Posts tagged with ‘politics’

  • The MegaCorps of Spaceflight

    By StevePestana on September 2, 2014
    Like the monolithic and infallible Weyland-Yutani of the Alien and Predator film/media franchise, modern day spaceflight is reserved for the political superpowers of Earth and the associated mega-corporations that dominate the technologies and capabilities of spaceflight. Low-cost, democratized spaceflight accessible to all citizens of Earth has long been a dream of space pioneers since even before the days of Wernher […]
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  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Accepting their Sci-Fi Role in Reality

    By Jack Bauder on July 3, 2014
    With the advent of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the last decade, humanity has witnessed what can be argued as the greatest technological advancement in weaponry since the nuclear devices of the Cold War. Recent research into piloting systems has led to the development of unmanned aircraft that can complete the most complex of feats. The U.S. Navy’s X-47B has […]
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  • Film Review – Ender’s Game (2013)

    By scifiMethods on November 3, 2013
    Release date: 28th Oct 2013 (US) / 25th Oct 2013 (UK) Director: Gavin Hood Starring: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin The original novel, “Ender’s Game” is an extremely popular book, loved by both hardened scifi fans and other readers alike. Needless to say that when it was announced that there was a $100m+ film adaptation […]
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  • The Neutrality of Technology in Elysium and Today

    By StevePestana on October 26, 2013
    The bolt spins into the mounting hole with precise rotations as blood seeps up from the skin under the neural interface computer. Max Da Costa, former car thief and ex-convict turned factory worker has a powered exoskeleton suit fixed to his body giving him super-human strength. In the dystopian Los Angeles of 2154 life is hard despite the existence of […]
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  • Film Review – Elysium (2013)

    By scifiMethods on September 1, 2013
    Release date: 9th Aug 2013 (US) / 21st Aug 2013 (UK) Director: Neill Blomkamp Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner. Ever since his outstanding debut film in 2009, “District 9”, Neill Blomkamp has been a name to watch amongst scifi filmmakers. With that film, the young South African director was able to wrap up a compelling human […]
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  • Leaked trailer for Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem” appears; dissapears

    By scifiMethods on June 25, 2013
    On Monday, the scifi news world was lit up by millions of nerds frantically sharing the YouTube link to a very early leaked trailer for Terry Gilliam’s new film, The Zero Theorem. Unfortunately the video was already removed from YouTube before we were able to share it, but if you are prepared to look hard enough, there will surely be […]
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