Could that be the predecessor to Weyland-Yutani, the evil corporation to end all evil corporations? Either way, it's Ridley Scott with a heaping dose of gothic horror and science fiction. Until Guillermo Del Toro gets to make "At The Mountains Of Madness", this will do nicely.
At the suggestion of my friend Grandy I have utterly blown off his request that I help him write a review of YET ANOTHER MMORPG that is fashionable for some reason, to play a game that was in vogue twenty years ago. I'm speaking of Star Control II. For our readers who WERE NOT ALIVE […]
You unlock this door with the key of imagination: A graphic history of fantasy and science fiction, from the unknown poet behind Beowulf to Vernor Vinge and beyond. I can't do this justice by describing it, and I won't steal it for reproduction here. Just click the link.
The head of the University of California at San Diego's robotics laboratory, tasked with creating a lifelike, human seeming robot, is named Javier Movellan. The British science fiction television show Doctor Who, in the 1970s, featured a race of aliens named Movellans. The Movellans were engaged in a galaxy-spanning war against the better known […]
… "the wise lord Hassan preserved his people and his cult by bringing the art of assassination to esthetic perfection. With just a few daggers strategically placed in the right throats, he found Wisdom's alternative to war, and preserved the peoples by killing their leaders. Truly, his was a most exemplary life of grandmotherly kindness." […]
The wife and I began watching Whedon's short-lived, but masterful, television series Firefly again last night. For me it was the second time on dvd (after watching it on Fox during its original run), and for the wife it was the first. The show holds up as well or better than it did when originally […]
Where is my flying car, and where is my Heuristically programmed Algorithmic computer 9000? Thanks to Carbon Fibber, from whom I stole the image. I laughed while I did it.
Today is Towel Day, in honor of the late Douglas Adams: A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on […]
An off-the-cuff remark in a post last week informed me that a number of our readers, who definitely include a disproportionate share of science fiction fans, have not read John Brunner's epic near-term SF novel Stand on Zanzibar. As I think highly of this work, and am flabbergasted at how well it stands up in […]
Via Dispatches From Tjicistan, I see the welcome (and old) news that George Clooney is working with the Sci-Fi Channel on a miniseries version of Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age. The news is so old that the deal has probably already gone from green light to red. But there's still hope, and Clooney, tool that […]