This is the Starship Enterprise

ConsoleNo, seriously, this is the actual console from the TV series.  We ambled over to the Museum of Popular Culture, formerly the Experience Music Project, where a surprisingly thoughtful exhibit of gear, wardrobe and cultural notes ends this week with the show’s induction into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

We chose this week to visit because of an overlapping tribute to the work of Rube Goldberg.  I got movies of a couple of working models of Goldberg-like devices, but the most interesting items were his original drawings.

One non-functioning exhibit reproduced the Enterprise’s teleporter, pictured here:

transporter