Isaac Asimov

Jan. 02, 2010 | 9:07 p.m.

Isaac Asimov was born 90 years ago today

Here it is, 2010, and I still don’t have my flying car. When I was a youngster I was certain that the 21st century would live up to its bookshelf hype and that I would be visiting domed cities on the mountains of Mars or, at the very least, ordering around my robot servants. No such luck. Oh, well; at least I finally got a Wii for my birthday this year. Today is the second day of 2010 and it would have been the 90th birthday of Isaac Asimov but, alas, we lost the brilliant author and scientist back in 1992. (I should note, for the sake of precision, that his actual birthdate is a bit of a mystery but that he himself celebrated with cake and candles on Jan. 2, so that’s good enough for me.) No one stirred the imagination of science […]
Jan. 20, 2009 | 2:24 a.m.

‘Lost,’ Ron Moore, ‘Foundation,’ ‘The Dark Knight,’ all in Everyday Hero headlines

It’s an MLK Day edition of Everyday Hero, your roundup of headlines from across the fanboy universe… "LOST: IN TIME: The countdown continues to the return of "Lost" this week. Here’s a tidbit about the general direction of the show: "The producers of ‘Lost’ say the new season will emphasize time shifting along with Sawyer, the repentant con man played by Josh Holloway. ‘Lost’ executive producer Carlton Cuse says navigating between the past, present and future is a challenge but the potential for exciting storytelling makes it worthwhile. Cuse and fellow executive producer Damon Lindelof told a meeting of the Television Critics Association Friday that the character of Sawyer has a lot to do this season — and viewers will see a lot of him from the start. Cuse says there’s even something in the show for people who aren’t […]
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