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2014-02-23 05:50:20 PM
Ooh Mandy... You had me at 'Hands on'

//Subby is top echelon Geek
 
2014-02-23 08:49:30 PM
What's the admission in quatloos?
 
2014-02-23 08:51:54 PM
Isn't there one in downtown Seattle colocated with the rock music experience?
 
2014-02-23 08:54:25 PM

Valiente: What's the admission in quatloos?


300 quatloos (for the newcomers)
 
2014-02-23 08:58:35 PM
Seems it'd just be like going to a con.

Fun and interesting stuff, sure, but also full of annoying nerds.
 
2014-02-23 08:59:19 PM
"Would you like to know more?"
 
2014-02-23 09:15:17 PM
A lot of actual NASA scientists were inspired into their careers by the original Star Trek.  Yes, it's important.

And then you have people like Lawrence Fishburn's daughter inspired into her career by a Kardashian.
 
2014-02-23 09:26:20 PM

syrynxx: A lot of actual NASA scientists were inspired into their careers by the original Star Trek.  Yes, it's important.

And then you have people like Lawrence Fishburn's daughter inspired into her career by a Kardashian.


I blame Weyoun and Ducat for that...
 
2014-02-23 09:29:38 PM
i.imgur.com

Someone had to post it.   But it does sound cool though.
 
2014-02-23 09:29:57 PM

ubermensch: Isn't there one in downtown Seattle colocated with the rock music experience?


It got shrunk down to an "Icons of Science Fiction" exhibit in the overall EMP museum instead of being its own museum. Where the full Sci-Fi museum used to be, they put in a fantasy exhibit and a horror exhibit (which got the Alien costume and the Critters puppet), and some things just aren't there anymore, like the Death shooting model.
 
2014-02-23 09:38:48 PM
It will never be a  cool as the SCI-FI AIRSHOW
 
2014-02-23 09:43:10 PM
Good luck to them, really, but I'm really not optimistic for their success. Museums with paid admission can have a tough time getting started here, though some, like the Spy museum, do wind up thriving. It would indeed be cool if they could pull it off.

Another question: They feature the big Original Series Enterprise filming model in all their stuff- how do they expect to get that away from the Smithsonian? Air and Space probably wants to keep it, no?
 
2014-02-23 09:46:19 PM

ubermensch: Isn't there one in downtown Seattle colocated with the rock music experience?


No. There was a place near the Space Needle where you could throw $20 at someone and they'll yell 'Star Trek' at you.

I went about 6 years ago, it wasn't worth going back.
 
2014-02-23 09:49:28 PM
"In a way, yes. However, following a sports team or watching reality shows are escapism as well. The big difference is, science fiction actually helps raise one's IQ rather than lowering it and it can have a direct impact on how our society evolves. Whether the Yankees win a World Series or knowing where Kim Kardashian buys her handbags will mean absolutely nothing to someone on their death bed. But exploring the union of science and the evolution of humankind? That has relevance."

The colleague didn't have a response to that.


Does "getting punched in the dick for being a pretentious twat" count as a response?
 
2014-02-23 09:54:20 PM
It still won't get you laid Nerd Boy.
 
2014-02-23 10:04:16 PM
If this in any way takes away from my Museum of Curious and Unusual Driftwood, I'm wholeheartedly against it.
 
2014-02-23 10:24:27 PM
That's not much bigger than a womp rat
 
2014-02-23 10:30:03 PM

fusillade762: "In a way, yes. However, following a sports team or watching reality shows are escapism as well. The big difference is, science fiction actually helps raise one's IQ rather than lowering it and it can have a direct impact on how our society evolves. Whether the Yankees win a World Series or knowing where Kim Kardashian buys her handbags will mean absolutely nothing to someone on their death bed. But exploring the union of science and the evolution of humankind? That has relevance."

The colleague didn't have a response to that.

Does "getting punched in the dick for being a pretentious twat" count as a response?


yeah, that was about my take
 
2014-02-23 10:40:39 PM
Wouldn't they have to get the rights to show these things on display? Somehow I don't think paramount, Disney, etc will let their ip be used without considerable spending.
 
2014-02-23 11:15:19 PM
One has led to in-depth analyses of complex topics such as war, torture and personal ethics.

I'm pretty sure I've never written down or otherwise shared my Kardashian fantasies with anyone. This is just spooky.
 
2014-02-23 11:27:32 PM

Metaluna Mutant: It will never be a  cool as the SCI-FI AIRSHOW



i1012.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-23 11:30:56 PM
How many lights in the Picard exhibit?
 
2014-02-23 11:43:39 PM

syrynxx: A lot of actual NASA scientists were inspired into their careers by the original Star Trek.  Yes, it's important.

And then you have people like Lawrence Fishburn's daughter inspired into her career by a Kardashian.


If she sleeps with a black guy, is that racist?
 
2014-02-23 11:58:36 PM

grimlock1972: How many lights in the Picard exhibit?


Only 3.
Which if you ask me, was a real missed opportunity.
 
2014-02-24 12:02:25 AM

DrGunsforHands: Metaluna Mutant: It will never be a  cool as the SCI-FI AIRSHOW


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It got me. I thought that was a real thing for a moment, until I saw spacecraft flying in the background, and the Jupiter II presenter sounded like he was speaking from inside a closet when he was "outside".
 
2014-02-24 12:37:52 AM
"science fiction actually helps raise one's IQ rather than lowering it "

That's more self-infatuated douche-baggery than fact... most sci-fi is crud... generic, "socially relevant" crud.. with mansplosions, scantily clad mouth-breather bait and a massive dollop of cruddy writing chock full of senseless plot-holes.

Don't get me wrong. There's good sci-fi out there. It's just to complicated to be translated into mansplosions and boobs...

Also, quoting Asimov over Heinlein. :/
 
2014-02-24 12:43:48 AM
150 MHz?
 
2014-02-24 02:12:50 AM
cptjeff:  They feature the big Original Series Enterprise filming model in all their stuff- how do they expect to get that away from the Smithsonian? Air and Space probably wants to keep it, no?

You'd think so, but it's way downstairs in the basement in the museum store.  You've really got to want to see it.  I don't think it would take too impressive a home to talk the Smithsonian people out of it.
 
2014-02-24 07:58:29 AM
Lucas will be building his star wars thing here in the SF bay area if he puts enough solar panels, water recyclers, and whatnot on it, plus paying the tax on puffy director's pants.

A star trek museum would also be adequate, and stink like cat piss.

Getting both under one roof? Mmmmhmmm. Sounds like nerd wank.
 
2014-02-24 08:39:53 AM

Valiente: What's the admission in quatloos?


Dude, the Alpha Quadrant's been on the Gold-Pressed Latinum standard for decades
/LT. RAND
 
2014-02-24 08:49:41 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: "science fiction actually helps raise one's IQ rather than lowering it "

That's more self-infatuated douche-baggery than fact... most sci-fi is crud... generic, "socially relevant" crud.. with mansplosions, scantily clad mouth-breather bait and a massive dollop of cruddy writing chock full of senseless plot-holes.

Don't get me wrong. There's good sci-fi out there. It's just to complicated to be translated into mansplosions and boobs...

Also, quoting Asimov over Heinlein. :/


You seem to forget that Asimov > Heinlein

No one's ever misinterpreted Asimov as implying war is awesome in the very least.
 
2014-02-24 12:17:38 PM
I quickly pointed out, "In a way, yes. However, following a sports team or watching reality shows are escapism as well. The big difference is, science fiction actually helps raise one's IQ rather than lowering it and it can have a direct impact on how our society evolves. Whether the Yankees win a World Series or knowing where Kim Kardashian buys her handbags will mean absolutely nothing to someone on their death bed. But exploring the union of science and the evolution of humankind? That has relevance."
The colleague didn't have a response to that.


I bet he was too busy rolling his eyes to get a response out, while the author was too busy smugly looking up at the sky, imagining all the plaudits he'd get from his nerd buddies when he recalls the edited story, with all the awkward pauses filtered out, and some extra lines added for effect.
 
2014-02-24 03:21:46 PM

Joe USer: ubermensch: Isn't there one in downtown Seattle colocated with the rock music experience?

No. There was a place near the Space Needle where you could throw $20 at someone and they'll yell 'Star Trek' at you.

I went about 6 years ago, it wasn't worth going back.


I went there 2 years ago. Saw a lame Battlestar Galactica exhibit and a Twinky costume from Buck Rogers. I really wanted my money back.
 
2014-02-24 10:01:42 PM

Bird3149: Joe USer: ubermensch: Isn't there one in downtown Seattle colocated with the rock music experience?

No. There was a place near the Space Needle where you could throw $20 at someone and they'll yell 'Star Trek' at you.

I went about 6 years ago, it wasn't worth going back.

I went there 2 years ago. Saw a lame Battlestar Galactica exhibit and a Twinky costume from Buck Rogers. I really wanted my money back.


They still ignoring British SciFi? No Doctor Who except a picture of a Dalek, No Hitchikers, no Blakes 7 when I went.

If you're going to do SF, at least pretend there's stuff outside Star Trek, Star Wars and BSG.
 
2014-02-25 02:11:53 AM

Crotchrocket Slim: nulluspixiusdemonica: "science fiction actually helps raise one's IQ rather than lowering it "

That's more self-infatuated douche-baggery than fact... most sci-fi is crud... generic, "socially relevant" crud.. with mansplosions, scantily clad mouth-breather bait and a massive dollop of cruddy writing chock full of senseless plot-holes.

Don't get me wrong. There's good sci-fi out there. It's just to complicated to be translated into mansplosions and boobs...

Also, quoting Asimov over Heinlein. :/

You seem to forget that Asimov > Heinlein

No one's ever misinterpreted Asimov as implying war is awesome in the very least.


But there hasn't been a Heinlein novel that I couldn't finish.  "The Robots of Dawn" was tedium at its finest.  He felt the need to describe and give the relative location of every single item in every single room of every single place the characters went.  Just could not slog through it.
 
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