship’s iconic bridge. Message them via the show’s official Facebook page for more information.

A web series, original novella, fan fiction contest, “Choose Your Own Adventure” videos and radio plays, and now a live Halloween attraction … that’s quite a warp-speed journey!

About Jayson Peters

Nerdvana's founder and owner. A former East Valley Tribune copy editor, page designer and website editor, he is now Digital Editor for The Pueblo Chieftain in Southern Colorado, a web design instructor at Pueblo Community College and president of the Southern Colorado Press Club. He has contributed to the popular GeekDad blog and taught online media at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, his alma mater. Lifelong Star Wars fan and Trekker who also worships all things Tolkien and Doctor Who.