This week at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, Calif., "Star Trek: Exhibition" opens with more than 15,000 square feet of costumes, props, and memorabilia from the legendary science fiction franchise. The exhibit, which is on tour throughout the United States, gives an up-close look at some of the iconic artifacts of our favorite futuristic space civilization.
Inside the exhibit, visitors will see props, sets, and costumes and walk through a life-size replica of the hallways of the U.S.S. Enterprise, complete with the "swooshing" sounds of opening and closing doors heard aboard the classic starship.
The tools and technology used in the Star Trek series were cutting-edge for the 1960s, but in some cases have inspired technological innovation. Here we see Dr. McCoy's medical kit, with the needleless "hypospray," which used air pressure to inject medication without the use of a needle.
Correction: The name of the needleless tool has been fixed.
Spanning five television series and 11 feature films, Star Trek is rich with story lines and characters. The History of the Future is a timeline which details the many generations of Star Trek culture.
Costume designer William Ware Theiss and makeup designer Fred Phillips worked on one of the most memorable characters in the Star Trek canon. Klingons were dominant in the galaxy, with a reputation as aggressive yet fiercely honorable warriors.