Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Star Wars alert: First trailer for ‘Last Jedi’

Did you feel a disturbance in the Force? As if millions of Star Wars fans suddenly cried out in delight? That upswing in the midichlorian count was caused by the release of the first online trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” … Continue reading

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NASA funds ideas from science fiction

Truth can be stranger than fiction, but it shouldn’t be strange to hear that NASA spends millions of dollars on efforts to turn science-fiction concepts into true technologies. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, also known as NIAC, has been … Continue reading

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Ten top books for geeks to read in 2017

Geeks and books go together like athletes and balls, but just as there are different sports, there are different types of geek reading. We’ve put together a top-10 list of books on a wide spectrum of geeky topics, all published … Continue reading

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Starship science is built into ‘Passengers’ script

The science is under the hood in “Passengers,” a love story set on a giant starship – and screenwriter Jon Spaihts is the guy who put it there. Chances are most movie fans are going to the movie to see Hollywood … Continue reading

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Star Wars fans turn out in Force for ‘Rogue One’

“Rogue One” may not have a Roman numeral in its name, but Dec. 15’s debut nevertheless brought out costumed Jedi knights and other Star Wars fans in droves. Most of them went back into the night with smiles on their faces. … Continue reading

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‘Rogue One’ and more: 10 movies to watch for

Tonight’s the first chance most of us will have to see “Rogue One,” the latest addition to the big-screen Star Wars saga, but we already know it’s the best film of the batch. Or one of the worst. That’s based … Continue reading

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Star Wars fans jam ‘Rogue One’ ticket window

The past 24 hours have brought good news and bad news for throngs of Star Wars fans who are eagerly awaiting “Rogue One,” the next installment in the film saga. Let’s start with the bad news: Many of those fans … Continue reading

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