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The Sci-Fi Boys (full length 2006 documentary)

For every sci-fi fan!

"Legendary all-stars of cinema bring to life the evolution of science-fiction and special effects films from the wild and funny days of B-movies to blockbusters that have captured the world’s imagination. This is the story of the Sci-Fi Boys, who started out as kids making amateur movies inspired by Forrest J Ackerman’s FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine and grew up to take Hollywood by storm, inventing the art and technology for filming anything the mind can dream."  - Universal Studios Home Entertainment

This cool documentary celebrates science-fiction cinema’s trailblazers, including special-effects maven Ray Harryhausen and scribe Ray Bradbury.

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FYI: What Would It Feel Like To Travel At Warp Speed?

It wouldn’t feel like much of anything.
By Daniel Engber
If it were really possible to build a warp drive, using it wouldn’t make you fly back into your seat as in a science-fiction movie. “Inside the spaceship, it would feel absolutely normal,” says physicist Dave Goldberg of Drexel University. “You would be weightless, of course, because you wouldn’t have any acceleration on you at all.”

That assumes you’re on the inside of what’s known as an Alcubierre Bubble—a hypothetical construct that could allow a patch of space to travel at many times the speed of light [see “Warp Factor”]. The crew of a spaceship that had entered such a bubble probably wouldn’t have any sense of traveling at warp speed—“once you’re in there, it’s the most blasé thing in the world,” says Goldberg—but crossing the bubble’s border would be gut-wrenching. It could be as violent as falling into a black hole: The space-time deformation at the edge of the bubble would create an enormous tidal effect, one strong enough to rip your bones apart.
(photo: Warp Speeding -  Everett Collection)
Source: Popsci.com
See also: WARP FACTOR (A NASA scientist claIms to be on the verge of faster-than-light travel: is he for real?)   By Konstantin Kakaes

FYI: What Would It Feel Like To Travel At Warp Speed?

It wouldn’t feel like much of anything.

By Daniel Engber

If it were really possible to build a warp drive, using it wouldn’t make you fly back into your seat as in a science-fiction movie. “Inside the spaceship, it would feel absolutely normal,” says physicist Dave Goldberg of Drexel University. “You would be weightless, of course, because you wouldn’t have any acceleration on you at all.”

That assumes you’re on the inside of what’s known as an Alcubierre Bubble—a hypothetical construct that could allow a patch of space to travel at many times the speed of light [see “Warp Factor”]. The crew of a spaceship that had entered such a bubble probably wouldn’t have any sense of traveling at warp speed—“once you’re in there, it’s the most blasé thing in the world,” says Goldberg—but crossing the bubble’s border would be gut-wrenching. It could be as violent as falling into a black hole: The space-time deformation at the edge of the bubble would create an enormous tidal effect, one strong enough to rip your bones apart.

(photo: Warp Speeding - Everett Collection)

Source: Popsci.com

See also: WARP FACTOR (A NASA scientist claIms to be on the verge of faster-than-light travel: is he for real?)   By Konstantin Kakaes