Recently while I was on vacation I spent some time working on a new project and was conducting some research on Harlan Ellison. Somewhat to my surprise, I saw that he had died just a few days prior. His death hadn’t gotten much attention and that was the first I had heard about it. I […]Read more "Harlan Ellison"
I suggest that instead of going back in time to kill your grandfather (or any other male ancestor) you get him the perfect gift: a book about all that cool sci-fi he watched while growing up (assuming he ever did grow up! I know just the book: The Physics and Astronomy of Science Fiction by….me! […]Read more "(Grand)father’s Paradox Day"
Although I was very honest about my mixed opinions of the Lost In Space reboot, I was glad to see that Netflix has now committed to a second season, presumably to be out next spring (although Netflix fans know that “seasons” don’t necessarily come in fixed intervals). It will be interesting to see what becomes […]Read more "Netflix Commits to LIS!"
Though a dynamic and eye-catching adventure with some fine acting sprinkled in, Netflix’ reboot of Lost in Space just doesn’t quite grab me. Though I’m interested enough to “tune in” again next season, I don’t think its because of the gripping plot-line. Maybe its because I’m secretly hoping it becomes more like the original? Well, […]Read more "Netflix Gets Lost in Space"
Last week I posted about what the original LIS series got wrong in terms of Physics, Astronomy and some related subjects. Today I’ll talk about what they got right. 1. Non-humanoid intelligent aliens: In just their second show back in the autumn of 1965 they encountered intelligent “bubble-like” creatures. They didn’t speak at all (in […]Read more "Lost in Space: What they Got Right!"
OK, I get it, LIS was a corny and campy show even if it was sci fi. So, maybe I shouldn’t be too punishing to the show for its lapses in astronomy and physics. But some of their blunders were pretty big! Although I loved the show dearly, I hope the reboot does a better […]Read more "Lost in Space: The big blunders!"
If you know me or have been reading my work then you probably know that I’m a fan of the 1960’s Irwin Allen produced sci fi series, Lost in Space. Even though they mostly played for laughs after the first season, and may have even made a willful effort to ignore anything like scientific laws […]Read more "Lost in Space Reboot"