Whilst on holiday in Torbay, on 7th July I visited the “Visions of the Future” exhibition at Torquay Museum.
This was a 9-week display of original props and costumes from some of the most famous, modern science fictions films. There were displays from Star Wars, Alien, Predator, Prometheus, Riddick and more.
It was great to be able to see the costumes close up and have the time to really appreciate them. I was surprised at how flimsy the BSG Viper pilot’s costume was, especially when contrasted with the heavy build of Kane’s spacesuit from Alien.
It was also cool to see an original hypersleep capsule from Prometheus; the styling and decoration made it seem quite realistic. There was also an original storage cylinder which was interesting to see but hard to photograph in the display case.
I’m really pleased I took the time to walk around this one-off display in Torquay!