Video: The Black Stig is back, emerges from the ocean after 6 years

source site – Video: The Black Stig is back, emerges from the ocean after 6 years

A press release was released following the video stating: “until now, the original Stig from BBC Top Gear was thought to have been killed back in 2003, when he drove a modified Jaguar XJS off the end of HMS Invincible aircraft carrier at 109mph. . . The nation was shocked that the Stig was dead. However, recent footage has been found on YouTube showing that he miraculously survived.”

Battlestar Galactica: The Timeline

source site – IGN: Battlestar Galactica: The Timeline — Day 1

one complaint that is often heard from newcomers to the award-winning series is that, after four years of intricate plotlines, it’s tough to jump in the middle of the story and follow along. Our first answer to that would be to spool up your FTL drives and jump in anyway, because you don’t want to miss this excellent series. But we’re also willing to acknowledge that Galactica has gotten pretty complex over the years, which is where our second answer comes in — in the form of this new feature, which we’ve dubbed Battlestar Galactica: The Timeline.

occassionally, i would need a refresher of the happenings and chronology of battlestar galactica. the above link is a good start.

11 Movies for Geeks to Look Out for in 2009

source site – Avatar, Watchmen, Wolverine and More – Movies for Geeks to Look Out for in 2009 – Popular Mechanics

The holiday movie season has come and gone without so much as a certified blockbuster. Thank goodness for 2009, which is chock-full of movies for every fanboy (or girl), whether you’re a Trekker or a John Connor wannabe. There’s even a movie about Fanboys. We’ve already given you our favorite F/X scenes of 2008—here are the geek-out-worthy flicks of 2009.

ROTTEN TOMATOES: Ten Sci-Fi Flicks for the Thinking Man

source site – ROTTEN TOMATOES: Ten Sci-Fi Flicks for the Thinking Man

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last four years, you know that the cheesy old sci-fi TV series known as Battlestar Galactica got picked up, dusted off, and given the all-time, grand champion, mother of all reboots. Solidly led by a couple of veteran movie actors (Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell), BSG has garnered a reputation as one of the best shows on TV. But don’t just call it a sci-fi show; its so much more than that. It’s about love and loss. It’s about what it means to be a soldier, and what it’s like to be a refugee. It’s about religion and fanaticism. It’s about government and corruption. But mostly it’s about our own humanity, and what it really means to be human. Since some of us here are at RT are huge BSG fans (and we’re betting some of you are too), in honor of the beginning of the end (starting next week), we thought we’d share a list of “thinking man’s” sci-fi films; sci-fi stories that aren’t about laser battles or rampaging mutants, but more thoughtful pieces on what it really means to be human.

i would like to have a list of sci-fi TV series – where i would put BSG, Firefly and X-Files amongst the best.

2009 Movie Preview: 30 Fantastic Movies To Watch (Or Avoid) This Year

source site – 2009 Movie Preview: 30 Fantastic Movies To Watch (Or Avoid) This Year

Is this the greatest time to be a fan of science fiction movies? No fewer than 30 SF films are hitting theaters, and at least a dozen could be great. Here’s our 2009 movie forecast.

Note: As always, this includes a few fantasy movies that are set in the present day, involve technology, or feature an urban setting. Feel free to let us know what we missed!