Image borrowed from The Catacombs’ Series Guides
Ever have one of those stretches in your life where you have more projects than time?
I’m in the thick of one right now…
…and the quote that serves as the title of today’s posting seems appropriate.
Along about the time of “Dragon’s Domain” (Year One, 23rd Episode). Helena Russell’s narration opens this haunting episode:
“It was the eight hundred and seventy seventh day since our Moon left Earth. We were between galaxies, drifting through empty space. When Tony Cellini began to believe “
A great bit of SF television, IMHO, and one worthy of quoting. The show features some super-fantastic special effects of Eagles, interplanetary spacecraft, and drama that warranted a parental advisory back in 1975 when it first hit the airwaves.
Like the Alphans in Space: 1999, I’m adrift, but in a sea between breathing spaces. A few more hurtles and I’ll be back in the swing of things.
So until I’ve cleared some of my checklist and can carve out some time for more studied postings, don’t give up on Deep Space from the Deep South!
In the meantime, drop in on the folks at The Catacombs for a generous indulgence in all things Space: 1999!
After finding Artstation.com recently, I stumbled over some exciting pieces on the artist homepage of Londoner Daniel Baker.
Prometheus 2: Paradise, Or The End Of Mankind?
via Prometheus 2: Paradise, Or The End Of Mankind? | moviepilot.com.
Love it leave it, Prometheus had an impact, as evidenced by the continued (and heated) controversy.
I was reading yesterday about a guy who has found some interesting newness in old science fiction movies.
Well, seems he’s using his 3D-capable television to watch 2D movies using its 3D conversion feature.
why didn’t I think of that?
In the post I read, it was the ‘Alien’ series that he was watching. Seems the conversion software can pick up and ‘depth-i-fy’ space scenes since dark colors recede into the background while high-spectrum (reds and yellows, etc.) pop out.
So, I’m off to pull a few oldies but goodies and see how it works.
If you have experience with this, please comment and tell us how it worked out for you?
property of Dayton Allen
Okay, so don’t say I didn’t warn you about this guy whose creative energy, attention to detail, and downright enviable manual dexterity make mincemeat of the usual words used to describe a fan dedicated to re-creating his favorite science fiction environment.
But I did.
thursday, may 15, 2014 Ships by Mack Sztaba New work by our friend Mack Sztaba.
It’s always a treat to stop by conceptships to see what’s new…and this is no exception…Check out the rest of Mack’s great stuff at his blog! via concept ships: Ships by Mack Sztaba.
I know, I know! I get so caught up in science fiction that I overlook some really impressive science fact.
Like, take for instance the fact that spaceship Dawn is 9.2 million miles (15 million kilometers) from asteroid Ceres. It is also 1.61 AU (149 million miles, or 241 million kilometers) from Earth, or 620 times as far as the moon and 1.60 times as far as the sun today. Radio signals, traveling at the universal limit of the speed of light, take 27 minutes to make the round trip.
A half hour turnaround!
Looks like the realities of space travel would force us all back into a world of patience and less frenetic movement…less stress?
Dawn Journal: Explaining Orbit Insertion | The Planetary Society
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