Huston Huddleston the man behind the Star Trek’ bridge restoration project, has set his sights on launching the Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum, a mecca for film and television fans.
The museum is scheduled for a 2015 opening in Hollywood. It will house the restored Enterprise bridge, an original-series “Star Trek” bridge set, “Star Wars” props and costumes, “Battlestar Galactica” sets, a “Doctor Who” Tardis, the cockpit from “Firefly,” a 1966 Batmobile, and a DeLorean from “Back to the Future.”
Huddleston told CNET,
“As hokey as it sounds, watching someone’s world open up when they step into our museum. Nothing I will ever do in my life will compare to that.” He foresees his biggest challenges as raising money to fund the museum and finding a good location large enough to house all the exhibits. The Enterprise bridges alone take up a lot of space. “This has to be a fun, safe family experience, and hopefully near something family oriented that already draws tourists,” he said.
“I’m reaching out to everyone who has ever acted, directed, written or produced any of the franchises we’re displaying, from Joss Whedon to Jennifer Lawrence,” he said. “Our sci-fi museum is their legacy, it’s something to bring their kids to, point at and say ‘I made this, it’s inspiring people and making the world a better place.'”
A Kickstarter has been launched to help fund the project
The board of directors include:
- Huston Huddleston, CEO
- Ronald D Moore
- Rick Sternback
- Larry Nemecek
- Doug Drexler
- David Gerrold
- Andrew Probert
- Timothy Earls