Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’

farewell, Commander Koenig…

Mon ,17/07/2017

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

We too, argued constantly as kids whether Space:1999 was better than Star Trek too – and never came to a consistent conclusion. RIP.

Space 1999 @ IMDB

episodes on YT

hard to believe we were watching that in 1975(!)

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Funny….!

Sat ,04/03/2017

good haul of comics this am – enjoy!

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Ha!

Thu ,22/12/2016

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Sleeping Giants – Book Review

Sun ,27/11/2016

Just finished reading this book – Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. This is a sci-fi story told in an somewhat unusual way, via ‘interviews’ – most often with an unnamed lead interviewer we never meet. I won’t spoil the main storyline (plenty of other places online can do that for you) but to say the following:

– The main story ‘device’ of the interviews works very well, IMHO. It makes you think harder about the motivations behind and the mentality of the main characters, especially as the ‘unnamed interviewer’ most often heard from is usually not sympathetic.

– I like the focus being first and foremost on the characters and not the main overarching plotline. While that may get further development in a future book (looks like a sequel is coming out possibly next spring?) and it will be interesting if the ‘interview device’ is maintained there too – this book ticks right along and definitely holds your attention all the way through, with at least two major plot twists I never saw coming.

– Finally – while there may be some story elements here that are inspired by past classic sci-fi (or even anime/kaiju), I still think the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and this is a great read – DEFINITELY recommended!

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Other perspectives (and spoilers – you are warned!)
NPR – The Sleeping Giant
Goodreads.com – The Sleeping Giant

Aliens explain Soylent Green….

Fri ,25/11/2016

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Get yours yet?

Tue ,22/11/2016

Got mine yesterday – woo hoo!

The Art of Atari

Inside The Art of Atari (pre-release book review)

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But will The Diva return? :)

Thu ,10/11/2016

The first trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian promises a dazzling space opera romp

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Westworld sales pitch…

Tue ,08/11/2016

sounds about right….

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funny….!

Sat ,08/10/2016

SMBC

Aliens Playing Poker - Savage Chickens

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Not the proudest moment….

Sun ,11/09/2016

but then again, it’s a 3rd season episode, not entirely surprising…

Space Hippies invade The Enterprise

And then SPOCK joins in!

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