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  • Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

    06/06/2012 8:04:35 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 88 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 6, 2012 | Lynell George
    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury's daughter confirmed his death to the Associated Press on Wednesday morning. She said her father died Tuesday night in Southern California. Author of more than 27 novels and story collections — most famously “The Martian Chronicles,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “Dandelion Wine” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes” — and more than 600 short stories, Bradbury has frequently been credited with elevating the often maligned reputation of science...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (06/03/12)

    06/03/2012 2:19:45 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 32 replies
    06/03/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (06/03/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (05/20/12)

    05/20/2012 7:56:59 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 28 replies
    05/20/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (05/20/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy
  • Ridley Scott Opens Up About 'Prometheus,' Kick-Ass Women, and 'Blade Runner 2'

    05/17/2012 7:24:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 17, 2012 | Marlow Stern
    No project is off limits to Ridley Scott. Over the course of his 35-year filmmaking career, the English auteur has dazzled audiences with his thrillingly diverse oeuvre, tackling everything from science fiction (Alien, Blade Runner) and sword-and-sandals epics (Gladiator) to modern warfare (Black Hawk Down). He is probably the closest thing to this generation’s Kubrick. ..................................................... What about the rumored Blade Runner sequel? Funny enough, I started my first meetings on the Blade Runner sequel last week. We have a very good take on it. And we’ll definitely be featuring a female protagonist. (Emphasis Mine)
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (05/13/12)

    05/13/2012 4:22:57 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 33 replies
    05/13/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (05/13/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy
  • Chinese Physicists Teleport Photons Over 100 Kilometers

    05/12/2012 7:52:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    Popular Science ^ | May 11, 2012 | Dan Nosowitz
    Teleportation, sci-fi-y as it sounds, is actually not fictional or even new; two years ago, Chinese physicists broke the then-current record for quantum teleportation by teleporting photons over 10 miles. But a new effort from that same team demolishes that record, beaming the photons over 97 kilometers. The physicists, working from the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai, have again taken advantage of quantum entanglement for the purposes of moving an object from one place to another without ever moving in the space between. According to Technology Review, "The idea is not that the physical object is...
  • Rumor of the day: We're gonna be getting more Stargate

    05/07/2012 4:20:52 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 40 replies ^ | 05/07/12 | Trent Moore
    When Stargate Universe was canceled a few seasons ago, it marked the end of a beloved franchise that had been on the air in some form or another for well over a decade. Now rumor has it that Stargate may not be as dead as we thought. Gateworld is reporting a rumor that something is in the works to revive the show, though the medium and details are still a little fuzzy.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (05/06/12)

    05/06/2012 5:11:14 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 18 replies
    05/06/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (05/06/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox (Season finale)
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/29/12)

    04/29/2012 4:16:17 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 13 replies
    04/29/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/29/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • Need help relocating novel

    04/28/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    vanity | 4/28/12
    Years ago I read a novel in which men become extinct and society falls solely to women. One of the few male characters left in the world is a retired US Navy admiral. At the end of the novel, several women stand before a glass case, in which this guy -- now dead -- has been stuffed and mounted as an exotic specimen. The text is something along the lines: '(name), Vice-admiral, US Navy -- old style.' And the legend upon his glass case is, "It Served Us." I have been trying to relocate a copy of this book but...
  • Did various incarnations of the starship Enterprise make space travel look too easy?

    04/23/2012 5:42:46 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 47 replies
    The Space Review ^ | 04/23/12 | Andre Bormanis
    In an interview with a reporter from the Associated Press, Scott Pace, the current director of the Space Policy Institute at The George Washington University and a former NASA associate administrator, was asked to comment on the April 12th failure of the North Korean rocket launch. He noted that sending a vehicle into space is still a significant technical challenge, and added, “In many ways, the worst enemy of NASA is Star Trek… Captain Picard says ‘engage’ and the ship moves. And people think ‘How hard can this be?’” Filmmaker James Cameron supposedly made a similar comment about Star Trek’s...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/22/12)

    04/22/2012 12:50:19 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 36 replies
    04/22/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/22/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • ‘Looper’ trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt completes time-travel circle

    04/14/2012 10:52:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    After three days of what is becoming a new trend in Hollywood advertising – trailers for a trailer – unveiled the first official teaser for time travel movie “Looper.” The action flick stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is directed and written by Rian Johnson, who introduced the film in three vignettes that counted down to Thursday’s preview release.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/08/12)

    04/08/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 30 replies
    04/08/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/08/12) Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/01/12)

    04/01/2012 8:23:11 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 18 replies
    04/01/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (04/01/12) Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • (FReep Poll) Which Science Fictional Scenario Is Most Likely to Happen in Your Lifetime?

    03/30/2012 7:45:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 70 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | By Charlie Jane Anders
    Which Science Fictional Scenario Is Most Likely to Happen in Your Lifetime? Science fiction is full of fantastic and horrifying scenarios, many of which seem like they could come true any time. But which of them is really going to materialize — and which is most likely to happen in your lifetime? Vote in our poll for the science fictional scenario that you're most likely to live to witness for yourself: Which Science Fictional Scenario Is Most Likely to Happen in Your Lifetime? Global Pandemic Moonbase World War III/Nuclear Apocalypse Suspended Animation The Singularity Something Else (See Comments) Martian Colony...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (03/25/12)

    03/25/2012 2:57:22 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 62 replies · 1+ views
    03/25/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (03/25/12) Monday: 8/7 -- Alcatraz -- Fox (Season Finale) Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • Doctor Who's latest companion is unveiled

    03/21/2012 10:19:13 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 75 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 21st March 2012 | BBC News
    'Former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman has landed the role of the Time Lord's new companion in Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed. Producer Steven Moffat announced the actress will replace Karen Gillan's character Amy Pond when she leaves the show in the next series. Coleman, 25, has also appeared in Waterloo Road and Julian Fellowes' four part mini-series Titanic. The star said: "I am beyond excited. I can't wait to get cracking." Coleman, who will make her first appearance in the Christmas special, added that she is a "huge fan" of the show. The actress, who is from Blackpool, revealed...
  • The Silver Circle--A SciFi Thriller-The Forces of Good Declare War On The Fed--03-12-2012

    03/13/2012 1:42:11 PM PDT · by appeal2 · 3 replies
    The Financial Survival Network ^ | 03/12/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    A dedicated group of young film makers is producing an animated full length feature film. The film is set in 2019, after a massive economic collapse has taken place. Tyranny, explosions, monetary mayhem, romance and a young rebel force take on the evil world financial controllers who report to the Fed. Ron Paul was asked to star in the movie, however it's set too far into the future for him to participate. The production values of this movie are quite impressive as are the dedicated group who've made its release their life's work. They've been traveling around the country, seeking...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (03/11/12)

    03/11/2012 5:28:34 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 32 replies
    Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (03/11/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Alcatraz -- Fox