SGU Season 2, Episode 2: “Aftermath”. In the most recent episode, “Aftermath”, it is revealed that Dr. Rush has secretly gained control over Desinty’s various systems and can now direct the ship to drop out of faster-than-light (ftl) travel at will. Realizing that essential supplies are running dangerously low on board the vessel Rush directs […]
You might ask why Professor Fermi is relevant to this blog. The short answer is particle shock acceleration or diffused shock acceleration are terms which often refer to Fermi Acceleration, which describes “the acceleration that charged particles undergo when reflected by a magnetic mirror”. This is thought to be the primary mechanism by which particles gain energy beyond the thermal energy in astrophysical shock waves.
+Rec is a 2007 Spanish language horror movie which was remade in 2008 as the English language Quarantine. The two films are remarkably similar. In both the original Spanish version and the US English version, the film follows TV reporter Angela Vidal and her camera man as they document day to day (or night to night) activities of a local fire department.
You know I can’t resist an awesomely bad science fiction movie. I haven’t seen this one in a few years so I thought it was about time to suffer though it reflect upon its urgent warning one more time. Damnation Alley capitalizes on cold war era fears of global nuclear war and features both Jan-Michael Vincent(Air Wolf) and George Peppard (The A-team). Despite the fact that both of these actors were big in 80’s TV action shows, this movie isn’t as awesome as Air wolf or the A-team.
There is a new trailer out for the scifi film Skyline. The basic premise is that NASA sent a message deep into space, where aliens live. And they got the message: Delicious humans still available on Earth? Yum! I don’t actually know that the aliens in this film eat people but really, what else are […]
A joint US/UK space mission investigating Haley’s comet discovers a huge alien spacecraft concealed in the comet’s coma. The crew, not wanting to miss an opportunity which only comes once every 75 years decides to board the alien craft where they discover the desiccated bodies of giant bat like aliens.
Remember the movie Johnny Mnemonic? It was a low budget adaptation of a short story by William Gibson. Even with strong source material, a capable cast, and a decent screenplay this film somehow managed to fail. I guess Hollywood and the general public just didn’t get ‘cyberspace’.
I think I mentioned that I was never a big fan of the previous Stargate television series. But SGU is an entirely different experience and I really enjoy it. It’s no BSG but you take what you can get. So until SGU returns this fall (September 28?) , here is a reminder of where we left off.
After the amazing press campaign at E3, I can hardly wait to see TRON Legacy. When I was a kid The original TRON was pretty cutting edge stuff. Of course now the 1982 visual effects appear somewhat ‘primitive” by to standards of today’s tech savvy kids. But come on … who didn’t love light cycles?