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Wormholes and Swords is a blog dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy, with a bit of real world technical stuff thrown in from time to time. It is managed by T.D. Wilson, author of the Science Fiction book series, The Epherium Chronicles.

Monday, February 20, 2017

More Good News for SpaceX

SpaceX has had some setbacks, but they have had a good past few days.  They successfully launched one of their Dragon spacecrafts on its way to the International Space Station and now, they have landed their first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket that helped to launch that spacecraft into orbit.  This is a tremendous accomplishment and new step for all of mankind as we prepare for new adventures into space.

Here is the story!

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/19/spacex-successfully-lands-its-first-stage-falcon-9-rocket-at-cape-canaveral/

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Most Anticipated Movies for 2017

What do you think is the most anticipated sci-fi/fantasy/comic-book themed movie for 2017?  I thought about creating a survey that you could select like a poll, but I don't like them.  Plus there are so many good ones coming out this year.  How could you choose just one?

Instead, I want everyone to leave a comment with their top 5.  At the end of February, I will post the top 5 chosen by the readers.

Here is a list of movies I have coming out (if I missed one, please include it in your comment):

Lego Batman
Wonder Woman
Justice League
Logan
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Thor: Ragnarok
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
The Mummy
Jumanji
Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
Transformers: The Last Knight
Ghost in the Shell
The Dark Tower
Life
Valerian and City of a Thousand Planets
Kong: Skull Island
Power Rangers
Blade Runner 2049
War for the Planet of the Apes
Alien: Covenant
Spiderman: Homecoming
IT
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
The Great Wall
Cloverfield 2017

Like I said, it is a big list.  Rate your top 5 and post them in the comments.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Rest In Peace: Richard Hatch

Another sci-fi actor has left us.  Richard Hatch passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer.  Mr. Hatch played Apollo in the original Battlestar Gallactica series and supported the franchise for years until the series was remade.  In the new series, he starred as Tom Zarek, a terrorist and political anarchist in the colonies before the Cylon attack.  He then sought to gain a voice on the Council of Twelve by creating new protests about the living conditions among the citizens on the ships of the fleet.

Apollo and his crazy wingman, Starbuck, (played by Dirk Benedict) were some of my favorite television heroes in my young life.  Mr. Hatch made his character resonate with so many people.  Thank you, Mr. Hatch.  Be at peace.


Monday, January 23, 2017

Star Wars Episode VIII new title!

Well folks, we have it.  The title for Star Wars Episode VIII has been revealed.  The new title is  The Last Jedi.  What could it mean?  Is Luke the only remaining one after his order in training was wiped out?  Will the Jedi transform into something else?  How will Rey factor into this?  Who are her parents really?  Too many questions and way too much speculation happening.  The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, 2017.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Mid Season 3 Trailer

Now that Rogue One has come, the third season of Star Wars: Rebels continues and if it is anything like what we can anticipate from this new trailer, the remainder of this season will be exciting.  More Thrawn, large Rebel fleet space battles, Mandalorians, Sabine rocking her new Mandalorian Darksaber, we meet Sabine's mother, and we get to see Obi-Wan as the older Jedi from New Hope.  However, someone other than Ezra and Kanaan have been looking for him.  Darth Maul has come for a long anticipated rematch.

Check out the trailer and get ready for new episodes starting January 7, 2017.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sunday, December 18, 2016

What if Darth Vader replaced Santa?

Hmmm... Interesting question.  What if Darth Vader replaced Santa Claus?  Would tell him what you wanted for Christmas?  Check this out!