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Old 24-02-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone. Inspired by the Phil Rea Alien thread picture of the Narcissus and being in Paris I decided to take a trip with girls in tow to 'la Cite des sciences et l'industrie' to see the Science et Fiction exhibition.

I was not disappointed.

From a modeling point of view they have a beautiful 44 inch vanilla Eagle Transporter on display!!! alongside the Narc and a good sized StarDestroyer.

Also there is a good Orion, Aries, Moon Bus and the original miniature from 2010 of the Discovery.

Other miniatures are from Trek an Enterprise style ship called the 'Lakota" ? Lost on me.

However the highlights for me were, gasp, a FULL size original BSG Viper (call sign: Hot Dog) I could actually touch it, totally awesome. Had to be dragged away. And a 20 odd foot long original 'Roger Young' from Starship Troopers', fully lit with a detailed cockpit, I estimate it at 1/60th scale by the figures visible.

ROBOTS. C3PO replica and original (from ep 5) R2D2, I Robot, Terminator, Robocop, Twinky (Buck Rog), Forbidden Planet.

Costumes: BSG (lots, inc Tricia's red dress and Viper pilot), Dune, Trek, Matrix, Tron, Riddick,Blade Runner, Logans Run, MIB 2, 5th Element, Back to the Future, 2001!, Starship Troopers, Gattaca. Virtually all these were originals on loan.

Spacesuits: Alien, Armageddon, Sunshine, Outland, Abyss and a NASA prototype. Once again all original.

Misc: Full size Alien sculpture, plus preproduction full size egg, chestburster and facehugger. Star Wars storyboard of the attack on Hoth.

As usual camera packed up after 5 mins and the chip isn't compatable with the computer I'm posting from but I will post the pics I took if there is any interest when I get home, although I ain't no photographer.

Defo worth taking the missus on a suprise trip to Paris IMHO.

Big tips. 1) Your ticket only lets you in to the SF expo once. 2) You can get a pass out from the main expo, so use the McD just outside for food and drink
as cheese baguette inside is 5 Euro!!! and a drink 4 Euro.

Happy to provide anymore info if I can
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Old 25-02-2011, 02:52 AM   #2
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of course we'd like to see your pictures alfalfa - all of them!
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Old 25-02-2011, 04:55 AM   #3
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Re: The ST vessel USS Lakota... it was a re-dress of the Enterprise B, used as a different ship in DS9.

As for the tour/exhibit, wow, sounds very cool. Please post pics when you are able.
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Old 25-02-2011, 11:55 AM   #4
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Try this taster
http://www.cite-sciences.fr/english/...e-exhibition#0
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Old 26-02-2011, 03:59 PM   #5
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Nice Narc, I think the interior is the original but main ship is a scratchbuild
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Old 26-02-2011, 06:36 PM   #6
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Re: The ST vessel USS Lakota... it was a re-dress of the Enterprise B, used as a different ship in DS9.
USS Lakota was seen in DS9 episodes "Homefront" and in "Paradise Lost" it battled with the Defiant.
http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/USS_Lakota

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Old 26-02-2011, 06:46 PM   #7
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Nice Narc, I think the interior is the original but main ship is a scratchbuild
Discussed on the thread here:
http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...t=6146&page=16
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Old 26-02-2011, 09:02 PM   #8
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hmm, I guess I'll have to go and see it by myself, since I leave 10km from Paris and i think 30min from this exhibition...
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Old 26-02-2011, 10:04 PM   #9
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Thanks Astrocat that was indeed the thread/posts I was refering to in my first line. Must learn how to do that sometime .

Fredlight shame on you . Mind you not exactly central Paris is it?
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Old 27-02-2011, 03:46 AM   #10
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Hey Pete, were your girls suitably impressed?? Or did it bore them senseless!!
Glad you had a great time! Looking forward to more pics soon.
Speaking of Trek, I've been building replicas of Khan's necklace all week. busy, busy!
Cheers, Jeff
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Old 27-02-2011, 05:54 AM   #11
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Thanks Astrocat that was indeed the thread/posts I was refering to in my first line. Must learn how to do that sometime .

Fredlight shame on you . Mind you not exactly central Paris is it?
Yeah, I'm a little bit outside Paris, even though not so far, in the aera called 93-Epinay sur Seine. But I've been busy making an end to my business (computer shop) and trying to find (found) a job to save my ass these last few months.
things start to settle down, so maybe I'll try to go to this exhibit some day soon.

I already intended the Star Wars one a few years ago but the place was dark and I screwed up most pictures. Might try to do better this time.

I still have to move place/sale my flat and finish my divorce this year..so rest is a word I won't find soon in my life.
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Old 27-02-2011, 09:21 AM   #12
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Couldn't use the flash. Discovery is original from 2010. Lighting was better for Aries and Moonbus. On loan fron Sci Fi archives.
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Old 27-02-2011, 09:36 AM   #13
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Hey Pete, were your girls suitably impressed?? Or did it bore them senseless!!
Glad you had a great time! Looking forward to more pics soon.
Speaking of Trek, I've been building replicas of Khan's necklace all week. busy, busy!
Cheers, Jeff
Hi Jeff.

Girls politely endured the Sci Fi exhibition and actually enjoyed some bits of it. It's in a huge interactive Science museum which the eldest really loved, she could have spent the whole day there! There's a planetarium and an Imax cinema on site as well.
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