The SciFi Geeks Sheet – 7/20/15

In this round-up of the latest sci-fi related news; Back to the Future is going back to the theatres.  What ships are the fastest? And, find out what happened right after Return of the Jedi in new book excerpt.

Entire ‘Back to The Future’ Trilogy Returning to Theaters in October for 30th Anniversary

From /Film

Since the release is still three months away, specifics on where the films will be screening have not been revealed. A press release merely says to “Check local listings for show times,” so we’ll have to wait for more information on that front. But previously only the original film had been re-released for anniversary screenings.

Image courtesy of /Film

Something else we’ll have to wait for more details on is a new picture disc vinyl soundtrack release for Back to the Future, which will be available on October 16th. We’ll likely get to see the artwork for that as the release gets closer.

More at http://www.slashfilm.com/back-to-the-future-trilogy-in-theaters/

Fastest Ship in the Universe: How Sci-Fi Ships Stack Up

From Fat Wallet

From the Millennium Falcon to the USS Enterprise, science fiction has shown us a vast array of out-of-this-world spaceships that defy our rules of physics.  Below is just a portion of the infographic that FatWallet put together of some of your favorite intergalactic crafts from television, film and video games, along with real NASA spacecraft, to compare and speculate who has the fastest ship in the universe.

Image courtesy of Blastr.com

We present our findings in either relativistic speed or faster-than-light speed (FTL). Ships travelling at the relativistic speed cannot pass the speed of light barrier because that, of course, would take an infinite amount of energy.

Click this link for the complete infographic and more into http://www.fatwallet.com/blog/fastest-ship-in-the-universe/

Star Wars: Aftermath novel excerpt reveals what happened right after Return of the Jedi

From Blastr

Long story short: Part of the story will focus on fan-favorite Rebel pilot Wedge Antilles as he searches the far reaches of the galaxy for any left-over Imperial strongholds. Turns out he finds some. This will apparently chronicle the birth of the new Empire the heroes in The Force Awakens will face.   Read the excerpt HERE

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Entertainment Weekly has an excerpt from the opening chapters. It includes some choice quotes from Admiral Ackbar, and a celebration in Coruscant.  Aftermath, which is the first installment in a trilogy of books, is set to hit shelves on September 4th.

Read more at http://www.blastr.com/2015-7-16/star-wars-aftermath-novel-excerpt-reveals-what-happened-right-after-return-jedi

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Dave Nelson

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Originally from Minnesota in the United States, Dave has lived all over.  He currently makes his home in Ottawa, Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife and stepdaughter.  Dave works as an on-air announcer at Boom 99-7 (CJOT.) One of his first sci-fi memories was that of watching Star Trek the original series in reruns on Sunday mornings so, as you can imagine, that made quite the impression and was one of the inspirations for founding the Galactic Netcasts network in 2011. You can hear Dave on The Alien Invasion, The SciFi Geeks Club and Weird World Weekly podcasts. Follow him on Twitter @davenelsonvoice