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Oblivion… why you run so hard, Tom Cruise?

January 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Oblivion… why you run so hard, Tom Cruise?

And here is a new photograph of Tom Cruise running very very fast in his latest movie Oblivion. This is the film where Tom plays a maintenance man of the far future, Wall-E style, keeping the Earth ticking over until he comes across an escape capsule with a woman in suspended animation who reveals a […]

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The Real Story Of Risk by Glenn Croston (book review).

January 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Real Story Of Risk by Glenn Croston (book review).

Firstly, this book, ‘The Real Story Of Risk’ has nothing to do with the game of Risk but how we cope with the odds of survival in the world about us. Author Glenn Croston points out from the start that we have a greater chance of being attacked and killed by pet dogs than we […]

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Weird Words: A Lovecraftian Lexicon by Dan Clore (book review).

January 17, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Weird Words: A Lovecraftian Lexicon by Dan Clore (book review).

HP Lovecraft liked to use archaic and obscure words, often spelled out in an archaic or at least non-American sort of way. Words such as ‘gibbous’, ‘eldritch’, ‘batrachian’ and ‘cyclopean’ to name but a few. Of course, he didn’t coin these words, but the frequency with which he used them was distinctive and set him […]

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The Willful Princess And The Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb (book review).

January 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Willful Princess And The Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb	(book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘One of the darkest legends in the Realm of the Elderlings recounts the tale of the so-called Piebald Prince, a Witted pretender to the throne unseated by the actions of brave nobles so that the Farseer line could continue untainted. Now the truth behind the story is revealed through the account […]

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Snowpiercer… ice cold in scifi.

January 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Snowpiercer… ice cold in scifi.

A new movie is coming our way… Snowpiercer – a science fiction epic based on Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette’s wonderful graphic novel Le Transperceneige, with such fine actors as Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton and Ed Harris. A failed global warming terraforming project has plunged the planet into a new ice age (hey […]

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Fringe… this is not the end (yes it is).

January 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fringe… this is not the end (yes it is).

Finale trailer for the scifi television series Fringe, anyone? The battle with the time travelling oppressors rages and much must be given up in sacrifice if humanity is to survive. It’s sad, but it had to happen. The end cometh!

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Fringe… final freak(out).

January 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fringe… final freak(out).

We love a good poster to celebrate the end of a fine science fiction TV series. We like a freaky one too. Good job, because this latest poster for the end of Fringe is right up there in the annals of damn scary images.

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Defiance… Rockne S. O’Bannon rules.

January 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Defiance… Rockne S. O’Bannon rules.

Another trailer for the SyFy TV series Defiance – Earth invaded and taken over by hundreds of different alien races – humanity reduced to the position of Native Americans on their own soil. This pup is from the fertile mind of Farscape‘s Rockne S. O’Bannon… you can tell, can’t you!

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Design us a flying sub, begs, DARPA (and make it a drone one, please).

January 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Design us a flying sub, begs, DARPA (and make it a drone one, please).

As we stand today, cost and complexity limit the US Navy to fewer weapons systems and platforms, so resources are strained to operate over large maritime areas. Drones are commonly envisioned to fill coverage gaps and deliver action at a distance. However, for all of the advances in sensing, autonomy, and unmanned platforms in recent […]

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Walking Dead Season 3… thunderdome?

January 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Walking Dead Season 3… thunderdome?

Here’s the trailer for Walking Dead Season 3 that shows a bit of a Thunderdome moment as two sides go to war. You’d think with all those zombies out there, humanity would have more things to worry about than power grabs between rival survivor camps… but never overestimate the human race, I guess.

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