Tag Archives: scifi

Dragon*Con: Schedule

I’ll be at Dragon*Con in Atlanta on Labor Day weekend. Although my schedule is still subject to change along with the rest of the convention, it looks like you can find me at 8 panels on 5 tracks in 4 … Continue reading

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Scifi in Nature

Nature, yes, that Nature of scientific paper publishing prestige, has opened public access to its archive of science fiction stories. I’m adding them to my collection of hard scifi short stories; anyone have any favourites or specific recommendations?

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Ethics of Stargate: Universe “Air”

Dr. Rush, the lead scientist in Stargate: Universe, is a character who embodies a non-standard moral stance compared to the usual characters in Stargate. The following observations on ethics and morals are used considering the initial character only, how he … Continue reading

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Science in Science Fiction

After listening to last night’s AGU Hollywood Panel, I have a few thoughts on the role of a science in science fiction. Science in not in conflict with science fiction. Millions of stories happen every day, each one without violating … Continue reading

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The Geology of SG:U, “Air”

As promised, this is a look at the chemistry and geology presented in the pilot episode of Stargate: Universe, “Air” (part 1, 2, 3). Our heroes are on a spaceship with a life support system with a non-functional filtration system, … Continue reading

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Talk: Science, Fiction, and Consulting for Stargate

I’m giving a departmental talk tomorrow if anyone is interested:

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Stargate: Universe, “Air”

Did you see the premiere last night? No? If you’re stateside, SyFy is streaming episodes, and for others in northern lands of snow & Stargates, Space has our backs. Once you decide you love the series, iTunes will let you … Continue reading

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Stargate: Universe is coming!

I’ve finally figured out how to watch the premiere of Stargate: Universe despite my lack of both T.V. and cable. Sure, I’ll be a bit delayed and watching in lower-resolution, but I’ll still get to watch!

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On When to Intervene

Joesph Mallozzi passed on a link by John Scalzi about the screenwriting process that goes a long way to explaining how even movies with science consultants can have bad science. I am an intervention minimalist. I’m mostly hired to create … Continue reading

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I remember watching a series of commercials for the SciFi T.V. network back in the day that featured the word “if” having “scifi” fade in around it. It was compelling for me, both for its graphic simplicity and for being … Continue reading

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