Posts tagged with ‘space-travel’

  • Communing With the Future and Safeguarding the Nuclear Crypt

    By StevePestana on February 1, 2015
    In the desert wastelands of western North America, a curious observer might witness mysterious formations of lights hanging in the night sky, tracing labyrinthine paths before jetting off into oblivion. But it is hidden underfoot and out of sight, beneath the rocky arid expanse of desert terrain, that an underground fortress may contain a great malevolence locked behind vault doors. […]
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Inspiration for the Future of Space

    By StevePestana on August 1, 2013
    “Anything that one man is capable of imagining, other men will be capable of making a reality” — Jules Verne The technological marvel that is the Nautilus from Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” compared to the massive nuclear powered submarines that roam Earth’s oceans today provides an excellent example of a science fiction story predicting future technologies. But […]
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