Tag Archives: science fiction

Nibiru? Try “no”biru…

Nibiru keeps cropping up as an idea of a world killer, specifically our world. Researcher David Meade Meade predicted in his book Planet X – The 2017 Arrival, the mythical system would be visible in our skies from September 23. … Continue reading

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Young adult author: robots help youth think about ethics

I’d say Jack Heath is correct to say so. I’ve never heard of him but his new book Replica sounds like something I’d enjoy reading. He doesn’t just promote his book in the piece, though: The meaningful distinctions between human … Continue reading

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Book of the week: The Martian

Science fiction has appealed to me ever since childhood. One of my favourite authors ever is William Sleator. Interstellar Pig still holds a special place in my heart. I’d love to see a movie done for that one, but Jumanji … Continue reading

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Read the book, see the movie: Ender’s Game

I haven’t been one of those “MUST SEE OPENING WEEKEND” people for years. Now I’m a “I want to see it but I’m not wasting my money on it” kind of person. It’s truly a FSM-send that my library spends … Continue reading

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I haven’t done a movie meme in a while

Io9 has a list of 25 classic science fiction movies that everybody must watch so, I’ll bold the ones I can cross off the list as seen: Metropolis The Day the Earth Stood Still Forbidden Planet Planet of the Apes … Continue reading

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Morality Movie Monday – Moon

Before I start this one, I just have to say that the music in this movie surpassed all expectations for a film of this nature. Beautiful delicate piano pieces worked to great effect against the stark backdrop of the Moon’s … Continue reading

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Went to see Metropolis last night…

…and when I say “went” I mean I sat in the refurbished Roxy theater in downtown Saskatoon to watch the film as twenty members of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra played the 1927 score for it. That was a very neat … Continue reading

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Why conclude the obvious when you can blame time traveling birds?

It’s been just over a month since I wrote about the attack of the clever raven, but now via Brother Richard I discover a bird may have caused a malfunction in the Hadron Collider recently. While it’s humbling enough for … Continue reading

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Super Scary Saturday (One Minion’s Frankenstein fix)

I was hoping to invite some strange creature to join my movie-watching exploits tonight but how could I have known I’d find the perfect way to round out this Cheezy Drive-In Movie series? I overheard this monster head mumbling to … Continue reading

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Quotable comparison

This is an impromptu part two related to the previous quote. This from Helium.com comparing the differences between Jules Verne and H.G. Wells: Verne is one of the more optimistic science fiction writers of all time and despite the drama … Continue reading

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