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The inimitable Ricardo Montalban has died at the age of 88.

Ricardo Montalban, Actor, Dies at 88 – Obituary Obit – NYTimes.com

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YouTube – Asteroid Impact HD

The song is “The Great Gig in the Sky” by Pink Floyd.

via Ace of Spades

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I’m sorry to hear that Arthur C. Clark has died at age 90. As Bruce Webster notes, he was the last of the “big three” writers who created the foundation for modern science fiction. The other two giants of 20th century SF were Issac Asimov, who died back in 1992, and Robert A. Heinlein, who died in 1988.

via Instapundit.

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Gary Gygax, the man behind Dungeons & Dragons, has died. I’m not much of a D&D player, to be honest, but game was a masterpiece.

D&D Basic Set

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I am:

E.E. "Doc" Smith

The inventor of space opera.  His purple space war tales remain well-read generations later.

Which science fiction writer are you?

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My wife sent me this video. She knows me too well.

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There’s a reliable rumor that the original un-messed-with Star Wars trilogy is finally coming to DVD:

Our very best industry sources have been checking in over the last couple of days – independently, I might add – with word that Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox are finally going to be releasing the original theatrical versions of the Star Wars films on DVD… good old regular DVD… sometime in the second half of this year.

This is great news. The re-releases had their moments, and it was nice to see them on the big screen again after so many years. But I was very disappointed to hear that the original versions were never going to be made available.

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