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Photos: Warp Speed Through 'Star Trek's' 50 Years in Seattle Museum Exhibit

Enterprise's Voyages Begin

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Boldly go where few have gone before! More than 100 "Star Trek" artifacts are on display at Seattle's EMP Museum starting Saturday (May 21). Check out the legacy of the science fiction show that has been around for more than 50 years.

Enterprise's Voyages Begin

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This is the original bridge of the USS Enterprise that was used in the television series "Star Trek: The Original Series" in the 1960s. This includes the captain's chair used by Capt. James T. Kirk (William Shatner).

Spock's Sign

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A sign reading "Live Long and Prosper" — a well-known saying from Spock and other members of the Vulcan species — adorns the wall in the exhibit.

Khan, Meet Khan!

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Here are the famous Star Trek villain's outfits as worn by two actors: Ricardo Montalbán (left) and Benedict Cumberbatch (right).

Future Vision

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This is the VISOR (Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement) that Geordi La Forge wore during the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987-1994).

Visions of Warp Speed

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Spaceship models from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" adorn the ceiling of the exhibit.

Hailing Costumes Open

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This is the uniform of Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) worn during the television series "Star Trek: The Original Series."

Make It Sewn

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Here are uniforms from "Star Trek: The Next Generation," including Capt. Jean-Luc Picard's uniform (center) worn by Patrick Stewart.

Science Machine

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This is a tricorder data-analysis device from the television series "Star Trek: The Original Series."

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Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell is a contributing writer for Space.com who is one of the few Canadian journalists to report regularly on space exploration. She is the author or co-author of several books on space exploration. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota in Space Studies, and an M.Sc. from the same department. She also holds a bachelor of journalism degree from Carleton University in Canada, where she began her space-writing career in 2004. Besides writing, Elizabeth teaches communications at the university and community college level, and for government training schools. To see her latest projects, follow Elizabeth on Twitter at @howellspace.