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If You Couldn't Follow These Sci-Fi Movies, You're Not AloneThe process of taking a science fiction story and putting it on the big screen involves compromises all along the way. There just isn't time to explain what's happening the way a book does, and if we wanted everything explained, we'd just read the book. Some science fiction movies translate the story better than others. Sometimes it's just a time crunch that demands more edits; in other movies the art or the action takes priority over clarity. What's the most confusing sci-fi movie you've seen? Does Inception confuse you more than Looper? Is it harder to follow 2001: A Space Odyssey or Primer? Screen Rant took suggestions from reddit and ranked the top ten most confusing science fiction films up through 2013. They don't explain their ranking calculations, but the movies are admittedly confusing. See how others' opinions rank against your own as far as incomprehensible movies go by checking out the list. The movie Zardoz is strangely absent. It could be that not too many redditors have seen it all the way through. -via Fark#sciencefiction #scifi #film #movie 
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Leonard Nimoy's Spock Ears Donated to the SmithsonianIn Star Trek, Mr. Spock was the beloved half-Vulcan, half-human science officer known for his intellect, his cool logic, and his pointed ears. His elf-like ears are probably one of the most recognizable sets of ears in science fiction. And now, the Smithsonian announces that one set of Spock’s iconic ears, from the personal collection of Spock’s original actor Leonard Nimoy himself, will be part of their collection.The prop was worn during the filming of the original series from the 1960s and was taken by the actor as a memento after filming concluded in 1969. His children Adam and Julie have now donated their father’s keepsake to the National Air and Space Museum.Image: Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum/Eric Long#Spock #StarTrek #ear #Vulcan #sciencefiction #Smithsonian
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Real-Life Job Opening: Science Fiction Librarian​Seven years ago, I posted about a job opening for a science fiction librarian. That position is now open again. The University of California at Riverside has an established special collection of science fiction works, as well as fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction.This position is an apparently endowed one called the Jay Kay Klein and Doris Klein Librarian for Science Fiction. The salary is quite competitive, although the demands are strong. The field of special collections is not something you want to just walk into fresh, so it's no surprise that this job requires at least five years of experience in that particular realm of librarianship.Like all librarian jobs, the final line in the job description is "other duties as assigned," which means that, at some point, it will be your turn to use the toilet plunger.
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The Doomed Space TravelerAlasdair Beckett-King noticed how doomed space travelers in movies always manage to leave behind video evidence of their demise. This is very handy for the hero who comes after, as it sets up a challenge to avoid the same fate. Yeah, turning around and going back home would be the best option, but that never happens because the movie would end too soon.
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Cosmo: A Science Fiction Western Short from DustHere we have a science fiction Western from Dust that's also sort of a comedy. A standoff between officer of the law Jane Montana and three outlaws comes down to who can count better, and they have to have an argument over it. Buford, Slick, and Bart are not the sharpest tools in the shed.
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Gene Roddenberry Biopic on the WayIn honor of the 100th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry's birth, the announcement comes down that a new movie will tell the biography of the Star Trek creator. It will not only cover the Star Trek years, but also his time as a fighter pilot and a Los Angeles policeman.Roddenberry Entertainment has been working quietly on a feature biopic of the sci-fi TV icon, and there is a script by Adam Mazer, whose credits include the Emmy-winning script for the 2010 HBO movie You Don’t Know Jack which starred Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian.Producers include Star Trek caretakers Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth, who executive produce all current franchise series including Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard. Next up the development will be finding a director and actors.No word yet on who might play Roddenberry. Oh, they are also going to have to find actors to play young William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, and the other Star Trek actors. This could be fun.Read more about the upcoming movie at Deadline. -via io9 ​#GeneRoddenberry  #StarTrek #biopic #sciencefiction