Friday, July 6, 2007

Roundup for 7-6-07

CNet has listed the top SciFi inspirations for current hi tech. Sounds like a good way to start an argument. What do you think of their choices? I'll list them, but check out the link for their comments (aka defenses).
1. Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
2. Philip K Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
3. Philip K Dick, Minority Report
4. William Gibson, Neuromancer
5. Bruce Sterling, Distraction
6. Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
7. Arthur C Clarke, Wireless World letter to the editor
8. Isaac Asimov, I, Robot
9. Star Trek
10. Karel Capek's 1921 play R.U.R.

Interview with the actor who plays Declan on Kyle XY.

Apparently the Transformers movie has a preview for JJ Abrams' new top secret movie (it doesn't have an official name yet). I'd never even heard he was making a movie other than the new Star Trek.

Premier dates for shows:
 Doctor Who (SciFi)                  Jul  6  (Series Three US Debut)
Eureka (SciFi) Jul 10 (Season Two)
Monk (USA Network) Jul 13 (Season Six)
Psych (USA Network) Jul 13 (Season Two)
Fallen (ABC Family) Aug 3 (Limited Series Return)
Jekyll (BBC America) Aug 4 (US Debut)
Masters of Science Fiction (ABC) Aug 5 (Series Debut)
Flash Gordon (SciFi) Aug 10 (Series Debut)
Doctor Who (BBC America) Sep 8 (Series Two BBC America Debut)
Torchwood (BBC America) Sep 8 (US Debut)
Tin Man (SciFi) Dec (Miniseries Debut)
Life on Mars (BBC America) Jan (Season Two)
Non-entertainment note: Interesting article on Senator Boxer's attempt to help with the alarming decline in populations of honeybees and other pollinator species.

One of the funniest sites I've seen in a while. (Reminiscent of Steve Don't Eat That, but slightly less gross.)

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