RECORD crowds of more than 4,000 saw the magic of Star Wars come alive at Spaceport at Seacombe ferry terminal with Darth Vader, stormtroopers and a host of stars from the smash hit films.
The expanded event, with a specially built marquee for visitors, was the biggest and best yet.
Stars including Paul Blake, who played Greedo, Rusty Goffe (a Jawa), Richard Le Parmentier (Admiral Motti) and Gerald Home (Tessek and a Mon Calamari officer in Return of the Jedi) met fans.
The event was the launch pad for Spaceport’s brand new exhibition, called ‘Sci-Fi at the Movies’, which will run well into 2008, European Capital of Culture year.
The five-month exhibition has been organised by Merseytravel and the Knights of the Empire in conjunction with Sci-Fi retailer Skywalkers.
Neil Scales, Chief Executive and Director General of Merseytravel said: “The Sci-Fi at the Movies exhibition is a big coup for Spaceport and we know it will be a huge success.”
The exhibition will feature real artefacts and memorabilia from Sci-Fi films throughout the years, including Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Spiderman, Harry Potter and ET among others.