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“Watch the Skies!” History of Science Fiction Movies

July 25, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm –

General Admission: $15 | PMH Members: $10
Join co-curator of PMH’s 2018 exhibition Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction & Southern California Nick Smith for this illustrated presentation as he explores the history of science fiction movies.

July 25, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Pasadena Museum of History


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Early glimpses of science fiction films began with movies like A Trip to the Moon (1902) where director George Méliѐs pokes fun at French novelist and poet Jules Verne or in Frankenstein (1931) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) that featured the “mad scientist” character – each of the films never truly showing much science, nor the genre of what people think of as science fiction. Join co-curator of PMH’s 2018 exhibition Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction & Southern California Nick Smith for this illustrated presentation as he explores the history of science fiction movies. Learn how original science fiction stories came on to the big screen and changed over the years.

Presentation will begin at 7:00 pm; PMH Galleries will be open for viewing at 6:00 pm.

Space is limited; advance reservations required.

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Image: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea movie ad – Newspaper 1917.

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