Wouldn’t it be great to be your favorite sci-fi character? When you consider the thousands of characters that have populated the world of science fiction, it may be hard to choose only one. There are the front runners like Luke Skywalker and Captain Kirk, but what about the many choices that get a little less attention?
Suppose for a moment that you could be John Robinson, Will Robinson or any of the other cast members on the classic Lost in Space television Read all »
The science fiction genre has been around for a long time. In literature ,one of the more famous authors was Jules Verne. He wrote about submarines, TV, radio, space flight, and many other inventions long before they even existed. Science fiction has always been about plausible future scenarios in terms of scientific advancements. When science fiction finally reached the movie screens, the more popular scenarios many times had to do with invasion from outer space. This was during the 1950′s, when space flight was still in it’s infancy.The whole story can be found at Read all »
Science Fiction has been in the minds of fans for centuries. Starting off with writers like Jules Verne, this genre has been flourishing for a very long time. While many of the themes involved in these science fiction stories might seem outlandish to some, the truth is that over the years, this genre has helped to pave the way for scientists to uncover many of the latest technological breakthroughs that we now take for granted. It is true that all sorts of things have been inspired by scientists who became Read all »
A certain trend im starting to see around movie/TV biz is for directors to fire there stars and replace them rather then fold under pressure and pay them more money. All i can say is that this is probablly one of the worst trends i have ever seen happen in the entertainment bussiness. If your star actor or actress is no longer there your series should be over. Your telling me i just spent 7 seasons connecting to this character and one day im supposed to just accept one day that their Read all »
Almost every single book that is out on the market, have movies that are being made out of them now. You can read the books, and look at the movies. Some people prefer one or the other, while others prefer both. There are various reasons behind all of this, but people need to remember that both the book and movie are not always the same. Sometimes you can get more out of a book then you can in the movies.Didn’t catch that? This explains it. The books are a little bit more detailed than the Read all »
Civilization has already achieved many technological milestones that were formerly stuck in Science Fiction limbo. However, a few popular high-tech ideas have yet to be fleshed out. Fortunately for us, they now stand a good chance of going public within our lifetime.
Take, for instance, the personal hovercraft. Imagine floating through the air like a balloon above the earth, and you’d understand why many comic book superheroes have one. More importantly, this is a technology that’s been in development for decades by the Pentagon. Therefore, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes available for civilian use.
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Back in the 1950s the entertainer Jackie Gleason had a television show called “The Honeymooners” with Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph. Gleason, who played a city bus driver coined an expression whenever he and his wife Alice, played by Meadows got into a disagreement. That expression was, “One of these days Alice. One of these days, zoom. I’m gonna send you to the moon.” The line became synonymous with the show and the audience waited Read all »
Science fiction has become a very popular genre in the book world. But not all science fiction books tell a good story. So, what is it that makes a good sci fi story?
For starters, science fiction is a genre of fiction work that has to do with science and technology from the past, present and future. Many science fiction works are set in different universes or dimensions. For a sci fi story to be good, it has to have elements of Read all »
We’d be hard-pressed to pick the 5 best time travel stories of all time, given the sheer magnitude of the genrethat would be like picking the 5 best Direct TV channels. Instead, we’ve picked out some of the most popular uses of time travel, no matter what the medium. There are, of course, many other uses besides the ones mentioned below, but we don’t have all the time in the world, now do we?5. Becoming your own (step)father: One of the best recent examples is in Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Rant. When the main character discovers that certain car crashes have the ability to jar you loose from time, he sets himself up as a stepfather to his younger self in order to protect his family. Another example (or at least its possibility) is played for comedic effect in the first Back to the Future film.4. Leaving a warning for the past: In Isaac Asimov’s 1955 novel The End of Eternity, Eternity is an organization outside time composed of benevolent travelers. One of the characters conceals a warning of the atomic bomb in a 1932 ad for stock tips.3. Finding your soul mate: The saying, “Opposites attract,” has never been more true. In the 2001 film Kate & Leopold, a duke travels from 1876 to modern-day New York and falls for an ambitious business exec. In The Time Traveler’s Wife, a modern-day man with a genetic disorder travels through time and meets his wife at various points in her life. Also see: The Lake Housealthough we don’t recommend it.2. Solving a mystery: In the 2006 film Dj Vu, an ATF agent uses a time window to solve the case of a Navy ship explosion. Eventually, the agent discovers that he can also send objects through the window and tries to stop the crime before it is committed.1. Getting rich: In Terry Gilliam’s 1981 film Time Bandits, a group of time dwarves steal from some of the most notable figures from history and myth. Of course, while making money may be one of the most popular, it’s certainly not the most honorable use of time travelafter all, no one wants to be like Biff (Back to the Future Part II).
There is a long history of bands integrating sci-fi theatrics into their music and stage shows, from Pink Floyd to Devo. However, few bands do it with as much obvious excitement as The Aquabats, a band of superheroic proportions with a mission to battle evil through their music. If you ever accidentally wander into a venue where they’re playing, you’ll know ittheir brightly-colored spandex costumes are hard to miss.Consistent with the band’s image, they have their own origin story. The members originally hail from the island of Aquabania, where they lived in concert with humanoid bat monsters. This utopian existence was ended when Space Monster “M” attacked. Escaping from the island, they were rejuvenated by a mad scientist’s potent potions, gained superpowers, and devoted themselves to one day amassing enough fans to return to their home and defeat Space Monster “M.” Read all »