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  • Capt. Xerox 10:54 am on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Scully Likes Science and so do I. http://t.co/fSi7F1Bgre

     
  • Capt. Xerox 11:58 am on July 15, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Time to add another doctor to the Doctor Who canon – the Japanese Doctor Who – complete with sonic screw-sword! http://t.co/FfNq04Oqm3

     
    • Lazarus 3:04 pm on July 17, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      A kick-ass Kung Fu fighting Dr. Who fighting a garbage can Dalek where the ‘suit’ only cover to upper body. Now I’ve seen everything.

  • Capt. Xerox 1:33 pm on July 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Nice to see that the CBC is adding an original sci-fi show to its fall line-up. Can we expect more of these once Hockey Night in Canada is gone?http://t.co/kba7LwiTXV

     
  • Capt. Xerox 9:09 am on June 25, 2014 Permalink  

    Authors I've never heard of tell USA Today their favourite sci-fi TV shows. http://t.co/ecwHLxCfyR

     
  • Capt. Xerox 10:39 pm on June 24, 2014 Permalink  

    There as a time that SyFy's aka SciFi was an outpost of scifi on TV. What do they do now that scifi is everywhere? http://t.co/d7Y69Q4PiU

     
    • Jeffrey Allan Boman 3:06 pm on June 29, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Aww… I feel so bad for them: they killed the Stargate franchise, distanced themselves from our genre, now OTHER networks are beating them with it? That’s justice!

  • Capt. Xerox 10:24 pm on June 10, 2014 Permalink
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    No Doctor Who World Tour appearances in Canada? Some thanks for the CBC helping fund your revival. http://t.co/icM6V5KAyb

     
  • Capt. Xerox 11:38 am on June 10, 2014 Permalink
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    Robert Charles Wilson's Spin was a great book, but I wonder how it will translate as a TV series. http://t.co/Hbka5sFzLj

     
    • Lazarus 9:00 am on June 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think some aspects could translate well to film but I have my doubts it. These days I just wait for the reviews (and IMDB ratings) to settle and THEN decide if I want to watch it. Too many other things to watch already. Just got all but season 3 of Galactica the other day and I’v only completed the first season of Lost. Mostly watching movies these days. Been buying hundreds of DVDs from someone at work ($1.5 apiece!)

  • Capt. Xerox 3:18 pm on June 5, 2014 Permalink
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    HBO will adapt Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy for the small screen. That may be sci-fi TV worth watching. http://t.co/5Vi29G3JkJ

     
  • Capt. Xerox 12:25 pm on June 5, 2014 Permalink
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    For some fans, stabilizing those shaky scenes from Star Trek explosions and collisions is a continuing mission. http://t.co/iOkrx9ZNTX

     
    • Lazarus 12:44 pm on June 6, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I don’t get it. What’s the big deal about some shaky scenes? I do like their website that has it’s own shaky effect for the first few seconds. Now that’s cool!

      • Capt. Xerox 1:18 pm on June 6, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The gimmick is they are stablizing the scenes so you don’t see the camera shaking and are left shots of actors jumping around and falling down.

  • Capt. Xerox 12:20 pm on May 30, 2014 Permalink
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    Is Doctor Who sexist? The study conveniently ignores the original series as part of its analysis. http://t.co/ku1EkOBOu5

     
  • Capt. Xerox 5:57 pm on May 27, 2014 Permalink
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    The writers look back 20 years later on how Star Trek: TNG's incredibly satisfying All Good Things finale was made. http://t.co/z0cMOri9gE

     
  • Capt. Xerox 2:26 pm on April 21, 2014 Permalink
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    If Farscape can come back as a movie, why not wrap up some other prematurely-ended #scifi shows? Earth 2, anyone? http://t.co/2GVc39cpAv

     
    • Lazarus 8:14 am on April 23, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sure. And while you’re at it, revive the Planet of the Apes TV series so we can find out what happened to those astronauts. (Full disclosure, I know next to nothing about Farscape.)

      No. The one TV series that needed a revival was Firefly and while we did get the movie Serenity to tie up some loose ends, I doubt we’ll get a real followup.

  • Capt. Xerox 12:51 pm on April 9, 2014 Permalink
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    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  

    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  

    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  

    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  

    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
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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  

    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  

    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  

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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