So this evening Mrs. Multiverse and I are venturing back into the Pegasus galaxy with the international team of Stargate Atlantis. This was one of our favorite shows on the Sci-Fi channel, now SyFy. I hesitate in saying that it is our favorite Stargate of the three shows that bear that name, but it is. We didn’t watch the third series that much; I think we were a bit bitter over the decision to cancel Atlantis.
The chemistry, and camaraderie are the two biggest draws to the series for us. Those along with the perfect amount of humor make for a fun time. The characters are well fleshed out, and very likable. Being ahead of its time, Stargate Atlantis was a show where women not only lead, they kicked some serious ass. The antagonists, the Wraith, were a frightening foe that were basically alien vampires that lived in a hive-type society.
Warp drive would allow us to travel 10 times faster than the speed of light without actually breaking the speed of light – however, most scientists think that the technology will never actually work. Despite this, NASA has released designs for a faster-than-light ship that uses the hypothetical tech.
I so wish this would become a reality within my lifetime. Alas, we are to bogged down in childish superstitions and petty differences. We have so many hurdles until we reach for the stars in person. Let’s hope that we can get over ourselves and take another giant step for humanity.
Oh Internet, is there anything that I can remember that you can’t locate? I was thinking back on an eraser set I had back when I was 10 (1980). Lo and behold I found them. Not only did I find them, I also found this awesome blog post that,is very informative, about them. The only thing I had to go on was the name on my favorite piece… HORTA. I have fond memories about these erasers. They were toys that were acceptable in the classroom, so it was as if I was getting away with something 😉
Looking at them now, I am more drawn in by the blue Cyclops Robot.
This place looks awesome. This would be like a “Star Wars Store” having a grand opening. I would love to visit Japan for a number of reasons, this is now another one. I’ve been an Ultraman fan for as long as I can recall, ever since it was imported to the U.S. back in the early 70’s. As a matter of fact, watching Ultraman is among some of my earliest memory. For some time, I’ve owned the first season and I love to watch it from time to time. Check out my collection of Ultraman Family Posters, if you have a few minutes.
Tonight we are have a 70’s Sci-Fi movie night double feature. “Time after Time” and “Westworld”. Two great science fiction films from the decade I was born.
H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) has built a time machine, and he plans on using it to travel to a Utopian paradise in the future. But before he can, Jack the Ripper (David Warner), on the run from the police, uses it to escape and travel to 1979. Wells follows, and enlists the help of a bank teller named Amy (Mary Steenburgen) to catch Jack before he continues his killing spree. As they work together, Wells falls for Amy, even as she has a hard time believing his wild story of time travel.
Westworld is a futuristic theme park where paying guests can pretend to be gunslingers in an artificial Wild West populated by androids. After paying a sizable entrance fee, Blane (James Brolin) and Martin (Richard Benjamin) are determined to unwind by hitting the saloons and shooting off their guns. But when the system goes haywire and Blane is killed in a duel with a robotic gunslinger (Yul Brynner), Martin’s escapist fantasy suddenly takes on a grim reality.
It’s a rough time to be a Doctor Who fan. Having only two new Christmas specials to tide us over between November 2015 and April 2017 is certainly trying, but the fact that the classic series aren’t available to stream is even more frustrating. I own all the DVDs, sure, but it’s hard to recommend new fans to get into the older stuff when the discs are out of print and there’s nowhere to legally watch it. That’s changes now with the announcement that BBC Worldwide and ITV’s joint global subscription service BritBox will be the home to the largest Classic Who collection ever. Launching Tuesday, April 4, BritBox will offer 550 episodes of existing classic Doctor Who stories, spanning from 1963 to 1989 and covering the first seven Doctors. As there are currently 597 extant episodes, BritBox will launch with the majority. And soon, the audio of the 97 “lost” episodes (i.e. the ones that are missing from the BBC archives) will be available as well, so even if you can’t see some of the older