Part 1: Seattle Area
If you are a science fiction and/or scary book/film fan, the state of Washington has some great offerings for you.
Fans of the spooky television film Kolchak: the Night Strangler might want to see some of the locations used in the film the next time they are in Seattle, Washington. In addition to the famous Monorail and Space Needle locations, they also used Pioneer Square and the Underground Tour, among others. (The tour is even mentioned in the film.) Jeff Rice did a movie tie-in novel for this made-for-TV film. For more info on the Underground Tour: http://www.undergroundtour.com/
Also in Seattle, there is the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. There is an ongoing display for Battlestar Galactica which includes some great props. On October 2, an exhibition exploring the world of horror debuted: “Can’t Look Away: the Lure of the Horror Film,” with “guest curators Roger Corman, Eli Roth, and John Landis.” Vincent Di Fate, Gardner Dozois, Harlan Ellison, and Jean “Moebius” Giraud have just been inducted in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame (June 25). The complex also includes Music and Popular Culture exhibits for the price of admission. For further information about the museum, visit http://www.empmuseum.org
In two weeks, we will look at other cities in Washington you may want to visit.