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New Starship Foundation, the nonprofit behind the
Enterprise-D Bridge Restoration, with board members including the greatest talents in science fiction, presents THE HOLLYWOOD SCIENCE FICTION MUSEUM. This will be the first museum in the world to exclusively show the history of sci-fi films, TV, art and literature through props, sets and costumes, as well as show advancements in space travel and teach Real Science through Science Fiction. It will be an interactive museum with fully immersive environments and touch screens that will incorporate old and new footage from actors, filmmakers and NASA astronauts and scientists, and will present both the fact and fiction of sci-fi. This will eventually teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based education in a fun new way to all ages. The museum will include exhibits from: Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, 2001, Alien, Metropolis, Thunderbirds, Firefly, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, Blake's 7, Ghostbusters, Farscape, The Time Machine, Godzilla, X-Men, Avengers, Superman, Planet of the Apes, Back to the Future, Day the Earth Stood Still, V, Batman, Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, as well as Fantasy like Lord of the Rings, Labyrinth, Legend, Munsters, Herbie the Love Bug, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dark Crystal, Game of Thrones, Anime like Akira and Speed Racer, and anything else we can fit within our walls.
This Kickstarter is to acquire the funds to develop our 2015 Hollywood Sci Fi Museum, which will be smaller than the future museum, but still significant and unique. This "concept art" of the giant Millennium Falcon and Enterprise-D is for our 2018 Hollywood Sci Fi Museum.
Helping to develop the museum is http://rhetroactive.com/ the creative design firm that was part of the original team behind Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton, the Despicable Me and Simpson's Springfield attractions at Universal Studios, and The Grammy Museum. Other supporters of New Starship Foundation include Paramount, Gersh, Google, Bentley Systems and Entertainment Earth, as well as numerous Star Trek actors and numerous celebrities who wanted to take a photo in our Enterprise-D Captain's Chair.
Mission Statement: The mission of New Starship Foundation and the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum is to inspire people of all ages and nationalities with an uplifting vision of the future found in science fiction media, art and literature by teaching Real Science through Science Fiction, including technology, ecology, engineering, computers, robotics, math, medicine, space travel and all aspects of filmmaking through fun, interactive exhibits and programs.
In addition to displays for: Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Firefly, Farscape, Stargate and Battlestar Galactica, featured rooms will include:
HALL OF SPACESHIPS
Large scale interactive models of sci-fi ships.
HALL OF ROBOTS
Famous TV and Film Sci-Fi Robots that will be interactive.
HALL OF REAL ROBOTS
A rotating interactive exhibit of the most advanced real robots in the world.
HALL OF CARS
Sci-fi and futuristic cars you can climb inside and learn about, hosted by the people who created them and actors who drove them.
THE ART OF SPECIAL EFFECTS and ANIMATION
A room filled with prosthetics, masks, makeup and animatronic props from the greatest makeup and specific effects artists, with videos and interactive displays.This will also include the art of Stop Motion Animation with props and models by Ray Harryhausen, George Pal and Willis O'Brien.
In the same building will be the Starship Restaurant, Gift Shop and a room for rotating exhibits and displays for upcoming films and TV shows.
This Kickstarter is to obtain the initial funds to develop our 2015 Hollywood Science Fiction Museum. It will help us create the materials needed as well as hire experts in finances to contact large investors and corporate donors, as well as government grants, sponsorship and branding.
Phase One: 2014-2015 Develop and secure all aspects of the 2015 Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum, complete our Enterprise-D and Original Series Bridge sets
Phase Two: 2015 Testing, Preview and Grand Opening of the Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum
Phase Three: 2015-2018 Continue to expand and improve museum; rotate exhibits, hold premieres, weddings and special events; prove that a sci-fi museum in Hollywood can be sustainable; continue to raise funds to develop the permanent 2018 museum
Phase Four: Tentatively 2018 Unveil our permanent Hollywood Science Fiction Museum
The New Starship Foundation began when writer and fan Huston Huddleston rescued the touring sets of the Enterprise-D Bridge from Star Trek: The Next Generation and the Captain Kirk's Original Series Bridge from the original Star Trek, which had been left outside for over 5 years. Both were created by Paramount in 1998, with some pieces from Star Trek: The Experience from the Las Vegas Hilton. In 2012, through Kickstarter and Indiegogo, we raised roughly 1/4 of the money we needed to restore our Enterprise-D Bridge, so we restored the main chairs and computers and took them on the road to over 22 conventions around the USA, where thousands of people sat in them and took photos for free.
Once we have the $82,300 secured to begin development for the museum, our next priority is to complete our Enterprise-D Bridge, rent a warehouse, move it and store it, which will take an additional $170,000. To restore our Star Trek: Original Series Bridge will cost roughly $150,000.
This will not only restore them "cosmetically" but make both sets better than they ever were using LED lights and original blueprints that will make them more accurate to the TV show.
Future museum plans include an exact replica of the Firefly/Serenity cockpit, Alien planet, the interior of the Star Wars Death Star, a full-sized X-Wing, the Millennium Falcon cockpit, an animatronic Cylon and much more!
NOTE: If you want more than one item, donate for an item then add the additional money to it (polo shirt $40 + $15 for a mug) then send us a note saying what the additional money is for.
Museum Shirt $30
William Shatner Star Trek Original Series Autographed photo 8 x 10" $200
Six Million Dollar Man Bionic 8" Mego style retro figures FEMBOT and OSCAR GOLDMAN $20 each
GHOSTBUSTERS PKE Meter Working Replica Mattel $100
Museum Hat $40 Bracelet $5
Grocery Tote Bag $20 Navy Polo Shirt $40
FIREFLY SERENITY Opening DAY! Regular Admission $100, VIP $500
Drinks with JANE ESPENSON writer/producer of Firefly, Buffy, Galactica, Star Trek $1000
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Opening DAY Regular Admission $100, VIP $500
HALL OF CARS Star Studded 2015 Opening $100 general admission $500 VIP admission
Enterprise-D PICARD'S CAPTAIN'S CHAIR Replica $4500
Star Trek Experience Vegas Wall panel HOLE, back and front $150
Star Trek Experience Vegas Wall panel SQUARE, back and front $150
ROMULAN ALE and Star Trek secrets with Star Trek Author and Expert LARRY NEMECEK! $300 (Larry with the late DeForest Kelley from 1996) Be sure to visit his Treklandblog.com
2 Tickets to UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Hollywood $120
Coffee Mug $15
Star Trek TOS Phaser and Communicator $60 TOS Geological TRICORDER and COMMUNICATOR $60
Star Trek TOS Lunchbox $25 Battlestar Galactica Lunchbox$25
Star Trek 6 Phaser $170 Star Trek TNG Season 1-7 DVD Box $180
Star Trek Klingon BIRD OF PREY Replica ship $60
Original painted Doctor Who Star Trek IDW Comic Art "Splash" and "3 Panel" $350 each
33 Star Trek 8x10 photos $100 Forry Ackerman 80th Birthday hat $75
STAR WARS replica Luke Skywalker Jacket and Battle of Yavin Medal $250
Golden Voyage of Sinbad Blu Ray and Sinbad and Eye of Tiger blu ray $80 each
All franchises, copyrights, trademarks, designs and images presented in this prospectus are the property of: Warner, Disney, Dreamworks, Sony, MGM, Amblin, ABC, NBC, CBS, Paramount, Universal, Fox, Legendary, DC, Marvel, Darkhorse, Irwin Allen, Gerry Anderson, Jim Henson, BBC, ITV and Toho. The Foundation is not sponsored nor endorsed by any of the above mentioned companies. Apologies for any companies excluded.
Risks and challenges
We have already taken many risks just to get this far, but our main challenges are obtaining the money to open our 2015 museum, and dealing with the studios and franchise owners to obtain the rights to create original interactive displays, instead of just static props sitting behind glass. We want to work closely with the studios, producers, actors, artists, writers, California Board of Education, NASA and JPL, the TV Academy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to make our exhibits entertaining as well as educational and inspirational.
Considering all the traction we have, plus our talented board of directors, fans from around the world who support us, and the powerful actors, producers and companies who want this to happen, it looks like our Hollywood Science Fiction Museum will be a tremendous success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter