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  • Capt. Xerox 12:51 pm on April 9, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment

    Does the world need another Battlestar Galactica reboot, even if it is a movie? Lightning doesn't strike twice. http://t.co/ISuP5gJPFv

  • Capt. Xerox 10:31 pm on April 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    SyFy is planning a 12 Monkeys' TV series next year? Why not try for a La Jetée series?http://t.co/dKCcytyvTy

  • Capt. Xerox 10:27 pm on March 27, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    A Chris Carter TV series about Area 51? I want to believe again. http://t.co/cORLF9UmCa

  • Capt. Xerox 11:53 am on March 26, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Tired of those Best-of lists? How about the least-favourite Star Trek TNG episodes, as chosen by Ars Technica? http://t.co/qv29gMPX61

  • Capt. Xerox 12:39 pm on March 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    George R.R. Martin has a cunning plan to keep ahead of the Games of Throne TV series. http://t.co/nXCkSFZb0e

  • Capt. Xerox 12:22 pm on March 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    So what do Brahms, Mahler and Beethoven have to do with the original Star Trek theme song? Everything! http://t.co/qHQges6gbz

  • Capt. Xerox 12:22 pm on March 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Maybe going to SyFy from Sci-fi wasn't such a good idea, considering the channel wants to get back in the science fiction game. http://t.co/hY0bVMbUot

  • Capt. Xerox 12:22 pm on March 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    The National Post has nice things to say about sci-fi TV series Continuum. Their advice? Watch it from the beginning. http://t.co/QEt0Q3SFE3

  • Capt. Xerox 11:20 pm on March 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Glad to see that Chris Carter's will be back. Amazon has given the go-ahead for his web series 'The After.' http://t.co/WIsuPJ2uG6

  • Capt. Xerox 10:27 am on February 12, 2014 Permalink

    The 80s are long enough ago that they’re becoming history. io9 looks back at 80s #scifi as we watched it on our VCR. http://t.co/q0jbQLfnUy

  • Capt. Xerox 3:41 pm on January 22, 2014 Permalink

    Don’t expect any Silmarillion movies any time soon because Peter Jackson doesn’t own the film rights.

    You might think it to unwieldy a book to ever adapt for the screen, but what if it was a mini-series of some sort where different eras were plotted out into individual stories?

    One fan is doing just that, imagining it as a three-season animated series. It’s watch it in a heartbeat. Check out his designs here: http://ow.ly/sQEWQ

  • Capt. Xerox 3:00 pm on January 20, 2014 Permalink  

    I stumbled across some links today about a 1970s-era science fiction show called Salvage-1 and was a bit surprised that I had never heard anything about it before. It even had a big name star attached to it, Andy Griffith and a goofy premise about a junkman who wanted to fly to the moon to salvage the junk left their by NASA astronauts.

    All of the 18 episodes seem to be available on YouTube, including the pilot-movie.

    For those of you who are already fans of the show, you surely are regular visitors to this website that is a clearing house on information about Salvage-1:  http://ow.ly/sLIVp


    • Lazarus 3:11 pm on January 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Surprised you missed it. I remember there being an article in an issue of Omni shortly before the TV series. The article was written more in the context of ‘man builds spaceship in backyard’.

      I remember it being a made-for-TV movie first (perhaps even two) and I guess it got enough ratings to get the go ahead for the show. I liked the movie well enough, but I also remember not having much interest in watching a weekly TV show and never even watched one episode.

      • Capt. Xerox 10:30 pm on January 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        It’s one of those series that has never hit my radar before now.

        I was just perusing the Wikipedia entry at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvage_1 and it noted that Estes made a model rocket of the ship featured on the show. I’d guess that’s collectible.

        • Lazarus 3:10 pm on January 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yes there are plenty of rocketeers that collect ‘vintage’ kits and I’m sure an oddity like a Salvage 1 kit would be a treasure (for those that remember the show at least). But it’s a damn ugly and inefficient design if you ask me. No interest here.
          When it comes to ‘vintage’ favorites, there are some that Estes have been putting out for decade after decade, sometimes with minor tweaks/improvements. And for some of the more nostalgic kits, they sometimes bring them back into production for a while at least. Kine of like ‘Disney going into the vaults!”.

  • Capt. Xerox 4:07 pm on January 3, 2014 Permalink

    For some Doctor Who fans, Matt Smith is the only Doctor they’ve ever known, so the arrival of Peter Capaldi has some mourning the loss.

    It’s not unusual, but most of us get over it. Having lived through a few regenerations, I understand the feeling as does this writer on Tor.com who offers some advice on how to get over the loss and learn that life, and The Doctor, go on.

    Read more at http://ow.ly/sfLWB.

    • Jeffrey Allan Boman 11:48 am on January 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Tom Baker was my first Doctor, and except for the sixth – Colin Baker – I’ve liked them all.

      I enjoyed the farewell until the deus ex machina to allow more regenerations.

  • Capt. Xerox 2:59 pm on December 29, 2013 Permalink

    How does the Star Trek universe get by without money? Here’s a good explanation of Trekanomics for you. http://ow.ly/s89gw

  • Capt. Xerox 12:04 am on December 26, 2013 Permalink

    Hard to believe that Battlestar Galactica is marking its 10th anniversary. The show seems more relevant than ever. http://ow.ly/s3Vs6

    • Jeffrey Allan Boman 1:43 am on December 26, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The cast was at the Montreal Comic-Con this year, but their autograghed photo at over $100 was too much for me.

      (BTW: I finally got my account here fixed up again, so I’m back!)

      • Capt. Xerox 9:34 am on December 26, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Good to see you back. I hope all is well with you.

        $100 is a lot of money, but since most of these folks charge around $20 per signature, it would probably cost you more if you were to get individual signatures from everyone.

        I don’t like having to pay for autographs, but I understand their motivation. I instead prefer to collect signed books from different authors. First editions of famous writers can get expensive, but if you only care about the signature you can get affordable items if you don’t mind book club editions, 10th printings or lesser known titles.

        Going that route, I’ve obtained signed editions from people like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Frank Herbert. Of course, I have no real way of knowing whether or not the signatures are legit or fakes.

        • Lazarus 8:46 am on January 6, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Welcome back Thoth!

          While I understand some celebrities charging for auto graphs at cons, it’s the sometimes ludicrous prices that get me. While I have been tempted on occasion, I have never actually plunked down for a sig. There are a few (very few) that I would seriously consider, but even then it would depend on the price. Thankfully SF authors and Comic artists/writers don’t charge (with a few exceptions). In most cases if they have something to sell on their table I often end up getting something from them as thank you anyhow.

  • Capt. Xerox 7:17 pm on December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Peter Jackson wants to direct a Doctor Who episode. So do I, but I doubt either of us will. http://ow.ly/s0aV1

  • Capt. Xerox 10:41 pm on December 16, 2013 Permalink
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    Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise sings “Let it Snow!” http://ow.ly/rFG4u 

  • Capt. Xerox 9:43 am on December 10, 2013 Permalink  

    How did it take so long for the Shannara novels to avoid being filmed? Now they are coming to TV. http://ow.ly/ryUBk 

  • Capt. Xerox 9:43 am on December 10, 2013 Permalink  

    A new Terminator TV series is in the works. I guess because The Sarah Connor Chronicles worked out so well. http://ow.ly/ryUve 

  • Capt. Xerox 9:39 am on December 10, 2013 Permalink

    I’d watch this. A Kenya #scifi series that imagines European immigrants fleeing to Africa. http://ow.ly/rpYyq 

  • Capt. Xerox 8:02 am on November 25, 2013 Permalink

    Lamest debate topic ever: Which has had more lasting impact, the JFK assassination or #scifi series Doctor Who? http://ow.ly/r5X7w 

  • Capt. Xerox 8:01 am on November 25, 2013 Permalink

    IO9 undertakes the heroic and impossible task of ranking every single Doctor Who story from best to worst. http://ow.ly/r5HMp 

  • Capt. Xerox 10:20 pm on November 14, 2013 Permalink

    I enjoyed this Doctor Who webisode that is a prequel to the upcoming Day of the Doctor 50th anniversary special. http://ow.ly/qPiRe 

  • Capt. Xerox 10:19 pm on November 14, 2013 Permalink
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    A colleague of mine once made one of these Star Trek films at Universal. It was as charmingly bad as the rest. http://ow.ly/qP8GG 

  • Capt. Xerox 10:19 pm on November 14, 2013 Permalink

    Always interested to learn about new Canadian #scifi TV shows. The latest is called Helix. http://ow.ly/qMTNN
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