I have to say, I was amazed at how interested I was in the stuff they have. OK, I know I'm a big sap, but seeing Captain Kirk's chair from the bridge of the Enterprise actually made me excited. (No, you can't sit in it. Everybody asks that.)
Oh, and nihilistic_kid I took one picture just for you. They have Harlan Ellison's typewriter on a podium with a spotlight on it. It made me laugh out loud when I saw it.
Speaking of pictures, you aren't allowed to take pictures inside the museum. Of course, I had to sneak my digi-cam out until the security guard caught me.
There was way too little Dr Who stuff and none of the props they had were impressive.
This is the model of the Enterprise that appears in the opening credits of the original series. Yes, I geeked out over it.
An actual Darth Vader helmet from Empire. I was excited, but then I found out it was just a stunt helmet and it was a little less impressive. But still, pretty sweet.
Harlan Ellison's old typewriter! (I think I've read all the stories they listed as having been written on it.)
This was the most impressive mask in the place. It didn't look like a mask from any angle. It was 100% scary Predator.
This was a great prop, a Big Brother poster from the first filmed version. Great design, you can't really tell from the picture, but the pupils of the eyes pull back so that the cameras could be revealed.
This was the picture that got me caught. I handed the camera to cukebrian and told him to snap my pictures with the ape costumes from Planet of the Apes. I love those movies and really wanted that as a souvenier, but a guard spotted us and Brian had to snap a picture without much of me in it. Oh well... Ironically, you can see the looming face of Big Brother reflected in the glass of the case.
The guard was nice, but firm and told us that we wouldn't be allowed to take any more pictures. I didn't get a picture of the big, impressive alien queen from Aliens or Robbie the Robot. Sigh.
In any case, both Brian and I give the museum a thumbs up!