The Sci-Fi Files – Alien Megastructures

Some years ago, mankind found out how to find planets round other stars and this is done by measuring the light of a star and watching for a dip in the light that occurs when a planet (mainly a large one like Jupiter) passes in front of it. This can reduce the light of the … Continue reading The Sci-Fi Files – Alien Megastructures

AD Astra – As good as promised, or a lot of empty void?

When I saw the trailer for this film - I had to go see it. I can cannot stress how I really, really wanted to like this film. I had in my mind an Interstellar - esque feel with an original story line. I had no idea what to expect really. What follows is a … Continue reading AD Astra – As good as promised, or a lot of empty void?

Enigmatic Episodes – The Philadelphia Experiment

As described, the Philadelphia experiment was alleged to be a first attempt at applying cloaking technology back in 1943. As the story claims USS Eldridge was said to completely disappear and when it re-appeared crewmen reported trauma and some having partly re-materialised within the fabric of the ship. A detailed account of this an be … Continue reading Enigmatic Episodes – The Philadelphia Experiment

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 Science Fiction Concepts – Every Spaceship needs a Robbie!