Friday, August 26, 2016

Live Long and Prosper in Illinois Corn Field

A corn maze in northern Illinois celebrates the original "Star Trek" television show's 50th anniversary, according to The Northwest Herald.

The Richardson Adventure Farm has turned 28 acres of corn into images of Captain James T. Kirk, Spock and the Starship Enterprise.

The attraction in Spring Grove opens Sept. 3.

The corn maze involves 11 miles of trails cut into a cornfield. When seen from above, the maze appears as an elaborate "Star Trek" tribute.

Co-owner George Richardson tells the newspaper it took length negotiations to get permission to use the images in the corn maze. He says William Shatner, who played Kirk, approved the likeness of his face only after it was made less stern and given a slight smile.

Information provided by The Northwest Herald and the State Jouranl-Register

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