Tagged: science fiction

Science Fiction Themes - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jul 07, 2011

This is going to be a somewhat self indulgent post coupling my love of science fiction and TV themes. Growing up I was always captivated by science fiction programmes on television and I’m sure this lead to me pursuing a career in science, even if most such programmes presented unreal expectations of what science can do. Looking back at … Read More

Star Trek – Inspiration and Obsession - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 15, 2011

Growing up, Star Trek was one of my favourite TV programmes. From watching reruns of the original series in my early teens, to the later Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager and Enterprise series I have remained fascinated by the world of Star Trek. And while I never quite reached “Trekkie”/”Trekker” status and donned a uniform and pair of pointy … Read More

Sci-fi interlude: The Twelve Colonies of Kobol (plus a little Goldacre) - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 27, 2011

Inspired by fellow Sciblogger Michael Edmond’s recent post on science fiction, I present something very much in that rein.  Universe.  Star system.  Something… BSG: seriously scintillating sci-fi I’ve been a lifelong lover of all things science fiction.  My early reading included much Asimov and C. Clarke, and the offerings of … Read More

Brief interlude: spoon - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jun 24, 2010

So, because I realise I have been remiss in posting over the last few days*. And also because I’m currently writing something somewhat more complex:  I bring you sciencey spoon-related humour. A word of introduction.  Some time ago, in a country fairly far away, the BBC decided to implement a … Read More

Science Fiction — Inspirational or Setting Unreal Expectations? - Guest Work

Guest Author May 11, 2010

By Dr Michael Edmonds My fascination with science is closely mirrored by an enjoyment of science fiction. This is possibly because I see a lot of truth in physicist Edward Teller’s idea that ’the science fiction of today is the technology of tomorrow.’ However, having recently watched Iron Man 2 where Tony Stark (aka … Read More

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