There were three movies I loved as a little girl: Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, and Superman. Literally, LOVED. My dad was on the leading edge of technology with our home VCR—and Commodore 64, holla!—so I watched one of those films (or at least parts of them) just about every day of my young life. Now don’t be judging my momma and daddy, because the television didn’t occupy much of my time outside of that.
Superman eventually lost my interest. I can go years without watching Oz. But as they say, “Star Wars Is Forever.”
And so, when the ‘Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination’ exhibit landed in the Sunflower State (that’s Kansas for all y’all non-Midwesterners), I had to make the road trip. To be clear, I learned absolutely nothing about science…booooooring. The props, however, were plentiful and awesome. Plus, there were only a couple of duplicates from the Star Wars in Concert tour.
We spent the extra couple of bucks for the Millennium Falcon Experience, which would probably have been much cooler had we been sitting in the pilots’ seats. Nevertheless, the jump to hyperspace was fun and almost rivaled Star Tours at Disneyland (the old version where you journeyed to Endor). We also got a glimpse of what Han, Leia and Luke looked like about 25 years after we last saw them defy the Empire…it’s not pretty, friends.
The attached gallery is but a tiny portion of the pictures I took. If the exhibit comes to a galaxy near you, I highly suggest you check it out. Quite worth it.