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Godzilla and A Trip to the Moon

MoPOP, Seattle’s Museum of Popular Culture, has a new batch of inductees into its Science Fiction + Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Travelers and film fans will be pleased to see that A Trip to the Moon, the 1902 science fiction film by George Méliès, is on the list this year.

The movie takes inspiration from Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon. And it offers an early, fantastical, and somewhat wacky look at what a visit to the moon might be like.

Godzilla: World’s Worst Tourist

Godzilla, the “King of the Monsters,” and an example of what not to do when visiting a new city, also gets the MoPOP nod this year.

“Since this creature first waded ashore in 1954, it has captivated audiences across the world with its enormous size, devastating strength, and iconic design,” says MoPop. And with 35 films and TV shows, Godzilla is also represented in plenty of souvenirs, including toys, collectibles, comics, games, novels, food, apparel, and many more.

Nichelle Nichols and Sigourney Weaver are winners too

Another world traveler among the new inductees to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame at MoPOP is Nichelle Nichols. She is best known for her groundbreaking role as Lt. Uhura on Star Trek.

Joining Nichols is Sigourney Weaver, whose roles in science fiction and fantasy films include the Alien franchise, Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, WALL-E, and the Avatar franchise.

Toy exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport


A new exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport features Star Trek and Star War toys, Barbie dolls and other items from the collection of Ronald Toby, a Philadelphia resident with more than 800,000 toys, sports items and other treasures in his collection.

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Look for Philadelphia’s Toy Story post-security in Terminal D through April 2016.