Space Based Interactions

Banes at 12:00AM, July 1, 2021



Some of my earliest memories are playing with Star Wars toys - my awareness of the first film and the toys are muddled together, but I clearly remember seeing The Empire Strikes Back, and vividly recall the couple-years-long wait after that, before Return of the Jedi would come and resolve the ...

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QUACKCAST 534 - Biting off more than you can chew

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 8, 2021

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(Image: By Pitface, abandoned antimissle site in ND)

Taking on more than you can handle - i.e. James Cameron and JJ Abrams are good directors and writers ...




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QUACKCAST 530 - What is SciFi?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 11, 2021

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So what IS SciFi? Well it's a pretty wide umbrella term and contains a lot of different things. In some senses it's just an imaginative ...



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The Problem With Urban Fantasy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, May 8, 2021



Sooo… I love some good urban fantasy. I think I've always had, even before I knew what I liked was called that. The idea that a world full of magic exists behind a thin veil of concealment, the idea that wizards or elves or fairies could walk among us ...

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QUACKCAST 526 - A return to Mary Sue!

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, April 13, 2021

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Mary Sues are always a fun topic!
There are some misconceptions about them though… Mary Sues aren't all female, they can be any gender. Being super ...




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Star Trek Economics

Banes at 12:00AM, Feb. 4, 2021



I just finished a rewatch of The Mandalorian series and one of the things I thought about was the vicious profiteering and scramble for money (or ‘credits’, or valuable metals or what have you) that indicates what kind of economy is at work in that show.

Granted, so far we ...



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The Unlikable Good Guy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Jan. 23, 2021



Some characters are the heroes.

Some characters are the villains.

And some characters are just punchable. But not actually bad, or even antagonists- though sometimes they can be towards specific characters rather than the general plot goals.

Every time this type of character opens their mouth to say something, our ...







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Everyday Joes and the Best of the Best

Banes at 12:00AM, Jan. 21, 2021




Everyday Joes and the Best of the Best

Star Wars and Star Trek are long-running siblings in science fiction pop culture. I don't know if there's really a “rivalry” between the two; SW has always been more popular I think, and the two are very different.

One big ...






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QUACKCAST 513 - Mask of the Mandalorian

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Jan. 12, 2021

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The Mandalorian is pretty unique in that he keeps his face hidden almost the whole time. This is very rare in TV and movies, the rule is ...



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