Seattle Roadtrip

What do you mean there’s no internet?


Yeah, I didn’t line that up very well, did I?

I’ve been on the road quite a bit this summer. Nothing exciting. Just things that needed to be taken care of. Two weeks ago I was in Seattle getting my youngest settled into a new place and I caught the Star Trek exhibit at the EMP Museum. Okay. That was exciting. And yeah, the last one leaving the nest is pretty thrilling. Not a week at the beach thrilling but yay, thrilling. So, scratch that. This summer has been awesome!

Thanks to a lack of internet at wee one’s new apartment, and another quick trip last week, I’m finally catching up here.

EMP has a lot to offer. Most likely. I skimmed it all looking for the Star Trek exhibit. Costumes, sets, props, miniatures, a borg chamber and a transporter set where you can act out a scene, complete with special effects, while a friend or kindly stranger records it from a monitor with their phone. There was a line and I was alone so I skipped that part.


Bad Kirk’s uniform from Mirror, Mirror


Look around, can you form some sort of rudimentary lathe? Wait, that’s Galaxy Quest


Kick-Ass women of Voyager. Well, their clothes anyway.



And the Guys! Plus Deanna, post intergalactic cheerleader



Forget the transporter, I wanted to play on this set



I did manage to find someone to snap a few photos of me in the borg chamber. How does somebody take out of focus photos on an iPhone?




The detail was amazing


Resistance is…wait…batteries low…hold that thought


Hey how did he get in there? Exterma-what? Hang on, let me get a little closer 

On a cold rainy night like tonight, all I want to do is bury myself under a zillion blankets and pop in some of the original series. Since I still have some edits for How to Sex Your Snake, that will have to wait.

Go boldly and write on,


About melissabanczak

I'm cold. Always. I'm currently on the Treasure Coast of sunny Florida and I'm still freezing. Happily, I'm driving distance to rollar coasters in the Orlando area, so that makes up for any shivers. When I'm not writing, my husband and I run half marathons. Slowly. My first novel, How to Sex Your Snake, is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes.
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3 Responses to Seattle Roadtrip

  1. Paul says:

    “…post intergalactic cheerleader” – Perfect!


  2. I wish I could take credit for that line. It came from Marina Sirtis, the actress who played Deanna, while describing her ridiculous costume first season. She said it in an interview and I thought it was pretty damn funny and accurate.


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