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  • An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep — and humans could be next

    04/26/2017 8:39:52 PM PDT · by heartwood · 26 replies
    The Verge ^ | 4/25/2017 | Rachel Becker
    Inside what look like oversized ziplock bags strewn with tubes of blood and fluid, eight fetal lambs continued to develop — much like they would have inside their mothers. Over four weeks, their lungs and brains grew, they sprouted wool, opened their eyes, wriggled around, and learned to swallow, according to a new study that takes the first step toward an artificial womb. One day, this device could help to bring premature human babies to term outside the uterus — but right now, it has only been tested on sheep. It’s appealing to imagine a world where artificial wombs grow...
  • Timothy Zahn finally unveils the origin story of one of the greatest Star Wars villains in Thrawn

    04/12/2017 2:21:04 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 9 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 12, 2017 | Andrew Liptak
    Last summer, Dave Filoni announced that he would be bringing a long-standing fan-favorite character to Star Wars Rebels: Grand Admiral Thrawn. In a classic, “wait, there’s more!” moment, he followed up by saying that the character would also get a novel, written by none other than Timothy Zahn, who created the character in 1991’s Heir to the Empire. It’s hard to overstate how exciting this is to long-time Star Wars fans. In the previous Star Wars expanded universe, Thrawn was a different sort of villain for the franchise. Where Emperor Palpatine was evil incarnate, and Darth Vader embodied raw power,...
  • 2017 Hugo Award Finalists

    04/05/2017 7:43:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer were announced by Worldcon 75 on April 4... The final round of voting will open this coming week, and close on July 15. The 2017 Hugos will be presented at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland, on August 11. The finalists are: ...
  • The Most Infuriating Movie Endings Of All Time

    03/28/2017 9:24:33 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 270 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 27, 2017 | Looper
    There's nothing quite as frustrating as a bad movie ending. Failure to stick that landing in the final act can totally ruin an otherwise great film, or give us one more reason to hate one that was already a dud. Here's a look at some of the most annoying movie endings in recent memory. And it should go without saying, but spoilers ahead… The Matrix Revolutions | 0:23 X-Men: The Last Stand | 0:59 Signs | 1:44 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 | 2:43 Now You See Me | 3:27 I Am Legend | 4:15 Man of Steel | 5:14 Lord...
  • Extended 'Ghost in the Shell' Clip Shows Off the Cyber of It All

    03/23/2017 7:13:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 22, 2017 | Graeme McMillan
    Five minutes of the cyberpunk story have been released online. Those unsure about how the live-action Ghost of the Shell will approach its cultural heritage need only watch a newly released five-minute clip from the movie to see that it fully embraces the "cyber"-ness of it all.
  • Warner Bros Ponders More Of ‘The Matrix’

    03/15/2017 6:36:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 14, 2017 | Mike Fleming Jr
    EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros is trying to see if there is more life in The Matrix beyond the three groundbreaking films written and directed by the Wachowskis. This is all in the exploratory phase and it’s unclear if the Wachowskis, then Andy and Larry but now Lily and Lana Wachowski, or the original cast will be involved, or producer Joel Silver. Right now, I hear the studio is likely to create a writers’ room of scribes to figure out the best possible way to relaunch the franchise.
  • ‘Alien: Covenant’ ‘Prologue’ Video Introduces The Colony Ship’s Crew Before Cryosleep

    02/23/2017 7:15:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 22, 2017 | Liz Calvario
    Teased during the latest episode of Legion on Fox, fans got a new look at Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant in The Prologue: Last Supper video, a short that introduces the crew of the colony ship, Covenant.
  • 10 of the Worst Sci-Fi TV Shows of All Time

    02/12/2017 1:33:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 314 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | January 20, 2017 | Robert Yaniz Jr
    In the past decade or so, science fiction on television has seen a dramatic uptick in both quantity and quality. Shows like Westworld are keeping critics engaged and audiences coming back for more week after week, but while a number of sci-fi shows over the years have developed significant cult followings, others have become notorious examples of just how bad the genre can be when it isn’t executed effectively. Here’s our look at some of the worst sci-fi shows to ever hit the small-screen. For the record, we’re focusing specifically on live-action series only. So any infamous animated shows won’t...
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII now has a title — The Last Jedi

    01/23/2017 10:59:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 23, 2017 | Anthony Breznican
    What was once Episode VIII is now The Last Jedi. When cameras started rolling last year on the eighth film in the Skywalker family story, writer-director Rian Johnson used the tongue-in-cheek working title “Space Bear,” and numerous rumors (most of them false) about the possible real title have circulated ever since.
  • Dan Simmons, the Time Traveller

    01/01/2017 1:16:03 PM PST · by tbw2 · 25 replies
    Dan Simmons Blog ^ | 04/2016 | Dan Simmons
    "The Time Traveler" by Dan Simmons http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm A time traveler visits from several decades back to understand the start of the Long War.
  • Merry bloody Christmas! Carnage abounds in new trailer for Alien: Covenant released Christmas Eve

    12/25/2016 7:20:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 25, 2016 | Sameer Suri
    Fans of the Alien franchise were treated to a rather brutal Christmas present on Saturday night. A new trailer's been released for the upcoming Ridley Scott science-fiction horror film Alien: Covenant, the sixth entry in the Alien franchise. In a particularly grisly scene, two members of the titular spaceship's crew begin to make love in the shower - only for the predatory Xenomorphs to turn up and wreck the mood by tearing into one of the participants.
  • First look! Teaser for Blade Runner 2049 with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling gives glimpse [tr]

    12/19/2016 10:30:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 19, 2016 | Bobbie Whiteman
    It's been 35 years since director Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic Blade Runner hit the screens. Now the first teaser from the long-awaited sequel, Blade Runner 2049 has dropped. And, judging from Monday's 106-second glimpse, it promises to be every bit as dark and dystopian as the original.
  • 10 Science Fiction Books about Politics

    11/08/2016 5:41:56 PM PST · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    SFFWorld ^ | November 8, 2016 | Mark Yon
    In this collection of potential reading, Mark Yon suggests books that you may appreciate whilst considering your vote. It may have escaped your attention that during this week there are elections in the US. Whilst we do not endorse any particular candidate or party at SFFWorld (and the person mainly writing this is non-US anyway!)  but on behalf of SFFWorld we thought we would compile a list of ten SF books that use politics as an important part of their world. Be warned – not all of these are future visions you may like…
  • 'Doctor Strange' is expected to draw a massive audience for Disney's Marvel Studios

    11/01/2016 3:42:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 1, 2016 | Ryan Faughnder
    Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" is expected to draw a massive audience this weekend, providing some much needed medicine for Hollywood during a bruising fall box office season. Analysts expect the visually stylish Benedict Cumberbatch comic book movie to collect $65 million to $75 million in ticket sales from the United States and Canada through Sunday. Some more optimistic industry observers predict the film, about a former neurosurgeon who harnesses mystical powers, may reach $80 million in domestic grosses... "Doctor Strange is a C-level Marvel character, and the fact that you can pull an $80-million debut is ludicrous when you think...
  • ‘Rogue One’ Second Trailer: Blame Mads Mikkelsen For The Death Star

    10/13/2016 7:53:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | Octobr 13, 2016 | Ross A. Lincoln
    Descending upon us like an opening crawl of text just over two months to the day before it debuts in theaters, it’s the (possibly) final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The new spot debuted this morning during Good Morning America and you can watch it here now.
  • 'Star Trek' cast and crew, including J.J. Abrams and George Takei, sign an open letter against Trump

    09/29/2016 12:02:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 303 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 29, 2016 | Melanie Mason
    Live long and...vote for Hillary Clinton? A bevy of "Star Trek" cast and crew members from multiple generations signed an open letter Thursday by the Facebook group "Trekkies Against Trump," blasting GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and arguing against a third-party "protest vote" in the November election... Endorsed by: J.J. AbramsAllan AponeRichard ArnoldRené AuberjonoisIra Steven BehrRick BermanJohn BillingsleyChristopher BlackPaula BlockPaul BoehmerAndré BormanisBrannon BragaMark Robert BrownLeVar BurtonTerri Potts-ChattawayJohn ChoGeorge ColucciDenise CrosbyDan CurryJoseph D'AgostaNicole de BoerJohn de LancieJonathan Del ArcoChris DoohanAron EisenbergTerry ErdmannTerry FarrellLolita FatjoJuan Carlos FernandezLouise FletcherJonathan FrakesBryan FullerTim GaskillDavid GerroldBruce GreenwoodMax GrodénchikMartha HackettManu IntiraymiDominic KeatingJohn KnollWalter KoenigAlex KurtzmanJudith LevittJeff LewisJustin...
  • Free Kindle books, Sci-Fi with a Christian slant.

    09/23/2016 4:39:22 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 28 replies
    Self ^ | 23 September 2016 | Paul Cordes (Politically Correct)
    In case you missed the first thread. All three books in the trilogy are free this weekend starting today the 23rd of September. Space Grey, Book 1Snap Drive, Book 2Javelin, Book 3
  • Free Sci-Fi books

    09/20/2016 4:30:31 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 21 replies
    Myself ^ | 20 September 2016 | Paul Cordes (Politically Correct)
    I hope that putting this under Personal/Blogger makes it OK to promote my books. Promotion as in giving them away for free. I woke up one morning with an urge to write a book. Never wrote a book before. Knew it would have to be a Sci-Fi and it would involve the latest in quantum and information theory. Don't worry not too much quantum theory very approachable by the layman It was the wife that told me that if I was going to write a book that I should at least make it Christian or Christian influenced. She was not...
  • Star Trek premiered 50 years ago today

    09/08/2016 1:09:11 PM PDT · by Borges · 174 replies
    New Yorker | 9/8/2016 | Manu Saadia
    http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-enduring-lessons-of-star-trek
  • 'Arrival': Venice Review [Upcoming Sci-Fi Movie]

    09/01/2016 2:17:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5:04 AM PDT 9/1/2016 | by David Rooney
    <p>Just what we need in these fractured times — a smart parable about open-mindedness and unification.</p> <p>Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner play academics enlisted by the military to make contact when alien spacecraft land on Earth in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama.</p>