I’ve been a Trek fan since the days of Commander Pike. But $150,000,000 just to build the thing? Call me myopic but I don’t think it would have the staying power to pay for itself.
A curiosity is one thing. A $150,000,000 curiosity is something else entirely.
I don’t know... You can be sure of one thing: those guys in Vegas know how to count the money. If all the area hotels/casinos were behind it, they had already calculated the payback, and decided that the increased traffic to their establishments would have more than covered their share of the cost... I’ve seen the overhead screen, and while it’s cool, it’s no match for the Enterprise.