385-Science Fiction – Seattle, WA

Attached to the Experience Music Project is a really cool science fiction museum. If you are a TV, movie, and book science fiction nut, you will love this place. Paul Allen (formerly co-founder of Microsoft along with the Devil Bill Gates) has been spending his money by creating technology, art, and science. This science fiction museum is one of the best I have seen. It had the original costumes, gear, machines, and props from virtually every major movie and television show. Paul Allen owns the chrome Terminator, an R2D2, Planet of the Apes masks, the original Star Trek command chair from Captain Kirk’s Enterprise, and much more. Here are a few photos that were snatched from the web (since they wouldn’t let you take your own photos.)


Mask worn by Robert Patrick as T-1000 in the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991


B9 robot used in the television series Lost in Space, 1965-1968


Pistol used in the film Blade Runner, 1982


Costume worn by Maurice Evans as Dr. Zaius in the film Planet of the Apes, 1968


Buck Rogers XZ-38 disintegrator pistol, toy, circa 1936


Darth Vader’s helmet, worn in the film The Empire Strikes Back, 1980