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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
    Blastr.com ^ | 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 – Apple.com 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
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (03/04/12)

    03/04/2012 4:30:46 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 14 replies
    03/04/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (03/04/12) Monday: 8/7 -- Alcatraz -- Fox Wednesday: 10/9 -- Prophets of SciFi -- Science Channel (Season Finale)
  • (Nerd Alert!) Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them

    03/03/2012 12:28:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 78 replies · 1+ views
    IO9 ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Charlie Jane Anders
    Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them The original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage," included a lot more of the scenes where Vina is turned into a green Orion slavegirl who dances for Captain Pike — but they were cut because they were too saucy for prime time television. Now, some rare Trek behind-the-scenes pictures include a brand new look at the unshown parts of Vina's dance sequence. Including a part where the poor slavegirl gets whipped. Turns out being an Orion slavegirl isn't all dancing and quoting poetry. Tom Redlaw, aka Bird of...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/26/12)

    02/26/2012 2:56:11 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 26 replies · 2+ views
    02/26/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/26/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Alcatraz -- Fox Wednesday: 10/9 -- Prophets of SciFi -- Science Channel
  • It Would Cost $852 Quadrillion Dollars to Build a Real Death Star (Almost the U.S. National Debt!)

    02/20/2012 7:23:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies
    DVICE.com ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | Raymond Wong
    It would cost $852 quadrillion dollars to build a real Death Star That's 852 with 15 zeros following it. I know, that figure is insane. You know what that means. It means Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader were rolling in the money like filthy rich rappers. I guess ruling the Galactic Empire isn't so terrible when you're ballin'. Finally putting some questions to rest, the smart folk over at Centives calculated how much iron it would take to build the planet-destroying space station and even figured out how long it would take to build. Here's the reality-check breakdown: • Based...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/19/12)

    02/19/2012 5:07:02 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 32 replies
    02/19/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/19/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Alcatraz -- Fox Wednesday: 10/9 -- Prophets of SciFi -- Science Channel Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • The Phantom Menace: was it THAT bad?

    02/13/2012 8:42:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    MSN UK ^ | 02/10/2012 | Jonathan Crocker and Neil Smith
    In the dock, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace stands accused. Counsel for the prosecution is Neil Smith. Counsel for the defence is Jonathan Crocker. Court is in session!The Phantom Menace has the dubious honour of being perhaps the most despised film of the last 20 years. With expectations sky-high following everyone's favourite sci-fi trilogy, Part I, for many, failed to deliver the pure thrill the Star Wars universe promised in the 70s and 80s. George Lucas must have instantly regretted the inclusion of infamous alien rasta Jar Jar Binks. With The Phantom Menace coming to cinemas in...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/12/12)

    02/12/2012 5:46:33 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 24 replies
    02/12/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/12/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Alcatraz -- Fox Wednesday: 10/9 -- The Prophets of SciFi -- Science Channel Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/05/12)

    02/05/2012 7:57:15 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 18 replies
    02/05/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (02/05/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Alcatraz -- Fox Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • J.J. Abrams sells sci-fi apocalypse pilot to NBC (EMP/solar flare?)

    02/03/2012 4:47:50 PM PST · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 2-2-12 | James Hibberd
    “In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.”
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (01/29/12)

    01/29/2012 3:36:19 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 30 replies · 2+ views
    01/29/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (01/29/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Alcatraz -- Fox Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (01/22/12)

    01/22/2012 3:44:05 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 24 replies
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (01/22/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Alcatraz -- Fox Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (01/15/12)

    01/15/2012 4:31:02 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 50 replies
    01/15/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (01/15/12) Monday: 7/8 -- Alcatraz -- Fox Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (01/08/12)

    01/08/2012 5:12:44 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 12 replies
    01/08/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (01/08/12) Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • Watch 11 real church sermons that used sci-fi to preach salvation

    12/22/2011 5:17:58 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 5 replies
    Blastr.com ^ | 12/22/11 | Dave Maass
    As Christmas approaches, many geeks, religious or not, may find themselves at church wishing that instead they were at the theater enjoying a matinee showing of The Adventures of TinTin or home downloading a pirated version of the Doctor Who Christmas special. But it doesn't have to be that way.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (12/18/11)

    12/18/2011 5:18:15 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 26 replies
    12/18/11 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (12/18/11) -- Last post of 2011 Monday: 8/7 -- Terra Nova -- Fox (Season Finale) Friday: 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy Sunday (12/25/2011): 8/7 -- Dr Who Christmas Special -- BBC America Friday (12/30/2011): 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy (Season Finale) Saturday (12/31/2011): All Day -- Twilight Zone Marathon -- SyFy
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (12/11/11)

    12/11/2011 6:36:19 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 17 replies
    12/11/11 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (12/11/11) Monday: 8/7 -- Terra Nova -- Fox Friday: 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (12/04/11)

    12/04/2011 7:18:40 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 13 replies
    12/04/11 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (12/04/11) Sunday: 9/8 -- Neverland -- SyFy Monday: 9/8 -- Neverland -- SyFy Tuesday: 8/7 -- Eureka (Christmas Special) -- SyFy 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 (Christmas Special) -- SyFy 10/9 -- Haven (Christmas Special) -- SyFY Friday: 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/27/11)

    11/27/2011 7:21:01 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 26 replies
    11/27/11 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/27/11) Monday: 8/7 -- Terra Nova -- Fox Wednesday: 8/7 -- Trek Nation -- Science Channel 9/8 -- Prophets of Science Fiction -- Science Channel Friday: 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy
  • 'Harry Potter' Director Rebooting 'Doctor Who' For Big Screen

    11/14/2011 6:33:43 PM PST · by timeywimey · 40 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-14-2011
    The Director of the Harry Potter movies is getting ready to begin filming the Movie-version of Doctor Who! Take that Trekkies!
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/13/11)

    11/13/2011 8:17:35 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 23 replies
    11/13/11 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/1311) Monday: 8/7 -- Terra Nova -- Fox Wednesday: 9/8 -- Prophets of Science Fiction -- Science Channel Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/06/11)

    11/06/2011 12:53:02 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 14 replies
    11/06/11 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/06/11) Monday: 8/7 -- Terra Nova -- SyFy Wednesday: 9/8 -- Prophets of Science Fiction -- Science Channel Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy
  • Rome, Sweet Rome: Could a Single Marine Unit Destroy the Roman Empire?

    11/02/2011 8:30:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 176 replies · 1+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 31, 2011 | Alyson Sheppard
    Rome, Sweet Rome: Could a Single Marine Unit Destroy the Roman Empire? It was a hypothetical question that became a long online discussion and now a movie in development: Could a small group of heavily armed modern-day Marines take down the Roman Empire at its height? We talked about the debate with James Erwin, the man who scored a movie writing contract based on his online response, and ran the ideas by Roman history expert Adrian Goldsworthy. James Erwin was browsing reddit.com on his lunch break when a thread piqued his interest. A user called The_Quiet_Earth had posed the question:...
  • The Captains Now Available To Be Streamed [Star Trek]

    11/01/2011 3:36:02 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 21 replies
    TrekToday ^ | 31/10/11 at 02:10 pm | T'Bonz
    The Captains Now Available To Be Streamed Posted by T'Bonz - 31/10/11 at 02:10 pm Star Trek fans wanting to see William Shatner‘s The Captains documentary who are also Netflix customers can now stream the movie.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/30/11)

    10/30/2011 4:05:09 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 30 replies
    10/30/11 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/30/11) Monday: 8/7 -- Terra Nova -- SyFy Friday: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/23/11)

    10/23/2011 3:47:42 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 30 replies
    10/23/11 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/23/11) 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy
  • Steampunk exhibit kicks off in Anaheim

    10/22/2011 9:52:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 21, 2011 | Richard Chang
    A girl with hair dyed cherry red wears goggles, a tight corset, a lacy Victorian dress and black military boots. Her friend, a gent, dons a top hat, an early 1900s gas mask, fingerless leather gloves and crimson canvas trousers. He holds a pistol that looks like a fusion between the Wild West and a 1950s sci-fi flick. All of this is not some new fashion trend. It's Steampunk, and it's been around for a while.
  • Frak, yes: Battlestar Galactica relaunch has its writer

    10/20/2011 6:15:37 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 17 replies
    Blastr ^ | 10/20/11
    Bryan Singer's Battlestar Galactica has taken one step closer to becoming a reality! Hollywood vet John Orloff has been signed to pen the long-in-development (and we do mean long) film adaptation, and he's psyched. Universal Pictures has hired Orloff to write the revamped screenplay for an adaptation of the 1978 TV space opera, in a move that confirms rumors that the reboot will be moving forward. After plans for Singer's film Excalibur hit the skids, the director decided to spend more time developing his vision for Battlestar. It's no secret that Singer is a huge fan of the property, but...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/16/11)

    10/16/2011 4:57:39 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 26 replies
    10/16/11 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/16/11) Mon: 8/7 -- Terra Nova -- Fox Fri: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/09/11)

    10/09/2011 3:53:22 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 32 replies
    10/09/11 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/09/11) Mon: 8/7 -- Terra Nova -- Fox Fri: 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox 10/9 -- Sanctuary -- SyFy
  • #OccupyWallStreet Demands Almost Word for Word from 1938 Science Fiction Novel (Vanity)

    10/04/2011 5:06:20 PM PDT · by mnehring · 29 replies
    Vanity | Self
    Today, the Occupy Wall Street protestors decided to finally list their demands. Mixed in with some generic references to items like restoring Glass-Steagall which has been called for by many on the left, are a series of unachievable and cryptic utopian demands. From forgiving all debt and eliminating the debt and credit system in general, to making wars ‘pay as you go’ and granting every person a minimum living monetary allocation so they can choose not to work, the demands seem to be a mishmash of societal changing goals. If one steps back and looks at the big picture of...