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The Science Fiction RPG: A Virtual Bridge to Your Wildest Dreams

My first trip to an alien world. What a lovely experience that was. After a gentle and pleasant landing on the shuttle pad, I...

Star Trek’s Prime Directive: Pragmatic, Ethical, Neither or Both?

The Switzerland of outer space. That's how an old friend of mine used to characterize the Federation in Star Trek. He was, of course,...

Mauna Kea And The TMT: Weighing Scientific Progress Against Human Interests

You may not have heard about it - though if you're reading this, you probably have - but there's quite a battle playing out...

Should ‘Interstellar’ Get a Sequel? Probably Not.

Spoiler Warning: As it has been quite some time since Interstellar's release, I'll be openly discussing various plot points from the film. If you...

In Pursuit of Progress: Despite Recent Mistakes, SpaceX Remains Vital to Space Program’s Future

So we've all heard about the major snafu SpaceX experienced recently when its Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after taking off from Cape Canaveral,...

Thinking Out Loud: Science and the Afterlife

If the afterlife exists, does it have to be supernatural? That's the question I've been asking myself lately. Before I go any further, let me...

Mass Effect: Time for Bioware to Return to its Roots

Its been more than three years since the final chapter of Commander Shepard's epic romp through space and final showdown with the Reapers. I...

‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Was a Better Show Than You Think

Out of all the Star Trek television series we've been treated to over the years, Star Trek: Voyager may have been the most heavily...

In Defense of Mars One

There are many tragedies one can experience in life, but I'm convinced that one of the worst tragedies - and one of the most...