Thursday, December 15, 2005

Viking Trekkies

By J Square Humboldt

History weaves its influence into pop culture via many avenues ... One of the strangest is the Viking influence on Star Trek, especially The Next Generation. This is a great article of how art imitates life.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

"The Triangle" Takes A Plunge Into Reality

By Bill Knell
The long awaited and much-touted mini-series, The Triangle, made it’s debut on the Sci-Fi cable channel recently. As a person who has studied the paranormal for most of his life, I always watch these kinds of fictional entertainment projects based on unexplained events with a slightly more critical eye then the average viewer or sci-fi fan might. Unlike other Sci-Fi projects that attempted to report on or fictionalize various areas of the unexplained, this one is a gem.

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Friday, December 9, 2005

The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved

If you woke up to a different reality Thursday morning, blame it on the SciFi Channel's miniseries "The Triangle". After exploring a gambit of theories, in a fictitious sense, the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle was solved Wednesday evening. The drama was non-stop As a group, Howard, Emily, Stan and Bruce went to extreme lengths for $5 million reward.

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The Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved

Sunday, December 4, 2005

The Bermuda Triangle et al

Tomorrow night the Sci-Fi Channel will air the miniseries "The Triangle". They recently ran a behind the scenes special on the science behind the Bermuda Triangle. Those of us who really believe we are not alone in this world, know the real answers are yet to be found. Some believe it is caused by methane gas, which does exist in large quantities along the US Eastern seaboard and Atlantic Ocean.

I believe it was on the History Channel where I saw experiments of what happens when electronics and engines are exposed to very small amounts of methane gas. Electronic instruments went crazy, just as described by many pilots and helmsmen traversing the Triangle. When an aircraft engine was injected with a small amount of methane gas, it shutdown immediately. So we know there is some science to lean on. However, it may not seem to explain to total disappearance of air and sea vessels. Although some scientists believe the volatility of the methane gas, ocean water, and exhaust fumes could be enough to totally obliterate an aircraft or a ship. I personally believe this is a big stretch, that would mean total incineration, vaporized, because there seems to be no trace left behind; absolutely no debris.

Still others believe there are more sinister forces at work in the Triangle, aliens or alien technology, or something supernatural such as wormholes or other dimensions. Some years back, I was watching a documentary about the face on Mars. It theorized there were critical points on Mars, and if you were to place a isosolese triangle inside of Mars, you would see these how these critical points are symetrically and evenly spaced. He then theorized the same thing about Earth. That would put the Bermuda Triangle and the Hawaiian Islands on close to the same latitude. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find much of it on the web, I'd seen it on TV back before the advent of the internet.

Anyhow, "The Triangle" should prove to be quite a good story. And the fact it has Catherine Bell in it, well, that's enough to peak my interest.

More links

Bermuda Triangle Database

Area 51 Central

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Time Travel on a Moonbeam Why such an Intriguing possibility?

By Robert P. Fitton

Who cares whether you can travel back in time? What's the big deal? You're still within a time period just like you are now and human nature will always be the same. So what?

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Monday, November 21, 2005

INVASION: It is Science Fiction at It’s Best!

By Bill Knell

Back in the mid 1990s, I was presenting a series of UFO seminars all across North America. As part of the promotion process, I was booked as a guest on a number of top-rated talk and music radio programs in each town. While I was in Texas, one of these radio interviews happened to have been heard by Shaun Cassidy...

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Sunday, November 20, 2005

Science Fiction Pulp: A Primer

By Robert P. Fitton

Centuries before Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Edgar Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne, Johannes Kepler unlocked the secrets of planetary motion but he also wrote a short work, The Somnium , a sixteenth century story about going to the moon. His mother's occult powers enabled travel to find life on the moon. The tale was published posthumously in 1634.

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Monday, November 7, 2005

Breast Cancer and Battlestar Galactica

By Judith Brandy

In October of last year, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and rushed into surgery three days later. Thus began a journey that would change my perceptions of what's important, and the strange realization that life is a fragile miracle not to be taken for granted. It made me more determined to hang on to life, something I saw on a science fiction show called Battlestar Galactica.

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Monday, October 24, 2005

"Invasion" Will Draw You In

By John Crawford

This is turning out to be like 24. The storyline moves slower a daytime soap, but I like it anyhow. they've stayed away from the death and destruction of the hurricane, and focused on character development.

"Invasion" Will Draw You In

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Monday, October 17, 2005

Moe, Larry And Curly

by: Kenneth McCormick

Moe, Larry and Curly, do the names ring a bell? If you ever watched Saturday morning television, you probably know who I am talking about. I owe these guys big time. If it wasn't for them, I never would have had such a good time when I went to those cheap movies in Brooklyn as a kid...

Moe, Larry And Curly

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Catch the E-Ring Fever

This show reminds me of JAG, it has that look and feel of the real military, but there's too much hype. DAH, it's television. After last weeks episode, I looked through some of the online reviews....


"Invasion" Just Gets Better

For a second week, Invasion was great! For network television, this is a real accomplishment. Most scifi shows tend to fizzle out while in the mainstream, but make enormous comebacks in syndication, Firefly for example.....

"Invasion" Just Gets Better

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Firefly Quenches Sci-fi Thirst

"Take my love, take my land, Take me where I cannot stand. I don't care, I'm still free. You can't take the sky from me. Take me out to the black, Tell them I ain't comin' back. Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me. There's no place I can be Since I found Serenity, But you can't take the sky from me..."


Saturday, September 24, 2005

Battlestar Galactica Season Two Finale:"Pegasus" Reviewed

The season finale of BSG was AWESOME! ...... The Pegasus seems to have been hiding for the past 2 years, while the rest of the fleet had to endure the Cylon attacks, food and supply shortages, and watching people the live and work with be killed. The Pegasus crew is a different kind of military, one that is.....

BSG: Pegasus Reviewed

Friday, September 23, 2005

ABC's "Invasion", Two Thumbs Up

The network posted a disclaimer upfront that depicted events were fictitious, since the main event was a hurricane hitting the Florida Keys. One could see how that might...

ABC's "Invasion", Two Thumbs Up

Monday, September 19, 2005

Battlestar Galactica Season Two: "Flight of the Phoenix" Reviewed

This episode focused on how much they have all sacrificed, and what they have left. All that, combined with the imminent inside threat of a Cylon virus eating away at their systems, some of the personnel feel the end is in sight and it's not pretty.

Battlestar Galactica Season Two: "Flight of the Phoenix" Reviewed

Saturday, September 10, 2005

The Postman - Goofs?

"The Postman" is making the rounds on HBO, and as usual I watch it most every time it's on. Some things I noticed, that don't seem to fit in. I scoured the net looking for references to these, but came up empty. First, when he is a Fosters (the first time) dancing with Abby, the camera pans 360 degrees around them (and then some). One can clearly see school buses and U-Haul trucks parked neatly in the background. You can't see the ground below the vehicles, but they don't look as though they've been there too long, especially not abandoned for years and sitting through nuclear winters. Second, where are they getting the electricity for the lights? In the same scene as before, a fluorescent ceiling light can be seen. The lights and the vehicles don't seem to fit with the nature and circumstances of the story. Any comments?

Monday, September 5, 2005

The Terminal - Reviewed

The Storyline immediately draws us in as we discover Viktor (Tom Hanks) is stranded at an airport, in a foreign country. It's mirrors something we might see on the evening news, a civil war in a far away land - it's citizens displaced and homeless. The movie is definitely a different twist. To add insult to injury....

The Terminal - Reviewed

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Off the Beaten Path - This is Extortion!

Everyone's talking about the price of gas. It's beyond crazy, it's beyond outrageous, it's EXTORTION. What I don't understand is if the US has a 30 day oil reserve, why does every little thing immediately affect the current price of gas?....

This is Extortion!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Battlestar Galactica Season Two: "Home" Parts 1 & 2 Reviewed

"Home" was a subtle departure from direction the storyline was headed. Subtle at first, but by the end of part 2, life has taken a 180 for the fleet and its 47,000+ passengers. While the fleet was dividing itself, Commander Adama had to face his convictions, and his promises. When Petty Office Dualla...

BSG "Home" Reviewed

Sunday, August 28, 2005

To New Beginnings...

Let's go back about 18 years, to a show that set the standard for all other Sci-fi shows....

To New Beginnings