Category Archives: Science Fiction

Joseph Campbell

In the summer of 1976, while a young director worked with his more experienced cast, an old professor sat just off the set trying to stay cool in the Sahara heat.  After every take, the 30 year-old director would come … Continue reading

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Two Eyes?  Really?

  A Neti, Tree Species  So just a thought on alien species.  What do you think they would look like?  Science fiction writers have always been great about pointing out how their thinking and values might seem strange or even backward … Continue reading

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BSG III?

In my blogs I have mentioned the new Battlestar Galactica series a few times, with its beautifully drawn characters, the varied and engrossing plot that was everything that Sci Fi should be, and the unexpected twists.  Honestly, if I could ever create … Continue reading

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I Have a Question

As a student of history with a curiosity about the future I have noticed a definite trend about cleanliness.  When the first apes were forced out of the dense forests they ate meat raw.  In fact, they took what they … Continue reading

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Like Mulder and Scully …

Geek Alert!  Yesterday I found out that the X-Files is going back on the air next year with a limited amount of shows.  That’s right, the International Movie Data Base says that both lead characters from the original and the two … Continue reading

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Kids and the End of the World

Does anyone else remember growing up with The Goonies?  How about the Rat Pack movies?  You know teen angst, a little danger, a little romance.  Or more recently how about the Harry Potter series, or even Twilight (hack-hack)? Hunger Games, Divergent, … Continue reading

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Life

I have a miniatures collection.  It consists of Star Wars Force wielders like Sith, Jedi, and the occasional independent.  I also have Marvel and DC comics figures; no minions just the heroes and villains themselves.  I plan to get some … Continue reading

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