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Sci-Fi Audio: X MINUS ONE – Issac Asimov’s “Nightfall”!

Posted in Audio, Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2012 by ghostradioworld

This classic story by Issac Asimov is about another planet.  A planet much like our own.  Except they have never experienced …

“Nightfall” originally aired on “X Minus One” on December 7, 1955.

Ridely Scott to Direct New BLADE RUNNER Film!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on August 18, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Back in March, we reported on Alcon securing the rights to produce prequels and sequels to the film Blade Runner.  At the time we had this to say:

We’re usually fairly sanguine about these things.  But we think:  Grubby Hands + Blade Runner = Genre Rape.   We wouldn’t mind a filmmaker taking another pass at Philip K. Dick‘s original novel.  But the world of Blade Runner should be kept singular and alone.  Are you with us?

And in response to a comment we added this:

Even if Ridley is involved, we’re not that interested. BR was a specific movie, made at a specific time, and should be left alone.

Well, that eventuality has come to pass.   Deadline reported today that Ridley Scott has signed to direct this project.  It is unclear at this point where it’s a sequel or prequel.  And Harrison Ford’s involvement also isn’t known.

So?  Do we stick to our original reaction?  Sadly, yes, some movie universes should just be left alone.  No matter how enticing a potential sequel or prequel might be.   They shouldn’t be disturbed.  Just think how much happier we’d all be if The Matrix had ended after one film.

Ridley Scott Producing Philip K. Dick Project!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Writing with tags , , , , , , , on October 7, 2010 by ghostradioworld

According to Deadline Hollywood, Ridley Scott will produce a four part BBC miniseries based on Philip K. Dick‘s Hugo Award winning novel The Man in the High Castle.  The novel is about a world in which the Axis powers won World War II.  This represents the first Ridley Scott adaptation of one Dick’s works since Blade RunnerHoward Brenton has been hired to pen the adaption.

This is great news.  The Man in the High Castle is a classic of Science Fiction literature.  And a thrilling read.  We highly recommend it.

Are We Finally Getting Flying Cars?

Posted in Weird Science with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2009 by ghostradioworld

A lot of us thought we’d have flying cars by now.  Well, we may not have much longer to wait.

From Discovery’s website:

Jan. 22, 2009 — A Boston-area company plans to begin flight tests this year of a two-seater airplane that moonlights as a car.


The aptly named Transition takes a stab at bridging the gap between automobiles and airplanes. Some people call it a flying car. The company designing and selling the vehicle prefers the term “roadable aircraft.”

Either way, it boils down to this: You sit down behind the steering wheel, drive to the runway, unfold two wings and take off. You can fly 500 miles on a tank of gas — regular unleaded — and when you land, you simply fold up the wings and drive where you want to go. At the end of the day, you fly back, drive home and park inside your garage.

Terrafugia, of Woburn, Mass., is not the first firm to attempt what may be the ultimate hybrid.

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