Tag Archives: Science Fiction

TARDIS Alert! Dr. Who’s new season is almost here.

I was surfing the net today when I got a very geeky surprise.  The new season of our favourite doctor will be upon us before we know it.   The new adventures of the rogue Timelord from Gallifrey begin in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States on April 23.  Perhaps to stop rampant piracy the show is being broadcast on the same schedule worldwide.

Doctor Who series promotion (Image - Space Channel)

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Wishing You a Very Geeky Christmas!

Well people it seems that Christmas has finally come.  Here it is Christmas Eve.  The presents are wrapped, the stress level is finally starting to drop and Christmas cards are being opened and hung for everyone to see.

The subject of cards got me thinking about all the wonderful off beat Sci-Fi cards I had received over the years.  Here is a selection of the best from the net that I could find.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Rockin’ New Year!

A little something for a Dexter Christmas? (Via Cracked)

This first one strictly speaking is not a Sci-Fi themed card the from the guys at Cracked.com.  But more to the taste of a serial killer with a Martha Stewart flair!  Why not use Scotch brand tape to decorate your latest kill for the holiday season.  Yikes!  Better call out Scooby and the gang, old man Pederson is killing cheerleaders again!

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Wake up, Time to die.

Yes, on my knees, yes.  I am a sci-fi nerd.  I love my Battlestar Galactica, I love my Dr. Who.   I worship at the feet of that long sorry climb that Phillip K Dick started so long ago.  So many of his stories, turned into sub par movies.  The money-making ventures of some Hollywood hack.

But once long ago it seems, one rare director had the balls to direct a real through the ages masterpiece.

Yes, I am speaking of Blade Runner, a film that in the golden age of Atari. set the ground rules for not only science fiction films but also pre-destined the age of mass billboard flash advertising.

Dick in his writings imagines his hero climbing up that eternal hill, time and the weight of life always pressing down on him.  His back and forth between the real and not so real.  You the reader are always in a dreamscape.  Is the hero real, should he make it to the top.

Is he really a part of the landscape or is he just imagination?

These themes trickle down into Blade Runner, are we a consumer culture? Will we dream of the things we have destroyed.  As the gulf of Mexico fills with dread, do we dance in the good years, do we dream of electric sheep?