As a long time Sci-Fi fan, I was naturally intrigued by the Science Center’s First Friday event, the St. Louis Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival, so I corralled my friend Shaw (not an easy task in itself) and the two of us wandered off to Forest Park and the McDonnell Planetarium. Everything was free! Except the VR experience, which was pretty cool. We floated outside the Space Station to make some repairs, but there was an explosion complete with shrapnel flying every which way and we had to make an emergency reentry to the space station via a different hatch. It’s a good thing there aren’t any sharks in space.
Then we went to the star show. That was free, and we got to lie on mats and stare at the ceiling. Made me think of my kindergarten years, unfortunately. The narrator had a very soothing voice and I heard Shaw snoring during the presentation. He claims he heard me snoring as well, but I don’t believe it.
Then it was time for the building of the Arch, driving the excavator and watching the film festival winners. Worlds were destroyed, aliens exposed, demigods quarreled and sisters tangled and we met Mary Kay. Not that Mary Kay. We also ate really good popcorn.
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