Monday, February 11, 2008

Disney's The Black Hole

In 1979 Disney went out on a limb and jumped head first into the Sci-Fi phenomenon that had occurred in the late '70s. Disney had seen the success of such films as "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Star Wars" and felt it was time for them to cash in. But to obtain their cash, Disney had to spend quite a bit in the process.

As a story goes the plot wasn't all that bad, graphics were pretty impressive for their time, and the scientific facts were almost spot on. As far as a downfall, the movie does start out kind of slow, but about a half hour in everything picks up.

This movie not only tells a decent story, but gets your creative juices flowing. You start to spend time wondering what would really happen if you were to travel into a black hole. Would something extraordinary happen or would your life just simply be forfeited. No one may ever know.

If you have the chance to see Disney's The Black Hole, it's strongly recommended that you do so.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

UFO Hunters

"I don't believe in UFOs" - Dennis Anderson, NY SPI from Sci-Fi Channels new show UFO Hunters. Understand that this show is to follow the folks at NY SPI, who are skeptics, as they look to find evidence to disprove UFO sightings and alien abductions, but for the scholar of the group to make that statement is just baffling.

A UFO is an Unidentified Flying Object. If a blimp flies over a playground of children who have never seen one, is that not a UFO to them?

It's practical to assume that ninety-five percent of the world's population who hear the word UFO, will receive the image of silver circular metallic shapes floating in the sky long before anything else comes to mind.

Thousands of people a year claim to see some sort of UFO in the sky, most assuming it to have been a starship, and for those thousands, there are hundreds out there to prove or disprove their claims. These hunters, researchers, or the average joe looking to find something unique in this crazy world of ours, all have their own theories, thoughts and opinions on the subject, and nobody is afraid to express themselves.

The most important thing to remember is that everyone should keep their eyes to the sky, because you never know what you'll find, anything is possible.

*Special Note*
There are currently two unique shows on television running under the name UFO Hunters. One on the Sci-Fi channel, the other on the History channel. Check your local listings for showings.