“Harry Potter: The Exhibition” opens this weekend at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle Center. On the other side of Seattle Center, the exhibit “Battlestar Galactica” opens at the Science Fiction Museum. The Harry Potter exhibit, which debuted at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, is touring and making its fourth stop, its first on the West Coast. The Battlestar Galactica props, which include three spaceships, fifteen costumes, and more, are now part of the SFM collection and will be sent on tour in about 18 months.
The Science Fiction Museum in Seattle has announced that it will host an exhibit on Battlestar Galactica in cooperation with Universal Cable Productions and Syfy. The display will open on October 23 and will include props from the recently aired show, including three full sized spaceships and costumes. The exhibit will run through March 4, 2012.
The Television Critics Association has announced their annual awards. Below are the winners with genre interest.
- Program of the Year: Battlestar Galactica
- Outstanding New Program: True Blood
- Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: The Big Bang Theory
- Individual Achievement in Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Producer Harvey Frand (b.1940), died on July 23. Most recently, Frand worked on Battlestar Galactica, but his prior genre credits included the 1985-7 version of The Twilight Zone, The Lazarus Man, and The Pretender. Frand won an Emmy for his work on Battlestar Galactica: Razor in 2008.