Seattle's EMP Museum dedicates most of its square footage to rock music (including an entire room of historically significant guitars), but the venue also hosts a steady stream of exhibits and events dedicated to other pop-culture avenues, especially science fiction.
Current visitors can check out "Icons of Science Fiction" (get up close and personal with a Dalek!), but in March 2015, EMP will unveil "Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction," an interactive exhibit packing over 150 props from movies and TV into a 3,500-square-foot gallery.
According to curator Brooks Peck, quoted in the EMP press release:
Infinite Worlds takes the form of a mechanized, alien spacecraft that has been exploring the galaxy for thousands of years. Along the way it has gathered weird and interesting costumes, tools and other objects from a number of alien civilizations. Now the ship has come to Earth and invited us to come on board. It's a bit like a Borg cube combined with Storage Wars.
That's a presentation concept we can get behind, especially considering all the cool items that'll be on display. A partial list includes: a proton pack and ghost trap from Ghostbusters; the Dune sandworm head; Luke Skywalker's Star Wars lightsaber; Klingon robes and weapons from Deep Space Nine; an egg from Alien: Resurrection; Six's red dress from Battlestar Galactica; and a full-scale T-800 endoskeleton from Terminator 2. Furthermore...
The exhibit will also contain original short films featuring new and archived oral history interviews with some of sci-fi's greatest luminaries. The films provide a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and include interviews with artists, directors, authors and actors including George Lucas, Anne McCaffrey, James Cameron, Ronald Moore, and Jane Espenson.
Sounds mighty cool. For anyone else not in the Pacific Northwest... who's up for a road trip?
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