Vintage articles and footage from the science fiction archives.
Michael Faraday life biography
It was only when Faraday attended Sir Humphry Davies' chemistry at the Royal Institution in Great Britain in London, that he was able to continue his chemistry and science studies. Many speeches by prominent English chemists such as Humphry Davy (of the Royal Institutions and the Royal Society) and John Tatum (founder of the City Philosophical Society) were given by William Dance, one of the founding members of the Royal Philharmonic Society. Faraday sent them a 300-page letter based on notes taken from the talks.
The gods gather themselves and sit in their thrones to begin the discussion of their greatest creation. Jove at the head, crackling with lightning, Juno beside him glowing with motherly radiance, Mars next with his sword resting against the table, Minerva on the left of Jove has her owl perching on her shoulder, Venus sits by her naked as usual her husband Vulcan next has his hammer in front of him, Then Apollo strumming lightly on his lyre, then Mercury, fidgeting restlessly in his seat Bacchus who is slightly drunk pours wine for them, Diana holding her bow and quiver tightly, Pluto, counting his gold , with Vesta beside him, nursing the nearby fire, and Ceres with her slightly darker complexion, and last but not least Neptune, holding the reins to his horses.
...In Search Of...
In Search Of is the title of an American produced TV show specializing in the Paranormal, Conspiracy Theories, and other mysteries. The series was produced by Alan Landsburg and was syndicated from 1977 to 1982. The series was in a half-hour time slot with a total running time of 23 mimes with the remaining time for commercials. There were 144 episodes made during its production. The show was hosted by Lennard who was best known to TV audiences as Mr. Spock from the sci-fi series Star Trek. Nimoy was chosen to replace Rod Serling who had passed away before production. The TV series was started as a continuation of previous documentaries that used the In Search Of title and were produced by Lansburg. The first one was called In Search Of Ancient Astronauts and was broadcasted in 1973. The program was based on the non-fiction book, Chariots of the Gods by Erich Von Daniken.
Have you ever wondered what life was like 55 years from today? What were the best selling science fiction novels or magazines of that year? What about popular movies and comic books of the period? What were the important historical events that were unfolding right at that moment? Well, if this is an interest to you, then log on to Galactic Journey to find out more.
Top 10 Mythical Swords
Think the pen is mightier than the sword? Then you haven’t heard of these bad boys. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our Top 10 "Mythological Swords."
Perry Rhodan is a science fiction pulp hero created by K. H. Scheer and Walter Ernsting who were German science fiction authors. The first story was published in 1961 in a digest format consisting of 66 pages. So far some 400 paperbacks and 200 hardcover novels have been published in the German language, the county of origin. Sales of the series have totaled about 2 billion worldwide while one half of the volume sold in Germany alone. The Perry Rodan series is considered to be one of the best selling of all time. The series has been translated into multiple languages including English, it has been published as a comic, and one theatrical movie was made based upon the digest stories. There have also some audio plays and PC gaming based on the series as well, although entirely in German.
The Unseeing Boy
Blind to the depth of the ocean Where secrecy seeks home Unknown to his boyish insouciance eyes The Unseeing boy drowned to the depth of his demise.
'Metropolis' Turns 90: Rare Behind The Scenes Photos Show The Science Behind Science-Fiction
Since in 2017 we are used to Jon Watts giving us moving Spidey eyes, or Gareth Edwards CGI'ing Peter Cushing's face onto a Holby City actor, it is easy to see how we take the advances in modern cinema for granted. Heading back 90 years, and ushering in the the start of the #scifi genre as one of the most influential films ever, how does 1927's Metropolis look nine decades later? #FritzLang's German expressionist classic has seemingly stood the test of time, and as the grandfather of the genre, has gone on to influence everything from Blade Runner to Star Wars, and even Madonna. It is hard to imagine a world without #Metropolis which is a shame, as even after all these years, we have only ever managed to restore 95% of Lang's original.
Best Arthur C. Clarke Books
Arthur C. Clarke is considered to be one of the greatest sci-fi writers who has ever lived. His works are known for having rich plots, filled with emotion, and pulling audiences into a world unlike anything they've ever seen before.
Best Ray Bradbury Books
If you didn't have to read one of Ray Bradbury's books in high school, who were you? Whether it was in an English class or for summer reading, most students have had to pick up one of this author's novels. The best part is that unlike a lot of required reading, a lot of students end up actually enjoyingRay Bradbury's work. His writing spans multiple genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery. His pieces are also well known for having impactful social commentary. If you'd like to get yourself into his work, here's a list of the best Ray Bradbury books to help get you started.
The Entire Run Of Star Wars Comics Is Available Online For Free
40 years ago, one of the most amazing sci-fi comic book collections ever made debuted. Based off of the smash hit movie, the first round Star Warscomics first hit store shelves in July of 1977. They soon became the foundation of a number of major story arcs that would later get featured in movies — and also became major collectibles.
Jurgens, Von Braun, & 'I Aim At The Stars'
For those of a certain age or with an interest in the history of space exploration, the name of Wernher Von Braun will be a familiar one. Von Braun was one of the fathers of NASA's rocket program, the man who helped not only to build the massive Saturn V rocket that took the Apollo missions to the moon but also helped to sell the idea of space exploration to the American public. He was also the man behind Germany's V-2 rocket program during the Second World War, an act which (along with his potential involvement in and definite awareness of the use of slave labor to build said rockets) might also make him something of a war criminal. When Von Braun was at the height of his fame in the late 1950s-early 1960s, the idea of making a film about his life was deemed to be a good idea. The result was I Aim At The Stars, released in 1960 and which stands as an interesting historical piece if nothing else.