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February 25, 2014 > Famed Mandalorian warrior joins the Empire: worldwide exhibition extended

Famed Mandalorian warrior joins the Empire: worldwide exhibition extended

Submitted By Michelle Tran

When Boba Fett captured famed Rebel hero Han Solo on behalf of Jabba the Hutt, everyone knew he was a force to be reckoned with. Even Darth Vader himself respected the galaxyÕs best bounty hunter.

For weeks, fans and visitors alike have wondered which mysterious character would join the exhibition for its final months at The Tech. Now, the Empire has added a friend while the Republic counts one more foe.

Boba FettÕs arrival marks the first time the renowned bounty hunter has appeared in the 20-venue international journey of ÒStar Wars¨: Where Science Meets Imagination.Ó The museum also revealed that, thanks to popular demand from franchise fans and science enthusiasts, it will extend the exhibition through March 23. The iconic character will appear through the end of the exhibition.

As the final showing of ÒStar Wars¨: Where Science Meets Imagination,Ó Bay Area guests will not want to miss this opportunity to discover the science of ÒStar Wars.Ó This 10,000-square-foot exhibition features more than 80 authentic costumes, models, and props from all six films. Guests will explore the futuristic technologies shown in the films and the real science behind them that may one day lead to real-life versions.

Since debuting on screen in ÒStar Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back,Ó Boba Fett has developed a strong following among fans of the famed franchise. As the exhibition heads into its final months at the museum, guests, fans, and Jedi Masters far and wide will get the chance to see Boba Fett up close before the exhibition bids farewell for the last time.

The international exhibition also features the Yoda puppet, C-3PO, R2-D2, the three-section Darth Vader helmet from Revenge of the Sith, as well as the models of the X-wing and the ÒMillennium Falcon.Ó There are also costumes for Mace Windu, Princess Leia, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Stormtroopers, and Lightsabers belonging to Luke, Obi-Wan, Darth Maul and Count Dooku.

In addition to hands-on design labs where you can engineer Droidsª and defy gravity, guests will have the opportunity to drive an actual hovercraft. Fans of the saga will also recognize the full-size replica of the cockpit of the Millennium Falconª from ÒStar Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.Ó For an additional fee, visitors can experience a virtual jump to lightspeed during a four-and-a-half minute presentation narrated by Anthony Daniels, the actor who portrayed C-3PO.

Tickets for the blockbuster exhibition are on sale now through March 23. For more information about the exhibition, go to http://www.thetech.org/plan-your-visit/special-exhibitions/STAR-WARS#Overview.

ÒStar Wars¨: Where Science Meets Imagination,Ó presented by Bose Corporation¨, was developed by BostonÕs Museum of Science in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. and the exhibition makes use of an extensive archive collection on loan from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination
Through Sunday, Mar 23
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market St., San Jose
(408) 294-8324
thetech.org
Tickets: $13 - $27

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