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Archive for 'Science Fiction'

Happy World UFO Day!

Happy World UFO Day! Yes, there really is a holiday for everything!

I’m a trading card!

I’m a trading card! A few years ago I backed a Kickstarter campaign to be turned into a trading card and I received it today!

Happy Star Wars Day!!!

    Its Star Wars Day!!! Actually its probably Star Wars Day Eve!!! Yes, that sounds better. Tomorrow, Friday December 18th, is the official opening of the new Star Wars movie (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), but many places are showing it early tonight starting at 7pm. I am going to see it at midnight […]

Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Need I say more?    

Con Man

Early this year there was a crowdfunded campaign through Indiegogo for a web series by Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion, which was described as: “Con Man centers on the post-show life of Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) the co-star of “Spectrum,” a sci-fi series, which was canceled before its time and went on to become a […]

Harry in Korean!

One of my student workers went to South Korea this summer and brought me back books #1 and #2 of the Harry Potter series. Thats ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ for you Muggles out there. Needless to say, it was a great way to start a […]

Star Wars Crawl Creator

Star Wars Crawl Creator! This is such a great idea and really, who has not wanted to make their own Star Wars Crawl. So Star Wars has one http://www.starwars.com/games-apps/star-wars-crawl-creator, but it does not work as advertised. Directions are confusing and it does not save your Star Wars Crawl despite the fact that it gives you […]

Lunch with the Neowhovian

I had lunch today with my friend Marcia aka The Neowhovian. Besides being a librarian, instructor, scholar and all around very cool lady, Marcia runs a Doctor Who blog, has participated on Doctor Who conference panels, and has published two books on her Whovian adventures. Check out her blog at http://www.neowhovian.com/

Sir Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett died today. He was 66. I started to read Terry’s books back in 2002 with “The Color of Magic,” which is a fantastic book about about a traveler, his luggage (called Luggage and it has an attitude), a wizard, and it also includes the Librarian of the Unseen University – a wizard […]

Live long and prosper Spock

Leonard Nimoy, 83, died today. Being a Star Trek Trekkie (photos of a high school Melissa in her Star Trek uniform will never appear on this blog due to her unfortunate 80s haircut), Spock was always my favorite. He helped inspire generations of scientists, dreamers, astronauts, pilots, writers, and millions around the world. Twitter was […]