I absolutely love science fiction. Trying to imagine what can happen in the far future or even the near future is so inspirational. “Star Trek” and “Aliens” are two of my favorite franchises. Of course, I cannot forget “Back to the Future”, a movie that is all about time travel.
Disney Exec Shares Star Wars' Jam-packed 2022 Roadmap
It is a great time to be a Star Wars fan, wouldn't you agree? The amount of content released over the last few years has been plentiful, and it looks like this trend will continue well into 2022. The Direct recently spoke with one of Lucasfilm executives who shared some information on how the coming year ended up being so jam-packed. Interestingly, it turns out it was not even on purpose.
Dragons: Common Species
What do dragons look like? Where are they found? What are their habits? With so many types of dragons to learn about, a field guide is very useful. Unfortunately, accurate field guides are very rare and very expensive. For this reason, I have compiled the characteristics of three of the most common dragons.
How Would You Survive Without the Internet Today?
How long could you go without all modern forms of communication? 3 minutes? 30 minutes? 3 hours? Well, tens of thousands of us here in South Louisiana have been living through quite an experience - and an experiment in living without perhaps the linchpins of modern life and work - namely reliable cell service and easy access to the Internet.
Who Created Princess Leia’s Aesthetic?
Star Wars is one of the most iconic films in American history. This is due to both great storytelling and the timeless costumes. And as with all great works, fans are always curious about the origins of their favorite works, and Star Wars is no exception. Whether it’s drawing links between Star Wars and other sci-fi works like Dune or Perry Rhodan, or other inspirations such as Seven Samurai, it is easy for one to see that George Lucas’s sci-fi epic was not created in a vacuum. However, one of the most iconic looks of the first film (now episode IV), Star Wars: A New Hope, is Princess Leia’s hair. And as such, it has been the subject of much speculation since the film was released. The goal of this article is not to rehash old articles or detract from how others interpret Star Wars through their cultural lens. But rather, it is an attempt to ponder the actual origins of Princess Leia’s look and offer new evidence as to its providence.
Davros to Make Epic 'Doctor Who' Return in Blockbuster Series 13 and Easter Special Revealed
Doctor Who has been all about change from the day it began in 1963, and since then we’ve welcomed plenty of new Doctors, new TARDIS’, new Master’s and new enemies. Once again, it’s time for change as Jodie Whittaker is stepping down as the Thirteenth Doctor after a trio of specials in 2022. Current showrunner, Chris Chibnall, will also be leaving the show, making room for a new Doctor and headwriter.
Author's note: Space Maestro takes place on the colonization spacecraft The Giant Leap, introduced in Space Diner Proposal and referenced in Alien Honeymoon and Big Earth Journals. You are invited to acquaint yourself with the craft and some of the characters by reading those stories here on Vocal:
I normally wouldn’t wake up in the middle of the night, especially since I could sleep through most of my alarms. However, I knew something was wrong when I felt a heat of the light toasting my eye lids. When I came to, the first thing I remembered feeling was my stomach turning. I felt like I was sleeping on the ceiling while my body was on solid ground. The second thing I remembered was seeing the green light flooding my room. I could tell the source came from outside and was moving. And yet it was as if the light itself was leaking into the room, contorting itself into a myriad of shapes, glowing in corners where not even sunlight goes. It beckoned me to follow it, to spring out of my bed. I knew then my time in this capsule on this moon had come to an end.
Star Wars Universe
The ultimate collection of movies, books, series, reviews, and more from the galaxy far, far away. May the Force be with you.
Interplanetary spaceflight, astronauts, and beyond. NASA is leading the exploration into space.
Exploring science fiction and fantasy art from the 1970s to today.
Susan Helms-The first U.S. military woman in space
On January 13, 1993, General Helms was selected by NASA to the Major Air Force and a member of the Space Shuttle Endeavor in January 1990 as the first American female soldier in space. During the 211 days she spent in space, including an 8-hour recording time and 56 minutes on EVA, she was a space travel veteran. She traveled with STS-54 in 1993, STS _ 64 in 1994, STS _ 78 in 1996, and STS / 101 in 2000 and is currently a member of Expedition 2 aboard the International Space Station.
Futurism is what brought me to this website, initially. Even though nostalgia was the driving force behind it. Bob Guccione's OMNI magazine was part of my childhood growing up. I remember racing to the corner store every month with a five-dollar bill to buy the latest edition. I was too young to buy the magazine, but the man working behind the counter knew my parents. He would slip it into a flat, brown paper bag and slide it over the counter to me, give me my change and raise his eyebrows as to say, “shhh.” I ran home to read through it and look at the pictures of spaceships, robots or faraway galaxies. I was enthralled in the science facts as well. It was a good magazine to fuel my imagination.
Doctor Aphra 2016 - 2019; Volume 1
Following into the series after listening to the audio dramatisation of Aphra's original 'adventures' with Vader has been a real treat. Given how perfectly cast Emily Woo Zeller was as Aphra, it is all but impossible not to read the comic with her voice in your head. This is certainly not a bad thing, especially coupled up with the sardonic humour from Triple Zero and BT, it continues to be everything I had hoped for after enjoying the audio story so much.
10 Of The Funniest Quotes From 'Revenge of the Sith'
"This is where the fun begins" Out of all 12 Star Wars movies (including The Clone Wars feature) Episode III: Revenge of The Sith is probably the one that the word “fun” is least associated with. The fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire, Order 66 and the end of the Jedi Order, Anakin’s betrayal and fall to the dark side, Padme’s death and a crushed and burning Vader on the shore of a lava river. All this is not intended to put a smile on one’s face. But amidst all this gravity and tragedy, George Lucas and his script doctor, Tom Stoppard, still managed to sneak a handful of funny quotes into the final chapter of the prequel trilogy. Today we are looking at 10 of them, in no particular order:
Star Wars Movies Ranked From Best to Worst
First and foremost, this in an opinion piece. At the end of the day every Star Wars is someone's favorite Star Wars and every fan thinks their favorite is the best. However this article will attempt to think of these Star Wars movies as just that, film, following the rules of filmmaking set out by a generation of art historians and film critics. Factors such as plot, theme, acting, and visuals are taken into account when ranking these wonderful movies that we all know and love. With that said, here are the Star Wars movies ranked from best to worst.
I never got to say Goodbye.
Do you do things to prove others? When we try to prove others, our focus on life changes from accomplishing something for ourselves to achieving to convince others. With this change of focus, the final outcome is always unsatisfactory.
'Star Wars' Reveals First Official Images of Darth Plagueis The Wise
Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? If you are a Star Wars fan or a fan of prequel memes you certainly have. The iconic scene from Revenge of the Sith, in which Sidious uses a story of his master's power to seduce Anakin Skywalker to the dark side, has spawned numerous other stories detailing the lore of the Sith. Chief among these is James Luceno's novel Darth Plagueis which tells the story of the Muun Sith Lord meeting his apprentice, Sheev Palpatine and continuing the Sith Grand Plan, set forth by Darth Bane a millennia before the rise of the Empire. This lineage of Bane is detailed and expounded upon in the new book; Secrets of the Sith.
Deep Learning for Humans
Introduction We humans always have always anthropomorphized the things we created. The dates can go back to ancient Greeks, where Pygmalion — the Greek artist felt in love with Galatea, the sculpture he created and wished to give his creation a life.
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