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!

Science Fiction Concepts – Uniforms & Space Suits

I've not been jumping on my concepts for a little while but as I'm back into it again I thought I would jump into space suits and uniforms / space age clothing and what I've been thinking about it all.We've all seem the Moon landings and various astronauts dossing about on ISS and know pretty … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Uniforms & Space Suits

Artemis – where Sci-Fi becomes a vision of the future.

Story Basis Andy Weir's latest novel Artemis looks at first to be a step back from his first novel The Martian. Set on the Moon rather than Mars, inside a moon base (Artemis) with the protagonist being a young woman who is trouble and doesn't really amount to much in life on Artemis.When I initially … Continue reading Artemis – where Sci-Fi becomes a vision of the future.

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 The Extinction Protocol – Part 2

Science Fiction Concepts – The Space Age Command Structure

One aspect of science fiction that I think really needs looking at in many different stories and universes is the command structure. What do I mean by this? Surely any advanced space faring species would have a command structure that would reflect the society that they come from? Sure, but why does it have to … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – The Space Age Command Structure

Star Trek Discovery: Taking the adventure to undiscovered places

For those of you that don't know Star Trek Discovery is a new series in the the Star Trek universe brought out earlier in the year. Set just a few years before Kirk takes command of the Enterprise I was originally quite disappointed with the concept and didn't think it would be particularly interesting. The … Continue reading Star Trek Discovery: Taking the adventure to undiscovered places

Science Fiction Concepts – My conflict with the Star Trek universe

For as long as I can remember the Star Trek universe has been going. I grew up with the original series frequently repeated (as I'm too young to have seen it when it originally came out before any of you cheeky lot ask) and liking but not really understanding what Star Trek was all about. … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – My conflict with the Star Trek universe

Science Fiction Concepts – Spaceships and why they’re wrong!

As I've been looking at concepts recently one thought has occured to me, spacecraft come in all kind of different shapes and sizes and there are different methods of driving them where the engines go and how they work but it kind of seems like one thing seems to stick. The pilot is always looking … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Spaceships and why they’re wrong!

Science Fiction Greats – Has the new blood run out of Concepts?

I grew up with all the Sci-Fi greats Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001 etc... What was the thing that made them great though? I don't want to say it was just the concepts, really it was about how these films made you feel. I still get goosebumps watching Darth Vader going about being evil in … Continue reading Science Fiction Greats – Has the new blood run out of Concepts?

NASA – May the 4th be with you!

  How does NASA's technology measure up to the likes of fictional technology found in the likes of Star Wars... The truth maybe closer than you think and the force is with them! https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/173576478484/may-the-4th-be-with-you No ownership claimed on images - Credit NASA lanet Simon   Also find Planet Simon on Twitter Come and visit find me … Continue reading NASA – May the 4th be with you!

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 Event Horizon – 20 Years of waiting