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Who is Kirstie Alley? Celebrity Big Brother star, Cheers and Star Trek actress
16 Aug
6:31

Who is Kirstie Alley? Celebrity Big Brother star, Cheers and Star Trek actress

It’s here! Celebrity Big Brother starts this evening (as if you haven’t already got it in your diary!) and it’s looking increasingly like we’ll be seeing ‘80s Hollywood actress Kirstie Alley appearing in the house in Elstree. She looks set to join ex-TOWIE man Dan Osborne, porn star Stormy Daniels,…

Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez on Resuming ‘The Amory Wars’
16 Aug
6:12

Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez on Resuming ‘The Amory Wars’

“What we’re doing is weird,” Claudio Sanchez admits with a belly laugh. He’s referring to “The Amory Wars,” the gargantuan sci-fi saga that his band, prog-rock quartet Coheed and Cambria, have unfurled over the last 16 years. “Concept records in themselves are not weird, but for a band to continue…

Amid the Fantasy, Comic-Con Tackles the Real World
16 Aug
6:11

Amid the Fantasy, Comic-Con Tackles the Real World

In this opinion piece, Knowledge@Wharton’s Technology and Media Editor, Kendall Whitehouse, looks at some of the some of the programming sessions at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con that abandoned fantasy to focus on real-world issues. Comic-Con International: San Diego, the pop culture fan fest that fills the Southern California city…

Ready for the robots: how they’ll change our lives
16 Aug
5:54

Ready for the robots: how they’ll change our lives

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Source: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/the-deal-magazine/ready-for-the-robots-how-theyll-change-our-lives/news-story/1f5553e914486976a74b00a6ea766bc7

WorldCon brings science fiction’s best to San Jose
16 Aug
5:53

WorldCon brings science fiction’s best to San Jose

Thousands of fans and creators are gathering in San Jose this week for WorldCon 76, a global celebration of science fiction and fantasy that includes the presentation of the prestigious Hugo Awards. “I like to describe it as the World’s Fair of fandom,” said Kevin Roche, and IBM engineer who…

Star Trek saga casts new Spock actor Ethan Peck
16 Aug
5:22

Star Trek saga casts new Spock actor Ethan Peck

Image copyright Getty Images/NBC Image caption Peck thanked Leonard Nimoy’s family for their “warm welcome… and support” Three years on from Leonard Nimoy’s death, a new actor has been chosen to play his most iconic role – Star Trek science officer Mr Spock. Ethan Peck said it was “an incomparable…

Organic Times: New satire site takes Onion-like look at crop biotechnology activists
16 Aug
2:42

Organic Times: New satire site takes Onion-like look at crop biotechnology activists

Agriculture is a serious topic. While farmers in the developing world struggle to save their crops from pest invasions and courts and judges determine the fate of critical farming tools like the herbicide glyphosate in the US and the future of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in Europe, nobody is laughing; we all…

Chinese science-fiction author Liu Cixin’s Ball Lightning rewards readers patient enough to navigate the techspeak
16 Aug
1:22

Chinese science-fiction author Liu Cixin’s Ball Lightning rewards readers patient enough to navigate the techspeak

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Source: https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/books/article/2159863/chinese-science-fiction-author-liu-cixins-ball

Donald Trump’s Space Force plans analysed by a sci-fi expert
16 Aug
10:32

Donald Trump’s Space Force plans analysed by a sci-fi expert

The US leadership has plans to introduce a “US Space Force” by 2020. Already announced by president Donald Trump in June, US vice president Mike Pence outlined further details of the plan at a press conference on August 9. The Space Force, he said, would consist of an elite corps…

August 28th Is Morphin Time! It’s National Power Rangers Day!
16 Aug
10:21

August 28th Is Morphin Time! It’s National Power Rangers Day!

It’s Morphin’ Time… after time… after time…  Those Crayola-colored defenders of justice, the Power Rangers. have been kicking and punching their way to victory for 25 years and to celebrate, they are getting a token that few superheroes ever have, their own National Day of recognition.  August 28th, fans are…