Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sight Seeing in Seattle - Part 5 - Science fiction and rock and roll

We visited the EMP museum, billed as the museum of Science Fiction, Rock and Roll and Popular Culture.  None of those areas of interest fit into the title of 'EMP' so my thoughts were that this place was going to document the historic effects of Electro Magnetic Pulses as released by nuclear detonations.  Did you know this phenomena was first experienced when an atmospheric test of a nuclear warhead in 1962 caused the phone system of Hawaii to crash?   Well, this museum is not about that topic which could have been interesting but instead it covers what I listed at the beginning of this.  In the museum we found a very interesting section on the development of the guitar which I spent some time perusing.  I skipped the rest of the rock and roll stuff and went to the SF part.  There was a traveling display of props and the like from the movie Avatar which was interesting but I'm not a head over heels fan of the movie unlike so many others so the display was mearly interesting except for the full size mech suit thingy which was great.  I want one!  The museum is worth seeing if you are at all interested in any of the three concentrations that they cover.
That is a lot of guitars!

If you don't know what this is from I'm not telling.
Ok, this made the trip worthwhile for me.  A laser pistol and rifle from Lost in Space!  Funny, they didn't look this cheezy in the TV show!
MAJ Don West used the laser rifle to good effect on the cyclops.  Good shooting Major!
Yoda's stuff. 
Any museum with step by step instruction on how to survive a creature attack is OK in my playbook!
Ok, that was enough of that, time to see more sights!


  1. I think I definitely need to take a trip to Seattle! Looks like a great place to visit.

  2. Wow. Fantastic monster there. The urbanity monster striding forth, as it does in most cities of the world. Nice hand-drawn banner too. Something like this image, , by French painter Fernand Léger, maybe effective painted large on a wall too, acknowledged as a copy of course. It can be seen at and a canvas print of it can be ordered from there.