The blog of a Sci-Fi Geek

Sat 3 April , 10

11 Days of The Doctor

Filed under: Fun, Geek, TV — Tags: , , , , , — SFG @ 15:15

I was sent a link by my mate Alex on Flickr of a set of images, some of which are reproduced below (with permission).
The Flickr profile in question isn’t a Pro account, which means they have limited bandwidth so hotlinking to their images really wouldn’t be a good thing.
To view the original images please go to this link : TheBritishBafoon on Flickr.
I’ve added a couple of images after the jump.
All this in in celebration of the return of Doctor Who this evening on BBC1 at 18:20.

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Fri 2 April , 10

Nanoscale Model of the Enterprise-D

Filed under: Fun, Geek, Internet — Tags: , , — SFG @ 16:24

This Starship Enterprise NCC-1701-D of Star Trek : The Next Generation was fabricated by Takayuki Hoshino & Shinji Matsui in 2003 (I don’t know why it only appears to be doing the rounds now) for the 47th International Conference on Electron, Ion and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication Bizarre/Beautiful Micrograph Contest. Phew.
The model is an incredible 1:1,000,000,000,000 (European, (1:1,000,000,000 American)) scale – that’s 1 billionth scale.
To put it in more reasonable terms it measures a mere 8.8 micrometers long – there are 1000 micrometers in 1 millimetre.
Here’s the science bit …
It was created using a 30 kV Ga+ focused-ion- beam Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) that uses phenanthrene gas.
They should’ve created a tiny Borg cube to go with it, but the crowning glory (as if this wasn’t enough already) would have come if they managed to get the NCC-1701-D on the saucer section.

Thu 1 April , 10

Sci-Fi Fans

Filed under: Fun, Geek, Internet — Tags: , , , , , — SFG @ 16:58

Browsing around the net and I happened upon this Sci-Fi Superfan Reference Manual.
Now it’s more of a chart than it is a manual, but it’s still rather a fun diversion for 5 minutes.
The original can be found at MADATOMS.com.

Wed 12 November , 08

Early Star Wars Storyboards

Filed under: Fun, Geek — Tags: , , , , — SFG @ 12:02

This one came to me by way of my forum.

Not much to say really other than it’s a Flickr set of early Star Wars storyboard images. How early, you might be asking? Well, the Mellinnium Falcon was still being called ‘pirate ship’ and it’s design hadn’t yet been finalised, that’s how early.
My favourite image in that set is the one of the prototype Darth Vader – read the comments and you’ll understand.

I hope you enjoy, and may the Force be with you. Always.

Sun 1 June , 08

The Sci-Fi Geek Hierarchy

Filed under: Fun, Geek — Tags: , — SFG @ 17:58

Browsing the ‘net, as you do, I came across the following flowchart which details how some sci-fi geeks consider themselves less geeky than other sci-fi geeks.

Apparently I’m less geeky than SF/Fantasy Literature Fans but not as geeky as Trekkies Who Speak Klingon.

Where do you come in the chart?

Sci-Fi Geek Hierarchy Flowchart

Fri 4 January , 08

Films of ’07

Filed under: Film, Fun — SFG @ 17:57

For the past couple of years I’ve been keeping track of all the films I watch. There’s no big idea behind this, it’s just a bit of fun really.
Some of the notable films I saw last year are Children of Men (I finally saw it Rob), Tell no One, Stay and Stardust.
Possibly the worst film I saw all year would have to be DOA : Dead or Alive (sorry Alex, but at least it wasn’t Transformers eh?).

I’ve already started the list for this year.

Anyway, click the link to see the full list, broken down by month in the exact order I saw the films.

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Tue 25 December , 07

Ho ho ho (ha ha ha?)

Filed under: Fun, Internet — SFG @ 21:28

Bad Santa!

In Australia, the powers that be are trying to get mall Santa Clauses to change their traditional “ho ho ho” to “ha ha ha”, because of the negative connotation “ho” has towards women. They’re also postulating that it might be “scary” to children.

After having read this shining example of political correctness, I can only say this: FINALLY!!!

FINALLY, someone who’s paying attention to the BIG PICTURE, and to the TRUE insidious, treacherous, and dangerous nature of Christmas, and its vicious representative. I know my close friends and I have discussed, in barely-veiled tones of indignant outrage, that Santa has been sexually harassing us for years. We’d been afraid of speaking out until now, because of the ever-present threat that the old elf-diddling pedophile might break into our house, as he has done since we were children, eat our food, and rape us physically in addition to the psychological violation he has subjected us to all this time with his despicable laugh.

More from here.

Mon 24 December , 07

Advent Calendar Day 24

Filed under: Fun, Geek — SFG @ 01:54

Weebl Advent #24

Sun 23 December , 07

Advent Calendar Day 23

Filed under: Fun, Geek — SFG @ 13:34

Weebl Advent #23

Sat 22 December , 07

Advent Calendar Day 22

Filed under: Fun, Geek — SFG @ 23:39

Weebl Advent #22

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