MoPOP's Sci-Fi Hall of Fame inducting 'X-Files,' 'Blade Runner,' Leonard Nimoy and much more - GeekWire
Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock on "Star Trek." (Credit: NBC by means of Photofest)
Some of the masters and masterpieces of science fiction are currently being honored with induction into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture. The 20 creators and works are being recognized to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Hall, and a new exhibition will celebrate all of it.
"Star Trek," "Blade Runner," "The Matrix," "X-Files," H.P. Lovecraft, Douglas Adams, Jim Henson, Guillermo del Toro and far more are between the inductees as the Hall of Fame honors the lives, perform, and ongoing legacies of science fiction and fantasy's best creators, MoPOP stated in a news release Tuesday.
An opening event is planned for March four for a new Hall exhibition that will showcase the lives and legacies of the 108 recent inductees via interpretive movies, interactive kiosks, and a lot more than 30 artifacts. Some of the things on display will consist of: Luke Skywalker's severed hand from "The Empire Strikes Back" the Staff of Ra headpiece from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" author Isaac Asimov's typewriter and the "Correct Hand of Doom" from the film "Hellboy."
The 20th anniversary class:
Douglas AdamsMargaret AtwoodKeith DavidGuillermo del ToroTerry GilliamJim HensonJack KirbyMadeleine L'EngleC.S. LewisH.P. LovecraftLeonard NimoyGeorge OrwellTerry PratchettRumiko TakahashiJohn Williams
"2001: A Area Odyssey""Blade Runner""Dungeons & Dragons""The Matrix""Myst""The Princess Bride""Star Trek""Wonder Lady""X-Files"
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame was founded in 1996 and relocated from the Gunn dating online Center for the Review of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas to its long term house at MoPOP in 2004.
Inductees were nominated by the public and chosen https://www.oasisactive.com/ by a panel of award-winning science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, editors, publishers, and movie experts, according to MoPOP. The 2016 committee integrated Jane Espenson ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Torchwood"), Cory Doctorow (Co-editor, Boing Boing "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom"), Jen Stuller (Co-founder, GeekGirlCon), Linda Medley ("Castle Waiting"), and Ted Chiang ("Story of Your Life and Other folks").