Tag: spaceships

An Engineer and a Dreamer

Sad news: Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction writer and inventor/scientist, died recently – at the age of 90, he had a full life, but it’s still a great loss. To mark his passing, I picked up my favourite of his books, Childhood’s End, and gave it a re-read. […]

Relative Dimensions

So much geekiness is at your disposal with Jeff Russell’s Starship Dimensions. Now you can conveniently view the relative sizes of Farscape’s Moya, a Vorlon transport from Babylon 5, the Eagle from Space 1999 and a rebel medical frigate from Star Wars. And that’s not even bringing in […]

Steam Trek

Steam Trek: The Moving Picture is a silent setting the starship Enterprise in the steam era. In space, no one can hear you–though the music cues are neat. Go here for a full version and here for more information. (Updated and thanks to Hellblazer.net).

The Grouchy Snob

When people find out that I like science fiction (and write about it), they often try to find a familiar example to talk about. This is a better reaction than to say, “Oh, that crap?” or something along those lines. But recently, the example has inevitably been Star […]