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Independence Day: Resurgence – SA191

Independence Day: Resurgence – SA191

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBen is back! And he’s joined by Evan to talk about the 2016 summer blockbuster: Independence Day: Resurgence! Does the movie accomplish what it sets out to do? Or does it fall flat? You be the judge! … Read entire article »

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Geek Bible — Strangers (and Aliens) in a Strange Land

Geek Bible — Strangers (and Aliens) in a Strange Land

I promised on a message board or something that our next Geek Bible segment would focus on where our podcast takes its name from. And when we did our roundtable podcast with Roland and Gary during the Gideon conference, that came up in the discussion as well. We were taking about different views Christian have about alien life and Gary brought up our title, to which I said, “‘Strangers and Aliens’ is us.” In other words, … Read entire article »

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Episode 23 — “Sci-Fi Rip Offs”

Episode 23 — “Sci-Fi Rip Offs”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBen, Steve, and Dr. Jayce are together again . . . and, fortunately for you, none of them sing the song from The Muppets Take Manhattan (although Ben has it stuck in his head as he types these words). The topic? Sci-fi rip offs. The three of them make their way through list of favorite rip offs in sci-fi and fantasy, some you may be familiar with and some that … Read entire article »

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Why PROMETHEUS Could NOT Be the ALIEN Prequel You Wanted

Why PROMETHEUS Could NOT Be the ALIEN Prequel You Wanted

You can read my review of Prometheus here. This post is not a review, but a response to one criticism I’ve been seeing about the movie. Vague spoilers, sort of, here. I know that a lot of people have been disappointed and/or confused about how Prometheus does or does not fit into the Alien franchise universe. And the movie very, very easily could have led straight into the Alien movie’s beginning. I’m not going to get into the … Read entire article »

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REVIEW: Prometheus

REVIEW: Prometheus

My initial spoiler free thoughts after my first viewing of Prometheus: 1. Yes, I said “first viewing.” This is a movie that encourages multiple viewings. I do not know if I will go and see this in the theater again (maybe a dollar theater) but I do plan to watch it again. Possibly a couple times. 2. Ridley Scott said this was not a prequel to Alien. He was telling the truth. Mostly. It IS a prequel, in … Read entire article »

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Dr. Jayce’s New Little Alien

Dr. Jayce’s New Little Alien

I always told my wife that I think all new borns look a little like aliens. They are cute aliens, but aliens non-the-less. However, our newest bundle of joy does not look like an alien or a stranger. She looks like an angel. I know I’m biased, but oh well. Serendipity Psalm O’Neal was born March 11th, 2012 at 6:03 am. My wife is my new favorite super hero as she endured a crazy long labor. Our … Read entire article »

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RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#7)

RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#7)

#7 Planet of the Apes (1968) Planet of the Apes is about an astronaut crew who crash-land on a strange planet in the distant future. At first the planet seems uninhabited, but soon the humans discover a civilization where apes are the dominate species, while humans are nothing but animal like servants.   When: Distant Future Best part: When Charlton Heston discovers the statue of liberty! Shocker! Worst part: The worst part is the makeup, but that’s only from a … Read entire article »

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The White House’s Official Stance on . . . Aliens

The White House’s Official Stance on . . . Aliens

Finally, a president who is willing to let the truth be revealed! There’s a new initiative on the White House’s website that, if you have a petition with 25,000 signatures, they will address your question. So of course, people are going to ask the question that is in front of most Americans these days: “What does the government know about life on other planets?” Here are the official petitions. One asks that the White House “formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial … Read entire article »

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