Thursday, August 18, 2011
King Abdullah II Plans 'Star Trek' Resort
Not too many kings make guest appearances on science fiction shows. But Jordan's King Abdullah II did, for "Star Trek: Voyager" and now he's investing in a sprawling $1.5 billion Trek-themed resort in Jordan on the banks of the Red Sea.
"At its core, Star Trek is about bringing worlds together and about a profound hope for the future," Liz Kalodner, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Consumer Products, said in a statement. "We are proud to bring such a unique, interactive Star Trek property to this part of the world to be a part of Jordan's future."
Aqaba will soon become a science fiction landmark.