Friday, June 13, 2014

The Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum Project

I just heard about this Kickstarter program and it only has 60 hours left and still need over $25,000 to hit their goal. It's called the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum. Here is a brief description of their project from this Kickstarter page - New Starship Foundation, the nonprofit behind the Enterprise-D Bridge Restoration, with board members including the greatest talents in science fiction, presents THE HOLLYWOOD SCIENCE FICTION MUSEUM. This will be the first museum in the world to exclusively show the history of sci-fi films, TV, art and literature through props, sets and costumes, as well as show advancements in space travel and teach Real Science through Science Fiction. It 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 museum will include 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, and anything else we can fit within our walls.

This Kickstarter is to acquire the funds to develop our 2015 Hollywood Sci Fi Museum, which will be smaller than the future museum, but still significant and unique. They want to show that something like this in Hollywood could work. If all goes as planned, the permanent one will be built and open by 2018.

You can go to their website for pictures and footage of what they have planned. It's a very ambitious project but if it turns out like they plan it's going to be one of the most amazing places for sci fi and fantasy fans.

(Edit... since I'm late on blogging the Kickstarter is down to 3 hours but I'm happy to say they reached their goal.) You can see there Kickstarter page HERE. I'm happy that I donated and will be a small part this is amazing project.

You can check out a video explaining the project.

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