Science Fiction

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Real alien on video in car lot?

With so many people carrying video cameras 24/7, this clip is the kind of thing I’d expect to see more of if there were truly aliens among us. Thinking creatively, here’s how I’d hoax this one: film a kid in a suit doing this, then edit and replace his image frame by frame to get … Continue reading

Falling Skies Marathon

I just watched all five seasons (44 episodes) of Falling Skies, an alien apocalypse series, on Amazon Prime. Plot: Pockets of humans fight to survive after aliens wipe out most of humanity. A history professor and his family eventually save the earth.  I enjoyed the adrenaline from the frequent challenges and fights the characters face. There … Continue reading

The Tick, to Cheer You Up

In my spare time, I’ve now watched every episode of both “The Tick” series on Amazon Prime. Tonight I took a walk. I wept for my lost love, as I often do. Now I sit and look at what should be a bright sun, but see only a hazy red disk barely there in the … Continue reading

Wait … Did C3PO Always Have Silver Leg?

In the original Star Wars did C3PO have a silver leg? He did now. Excuse the swearing in this video, but it pretty much captures the incredulity many feel about what seems to be a significant factual change: If you have the bandwidth to do try this on, consider that what you are experiencing as … Continue reading

Star Trek Continues, Great Free Shows

The original Star Trek series with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. “Bones” McCoy and “Beam me up” Scotty was a five year mission cancelled after only three years, but you may not know that the original series was continued by fans who made the episodes the original series should have made. Once you get over … Continue reading

X-Files Return, Season 11 with 10 New Episodes

Coming up: New X-Files, 10 more episodes as Season 11 to be released 2017-18. Production starts this summer. The six reboot episodes of Season 10 were great and left us wanting more. Season 10 was a brief return of the series fourteen years after the ninth season ended in 2001-02. Season 11 will once again be executive-produced by creator Chris … Continue reading

Scientists create a fluid with negative mass

Today’s true strange news award goes to the creation of a fluid with negative mass.  Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It … Continue reading

Robots to take 38% of U.S. jobs by 2030s

The rise of the robots is well underway. Artificial intelligence is predicted to reach a singularity, where machines outthink humans and take over.  Okay, here’s what only a few know, the biggest secret: Intelligent conscious machines took over long long ago. What we are experiencing now is all a simulation they are playing of the time … Continue reading