Oh yeah, definitely some child-like (thought still respectful) behaviour on those sets. I caught myself laughing all giddy more than once, lol. I think more than a few Oh my gawd’s were thrown in there, too
Like others have said already, being able to set foot on the Enterprise was like a dream come true. The size of each set was impressive, and the attention to detail was amazing. A heart-felt thanks to Dave, Will, Vic and the STC crew for making it possible.
For me, when Vic chose me to stand in front of the closed doors leading to Engineering, cue “Doors!” and then to have them open and be right in front of that awesome set, honestly brought a tear to my eye.
That emotional response happened more than once, I’ll admit. The whole experience was magical, and at times felt a little bit surreal, like it wasn’t possible we actually were where we were, lol.
But, as others have also said, the best part was finally being able to put a real face to the name/online handle of many people I’ve known pretty much the whole 15 years I’ve been in the hobby (going all the way back to Dewback Wing ASAP).
To have the opportunity to just hang out with all of you guys and be able to talk props non-stop was just so fun. And being able to see some of the awe-inspiring builds/pieces others own (such as all ten of LostinTrek’s TOS Comms or Joe’s Trics/Comms) was fantastic.
The whole thing was just an incredible experience, one that (as Joe said) I sincerely hope we can all repeat again, and hopefully with other members who couldn’t make it out to this one I’ll see about getting some pics up later.
EDIT: I also got to go up the Jefferies Tube, and even eject the antimatter pod, lol.