A Hall of Starships? A Hall of Robots? In a dedicated interactive Science Fiction museum? Yes. Yes, please!
Every day at San Diego Comic Con 2013, I stopped by the Star Trek Enterprise-D Restoration booth run by New Starship, a non-profit group dedicated to restoring the set of the famous ship. I made a donation. I made another one the next day and then, well you get the story. I even have a picture and a certificate hanging on my fridge!
Almost a year later, New Starship has set their eyes on something bigger, The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum, whose mission is to boldly go where no one has gone before. To create a museum that will “inspire people of all ages, races and nationalities with the uplifting vision of the future found in science fiction media and to encourage them to learn about science, technology, engineering, math, history and filmmaking through fun, interactive exhibits and programs.”
Led by Huston Huddleston and an impressive Board of Directors (Ronald D Moore, Rick Sternbach, Doug Drexler, Andrew Probert, David Gerold, Timothy Earls and Larry Nemecek), New Starship hopes to have a “smaller museum” ready in 2015 and the final one in 2018. New Starship has received great vocal support from many of the Star Trek franchise actors, writers, designers, crew etc. and now they need financial support. Check out their Kickstarter campaign here and if you can, donate some shekels to help get this wonderful dream of The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum realized.
If you have any doubts, spend a moment imagining a day at a museum where you can sit in a Federation chair, visit Serenity’s bridge and step inside a Tardis and then, Engage!
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