March 6, 2017 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
The course of true love never did run smooth. For some couples, it seems to take longer than others to get it quite right. These four particular couples needed a great deal of time – and decades apart, a time loop, or time travel in order to connect. In one memorable case, they required a magic groundhog. Perhaps they can provide some inspiration for any singles hoping to meet someone in Elizabethan times or the twenty fourth century or even Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
February 22, 2017 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Comics, Geek
When most people think of comics, they think of superheroes. It’s not surprising, considering the current obsession with on-screen comic book adaptations. From the multi-series DC universe on the CW to the sprawling cinematic universes of Marvel, DC, and Fox’s X-Men, comic books are big business – and there are a ton of superheroes.
February 21, 2017 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Humor
1. Delorian (Back To The Future)
Look at this beautiful piece of physics-defying machinery. Gull-wing doors, lush leather seats, not one but two cup holders, and, most importantly, a digital display that clocks your destination time down to the second. Sure, you need an absolutely ridiculous amount of energy in order to get it running, but can we honestly say that 1.21 gigawatts is too much of a price to pay for getting to where you’re going at the exact moment you want to be there? Granted, all that exposed wiring means this machine has a weakness to being struck by lightning, but don’t we all?
February 15, 2017 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Fiction
Science fiction is one of the greatest predictors of the future. Since it’s speculative fiction, it’s bound to get ideas right every now and then. For example, if it weren’t for Star Trek, we might not have the automatic sliding door or Bluetooth headsets! Author Jules Verne was another one of the greats at thinking up what the not-too-distant future might bring. After all, he foresaw the invention of both space shuttles and submarines. We at Quirk thought it would be fun to take a look at some other sci-fi tech feats that haven’t happened yet…but could!
February 6, 2017 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
When we think of space operas—melodramatic adventures full of interplanetary battles with a little romance thrown in—we tend to think of sweeping franchises like Star Wars and Star Trek. While there have been some space opera books (consider everything by Iain M. Banks, books by Robert Heinlein and Dave Simmons, and the countless Star Trek, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica book adaptations), we wondered what would happen if we could see some of our favorite space opera movies turned into books.