The LA Times interviews the creative forces behind the Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology exhibition tour, currently at the Montreal Science Centre until September. While no U.S. dates are on the schedule yet, the Indiana Jones exhibition, which features real archaeological artifacts alongside movie props, costumes and artwork, will travel for the next six years. Interviewed are the exhibits manager at Lucasfilm, Kyra Bowling; National Geographic’s archaeology fellow, Fredrik Hiebert; and co-project manager at X3 Productions, Geneviève Angio-Morneau.
Along with the interview, there’s a photo gallery of some of the props and artifacts on display. Some of the iconic props in the exhibition include the Ark of the Covenant, Holy Grail, and Crystal Skull. X3 has been producing a series of video clips related to the show – Fredrik Hiebert talking about the influence of the films on would-be archaeologists, and James Mathieu about the Penn Museum’s contribution to the exhibit’s real archaeological contents.
The exhibition, produced by X3 Productions, is a collaboration of Lucasfilm and the National Geographic Society. Stay in the loop on the exhibition with the Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology Facebook page. One of Dr. Jones’ rivals once told the man in the fedora that he belonged in a museum — and now he’s been proven right.
The buddy system. Han Solo and Chewbacca are on Fandomania’s list of the Top 10 SF/F Friendships. What, were you expecting Anakin and Obi-Wan?
Don’t tell Bill! Guess who Chris Pine looked to for his Kirk? Somebody’s aiming for a noogie from the Shat.
Party like it’s 1999. StarWars.com has photos from the Fanboys DVD release party in L.A.
Go forth and look at stuff. Space Center Houston will debut The Cinema of George Lucas this weekend, featuring “movie artifacts” from Star Wars, Indiana Jones and more. (via)
Seriously, why? It’s not really so much the how as as the why is Darth Vader appears in Night at the Museum 2…
And finally… It’s a singing robot Vader extruder thing. Okay! (via)
So I was checking out the Google News Search yesterday, as one does, and what should appear but – lo! – A Musical Journey, which starts tonight! And so, the BBC has a tour of the companion exhibition.
As for other upcoming events of note, StarWars.com has the Star Wars Weekends 2009 guest list (Heavy on The Clone Wars; Jay Laga’aia and Ashley Eckstein share hosting duties.) and a video of Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter going up in Indianapolis for The Clone Wars exhibit.
Do we really need more Clone Wars? Clearly somebody thinks so, because The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has a Clone-themed exhibit opening later this month.
Okay, so it’s been a few years since I saw the When Science Meets Imagination exhibit, but does anyone else ever spot a Star Wars poster and a Playboy centerfold in the cockpit of the Tantive IV? Or is it Photoshop? Will we ever know?
The photo is from a collection by Flickr user Women, Fire & Dangerous Things (Note the user icon) from the opening of the exhibit in Philadelphia.
If not, don’t worry – you don’t have to be for the BBC’s Star Wars Quiz. I never got past the third question though (technical issues) but hopefully you’ll have better luck.
Also on the BBC today, two videos from the newly-opened Star Wars exhibition in London.
Where Science Meets Imagination opens in Columbus. They even have a blog. Included is a list of the upcoming locations for the exhibits: Portland, Los Angeles, (where it leaves just before C4!) Philadelphia, Chicago, Fort Worth, and St. Paul.
Cinema by the Bay, the first release from George Lucas Books, out now. I thought it was already out?
Star Wars Kids explores Dagobah.
Kir Kanos and Mystery Figure 2 pack. This is the second of Hasbro’s line of Expanded Universe figures, which appear to be exclusive to Star Wars Shop.
New VIP blog: Aaron Allston’s “Pretty. What do we blow up first?”