Tour the universe with Stephen Hawking’s daughter at Arizona Science Center

The Arizona Science Center and ASU’s BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science are teaming up to bring bestselling author Lucy Hawking — daughter of the famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking — to the Valley this weekend to answer questions like “Could humans live on another planet?” “What kind of music do aliens like?” “Can you gargle in space?” and “Where should we go in space and why?”

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Farewell ‘Forbidden Planet’ actor Nielsen, ‘Empire Strikes Back’ director Kershner

Fans of science fiction said goodbye to two icons this weekend. First, actor Leslie Nielsen, who started out with “serious” roles like the spaceship commander in 1956’s Forbidden Planet but shifted late in his career toward comedy with Airplane! and The Naked Gun, died Sunday in Florida at age 84. His role in Forbidden Planet […]

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‘Empire’ Vader costume fails to seduce a buyer at UK auction

Poor Darth Vader. Nobody wants him. The helmet, mask, shoulder armor and shin guards worn by David Prowse as the Dark Lord of the Sith in The Empire Strikes Back were expected to fetch between $250,000 and $365,000 in a Christie’s auction last week. Instead, no bidder met the reserve price and bidding stopped at […]

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International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival joins forces with Phoenix Film Festival

The International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival next year will change dates and venue to become part of the Phoenix Film Festival. “We are thrilled that the Festival will now be featured as part of the Phoenix Film Festival.  I believe it opens the IHSFF up to a whole new audience and lends itself for […]

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