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Archive for 'Science Fiction'

RIP Carrie Fisher

May the Force be with you, Carrie Fisher, always. (photo from https://twitter.com/starwars/status/813827638821154816) Update: Sadly Carrie died on December 27th and her mother Debbie Reynolds died the next day on December 28th. (photo from https://twitter.com/tafish)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Tonight (December 15) was the opening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! Que evil Imperial March theme. I was going to go to the midnight show, but for some reason they don’t do midnight shows anymore and instead have a bunch of earlier shows in the evening before the official release date. Going to […]

Star Trek at 50!

A little show appeared on television today back on September 8, 1966 and after many years, TV shows, movies, books, and conventions, it is still going strong. As the years have past who has Star Trek not influenced? NASA, Apple, and the American culture are just a few. I mean, didn’t everyone have a friend […]

For the Love of Spock

Leonard “Spock” Nimoy’s son Adam Nimoy filmed a documentary on his dad “For the Love of Spock” and launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2015 to complete it. Spock and Star Trek! Hello, of course I had to backed it. One of the things that you could do was send in your own Spock photo and […]

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 […]