Wikipedia for Star Wars!

I stumbled upon an interesting website last night. It calls itself Wookieepedia, the star wars wiki. It is created by a community of dedicated star wars fans and has over 60 thousand articles on characters, places, equipments and events portrayed on different Star Wars franchises(movies, games, TV episodes, comics etc.).

Apart from the name, the site logo(a picture of the infamous Death Star in battered condition) is also a mock of the Wikipedia. Being a star wars fan, I found the site really helpful. I played the hit game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 :The Sith Lords a few years back. I never fully understood the story, even after finishing the game twice(both as a good and bad Jedi). The articles on Wookieepedia were a great help. Now I’m thinking about giving the game another try.

May the force be with you.

What’s so scientific about sci-fi movies?

Hollywood sci-fi movies are often accused of being unscientific. Take Star Wars for example. You heard those sound effects in space battles, the whooshing of space fighters, the bang of blaster fire. All sounds so cool! But any fifth-grader would know that sound must have a medium to travel through. And the space is vacuum, and therefore is silent. You can’t possibly hear a space craft go by, or an explosion going off.

New Scientists magazine have listed a few movies that got the science right. Although being a sci-fi fan, I haven’t watch half of them. To me sci-fi movies shows you a universe you want to escape to, not the universes you live in. After all who would want to see totally silent space battle? Not me.