Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

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By Cascadia Vape

As most Trekkies surely know, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the airing of the original Star Trek series. As part of the franchise’s celebrations, Seattle’s Science Fiction Museum created a special Star Trek exhibit called Exploring New Worlds featuring an impressive array of costumes, models and props from Star Trek (and all of the spin-offs). Though the exhibit has been open since last May we decided to see it last Saturday which was Museum Day, an annual nation-wide event organized by the Smithsonian in which participating museums provide free admission. We were hoping to see the Star Trek exhibit for free since the Sci-Fi museum is part of the Experience Museum Project, one of the listed participating museums. Because Exploring New Worlds is a special exhibit we still had to pay ten dollars, but it was worth it since we’d normally have to pay an additional $25 to see the regular exhibits at the Experience Music Project and the Sci-Fi Museum. Plus, as lifelong Star Trek fans it was more than worth it for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see up-close some of the most iconic artifacts in the Star Trek universe and to learn more about the show’s creation and cultural impact. For interested fans unable to see the exhibit, the Smithsonian Channel produced an excellent documentary called Building Star Trek which you can watch here and you can also view highlights documented in the photo gallery below:

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