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The fastest reflexes modern technology has to offer. On-board computer-assisted memory. And a lifetime of on-the-street law enforcement programming. It is my great pleasure to present to you: Robocop.
The boy insisted for months that he wanted to be a robot for Halloween. His sister was a robot when she was his age. We looked at various robot images on the computer and he was most intrigued by Robocop. After I showed him the trailer, there was no convincing him otherwise. He was going to be Robocop. Which was good, because Detroit has a Cancer. That Cancer is Crime
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Tweet: @darthvader I send my suit out for dry cleaning & this is what happens. Someone will pay dearly, most likely @vaderssecretary
LONDON – The Force can be with you — for a price.
Christie’s auction house says it is selling an original Darth Vader costume from the “Star Wars” movie franchise.
The jet-black helmet, mask and armor worn by the intergalactic villain are expected to sell for between 160,000 pounds and 230,000 pounds ($250,000 and $365,000) at a sale of pop culture memorabilia next month.
via twitter.com/NASA ISS 10th anniversary programming on NASA TV throughout the day http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
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- This author seems to have an October fixation, giving us such books as The Halloween Tree, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The October Country. Name him.
- In this Star Trek episode written by Robert Bloch, the Enterprise encounters aliens Korob and Sylvia, who menance the crew with the trappings of Earth’s Halloween.
- In this dark fantasy by Fritz Leiber, Norman Saylor strains the limits of conjugal love when he learns that his own wife is a practicing sorceress.
- Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein can be viewed as the progenitor of modern SF. But “Frankenstein” is the name of the doctor. What was the name of the monster?
- In Stephen King’s The Stand, a U.S. military facility accidentally releases a deadly mutation of what illness?
- This Song of Kali author’s penchant for horror shows up in his SF as well, giving us dark visions such as the Shrike. Name him!
- This 1997 movie starring Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill tells of an experimental spaceship which has literally gone to Hell and back.
- Which of these creatures is not one of H.P. Lovecraft’s creations?
- This collection of short stories was inspired by a filk song of the same name. Whose ghost is haunting Space Station Three?
- This prolific SF writer gave us such works as Venus Plus X (not to mention an important literary Law), but also wrote Some of Your Blood, a nicely horrific vampire novel.
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Steampunk is many things to many people. It is a literary style. An aesthetic movement. A way of life to some. It was with all this in mind I decided to ask more than a dozen people what they thought Steampunk is. I told them all a sentence would suffice as I wanted an off-the-cuff reaction, but many went much longer. The answers run the gamut from textbook to a bit silly, which seems about right.
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what came first, the sugar skull or the sugar panoramic easter egg? i have no idea. but they are constructed out of the same sugar mixture. calaveras de azúcar as they are correctly known, start with sugar, meringue powder and a tad of water.
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What could possibly bring together a 450 pound vampire slayer, a drunken, acid-tongued detective, a good natured carpenter, bureaucratic vampires, giant anacondas, mutant vampire bats, Ho Hos, Twinkies and more one-liners than a night at the comedy club? Dunkin, the vampire slayer blends all this discordance and more into a hilarious adventure that moves from the muggy heat of Florida to the muggier heat of the Amazon. ….If Carl Hiaasson, Tim Dorsey and Dave Barry collaborated on a vampire story, it may have turned out like this absurd romp…. This is part one of a trilogy.
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