The London Science Museum is hosting an array of Star Trek and Doctor Who icons as part of a brand new exhibition.
It’s all part of a new attraction called Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination which debuts at the London Science Museum on the 6th October 2022 and runs until the 4th May 2023. The exhibition explores how scientists and science fiction writers have inspired each other to imagine and build new worlds to better understand our own.
Naturally, you couldn’t host such an exhibition without a nod to our favourite science fiction series Star Trek and Doctor Who. Indeed, the attraction invites visitors to examine a huge model of the iconic Starship Enterprise, which is based on the model from Star Trek: The Motion Picture and is currently on loan from the Museum of Science Fiction in Washington D.C.
And fans of Doctor Who will not leave disappointed either, with one section of the London Science Museum’s attraction examining what the imagined species of science fiction tell us about ourselves. Naturally, you couldn’t address such an issue without mentioning the dreaded Daleks, who will also be putting in an appearance.
Moreover, the attraction delves into the ways science fiction has inspired real world technology. And whilst we may have to wait a few years for a double-bladed lightsaber to debut, visitors will be able to discover how Star Trek‘s tricoder has changed the world of medicine.
The exhibition also has something of an Escape Room vibe (minus the arguments and the actual need to escape!) Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination all takes the form of an interactive story, with visitors helping an artificial intelligence to understand more about humanity whilst exploring a vast spaceship.
Indeed, at one point in the attraction, visitors will answer a distress call from an alien planet and beam down to the surface to investigate – although we’ve yet to learn if phasers will be supplied. Still, the adventure promises to be an interesting one, with visitors set to encounter an “unusual lifeform” as they explore the eerie terrain.
The London Science Museum’s Sir Ian Blatchford – Director and Chief Executive of the Science Museum Group – said: “Science fiction invites us all to be explorers, venturing across time and space while reflecting on the deepest existential question there is – what makes us human? Our ambitious exhibition is unlike any other and I cannot wait for visitors to join us on this immersive and interactive journey through the extraordinary worlds of science fiction and scientific discovery.”
Apparently, this is the most ambitious exhibition the London Science Museum has ever hosted, and has been designed by the BAFTA and Academy Award-winning studio Framestore. So make sure your TARDIS has enough Zeiton 7 to make it to London, or else ask Spock to beam you down.
Tickets to Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination exhibition are £20 for adults with children under 7 going free, and can be booked on the London Science Museum’s website.
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