Category Archives: Movies

2013 Dragon Con schedule — asteroids and disasters and scifi, oh my!

Officially, I’ll be visiting the Space, Science, Stargate, Science Fiction Literature, Apocalypse Rising and American Science Fiction and Fantasy Media. As always, Dragon Con schedules are subject to change with very little notice, so use the Dragon Con mobile app … Continue reading

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Elsewhere on the internet… Elysium

Science review of Elysium over on space.com suggests that the technology is plausible.

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Science in Fiction, elsewhere on the internet

I’ve started writing for Physics Today, covering how science and technology is used in the entertainment industries. The first column for Enterprise just went live, looking at how a traditional geoscience tool, LiDAR, is used on sets to map spaces … Continue reading

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#saveBCfilm

Why do I support expanding BC tax credits to match other Canadian provinces? Because BC needs to support its knowledge-economies. The resource industry alone cannot support the hopes, dreams, careers, and futures of this province. Because BC specializes in creating … Continue reading

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Extraterrestrial Mining

In my last field camp, I watched a pair of movies on aliens invading LA to exploit our resources. Skyline‘s aliens wanted our brains, and Battle Los Angeles‘s aliens were seeking water. Ignoring the big question of why the aliens … Continue reading

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Near Earth Objects: movies in impact catastrophes

I’m currently seeking recent movies/mini-series where great big chunks of rock hit the planet. I’m attempting to update my scifi examples to replace Deep Impact (1998) and Armageddon (1998). So far my list is: Impact (2008) Meteor (2009) Meteor Storm … Continue reading

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Supervolcano

I haven’t watched Supervolcano, but Erik Klemetti wrote up some science-centric thoughts on the docudrama.

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The Tsunami of “Deep Impact”

At the AGU 2010 Fall meeting, the Science & Entertainment Exchange hosted a panel on Hollywood science. On it, screenwriter for Deep Impact, Bruce Joel Rubin, revealed that he got a bit carried away doing science research while writing. For … Continue reading

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A Cure for Awesomeness Overload

Full credit to Mallozzi-blog commenter DP (see comment #39) for discovering the treatment to this rare condition: Treatment involves mac and cheese dinners and watching Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus Months later, I’m still loving Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus … Continue reading

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