Feature: Jack Foley
THE Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Exhibition has been
specially created by the Science Museum and the team behind the
film to link with the forthcoming major motion picture.
It will open to the general public on May 28, 2005, just one
month after the film's release in cinemas.
The exhibition will recreate the fantastic voyage of Arthur Dent,
and along the way take a look at some of the science which shapes
our lives, the world and the universe.
This family exhibition will take visitors on a journey through
the powerful narrative of Douglas Adams’ iconic story against
a backdrop of large scale and richly designed sets from the motion
In order to create a deeply immersive experience, it will be
supplemented with the real props, costumes and creatures that
were used in filming.
From Arthur Dent’s kitchen to the far reaches of outer
space, visitors will come face-to-face with characters such as
the Vogons, Ford Prefect and, of course, the miserable robot,
However, the exhibition will not only focus on Douglas Adams’
intriguing and irreverent creations but also provide a fun and
engaging exploration of the science featured in his work.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Exhibition has been
developed by the Science Museum in partnership with Silver Knight
Exhibitions, part of MICE Group Plc, in association with Buena
Vista International and Touchstone Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment.
It will also feature information about the filmmakers themselves
and will take visitors behind the scenes of the production to
see how the hugely-ambitious film was created, including insight
into the work undertaken by Henson Creature Workshop.
Visitors will learn about Douglas Adams and the heritage of the
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originally appeared
as a Radio 4 series in March 1978.
Since then, it has been transformed into a series of best-selling
novels, a television series, records, cassettes and CDs, a computer
game and several stage adaptations.
A phenomenon of science fiction culture, the Hitchhiker's Guide
to the Galaxy is set to inspire a whole new generation to think
about science in a more creative way.
In addition to the exhibition, the Science Museum will also be
running a series of events for visitors linked to the science
in the exhibition.
Robbie Stamp, Executive Producer of the film and the Science
Museum exhibition, commented: "Of all the things that we
are doing in addition to actually, finally, making the movie,
I think that the idea of an exhibition about Hitchhiker’s
at the Science Museum would have pleased Douglas enormously. He
loved the company of scientists!"
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