Phase Shift

This is my entry for April's Blog Battle - the theme or word for this month is Heart. Professor Rakseth stood back and looked through the huge glass panels with pride at the great metal circle. All this life his work had led to this, the theories he came up with as a young man... Continue Reading →

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Science Fiction Concepts – Every Spaceship needs a Robbie!

On the back of my post on Uniforms and Space Suits it strikes me that there's something really Sci-Fi is missing or hasn't thought of - Robotics and automation. Why is this? Basically humans are not meant to live in space there really are very few environments that are so inhospitable to us. That's why... Continue Reading →

The Extinction Protocol – Part 2

SOL677 Olympus Colony:“Colony Log Commander James O’Neill: It's been 7 sols since the news was delivered, in only twelve days Earth and everyone on it will cease to exist. Well the Earth might still be there, but no people, no oceans, no... nothing that made it home for us humans. For me." O'Neill paused for... Continue Reading →

Obi-Wan wears rose coloured glasses I think!

Even in Star Wars the past seems better than we remember...     Planet Simon   Also find Planet Simon on Twitter Come and visit find me on my Planet Simon Facebook Page Find some of my pictures on Instagram Also look me up on: Pinterest      Mix    Wattpad

Event Horizon – 20 Years of waiting

Despite the fact I'm a massive sci-fi fan I rarely get to see the films actually when they come out. This was definitely the case with Even Horizon, which I've recently seen after its release over 20 years ago. First of all this film disagreed with me greatly becasue despite being a supposedly science fiction... Continue Reading →

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Stories

Over the last couple of years I've written a number of short and not so short stories and trying to give them the visibility they deserve is a bit hard when they're hidden behind a menu system on my blog page. So I've put as many of them as I can find on this post and I'm going to pin it on my page.

Many of them aren't finished, but you know - Rome wasn't built in a day and all that.

My 1000th Blog Post!

Hi ya bloggies, after I publish this post, I'm likely to get a little badge telling me I've just posted my 1000th blog post. I'll be posting this too, but that's for later... For now I want to celebrate Planet Simon and 1000 posts of thoughts, musings, humour, fiction and discovery. I hope you'll enjoy... Continue Reading →

Happy Star Wars Day!

  May the 4th is of course Star Wars day! Happy Star Wars day - by way of celebrating this I've got a few pics of Star Wars stuff from my archives. But if you want the full hit of Lego StarWars pictures have a look here: Star Wars Geek Show at LegoLand Simon :-)... Continue Reading →

Scifi Moments – When Machines Die

Science fiction films being what they are can give unique personalities to machines of different kinds, be they computers, robots or spacecraft. The moments when these machines are killed off are moments of sadness. These are some of the most memorable sad moments from science fiction movies. If you can think of others that are... Continue Reading →

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