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Trivia Thursday

  1. Who said, “Science fiction that sells well in comics is action rather than ideas”?
    A) Harry Harrison
    B) Stan Lee
    C) George Lucas
    D) Harlan Ellison
    E) Neil Gaiman
  2. Who started the magazine Amazing Stories in 1926?
  3. Who was Reep Daggle?
    A) Bouncing Boy
    B) Lightning Lad
    C) Chameleon Boy
    D) Tommy Tomorrow
    E) Cosmic Boy
  4. What does the “T” in “James T. Kirk” stand for?
  5. What novel won the first Nebula award in 1965?
  6. Which of the Babylon stations mysteriously vanished 24 hours
    after coming on line?
  7. Georges Melies’ 1902 “Le Voyage Dans la Lune,” (A Trip to the Moon), is generally recognized as the first science fiction film. On whose novel did Melies base his film?
  8. Isaac Asimov’s book The 1,000 Year Plan is better known by what title?
  9. What Federation outpost did V’Ger “zap” at the beginning of
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture?
    A) Memory Alpha
    B) Epsilon 9
    C) Space Station K7
    D) Tau 0
    E) Babel
  10. Who is King of Planet Doom and archenemy of Voltron on Voltron: Defender of the Universe?

(Answers below the fold)

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Posted in News June 30th, 2011 by Chip
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Wasteland Weekend

Wasteland WeekendI find it weirdly hilarious that not only do Mad Max reenactors exist, there are enough of them to support a three-day “post apocalypse” festival every year.

Wasteland Weekend is an adults-only campout in the California desert, with Industrial DJs, post-apocalyptic vehicles, staged combats, and a vendor area called “Bartertown.” The event aims to create “a 360° post-apocalyptic environment,” so costumes are required and themed vehicles and campsites are strongly encouraged.

Their site proclaims, “Live for three days in a world pulled straight out of the Mad Max movies, beyond the grip of so-called civilization,” which I honestly have to say is not quite as tempting a proposition as the organizers seem to think it is.

This year’s event is September 23-25, so there’s plenty of time to dig up some spikes and cultivate your mohawk.

Cross-posted at The Art of Darkness

Posted in Ephemera June 29th, 2011 by Chip
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Two Words: Nazi Dinosaurs

Propaganda Poster. Steam’s Dino D-Day is a multiplayer game in which the Nazis have resurrected dinosaurs. Destructoid has a rather wonderful gallery of “propaganda posters” set in the milieu.

(via Rue The Day!)


Posted in Computers & Internet June 28th, 2011 by Chip
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Sassy Gay Doctor Who

Sassy Who

A Tumblr blog. Because why not.

Posted in Movies & TV June 27th, 2011 by Chip
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Random Link #5

Due to unavoidable out-of-townedness, there will be no new posts this week. Instead, please to enjoy a selection of random links.

Totally Awesome Space Colonies

Posted in Ephemera June 24th, 2011 by Chip
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Random Link #4

Due to unavoidable out-of-townedness, there will be no new posts this week. Instead, please to enjoy a selection of random links.

Gaiman Secrets

Posted in Ephemera June 23rd, 2011 by Chip
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Random Link #3

Due to unavoidable out-of-townedness, there will be no new posts this week. Instead, please to enjoy a selection of random links.

The Padawan’s Guide

Posted in Ephemera June 22nd, 2011 by Chip
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Random Link #2

Due to unavoidable out-of-townedness, there will be no new posts this week. Instead, please to enjoy a selection of random links.

Encyclopedia Astronautica

Posted in Ephemera June 21st, 2011 by Chip
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Random Link #1

Due to unavoidable out-of-townedness, there will be no new posts this week. Instead, please to enjoy a selection of random links.

Access Main Computer File

Posted in Ephemera June 20th, 2011 by Chip
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I’d Watch This

(via Rue The Day!)

Posted in Humor June 17th, 2011 by Chip
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