I can’t think of a better reason to head Northwest toward Seattle than the awesomeness on display at the EMP Museum, beginning June 9 2012.
ICONS OF SCIENCE FICTION will feature rare bits of science fiction history sure to capture the minds and hearts of every sci fi lover.
Artifacts on display will feature iconic pieces of sci-fi lore, such as the command chair from the original Star Trek series, an Imperial Dalek from the Doctor Who series, the T-800 skull from Terminator 2, and (gasp) Neo’s coat from Matrix Reloaded – among others.
According to the curators, visitors will have the opportunity to experience the fully monty of fun stuff:
Sample diverse forms of science fiction, learn about the pervasiveness of the genre in popular culture, and connect science fiction’s big ideas to the artists, writers, and filmmakers who spawned them with six unique sectors that highlight the work of EMP’s Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductees. Drawing on questions that propel the plots in science fiction media such as, “What if we fought a war with Aliens?” “What if we could explore the stars?” or “What if we were enslaved by our machines?” Icons of Science Fiction allows visitors to traverse the creative spirit of sci-fi innovators, while simultaneously reveling in the physical artifacts inspired by their distinct visions. Witness concept art from the popular video game Portal, pull on a second persona with antennas, ray gun, and cape from the compositing special effects installation, and witness the flying saucers and light sabers that have come to form the basis of our collective consciousness.
- Source: EMP Museum
I’m geeking… are you? *Checks flights and hotel reservations*… or maybe I can have that damn Scotty beam me out there for a quick tour.
Check out the pics… enjoy kids.