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Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum Planned

Posted by T'Bonz - 30/05/14 at 10:05 am


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The New Starship Foundation plans on opening a sci-fi museum in Hollywood next year.

The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum will be “the world’s first dedicated science fiction museum that will celebrate sci-fi in film, TV, art and literature.”

“The [museum] project began two years ago when writer/fan Huston Huddleston found two discarded Star Trek Enterprise Bridge sets created by Paramount in 1998 for touring, and decided to restore them.”

“The [Hollywood Science Fiction Museum] will be an interactive museum with fully immersive environments and touch screens that will incorporate old and new footage from actors, filmmakers and NASA astronauts and scientists, and will present both the fact and fiction of sci-fi. This will eventually teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based education in a fun new way to all ages.”

The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum will feature exhibits from: “Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, 2001, Alien, Metropolis, Thunderbirds, Firefly, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, Blake’s 7, Ghostbusters, Farscape, The Time Machine, Godzilla, X-Men, Avengers, Superman, Planet of the Apes, Back to the Future, Day the Earth Stood Still, V, Batman, Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, as well as fantasy like Lord of the Rings, Labyrinth, Legend, Munsters, Herbie the Love Bug, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dark Crystal, Game of Thrones, anime like Akira and Speed Racer.”

A Kickstarter campaign for the museum project is in progress, with the goal of raising $82,300. It can be found here.

The Starship Foundation‘s Board of Directors includes: Huston Huddleston (CEO), Ronald D. Moore, Rick Sternbach, Larry Nemecek, Doug Drexler, David Gerrold, Andrew Probert, and Timothy Earls.

Source: Press Release

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  • bgoo2

    “The world’s first”??

    What about the Science Fiction Museum that’s been in Seattle forever. They hosted the official 40th Anniversary Trek celebration there in 2006.

  • Cosmo

    It’s a nice idea, but there’s a whole lot more to “Hollywood Sci-Fi” than the movies and tv series listed in the article above.

  • bydefault

    Yes, and since when is Lord of the Rings considered science fiction and not fantasy?

  • Matthew B. Tepper

    One thing you can’t see on that map: a teeny-tiny broom closet tucked away in a corner somewhere, labelled “printed science fiction.”

  • robjoh

    The article does say as well as fantasy like…..,so I guess there’s a section for fantasy stuff,for those who like that. I don’t,so that’s one section I don’t ever have to see,LOL! Although they do mention some stuff in the fantasy line-up I wouldn’t actually classify as fantasy.

    I hope they actually do this,would love to see something like that.

    J-R!

  • robjoh

    LOL! I KNOW,right?! Yeah,I kinda thought you might just see the map first,I had the same reaction till I read the article,and then had the same reaction as you with…..some….of the things they call fantasy,lol!

    J-R!

  • Matthew B. Tepper

    I just finally got around to watching the video. It specified movies and TV. Can’t blame them for not being what they don’t have any intention of being.

  • Cosmo

    I wrote a longer entry at first, listing more of the flaws in both the map and the quote in the article, but the browser froze. In any case, we agree, as I mentioned LOTR as not belonging in the “Sci-Fi” museum. To many people out there among the general public, sci-fi film and tv begins and ends with Star Trek and Star Wars….

  • Cosmo

    The authors I enjoy most are from the ’30s to ’50s, all of them long gone, so even if this “museum” included sf lit, none of my faves would be represented…yet some were best sellers in their day.

  • milojthatch

    I think this is a great idea. I’ve been following this since it was just a fan saving the TNG bridge to it now being a full Sci-Fi museum in Hollywood. I can understand how so hard core Sci-Fi fans might not like that written Sci-Fi is not really part of this. However, this is going to be a tourist trap on Hollywood Blvd. What do YOU think is going to sell more tickets honestly?

  • bydefault

    Of course, because nothing brings out the crowds like a bunch of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang memorabilia.

  • milojthatch

    I’m actually working on Hollywood Blvd. this summer and you’d be surprised what brings out the crowds there!

  • bydefault

    I’m steeling myself then…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPEPk2eKFsQ

  • Cosmo

    Nothing would surprise me since the last time I tried to drive down Hollywood Blvd. on a Saturday evening. People climbing in and out of cars in various states of dress and undress in the middle of the street, keys and phone numbers being tossed back and forth from car to curb and vice versa, various substances both legal and illegal going around, lots of extremely loud music…and that was back in 1987! It took a couple of hours just to drive a mile through all that insanity. Can’t imagine it today.

  • Cosmo

    And to think, I actually went to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in a theater…or was it Mary Poppins? In any case: *hangs head in shame*.

  • Cosmo

    I’m holding out until they announce the Cat-Women of the Moon / Robot Monster / Plan 9 from Outer Space wing of the museum. Dammit.