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Coming in 2009

Happy new year! John Scalzi is hoping for some original SciFi movies for the new year, but right now the pickings look slim. There are some TV series returning in 2009, including Battlestar Galactica, The Eleventh Hour, Fringe, Lost, and Burn Notice. I am a bit surprised that Fox hasn’t killed Fringe yet, and keep […]

Webisodes you should see

I have posted several times on the Battlestar Galactica webisodes, with a storyline that bridges the gap between the two halves of the final season. There are some other webisodes worth a visit, including The Recruit. This one tells the story of the Marines who volunteered to be guinea pigs in hopes of gaining powers […]

Dalek Xmas, Skinnerview

There is an interview at Sci-Fi London with Neal Asher covering all kinds of topics. Neal is the author of The Skinner, Cowel, and The Gabble, among others. The Doctor Who Christmas Special wasn’t enough, someone had to create this Dalek Xmas Tree… Unbelievable Dalek Christmas Tree from Lindsey J. Testolin on Vimeo.

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The Turing Test has been passed!

Not only has the Turing Test been passed, but it was the IEEE who accepted the computer as a human, publised its paper, and asked it to chair a session at the CSSE (Computer Science and Software Engineering) 2008 Conference held a few weeks ago. Alan Turing proposed a test of intelligence as a replacement […]

We lost Frankowski, Xmas Special Spoilers

Not much of a present, Universe! On Christmas Day we lost Leo Frankowski, a science fiction author best known for his Adventures of Conrad Stargard. IO9 has a good review (warning: with LOTS of spoilers) of this years Doctor Who Christmas Special. Of course, if you live in the UK, no spoilers at all, since […]

Watch online, New Antipodian

There are tons of places to watch science fiction online, with each site having its share. Sometimes it can be hard to find what you are looking for, but the Crotchety Old Fan’s Classic Science Fiction Channel makes it a bit easier. He doesn’t host the films or TV shows himself, but links to the […]

New Who Today, Watchmen under atack

It is Christmas, which means if you are in the UK you had the opportunity to see the Dr Who Christmas Special; the rest of us will have to be content with this report from the BBC. It does give us some possible spoilers about the identity of the new Who. Fox, no longer happy […]

Inkheart: accept no substitutes

There is a Disney rip-off of Inkheart coming out tomorrow, but accept no substitutes; here is a trailer for the real version, which will be out later in 2009.