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To mark the launch of its new game, Stratego Sci-Fi has surveyed more than 2,000 Britons to chart the Stratego Sci-Fi 100 – the nation’s top 100 stars of the sci-fi world – as well as a separate poll charting the best sci-fi battles from the silver screen – and has crowned Superman the greatest sci-fi character of all time
Following up the Man of Steel in 2nd place in the Stratego Sci-Fi 100 was Harrison Ford’s gruff but lovable rogue Han Solo, with Frank Oz’s jedi master Yoda coming third, both representing Star Wars in the top three and rounding it out firmly in George Lucas’ favour. Steven Spielberg’s E.T may be one of the most lovable characters of all time, but only made it to fourth in the list, followed by Will Smith’s Agent Jay from the hugely popular Men in Black series at number five.
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Geek Girl Navigating the World – The Perils of Space Claustrophobia
Human beings, in general, can get terrified of the unknown pretty easily. On an evolutionary level, it makes sense. By avoiding risks and refraining from making uninformed decisions, the species will survive to reproduce. On the other hand, if you never go anywhere or do anything, your chances of actually meeting a mate and reproducing are pretty much in the tank from the start. So, as much as that fear is part of us, the need to figure out what’s happening around us is, too.
Nowhere does that odd dichotomy of human nature get demonstrated better than in science fiction films that take place in outer space. Space is vast and incomprehensible, dotted by points of light so distant from us that our atmosphere distorts that light making it look like it twinkles. It’s occasionally studded with planets, »
2 items from 2012
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