Items tagged with Sci-Fi

It could be said (and has been said) that today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality.  If you stop to think about it, it's amazing how many commonplace technologies on the market these days were the product of someone's wild imagination not very long ago.  Video teleconferencing is a reality now but George Jetson rocked a picture telephone way back in the 1960s.  Captain Kirk slung what was essentially the first flip phone, requesting "Scotty, beam me up," well before pocketable smartphones were even a twinkle in the eye of Martin Cooper, the man who is largely credited for inventing... Read more...
True science fiction aficionados can often be spotted by their collections of figurines, movie posters, and large Sci-Fi DVD collections. It's typically not enough to just watch the films and read the books--true fans like to steep in a more tangible world where replicas and miniatures can make the experience seem even more real. But for the ultimate Sci-Fi geek, nothing rivals reliving the world of cinema than actually owning an original piece of a favorite movie; we're not talking about a strip of cellulose film here--we're talking about an actual prop, like Luke Skywalker's lightsaber ($150,000)... Read more...