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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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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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RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#8)

RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#8)

#8 Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) “Ted” Theodore Logan & Bill S. Preston, Esquire are two metal headed slackers who end up time travelling, meeting some of history’s most famous individuals, and give one of the best school reports of all time. In the process, they shape the entire future for the better and become the “Great Ones”. When: 1988 Best part: The school report. Perhaps, it’s only because I have spent the better part of my … Read entire article »

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RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#9)

RANKINGS: Top 10 Time Travel Movies of All Time (#9)

  #9 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Bones take off with the rest of the Original Star Trek crew to the past in order to bring back a humpback whale to save all humanity. If that isn’t a sci-fi premise then I don’t know what is. When: 1986 Best part: Kirk and Spock riding a bus in 1986 and trying to figure out cultural norms of the 20th century is amusing, if … Read entire article »

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

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

#10 #10 The Time Machine (1960) Rod Taylor’s character travels into the future to see how his world turns out. At first he sticks to the not too distant future, but due to an accident he travels more than 800,000 years into the future. When: 1917, 1940, 1966 and finally 802,701 Best part: This was the story that started it all! Before the brilliant-if not pessimistic-Wells had written The Time Machine, time travel had never been broached by the … Read entire article »

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