Set up show: Captain Kirk’s command chair and restored navigation console from Star Trek: The Authentic Collection. [credit: Skirball Center/MoPOP ]
Again in 2016, the Museum of Pop Tradition (MoPOP) in Seattle unveiled an immersive new exhibit, Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds, in its Science Fiction Museum and Corridor of Fame–a tribute to the vastly influential long-running franchise. The exhibit launched into a nationwide tour two years later and has been touring across the nation ever since. And now it is come to the ultimate cease on its journey: the Skirball Cultural Middle in Los Angeles, California, the place Gene Roddenberry first created his visionary collection, Star Trek: The Authentic Collection (TOS).
“Star Trek’s imaginative and prescient resonates deeply with the Skirball’s dedication to utilizing the facility of arts and storytelling to assist construct a society by which everybody belongs,” museum director Sheri Bernstein mentioned through the press preview final month.
Among the many highlights of the exhibit are Captain Kirk’s command chair, and the picket helm and navigation console from TOS, totally restored. There are many props: completely different designs of tricorders, communicators, phasers, and P.A.D.Ds; a mannequin of a Borg dice; and many weaponry, together with a Klingon disruptor pistol.
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