Greg Bear speaks with MOSF about the cultural impacts of science fiction. Greg is a member of the Museum’s Board of Advisors and an award-winning science fiction and mainstream author. His work has covered themes of galactic conflict (Forge of God books), artificial universes (The Way series), consciousness and cultural practices (Queen of Angels), and accelerated evolution (Blood Music, Darwin's Radio, and Darwin's Children). His most recent work is Forerunner Saga, written in the Halo universe. Greg has written 44 books in total. You can learn more about him at gregbear.com.
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Adam Schneider speaks with MOSF Executive Director Greg Viggiano about his extensive TV and film studio miniature collection and the restoration of Star Trek’s 1966 Galileo 7. Adam is a longtime science fiction fan and well-known collector and restorer of screen-used spaceship models. In 2013, he and his wife, Leslie, restored the Galileo 7 shuttlecraft, from the original Star Trek series, which had been "in the wild" for over 45 years. They then donated it to Space Center Houston, NASA's Visitor Center. He is on the Board of the Manned Spaceflight Education Foundation and several other nonprofit boards. Professionally, he is a management consultant and principal at Deloitte & Touche.
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It’s not built yet. It’s still in the planning and development stage. But if Greg Viggiano has his way, Washington will soon play host to the world’s first dedicated museum of science fiction: a cultural repository for everything from chewbaccas to sonic screw-drivers. And while it might be based in the US capital, Mr Viggiano is adamant it will be an internationally-inclusive facility. Listen in as MoSF's Executive Director speaks with ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio's Anthony Funnell to talk museum plans and aspirations. [Source]