Learning to Love Sci-fi

Do girls and Sci-fi go together? When I think of Sci-fi, the same picture always pops into my head.  A geeky guy with thick, dark-rimmed glasses sitting in a room filled with posters of Albert Einstein, Godzilla, the periodic table and such, holding a dinosaur in one hand a computer mouse in the other. Not… Continue reading Learning to Love Sci-fi

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Trailer Tuesday: Tron Legacy

According to the Disney Press Release “Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), father… Continue reading Trailer Tuesday: Tron Legacy

Quick Looks: Uhuru’s Earpiece Now in Widespread Use

Remember the soda can that Lieutenant Uhuru had stuck in her ear while she was at her post as Communications Officer on the USS Enterprise in the original Star Trek TV series? Now everybody’s got one; only they’re smaller, less silly-looking, and probably cheaper. Today you can get an in-ear Bluetooth headset for as little… Continue reading Quick Looks: Uhuru’s Earpiece Now in Widespread Use

Deal Alert!

Woot.com: 6 New Funko Star Wars Bobble Heads $29.99 + $5 shipping (Get more of the Funko Star Wars Bobble Heads at Amazon for 12.99 + Shipping) Amazon: Ghostbusters on BluRay $8.99 + Shipping after coupon “GHOSTBLU”

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Classical Geek: Authors you should know

Geeks today have a lot on their minds.  So much new technology arrives every day, new and exciting television and movies, books and fan fictions abound. There’s so much going on that it’s easy for newer geeks to jump right in to the new stuff without paying homage to all those that came before. With… Continue reading Classical Geek: Authors you should know

Enhanced Lunar Landing Footage

Starting today, NASA is releasing new enhanced footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Though NASA says some new footage is involved but most of it is due to enhancement of exisiting footage. I just happened to tune into NASA TV online while they discussing the original cameras used, the enhancement techniques involved, and their… Continue reading Enhanced Lunar Landing Footage

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Amazon.com Sci-Fi Extravaganza

Amazon.com is having a sale on a whole bunch of Science Fiction movies, TV shows, box sets, and more. Our addiction to SciFi and Gadgets can be expensive at times, so it’s always helpful to save money when possible.  Some good deals I noticed: the Stargate direct-to-disc shows are about half off, Serenity for $9,… Continue reading Amazon.com Sci-Fi Extravaganza

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Top Ten SciFi Gadgets of All Time

We’ve all been watching SciFi since Verne’s From The Earth To The Moon was first released as a silent black-and-white film. OK, maybe some of us weren’t around then, but still… So, here’s my list for the Top Ten SciFi Gadgets of all time; your mileage may vary: 10. Time Machines. Known variously as TARDIS,… Continue reading Top Ten SciFi Gadgets of All Time

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Down… goes… Netflix?

It appears that the Netflix website went down over the weekend, but the company states that DVD shipping isn’t affected. I’ve just checked it myself, and I was able to log in, so hopefully it was just a temporary blip in the road, and they’ve gotten things smoothed out. Now back to your regularly scheduled… Continue reading Down… goes… Netflix?

Iron Man Vs Bruce Lee

You really forget how much work goes into stop motion animation. What with our easy CGI effects of today. Our scifi creating forefathers must have suffered through many a sleepless night trying to bring their dreams to life. Anyway, my kids really enjoyed this. [flv:https://scifiandgadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/IronMan_vs_BruceLee.flv 600 270]

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