Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

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Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds exhibit displays the genius, its huge influence on our culture, and how it has encouraged people to explore, create, and imagine.

See the cherished series all over again in a completely immersive exhibit, featuring over 100 props and artifacts from the five Star Trek television series, spin-offs, and films, as well as set pieces from the original series. You can see Captain Kirk’s command chair and the navigation console. The original costumes of Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and McCoy. The 6-foot U.S.S. Enterprise filming model from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

MoPOP Museum’s “Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds” exhibit assesses the show’s rich history in captivating detail. There was a first-night party, screenings and appearances by two cast members, Brent Spiner and Denise Crosby who played Data and Tasha Yar, of the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” TV series. The exhibit is scheduled from May 2018 through October 2019. The Museum of Pop Culture (formerly the EMP Museum) is located at Seattle Center.

The exhibit should please “Star Trek” fans with its vast range of over 100 items, which consists of the costumes of all five “Star Trek” captains, gadgets like communicators and tricorders, outfits worn by the genetically engineered villain Khan, and lots of tribbles, the fuzzy creatures that caused chaos in “The Trouble with Tribbles” episode. A fake spaceship corridor even has purring tribbles.

The remarkable centerpiece is a re-creation of the Enterprise bridge from the original series, including the captain’s chair and a restored navigation console. It’s the first time these things have been on public display in a quarter of a century. A replica of the chair will sit in EMP’s lobby, prime for photo ops.

Other great interactive options are a transporter simulator, where you can be taped being taken to another galaxy, as well as a booth where you can imitate Captain Kirk shouting Khan’s name in annoyance in the movie “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

 

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