EMP – Music, Sci Fi and Pop Culture Museum, Seattle, WA

Ever since we went to a short visit to Seattle for a first time, I wanted to go to EMP. Not so much because I am so interested in music and pop culture – this time it was Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana tribute – but because of museum’s SF and Fantasy Hall of Fame. My readers know that SF in all its forms – books, movies, photographs, etc – is my favourite kind o art. And when I read that they have one of the objects from the best movie of all times – Bladerunner – my decision to visit it, was definite.
SF & Fantasy Hall of Fame contain some familiar faces:
Terminator2Terminator
or this guy
Xenomorph - AlienXenomorph from first of Alien movies
They were among my favourites but you can see some… “relics”… from the old times, when SF was still in cradle, just showing its future potential:
Cowardly Lion - The Wizard of Oz
Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz
Also, I could now completely understand why Dart Vader needed to turn himself into music world: after he sold his light sabre, means of life became scarce. And man’s got to do, what man’s got to do to provide the daily bread to his family πŸ˜›
They have a part dedicated to horror movies, too. Not that I am that much into horrors, but there was a showpiece from Blair Witch Project, a movie with a little blood and gore but a lot of fear.
Humanoid stick figure - The Blair Witch Project
humanoid stick figure from Blair Witch Project
I was hoping there would be more pieces from Bladerunner but it seems they have only one. Oh, well. This one was interesting enough πŸ˜€
Police car1 - Bladerunner
police car from Bladerunner
Anyway, the museum itself is located near the Space Needle (how convenient πŸ˜€ ) and it looks unreal and very futuristic. Btw, if you followed some of the links I provided here, you can see the rest of the photographs from museum.
Discovery One - A Space Oddysey 2001
Discovery One from 2001: A Space Oddysey

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21 Responses to EMP – Music, Sci Fi and Pop Culture Museum, Seattle, WA

  1. A fun trip, Dare! I never heard of this place.

    • gdare says:

      When we went to Seattle in winter 2013, while visiting Space Needle tower, I could not miss to notice a strange looking building nearby. Then we checked and it said EMP – Museum of Science Fiction. A bit more research on the internet and that was it. But it took us three visits to Seattle to go there. There was always something else we wanted to see first.

  2. d4rkn1ght says:

    It’s cool to know they have some Star Trek in there! 😎 I also liked The 2001 Space Odyssey ship and Superman, Lt Uhura and Data’s clothing. :mrgreen:

  3. kimmzifoo says:

    I am not much for sci-fi in itself, but I like movie stuff, and there’s some really cool movie props there! Looks like a fascinating place to visit, really cool. Once I’m on my laptop I’ll take a closer look at the photos πŸ˜€

    • gdare says:

      You are not in Sci Fi!? o_O Blasphemy!!!

      Ok, you are forgiven πŸ˜€ I still have some photographs of guitars that I need to check and upload, can’t find enough time at the moment….

  4. Jill says:

    Well I recognize one thing, the lion. πŸ˜€ Glad you had fun.

  5. one can read a book or watch a movie or hear a music of his favorite art , but visiting a museum wandering between the things you fond of remain the most splendid experience.

  6. Furie says:

    Much jealousy, and I’d never heard of the place until this post. Some classic beauties in those images.

    • gdare says:

      I was so happy to discover it during our first visit to Seattle. But, we would go there only for weekend and there were many things to see. I didn’t want to rush it, so I waited to have enough time to see all of it πŸ˜€

      • Furie says:

        We’ve got something similar happening around our anniversary. For years we’ve been saying we want to visit this space museum that’s literally a two mile walk from us, but we’ve just never gotten around to it. Always something in the way, usually laziness. Prebooked the tickets a week ago and we’re making sure we’ve the time to enjoy it when we go.

  7. coisart says:

    I could get lost in a place like that for a long long while…. love the sci-fi stuff.

  8. Hehe I am also not so much into Sci-fi but I like Alien, and I watched it many times. Glad you had great time there πŸ™‚

    • gdare says:

      I like SF ever since I heard about Arthur C. Clarke and read one of his books (“Randezvous With Rama”). After that I knew I was hooked forever πŸ˜€
      For me, Blade Runner was the best movie ever made, I’ve seen it probably more than 60 times, always discovering something new. And Alien series is very close to the top of that list πŸ™‚

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