The Sci-Fi Nut’s Wish List

With the holiday’s closing in upon us, I thought a fun bit of conjecture and discussion would be a group-assembled Sci-Fi Wish list (i.e. What you want).

The only restrictions I’m laying down is that the suggestion can’t be a Movie or Book. Those are the easy answers, I want something with a little more imagination.

You men (and women) have your marching orders, now hop to it!

26 replies on “The Sci-Fi Nut’s Wish List”

  1. fiziko says:

    Laying out the obvious
    Soundtracks to our sci-fi nut’s favourite movies/TV
    shows rarely go wrong. (I happen to be a huge John
    Williams nut myself.)

  2. Stevis says:

    Mmmm….
    Harry Potter Legos!

    –Stevis

  3. hoggoth says:

    Personal use sub-orbital vehicle?
    Is a personal use sub-orbital vehicle too much to ask for? Yeah… I guess so.

    Ok, how about some gadgets?
    A TIVO so I never miss Enterprise, X-Files, Babylon-5, Farscape, or Invader ZIM again,
    A Garmin handheld GPS unit for GeoCaching,
    A Handspring TREO to replace my Pilot, Cell Phone, Beeper, and Blackberry. The closest thing to a ‘Tricorder’ there is.

    Hey, let me know, if everyone is interested I can add a new section to my 10-Best-SciFi site to vote for our favorite Wish List items :-)

    • crow says:

      TiVo? ReplayTV!

      A TIVO so I never miss Enterprise, X-Files, Babylon-5, Farscape, or Invader ZIM again,

      Personally, I would rather have a ReplayTV than a TiVo. Of course, I’m biased, as I already have one, but the new ones have some pretty cool features, like automatic commercial skip. Of course, this is just a minor nitpick–like arguing whether to use a Mac or Windows system when the rest of the world is still using typewriters.

      • aguy says:

        Re: TiVo? ReplayTV!

        Personally, I would rather have a ReplayTV than a TiVo. Of course, I’m biased, as I already have one, but the new ones have some pretty cool features, like automatic commercial skip.

        But doesn’t the ReplayTV show commercials when you “Pause” a show? I heard this “non-feature” was added in a recent software update.

        P.S. I’m a happy TiVo user, but I wish SonicBlue the best of luck

  4. fiziko says:

    Geek wear
    I just found this
    beauty
    over at ThinkGeek.
    Granted, The Breakfast Club wasn’t sci-fi,
    but I know a lot of sci-fi nuts who really liked the
    movie.

  5. quecojones says:

    Cool systems?
    How about this cool Sony? Or this one? Hell, why not just throw this one in too? ;)

  6. hossman says:

    i really need a vacume…

    I mean, i have hard wood floors, so normally i just sweep, but igot this couch a few months ago, and it picks up lint like a bitch. so i asked for a canister vacume.

    Seriously.

    Also, even though books are supposed to be taboo from this list, i did ask for “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information” because it just looks cool.

    • hoggoth says:

      Re: i really need a vacume…
      Since this IS the Sci-Fi Nut’s wish list, when I read your Subject I assumed you needed a vacuum formed by the lack of air either in space or in a vacuum chamber here on Earth.

      That would bring a whole new meaning to “I got nothing for Christmas”.

  7. dcheesi says:

    So many toys, so little cash…
    The only restrictions I’m laying down is that the suggestion can’t be a Movie or Book.

    Oops, you forgot video games! A nice Gamecube w/ Rogue leader should do nicely :)

    Also, for the mechanically (or destruction) -minded geek, you can’t go wrong with a Black & Decker RTX multitool! Handy for all sorts of little projects, and more powerful than a wimpy Dremel. :p

  8. Vernando says:

    Light-saber
    I want a light-saber, or failing that, a ghost-busters gun…

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Light-saber

      I want a light-saber, or failing that, a ghost-busters
      gun…

      Don’t you remember Ghostbusters
      2
      ? (Note: The following exchange is quoted from
      memory.)

      Guy: Can I have one of those proton packs? My kid
      brother really wants one.
      Egon: A proton pack is not a toy.
      Ray: I guess he’s right.

      • theangrymob says:

        Re: Light-saber

        I want a light-saber, or failing that, a ghost-busters
        gun…

        Don’t you remember Ghostbusters
        2
        ? (Note: The following exchange is quoted from
        memory.)

        Guy: Can I have one of those proton packs? My kid
        brother really wants one.
        Egon: A proton pack is not a toy.
        Ray: I guess he’s right.

        I think most of us have tried to block that movie out of our memories.

  9. codejnki says:

    Police Box
    One time while surfing e-bay I found a metal sign from a British police box that looks exactly like the one on the Tardis. Was even listed as a Dr. Who collectable.

  10. tails says:

    spock lives
    i want the 1984 taco bell promo cup from star trek three,
    the cup that has a picture (three pictures, actually) of
    spock on one side, and the other side says some
    thing like, “through the miracle of the genesis effect,
    the spock clone grows to full adult size in a matter of
    days.”
    or maybe a smurf cup…?

    p.s. i’m getting a knitting machine in a few weeks, so
    e-mail me if you want a tom baker scarf or custom scarf.
    p.p.s. sorry for adverting on your page, dave.
    i’ll stop if you’ll give me a penguin.
    *evil grin*

    • Dave says:

      No!

      p.p.s. sorry for adverting on your page, dave.
      i’ll stop if you’ll give me a penguin.

      Tails, dear, how many times do I have to tell you this: you may not have my penguin. For the love of $DEITY, I think that penguin came out of a “bear claw” machine. Make your husband win you one, or wait for the next carnival or something.

  11. Lord_Of_The_Beer says:

    Well If you guys are putting on Vacum.
    My Sci Fi (Spec Fic Anyways) list includes

    SKIN FOLK by Nalo Hopkinson.

    Oh and Fantasy works by Laurnce Houseman. (That I do not alearady have)

    Kinda A wimpy list but thats what I wan’t

    Lord Of The Beer

    Oh I suppose I should add Beer to the list

    • Lord_Of_The_Beer says:

      Re: Well If you guys are putting on Vacum.
      Oops I just saw that we cant list books……
      Then Beer it is

      So Solly
      LOTB

  12. ectizen says:

    Wishlist, huh?
    Scifi nut? Wishlist? Jeri Ryan!

    No? Ok then, how about some nano tech?

    Not yet?

    *sigh*

    In that case, I’d settle for anything from these guys, along with clear skies and blackouts.

    Disclaimer: The Jeri Ryan comment is a joke. I don’t want her. She scares me.

  13. tails says:

    oh, yeah
    and i want super powers, already!

    • hoggoth says:

      Re: oh, yeah

      and i want super powers, already!

      Which super powers?
      There are a lot to choose from. X-ray vision? Invisibility? Telekinesis? Flying? Controlling weasels with your mind?

      I think I’ll take “time stop”. Seems all around useful.

      • fiziko says:

        Re: oh, yeah

        Which super powers?
        There are a lot to choose from. X-ray vision?
        Invisibility? Telekinesis? Flying? Controlling weasels
        with your mind?

        I think I’d go for the rapid healing
        ability. That’s automatic longevity, invulnerability
        to all likely trauma, and no need to worry about
        learning to control the thing. The only side effect
        I can think of is that you’d have to eat like a horse
        to keep up with it sometimes.

        • hoggoth says:

          Re: oh, yeah

          Which super powers?

          I think I’d go for the rapid healing
          ability. The only side effect
          I can think of is that you’d have to eat like a horse
          to keep up with it sometimes.

          Of course, it’s a well known fact that every good super power comes with a matching liability.

          What would you choose for your super power, and what would your liability be?

          I chose ‘time-stop’ as my power, so my liability would naturally be growing old faster than my peers with overuse.

          • fiziko says:

            Re: oh, yeah

            I chose ‘time-stop’ as my power, so my liability would
            naturally be growing old faster than my peers with
            overuse.

            Not to mention the fact that you’d
            have to keep moving, since the air around you couldn’t
            move under its own power and you’d eventually deplete
            the oxygen.

            • tails says:

              Re: oh, yeah
              maybe “what super powers do you want?” should be a topic.

              i think i want the ability to make people crap their pants.
              seriously, though, who would fight you with poopy drawers?

              i suppose i’d want the ability to fly and breathe underwater

              and become invisible and be invunerable to all sorts of
              stuff too.
              and i want the power to understand how dairy-free cheese melts. this shit’s amazing.

            • Dave says:

              Re: oh, yeah

              Not to mention the fact that you’d
              have to keep moving, since the air around you couldn’t
              move under its own power and you’d eventually deplete
              the oxygen.

              Not necessarily… someone on an episode of “The Twilight Zone” or “Tales from the Darkside” or one of the many similar anthology shows had that power once, and he didn’t have to do that. Of course, this was the 80s, and eventually he had to live out the rest of his life in time-stopped mode because there was a nuke about to land in the local grocery store, but still…

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