Even if you are not a devotee of science fiction (and I’m not), you’ll find things that you recognize and the object that one fan considers the Holy Grail another may find interesting or even amusing. There is quite a display of cheesy-looking weaponry: phasers, blasters, and disruptors. There are the ("Beam me up, Scotty!") communication devices. There’s no end of spacecraft models and an enjoyable interactive spaceship exhibit. (How many lasers does a Klingon battle cruiser carry?…if you can answer that then bless you.)
There are sections on teleportation, time travel, and changing scale. There is post-apocalyptic literature, and there are aliens of all kinds not to mention robots. (Everyone must have seen at least one Star Wars movie.) And the costumes: Charlton Heston’s "Planet of the Apes" outfit, the uniform from "The Rocketeer", Cat’s costume from "Red Dwarf" and coneheads from SNL and so much more.
It’s all fun, affordable, and a testimonial to the imagination. For more information, go to Science Fiction Museum.
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Riverview, New Brunswick
June 12, 2007
From journal Jewel of the Northwest
January 9, 2007
From journal Seattle in a Week
September 11, 2004
The exhibits include movie and TV manuscripts and letters from various SciFi pioneers like Isaac Asimov as well as movie costumes and props and several tv monitors with interviews of Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, and George Lucas. The only thing missing was the X-Files. Must not have been able to secure publishing rights. Anyway, plenty of Star Trek, the Matrix and Terminator stuff for the casual SciFi fan, but the truly unique items are the first editions of classic SciFi books and the many Amazing Stories magazines from the 40's and 50's they have on display. Seeing where SciFi came from and how it both shaped and mirrored our current society at the same time was truly fascinating. Even if you don't like SciFi in general, anyone who likes a well-written story should check it out. Cost is $12.95 per person. Fun website also.
From journal Company Party