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April 2005

MOVIE REVIEW: Primer

April 30, 2005 // 5 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: A time-travel film that leaves the viewer asking questions. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Two engineers accidentally create a time machine in their garage. [...]

Alien Planet

April 30, 2005 // 7 Comments

On May 14th, The Discover Channel will air Alien Planet, an conceptual exploration of an alien world teeming with life. Apparently, the aliens have been designed by Wayne [...]

Print-on-Demand

April 30, 2005 // 1 Comment

Paula Guran has posted an interesting article regarding Print-on-Demand. The slant of the article is setting Locus Magazine straight on the POD issues talked about in a [...]

Charbroiled Anakin

April 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

The local Half Price Books had a copy of The The Making of Star Wars, Episode III – Revenge of the Sith on prominent display, obviously in an effort to cash in on the [...]

Guess The Google

April 29, 2005 // 1 Comment

Here’s a game that uses Google to fetch images, display them, then asks the player to guess the keyword on which they are based. A simple idea that makes for a [...]

Computer Chronicles

April 28, 2005 // 0 Comments

Ever watch the PBS series Computer Chronicles? It ran from 1983 – 2002. All the epsiodes are archived to meet all your nostalgic computer needs. Here’s the [...]

Swear Like Mal

April 28, 2005 // 1 Comment

For all you Firefly fans who’ve wished you could swear in Mandarin like the crew of Serenity, well, now you can! Rachel Kronick has put together a list of Mandarin [...]

Revenge of the Smith

April 28, 2005 // 0 Comments

Kevin Smith that is. He’s seen Revenge of the Sith and now he’s given us his review. Short take: He loved it. And he loved it as a Star Wars geek. He also goes [...]

Hard SF

April 28, 2005 // 2 Comments

Author Chris Moriarty has an interesting article about hard science fiction. …hard SF is still going strong, fueled by writers and readers who thrill to that special [...]

Darth Vader’s Blog

April 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

Since everyone and their mother has a blog, it was only a matter of time before fictional characters started having them, too. And who better to have a blog than Darth Vader? [...]

Anti-Loonatics Campaign

April 27, 2005 // 3 Comments

It’s nice when someone notices a bad idea and does something about it. In this case, it took the efforts of a 12-year old to tone down the menacing look of the upcoming [...]

Simpsons Hits 350

April 27, 2005 // 1 Comment

The Simpsons will be airing their 350th epsiode this Sunday. Only 3 series have had more episodes: Dallas (357 episodes – which will be surpassed by The Simpsons this [...]

Serenity Trailer Live!

April 26, 2005 // 8 Comments

As Tim mentioned earlier, the new Serenity trailer is now online at Apple’s site. Prepare to be breathless in anticipation until Sept. 30th, when you get to see River [...]

A Going Away Gift For Pete

April 26, 2005 // 6 Comments

Pete will be leaving our hallowed halls soon and what better way to send him off than with a page devoted to the Ladies of Star Trek? Now if only there were some way I could [...]

Why Big Budget Blockbusters Keep Getting Made

April 26, 2005 // 0 Comments

Slate has an interesting article giving an overview of How To Finance a Hollywood Blockbuster. It seems that, due to tax regulations in other countries, movie studios can use [...]

Which Genre Character Are You?

April 25, 2005 // 0 Comments

Suffereing an identity crisis? A butt-load of science fiction quizzes are avilable at Quiz Farm that will tell you who you are: Which Dune character are you? Which Lord of [...]
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