Debut Event THIS Friday, June 19, 8:00 – 9:15 p.m. ET, To Benefit The Museum of Science Fiction
Washington, DC (June 15, 2020) — Actors Richard Harmon, Ty Olsson and Christopher Larkin will share the spotlight when The Museum of Science Fiction launches Escape Velocity Extra (EVX), a new series of online programs that will bring sci-fi stars of television, film, books and the arts to a large interactive audience. The show will kick off, online, this Friday evening, June 19, from 8:00 until 9:15 p.m., ET.
Stars of the hit TV Show “The 100” (The Hundred), which airs Wednesday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW Network, Harmon (who plays character John Murphy), Olsson (who played the now deceased Nyko) and Larkin (who portrayed the now deceased Monty Green), will take part in a 30-minute panel discussion followed by a 15-minute Q&A chat session with fans. All three actors will be available after the show for one-on-one three-minute interactions. The program will be hosted by Hugo Award-winning writer and showrunner Morgan Gendel, a former Co-Executive Producer of The 100.
One of the top-billed stars of the show since Season One, Harmon has appeared in more than 60 movies and television series including several within the sci-fi genre. Perhaps best known for his roles in The Killing and Bates Motel, Harmon also played roles in the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica, Flash Gordon, Smallville and Continuum.
Olsson is a virtual mainstay in the world of science fiction, having appeared in Supernatural, Aliens vs. Predator, the Day the Earth Stood Still, Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica and two Planet of the Apes films, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes, among others.
Larkin, whose character lived a full, heroic life through the first five seasons of The 100, played one of the most pivotal roles in the show, saving his Skaikru colleagues on numerous occasions with his brilliance and innovation. A relative newcomer to the industry, Larkin most recently appeared in the 2019 Netflix miniseries Tales of the City.
Created as a fundraiser for the not-for-profit Museum of Science Fiction in Washington, D.C. the program furthers the mission of the museum: to highlight the connection between the popular entertainment genre and real-world science, technology engineering, art and math (STEAM). “EVX will be an ongoing series of web-based programs with each episode focusing on a different aspect of science fiction, tied directly to the characters of the actors who appear on each show,” said the Museum’s Executive Director Greg Viggiano. “As The 100 begins with life on post-apocalyptic Earth, that genre will serve as the overarching theme of Episode One.”
The show will open with a free 30-minute conversation hosted by Gendel with legendary science fiction author and scientist David Brin. The panel featuring the actors will require a $5 donation to the Museum and the one-on-one sessions with the actors will cost $40.
For additional information, or to register for the program, please visit https://escapevelocity.events/evx.