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
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?
What is the Black Knight? Why should anyone care? According to conspiracy theorists, it's very important and everyone should care. The Black Knight is said to be a 13,000 year old satellite from an alien race that's been sending signals to Earth for all this time. It's purpose and origins totally unknown. The story is … Continue reading Enigmatic Episodes – The Black Knight
This is my entry for October's Blog Battle - the theme or word for this month is Clone. Awake. Consciousness returning to her. A flood a memories invading their thoughts as if for the first time. Time ebbed on and the light came and went, the room, the bed all familiar. The smell of the … Continue reading The Clone Soldier
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
This story as explained in brief on the pictures tells of a huge drilling operation that encountered a cavity. Using a microphone and other equipment they allegedly recorded the sound of the souls of the damned in hell. They stopped the operation in the hope that they would stay down there and not escape to … Continue reading Enigmatic Episodes – The Well to Hell
This is my entry for September's Blog Battle - the theme or word for this month is Shield. Rogan looked over a panel, checking the readout he looked up the manual. Flicking though a few pages he finally stopped. "Panel E7." He looked around, found panel E7 and flicked several of the switches. He looked … Continue reading The Perseus Incident
This is my entry for August's Blog Battle - the theme or word for this month is Intercept. Jenna knew she was pushing it, vibrations that normally could never be felt reverberated around the console, shaking through her body. The small Ranger's engines were pushed to beyond their operating limits, the smell of hot metal … Continue reading Blue Siren
This is my entry for June's Blog Battle - the theme or word for this month is Corona. Andit stopped for a moment, the mid morning sun sun forcing him to take off his jacket and tie it round his waist. Even with the forest as some shelter the heat would soon become too much … Continue reading Invader
This is my entry for May's Blog Battle - the theme or word for this month is Airtight. There was no light, just the darkness of the space around him. The only sensation that Mitchell knew was his breath. In... out... in... out. Thank God I'm breathing his mind started coming around. Then there were … Continue reading Capsule Echo
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 Phase Shift
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!