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My Weekly Spock: "Mr Spock is Dreamy!"

For this week’s Spock, I found a classic article about Spock written by Issac Asimov for TV Guide in 1967 — Titled “Mr Spock is Dreamy”, Asimov attempts to wrap his brain around the appeal of Mr. 1,657 more words


Deus ex machina: Three great robot movies

Whether it be in books or in movies, for a very long time, science-fiction was never quite taken seriously. And with titles like Plan Nine From Outer Space and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, it’s easy to see why. 621 more words

Trailer Tuesday: Foundation by Isaac Asimov

The description on the video says it all. “An incredibly well acted and high budget book trailer.”  Umm…..

Book Trailer

The Echo Chambers

A long time since the last post. Well, it’s been more than a year now since I started my PhD, and things have started to get interesting, and a little hectic as well. 1,457 more words


Books That Changed My Life

In which I examine the books that I carry with me inside. Not literally.

Melodramatic title, no? But I’ve been thinking about the books that changed my life in some way. 709 more words


Isaac Asimov: I Know... Not Much

March 27

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

~ Isaac Asimov

I think I know a great deal about the Grace of God and while I KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that I’ve experienced that Grace… I still don’t know nearly as much about it as I may think… If God were human, He’d probably be quite annoyed with me. 164 more words

Project 365

Chappie/Blomkamp pander to quantum nerds who seek immortality ... summon Robocop, AI, Kubrick and other sci-fi canon.

Neill Blomkamp – it’s ok for us to die someday … you will, I will … Chappie … well …

Let’s just say that even if Chappie does achieve immortality in the film (not saying he does), he won’t achieve it in the Hollywood sense (i.e., no reincarnation in the form of a sequel.) 952 more words