Next week, Earth Station One travels across the sea and dives into the murky depths before hurtling across the universe and into the far-flung future. And we’re doing it all in glorious 3-D as ESO takes a look at the films of James Cameron. Also, the ESO crew travels to the Atlanta Comic Convention on Sunday, February 5th. Stop by and say hi and maybe we’ll put you in the geek seat.
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Sci-fi is filled with dynamic duos and famous teams. The leader usually gets all the glory, while the sidekick’s just along for the ride. But not this time. They’ve played second fiddle long enough!
Blastr has found 12 right-hand men (and women) whose journeys, quirks and overall awesomeness make them a lot more interesting than their bosses.
German researchers have built an anthropomorphic robot hand that can endure collisions with hard objects and even strikes from a hammer without breaking into pieces.
In designing the new hand system, researchers at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, part of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), focused on robustness. They may have just built the toughest robot hand yet.
The DLR hand has the shape and size of a human hand, with five articulated fingers powered by a web of 38 tendons, each connected to an individual motor on the forearm.
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Blastr has a great list of some awesome Sci-Fi/Fantasy bars, but sadly enough, there’s no way for you to visit any of these establishments, which see fit to get our favorite characters zonked out of their gourds. But sci-fi and fantasy are all about showing you impossibilities made manifest, right? So bottoms up!
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Gale Anne Hurd was the producer of the classic film, The Terminator, and its sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day—also known as the GOOD Terminator movies. And in what could be a Christmas wish come true, she said she would love to make another Terminator movie.
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For a series concerning a future ruled by robots, the Terminator series real origin is in the year 1984. That’s when the first film came out, and the time period it was set. A robot assassin is sent back to the Reagan-era to kill the mother of the man who is leading a rebellion against the robots in the year 2029. Another man, Kyle Reese, is sent back to stop this digital destroyer, one that happens to look like a certain California governor.
After a string of successful movies and a television series, the new Dark Horse comic series Terminator: 1984 takes a second look at this franchise’s founding. Set as a sequel to last year’s series Terminator: 2029, this four-issue series set to debut on Sept. 29th is not a revamp or retelling – but more an elaboration and a continuation of the events in the classic film that started it all.
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