All Blue and Spacey

Review of Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition at EMP|SFM by Samantha V.
Members of the Thirteenth Tribe of Man, come forth to experience Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition, which has recently docked at the EMP|SFM. There is no need to panic!

Unlike what occurred in the series, this exhibit is not a Trojan Horse to be followed by a Cylon sneak attack…which is good considering that Cylons totally freak me out with their red “eye” that moves side to side, and lack of empathy toward all humans. It gives me the willies just thinking about it!

Sketch of Viper Mark VII

In grand EMP|SFM style, the interactive displays are wonderfully fun! I enjoyed conducting my own orchestra complete with lasers in Score a Scene. I found the Dilemma Stations to be both morally and spiritually challenging, as I realized that each decision I made affected not only my life, but also the lives of many others. As such, I have decided that I am not ready and totally do not want to be to be in charge of anyone other than myself at this time.

Out of the many displayed series props, I am fascinated by the cutout design of the red dress that Number Six wore. I think that fabulous fashion is to be applauded, even when worn by a Cylon. My impression of viable aerospace design has been reinforced by the three life-size spacecraft which are quite impressive. Standing near them made me see my own pencil-drawn designs from a new perspective, like what may be necessary and what may be fluff when it comes to space travel. My favorite craft is the Viper Mark 7, which is all blue and spacey. Neato fun fact: I learned that the knobs on the avionic control panels onboard these spaceships were gleaned from recording soundboards, like the master volume / sync left / sync right…you get the idea.

Cylon Number 6 in the famous red dress (note: actress Tricia Helfner NOT on display in this exhibition.)

I had a great time, and humbly request that all members of the Thirteenth Tribe of Man experience Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition. May you be bold in the pursuit of expanding your vision.

“So say we all”

Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition
Through March 4, 2011

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