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I saw "the searcher" recently, and as much as I wanted to like it, it really left me in an awkward mood. I wish it had just been more straight and to the point presentation on our universe, rather than a "ultra serious, kinda creepy voiced alien with tooooo much backstory. The designs of the alien worlds were basically modern art in motion, and left me feeling alienated from actually learning anything. Wayy to omuch jumping around, and hearing the alien talk about faster than light travel, searching for his kind, in a smug way really took me out of it. Occasional info blips would come up, but none of it was presented in a logical order for people to understand. Its a nice gesture to have been part of this, and trying your best, but I'd like to see someone top "the searcher". The tech of the show was great, but left me rolling my eyes the whole time, and I'm a huge geeky fan of science, universe, sagan, degrasse tyyson etc.

Nick Sagan

Sorry you didn't like it, Gil. There's a certain percentage of planetarium viewers who don't want science fiction elements anywhere in (or even near) their shows. Perhaps you fall into that category. Or perhaps it just didn't work for you. In any event, thanks for weighing in.

Mark Meads

My girlfriend and I went to see this at the Adler in April. We were both astounded. It was FANTASTIC, and we're making a trip back with out teenage kids in a couple weeks.

Thank-you for this. I think you're dad would be proud.

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Idlewild Trilogy

  • i d l e w i l d

    "Sagan has a ferocious imagination."
    -- Stephen Baxter

  • e d e n b o r n

    "One of the best post-apocalyptic novels you will ever read."
    -- SFX Magazine

  • e v e r f r e e

    "Sagan's mind-blowing post-apocalyptic trilogy comes to a satisfying, terrifying conclusion."
    -- Kirkus Reviews


  • Aristeia Rising

    "An intense and intelligent story partnered with art that makes your eyes drool."
    -- Ain't It Cool News

  • Hubris

    "Lord, this is epic. If you thought the first volume of the Shrapnel series was intense, brutal, and dark, just wait until you get your hands on its follow up."
    -- Comics Bulletin


  • Future Proof

    "A delightful 'expedition in search of the future,' providing clear explanations of today's cutting-edge technologies to find where science fiction has become reality."
    -- Publishers Weekly

Star Trek

  • Voyager: Season 5

    "Year five of Star Trek: Voyager is the greatest achievement in its seven year run. This is Voyager in its prime, and in its absolute top form."
    -- DVD Answers

  • TNG: Season 7

    "One of Next Generation's best seasons ever... The series was at the top of its game, consistently turning out episodic sci-fi hours that felt fresh and captured the imagination."
    -- SciFi.com

Computer Games

  • Zork Nemesis

    "The story is dark and gripping. Numerous subplots and twists are heightened by a surprise climactic revelation. Character developments are complex. The portrayals of the dark side of mankind in these characters are chilling."
    -- The Adventure Collective




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