Science vs SciFi

The Space Revolution Will Be Televised

Posted on 12 November 2013 by

NBCUniversal has signed and exclusive deal with Virgin Galactic to broadcast the private space company’s first manned commercial space flight.  Riding along on the Trekkie-approved VSS Enterprise will be company owner Sir Richard Branson and his children, Holly and Sam.  The current schedule for launch/broadcast is August 2014, but the company readily admits that date [...]

Movie Reviews

New “Gravity” Trailer – In Space No One Can Hear You Barf

Posted on 06 September 2013 by

The first trailer we posted for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity was actually a compilation of 3 separate clips mixed in with the teaser trailer.  With that in mind, I suppose you can call this UK trailer the first “full” trailer for the head-spinning space thriller.  It really doesn’t tell much more about the story than has [...]

Movie Reviews

Gravity – Extended Trailer Will Have You Holding Your Breath

Posted on 13 August 2013 by

I love science fiction, which I guess is a silly thing to say considering I post on this site, but, damn it, I love science fiction!  I really, really love science fiction that at least tries to get the science right.  The long-awaited film Gravity from Alfonso Cuarón looks like one of those films. There [...]

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Help Micro-Sized CubeSats Explore Other Planets

Posted on 16 July 2013 by

Space exploration is no longer restricted to NASA and other countries’ government-run space programs.  Hardly a week passes these days without hearing new and exciting news about another private enterprise advancement in the field.  Keep reading for news about an exciting project that you can help back through a Kickstarter campaign that was first reported [...]

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Intelligent Life in the Universe – We Just Might Be Alone

Posted on 06 July 2013 by

E.T. or not E.T., that is the question. I think just about everyone who’s ever lived has wondered if we’re alone in the universe.  Are we the only intelligent life in existence or is the cosmos filled with all manner of self-aware beings?  Wouldn’t you like to know?  I sure would. Scientists tell us that [...]

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Curiosity’s 1.3 Billion Pixel Image Lets You Fill Your Face With Mars

Posted on 20 June 2013 by

NASA tweets.  A lot.  And when NASA tweets it’s always something exciting and worth a look. Just look at the picture above.  It’s an extremely scaled-down version of a 1.3 billion (Yes, that’s with a B like Batman!) pixel full-circle panorama of everybody’s second favorite planet, Mars.  To put that resolution into perspective, that’s 1300 [...]


Primeval: New World, First Look Video – A UK Favorite Gets A Canadian Spin-Off (UPDATE)

Posted on 02 October 2012 by

UPDATE: Syfy, Hulu Acquire Primeval: New World – via Deadline (Excerpt from Syfy’s press release follows at end of this article)   File this under “Good news/Bad news” at least for those of us in the US.  The British series Primeval is getting a spin-off called Primeval: New World.  The series will air on Canada’s [...]

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Mars Curiosity Rover Landing – 7 Minutes of Terror

Posted on 31 July 2012 by

It’s hard to believe that NASA’s Curiosity rover will be landing on the red planet in less than a week.  Like all space ventures, this is an unbelievably complex task with no margin for error and no “do overs” if something goes awry.  So far everything’s gone perfectly and we all hope it stays that [...]

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Get Inspired for Space Exploration with “We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 2) – A New Perspective”

Posted on 10 June 2012 by

Back in March we posted the article Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dreams and NASA’s Budget.  In it is a video consisting of a montage of clips surrounding the history of NASA.  These clips were set to a speech by acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about how the “space race” began and how it has fizzled out due [...]

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Beautiful Space Imagery – CGI Has Nothing On Nature

Posted on 30 April 2012 by

We live in an awesome time when today’s technology can bring us computer-generated imagery of almost anything we can imagine and make it nearly indistinguishable from reality.  Even with all the truly unbelievable vistas created using CGI, you still can’t beat the real thing.  For example, the picture above is a Hubble Telescope image of [...]

Movie Reviews, News

Prometheus Full Trailer Preview, Weyland Speaks At TED2023

Posted on 14 March 2012 by

“Prometheus,” the “Is it or isn’t it a prequel to Alien?” film is still somewhat distant on the movie horizon, but a bit of new information is popping up.  Apparently, this will not be a direct prequel to “Alien,” but rather a story that takes place in the same universe and deals with some of [...]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dreams and NASA’s Budget

Posted on 11 March 2012 by

One of the greatest traits of the human race is our ability to dream and then act on those dreams.  Everyone, no matter who they are or what their lot in life may be, has dreams, aspirations, hopes.  That is what brought us down from the trees, out of the caves and ultimately into space. [...]

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Lockout New Release Date – April 13th

Posted on 07 March 2012 by

  Lockout’s release date has been moved up one week earlier to April 13th, 2012. From renowned action producer Luc Besson and starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace and Peter Stormare, this hard hitting action-packed sci-fi thriller looks like it could be an interesting one. Take a look at the trailer below…   Official Synposis: Starring [...]


L5 – You Love It, Here’s Why You Should Donate

Posted on 06 March 2012 by

At 0832 CST Monday March 5th, L5 passed one million downloads. For all of you who’ve downloaded L5 and enjoyed it, but have yet to donate anything, please allow me to explain how giving just a dollar would be the best investment you could ever make.  One damned dollar people.  You spend five times that [...]


L5 – The Kind Of Show And Series Model We’ve Been Waiting For

Posted on 29 February 2012 by

Available online now is a completely crowd funded, space-based science fiction series called “L5.” While the quality of the CGI work isn’t near network TV standards, considering it was made on a $15,000 budget and nearly every frame of its half hour has effects in it, they did an amazing job.   The basic premise [...]

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