B42 Site News
Science fiction has been around for centuries, and science fiction has appeared on film since 1902. Many website purport to offer lists of the greatest science fiction films of all time. We’re going to produce the definitive list, with your help. Read on for details.
We have not one, not two, but three different podcast projects starting in 2013 and later. Project 3 is the big one that has been teased for months. If you enjoy them, there will be more. Details for all three follow after the break. I’ll be looking for guest hosts for all of them to add a conversation dynamic. If you are interested in guest hosting on one or more, you can email me and let me know.
Coming September 2013
Today is, apparently, the day for protesting the SOPA and PIPA legislation that are wending their way through the US legislation like a pig through the digestive system of a python. (Yes, we know SOPA has been taken off the table for now, but that doesn’t mean it can’t come back, and it would be wishful thinking to belive we’d seen the last of it.)
Since the Bureau is primarily in the business of dissemination of information we’re all very much against such legislation and, while we haven’t actually blacked out our own site (it’s plenty black already, amiright?) we’d like to point out some of the better SOPA/PIPA protests we’ve come across today.
Please add your own examples in the comments. We’ll edit the original article to include any particularly good ones (giving credit where credit is due, of course).*
Our next geek test is ready. This one is a 40 question combined novel and movie test. The test can be found at http://bit.ly/v3Gxle. As usual, please complete the test only once, and share with friends.
The next two Bureau 42 Geek tests are ready, looking at Marvel (http://bit.ly/shJs5i) and DC (http://bit.ly/s2qUO9) comics specifically. Please complete, and by all means, share! As always, using the unique identifiers will help me out. I plan to have 8-10 initial geek test categories, and I will then try to model results on all of them combined. This would be much, much easier if I could connect responses on one test with another. Also, as always, please complete each test only once and to the best of your ability.
Sufficient statistics are in to start a full scale analysis of the Star Trek quiz. (The Babylon 5 quiz needs to be extended with more difficult questions before that can be effectively analyzed.) Details follow.
The statistics are still accumulating on our Babylon 5 test, but that’s no reason to stop now. Our Star Trek: The Original Series test, restricted exclusively to canonical adventures (pre-2009 relaunch), can be found at http://bit.ly/vE8l2z. Please take the test once only, make your best effort, and give yourself the same user name / e-mail address / unique string you used on prior tests (assuming you volunteer such a label in the first place.)