The blog of a Sci-Fi Geek

Thu 26 April , 07

Top 10 science fiction films with the highest body count

Filed under: Film — SFG @ 18:09

And the winner is …

1. Equilibrium (2002) – 236
2. Dune (1984) – 186
3. Akira (1988) – 119
4. Bridge of Dragons (1999) – 109
5. Starship Troopers (1997) – 95
6. Ritana (2002) – 91
7. Fifth Element (1997) – 80
8. Children of Men (2007) – 77
9. Total Recall (1990) – 77
10. Serenity (2005) – 74

[Via SF Signal and Website at the end of the Universe]

Some of the comments from the SF Signal site amuse me. (8+)

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Tue 24 April , 07

Kryptonite Discovered in a Mine

Filed under: Geek — SFG @ 18:36

Kryptonite!

Kryptonite is no longer just the stuff of fiction feared by caped superheroes. A new mineral matching its unique chemistry – as described in the film Superman Returns – has been identified in a mine in Serbia. According to film and comic-book storylines, Kryptonite is supposed to sap Superman’s powers whenever he is exposed to its green crystals.

The real mineral is white and harmless, says Dr. Chris Stanley, a mineralogist at London’s Natural History Museum. “I’m afraid it’s not green and it doesn’t glow either – although it will react to ultraviolet light by fluorescing a pinkish-orange,” he told BBC News.

Researchers from mining group Rio Tinto discovered the unusual mineral and enlisted the help of Dr. Stanley when they could not match it with anything known previously to science. Once the London expert had unraveled the mineral’s chemical make-up, he was shocked to discover this formula was already referenced in literature – albeit fictional literature.

 

“Towards the end of my research I searched the web using the mineral’s chemical formula – sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide – and was amazed to discover that same scientific name, written on a case of rock containing Kryptonite stolen by Lex Luther from a museum in the film Superman Returns.
Full story on the BBC.

Wed 18 April , 07

Jedi Hoff

Filed under: Fun — SFG @ 22:28

Those of you that know me, or have taken the time to look at my website, will know that Jedism is close to my heart.
Little did I know that in his long and illustrious career The Hoff was once a disciple of The Force.

Here lies the proof. And before anyone asks – or comments – the heavy eyeliner is not part of a Jedi’s  genetic make-up. (8+D

Wed 11 April , 07

Faces

Filed under: Fun — SFG @ 17:44

There’s some things I’ll never understand, one of them would be just why someone would post the following footage of themselves for the world to see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhhsHl6OB0U

Sorry about it being a link but I couldn’t get the YouTube code to embed the file to work properly.

Mon 9 April , 07

Easter Monday Bunny

Filed under: Geek — SFG @ 12:29

The 30-Second Bunnies Theatre Library, in which a troupe of bunnies parodies a collection of movies by re-enacting them in 30 seconds, more or less.

Have fun watching.

War of the Worlds
Superman
Star Wars
The Ring
Night of the Living Dead
Highlander
The Exorcist

Alien

Sun 8 April , 07

Carting.

Filed under: Personal — SFG @ 11:03

Went carting (or karting as the place likes to call it) and out of seven of us that went I made the podium in thrid place.
What makes this noteworthy is that all the other six people consider themselves know-it-alls when it comes to motoring.
They’re all a bunch of petrol heads that like nothing more than to talk at length about cars, performance and how to get the most out of an engine.

One guy simply walked out of the place after hearing that he wasn’t in the final. After the final and the results had been announced another guy was so upset about his placing that he had the guy running the place take him through the heats and final positioning meticulously. Talk about bad losers.

Anyway, my Brother-in-Law was the winner and his girlfriend came in second place.
I had a fantastic night.

Tue 3 April , 07

Lord of the Fireflies

Filed under: Geek — SFG @ 17:40

For the first time in years Star Wars has been knocked off the top spot of favourite science fiction film of all time, as voted for by the general public.
I’m a little ambivalent about this. As much as I enjoyed Serenity – and Firefly before it – I just don’t think it was a great film. Sure it was a fun, light hearted film, but it is by no means the best science fiction film ever.

Serenity is a a fun film that does what most TV series to film conversions rarely make; sense to those not familiar with the TV series.  I fully blame this high position on the relentless efforts of  browncoats. I’m not denying that Serenity should be in the top ten, I just don’t think it should be at the top of the pile.

Anyway, for what it’s worth I’ve listed the full top ten below, take a look and make your own mind up.

1. Serenity
2. Star Wars
3. Blade Runner
4. Planet of the Apes
5. The Matrix
6. Alien
7. Forbidden Planet
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey
9. The Terminator
10. Back to the Future

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