Science Center to 'Star Trek' fans: Suit up for new Federation exhibit

September 12, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Maryland Science Center hopes to beam up "Star Trek" fans tomorrow with a casting call for volunteers to help with a new exhibit -- Star Trek: Federation Science.

"Star Trek" enthusiasts are invited to try out at 9 a.m. for roles in the exhibit that will run Sept. 27 through Jan. 4.

Walinda West, a spokeswoman for the science center, said volunteers would be needed to perform in "Star Trek" uniform at least three hours a week throughout the run -- with duties ranging from answering questions about various episodes and the "Star Trek" phenomenon, to pointing out the way to restrooms.

The exhibit from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Paramount Pictures, which owns "Star Trek," will be the largest ever brought to the center, occupying 6,000 square feet and the entire second floor.

West said the center hopes it will encourage people to consider the possibilities of science.

"A lot of people look at 'Star Trek' as far-fetched. Or is it?" she asked. "For example, was the communicator a precursor to the cell phone?"

Information: 410-545-5964.

Pub Date: 9/12/97

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