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Elon Musk and Mars take the TV spotlight

Science fiction blends with fact in tonight’s double dose of Mars from National Geographic’s TV channel. Truth to tell, there’s more fact than fiction: The first show in the double feature is “Mars: Inside SpaceX,” which wraps a tale of … Continue reading

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‘First Man’ and ‘The First’ put a new spin on space

Two big-name dramatic productions — “First Man” in theaters, and “The First” on Hulu — are putting the glorious past and potentially glorious future of space exploration on big and small screens. But if you’re expecting the Ryan Gosling movie about Neil Armstrong, or … Continue reading

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Scientists spot planet orbiting Spock’s home star

Has the planet Vulcan been found? Vulcan’s most famous fictional inhabitant, Mr. Spock of “Star Trek” fame, would certainly raise an eyebrow if he heard that astronomers have detected a potentially habitable super-Earth orbiting the star that’s associated with him. … Continue reading

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Amazon said to work on recorder for live TV

Amazon is working on a new type of device that can record live TV and stream it on demand, encroaching on technological turf occupied by TiVo, Bloomberg News reported Friday. Bloomberg quoted an unnamed source as saying that the device, internally … Continue reading

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‘Expanse’ co-author discusses sci-fi … and politics

There’s more to Daniel Abraham than “The Expanse.” To be sure, the science-fiction saga about our future fractious solar system has been very, very good to Abraham and his co-author for the book series, Ty Franck. Writing under the pen name of James S.A. … Continue reading

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How a dinnertime email saved ‘The Expanse’

The head of Amazon Studios confirms that the plan to announce the rescue of “The Expanse” was cooked up while Amazon’s billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, was sitting at a dinner table just a few feet away from the cast of the fan-favorite … Continue reading

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‘The Expanse’ sticks to space realities … mostly

LOS ANGELES — The sci-fi saga known as “The Expanse” has attracted a huge fan following in part because it gets the details of life in space so right, from how to handle zero gravity to what happens when you open up … Continue reading

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