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Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock on “Star Trek.” (Credit: NBC via Photofest)

Some of the masters and masterpieces of science fiction are being honored with induction into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.

The television and film franchise “Star Trek” and the film “Blade Runner” as well as authors Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams make up the 2016 class. But to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Hall, 20 additional creators and works are being inducted and a new exhibition will celebrate all of it.

“The Matrix,” “X-Files,” H.P. Lovecraft, Douglas Adams, Jim Henson, Guillermo del Toro and more are among the inductees as the Hall of Fame honors the lives, work, and ongoing legacies of science fiction and fantasy’s greatest creators, MoPOP said in a news release Tuesday.

An opening event is planned for March 4 for a new Hall exhibition that will showcase the lives and legacies of the 108 current inductees through interpretive films, interactive kiosks, and more than 30 artifacts. Some of the stuff on display will include: Luke Skywalker’s severed hand from “The Empire Strikes Back”; the Staff of Ra headpiece from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”; author Isaac Asimov’s typewriter; and the “Right Hand of Doom” from the film “Hellboy.”

The 20th anniversary class:


  • Douglas Adams
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Keith David
  • Guillermo del Toro
  • Terry Gilliam
  • Jim Henson
  • Jack Kirby
  • Madeleine L’Engle
  • C.S. Lewis
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • George Orwell
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Rumiko Takahashi
  • John Williams


  • “2001: A Space Odyssey”
  • “Blade Runner”
  • “Dungeons & Dragons”
  • “The Matrix”
  • “Myst”
  • “The Princess Bride”
  • “Star Trek”
  • “Wonder Woman”
  • “X-Files”

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame was founded in 1996 and relocated from the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas to its permanent home at MoPOP in 2004.

Inductees were nominated by the public and selected by a panel of award-winning science fiction and fantasy authors, artists, editors, publishers, and film professionals, according to MoPOP. The 2016 committee included Jane Espenson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Torchwood”), Cory Doctorow (Co-editor, Boing Boing; “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom”), Jen Stuller (Co-founder, GeekGirlCon), Linda Medley (“Castle Waiting”), and Ted Chiang (“Story of Your Life and Others”).

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