I noticed today that it had been released for streaming, so I went ahead and watched. (I missed it in the theaters.) Based on everything that had been said about it, it was better than I expected. It was entertaining and Abrams managed to get the emotional high points right. It felt like a decent … Continue reading Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
I saw the new Star Wars flick Friday morning. I considered blogging about it later that day, but then figured there were already a zillion reviews on the web and adding one more wouldn't be particularly useful. But some of my friends, including a few who read this blog, have asked me what I thought about … Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens (spoiler free)
And this one is much more of a tease than the first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngElkyQ6Rhs
Because, it's Star Wars. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erLk59H86ww I hope they don't mess it up. JJ Abrams has a pretty good track record, so I'm hopeful.
Quentin Cooper, looking over a top 100 sci-fi movie list which has many questionable entries, ponders this question: BBC - Future - Why is science fiction so hard to define?. Time Out, the weekly listings magazine, recently ranked the 100 best sci-fi movies of all time. They did it by polling 150 “leading sci-fi experts, filmmakers, … Continue reading Most science fiction is actually a blend of scientific fiction and fantasy.
Is it just me, or does this thing look like either a Star Wars stormtrooper or a Battlestar Galactica Cylon? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE-YBaYjbqY
I'm a big fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, and the space opera genre. The future I would most hope for the human race would be for us to spread out among the stars and become an interstellar species. Now, assuming we don't drive ourselves extinct, I do think we will eventually become an interstellar … Continue reading Why FTL travel is unlikely, at least in the foreseeable future