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(Indiegogo)   Ladies and Gentlemen of Earth, I give you one of the most worthy crowd-funding efforts ever: The Museum of Science Fiction. Klaatu barada nikto   (indiegogo.com) divider line 33
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2013-11-06 06:32:30 AM  
Klaatu beard nobody?
 
2013-11-06 07:40:04 AM  
Why would an X-Wing fighter, R2-D2 and Imperial Shuttle from a fantasy film be in a Science Fiction museum?

/just gonna be 'that guy' right off the bat
 
2013-11-06 07:49:04 AM  
What's wrong with the Seattle museum? They don't even pretend something like this already exists.
 
2013-11-06 07:55:20 AM  

eltejon: What's wrong with the Seattle museum? They don't even pretend something like this already exists.


Came here to say this. Not that there probably isn't room for two, but there already *is* a pretty nifty one
 
2013-11-06 07:56:41 AM  
Sorry, I already gave my "Worthy science fiction cause" money to Star Citizen.
...and with the black friday sale, I'll probably be robbed at gunpoint giving more.
 
2013-11-06 08:01:22 AM  
Penisaurus?
 
2013-11-06 08:14:22 AM  

vudukungfu: Penisaurus?


Dr. Jerkoff?
 
2013-11-06 08:22:26 AM  
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We already have one in Kentucky.
 
2013-11-06 08:28:42 AM  
most worthy crowdfunding effort, subby?

t.qkme.me
 
2013-11-06 08:49:59 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Fantasy Genre


Nope.

Just because it's in space doesn't mean it's Science Fiction.
 
2013-11-06 08:53:46 AM  

buntz: HindiDiscoMonster: Fantasy Genre

Nope.

Just because it's in space doesn't mean it's Science Fiction.




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2013-11-06 08:55:27 AM  
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Wait, so Evil Dead is sci-fi?  That doesn't make any sense.
 
2013-11-06 08:56:44 AM  

Honest Bender: Klaatu barada nikto

Wait, so Evil Dead is sci-fi?  That doesn't make any sense.


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2013-11-06 09:04:47 AM  
3,000 sqft for an Enterprise prop piece, an LCD Wall showing a Star Wars Vista AND an Espresso Bar?

I think you got some hipster in my SciFi...

Am I just being a cynical jerk or does this just look like a crowd-funded-SciFi-themed Coffee Shop?

/Don't answer that...
//Yes, I am
 
2013-11-06 09:07:06 AM  
2 exhibits? 2 stinking exhibits? One of which is a police box... I know collectors with a significantly better "museum". Also, both of those are being built for them, so they have no actual pieces.

Call me when they make a serious attempt at a museum.
 
2013-11-06 09:07:49 AM  
Such a museum must have a whole wing entirely dedicated to Zardoz or they get none of my money. Good day, sir!
 
2013-11-06 09:09:49 AM  

eltejon: What's wrong with the Seattle museum? They don't even pretend something like this already exists.


The first one to have on display an actual screen-used TARDIS from one of the Doctor eras wins the duel.

www.themindrobber.co.uk
 
2013-11-06 09:09:50 AM  

eltejon: What's wrong with the Seattle museum? They don't even pretend something like this already exists.


Maybe the fact that a Dalek, a chair, and a coat don't make a museum either? I had high hopes... then I went to their website... Seattle's doesn't sound like a museum so much as a small exhibit at the EMP museum.
 
2013-11-06 09:31:09 AM  

buntz: Why would an X-Wing fighter, R2-D2 and Imperial Shuttle from a fantasy film be in a Science Fiction museum?

/just gonna be 'that guy' right off the bat


Because Star Wars did a lot to reinvigorate Science-Fiction not only for movies but as a whole.  Before Star Wars we'd gone from things like the Flash Gordon serials of old in to things very much like Silent Running and Star Trek: The Motion Picture; very good but not very appealing.

In some respects the reason with the next Trek movie was Wrath of Khan (an action/adventure movie with a healthy dose of Sci-Fi trappings) and not Encounter at Farpoint (another slow meandering story if put on a big screen with a 2hr-ish runtime) was because everyone saw Star Wars making mad money and figured it'd be a good idea to see why.

That's why one of those should be in the Science Fiction museum, but I do agree only one of them really should be.
 
2013-11-06 09:34:24 AM  
Well good luck and all but there seem to be ignoring a rather rich history and when they say "a multidimensional center of gravity" in the promo video, well I guess it's more of a made-for-TV sci-fi than the better sort.
 
2013-11-06 09:58:57 AM  

TV's Vinnie: eltejon: What's wrong with the Seattle museum? They don't even pretend something like this already exists.

The first one to have on display an actual screen-used TARDIS from one of the Doctor eras wins the duel.

[www.themindrobber.co.uk image 702x246]


If you're in London visit the BBC head office at Broadcasting House. Their open to the public coffee shop has a Tardis, a proper screen used one. And a Dalek.


/WOULD. YOU. LIKE. A. CUP. OF. COFFEE?!
 
2013-11-06 10:01:25 AM  

cchinni: 3,000 sqft for an Enterprise prop piece, an LCD Wall showing a Star Wars Vista AND an Espresso Bar?

I think you got some hipster in my SciFi...

Am I just being a cynical jerk or does this just look like a crowd-funded-SciFi-themed Coffee Shop?

/Don't answer that...
//Yes, I am


I have to agree, 3000 square feet is very small, especially when half of it is taken up with the restrooms etc.In other words they have no room to ever add any more large items, and the decor looks expensive enough to make moving to bigger premises a very costly deal.
 
2013-11-06 10:03:31 AM  

Honest Bender: Klaatu barada nikto

Wait, so Evil Dead is sci-fi?  That doesn't make any sense.


I... I...

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2013-11-06 10:13:58 AM  

cchinni: 3,000 sqft for an Enterprise prop piece, an LCD Wall showing a Star Wars Vista AND an Espresso Bar?


Flint Ironstag: I have to agree, 3000 square feet is very small, especially when half of it is taken up with the restrooms etc.In other words they have no room to ever add any more large items, and the decor looks expensive enough to make moving to bigger premises a very costly deal.


It's a "preview museum" to get people interested and hopefully draw investors so they can get a permanent museum space opening in 2017. It's silly they don't make that clear in the indiegogo page, but that's what they've said in other interviews.
 
2013-11-06 10:15:14 AM  

Honest Bender: Klaatu barada nikto

Wait, so Evil Dead is sci-fi?  That doesn't make any sense.


No, it just means they'll have an exhibit dedicated to the fight above the Sarlacc from Return of the Jedi.
 
2013-11-06 10:20:37 AM  

Vaneshi: buntz:

In some respects the reason with the next Trek movie was Wrath of Khan (an action/adventure movie with a healthy dose of Sci-Fi trappings) and not Encounter at Farpoint (another slow meandering story if put on a big screen with a 2hr-ish runtime) was because everyone saw Star Wars making mad money and figured it'd be a good idea to see why.


To his dying day, Roddenberry hated WoK and derided it as "Horatio Hornblower in Space".

Then again, he also hated the idea of The Borg, calling them "robot men".

Case in point: all of the best ideas in Star Trek were ideas that Roddenberry not only didn't create, but fought against.
 
2013-11-06 10:22:26 AM  

Honest Bender: Klaatu barada nikto

Wait, so Evil Dead is sci-fi?  That doesn't make any sense.


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2013-11-06 10:28:27 AM  
Subby's basement getting crowded?
 
2013-11-06 11:06:49 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Then again, he also hated the idea of The Borg, calling them "robot men".


Well you've got to give him that one, they really did end up becoming that in Voyager.  Unstoppable space zombies one second and "if you tap them in just the right place they become normal again" the next.  But yeah Roddenberry pretty much hated every Trek movie that people like.

I do wonder if the Voy-Borg is better or worse than ENT's time travelling alien nazi's though.
 
2013-11-06 01:01:20 PM  

Quantumbunny: eltejon: What's wrong with the Seattle museum? They don't even pretend something like this already exists.

Maybe the fact that a Dalek, a chair, and a coat don't make a museum either? I had high hopes... then I went to their website... Seattle's doesn't sound like a museum so much as a small exhibit at the EMP museum.


It's pretty much an entire floor. Could it be bigger? Sure. But it's certainly worth a visit.
 
2013-11-06 04:24:05 PM  
And the thing too is, if you want to see the real on screen NCC-1701 Enterprise model, you can go to the Air and Space Museum for free.

They do mention in the detailed description that this first round is for a preview store.  But I would not think a place like this would do well in DC.  The least of which is that the lease will kill them.

I have not been to the EMP or Sci Fi museum since 2005.  While I was a little disappointed, and it also meant they had reduced space in the musical side to give it room, it had a great collection and potential.
 
2013-11-06 08:07:02 PM  
Screw that. We already have that here in Seattle - the "One Rich Guy's Collection of Music and SF Memorabilia Museum" - as others have mentioned, and I'm not really in the mood for the BS on that site. The exhibit area, lounge, entrance, etc. comprise just 2080 square feet (52' x 40'), or rather quite a bit less than my house, and apparently contains far fewer "exhibits" than my house, as well.

The idea that the "preview museum" will somehow allow them to move to the "full-size museum" is, well, bizarre. As much as I'd love to push for such a museum, I sure as hell don't want it in private hands - it's far too tempting to see this merely as a tax dodge for folks with toys that they can't move.
 
2013-11-07 12:04:21 AM  
While a SF museum is a GOOD idea these folks have come up with a BAD idea. It is POP SF without appreciating the long history of written SF.
 
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