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December 17, 2014

On getting around inside spacecraft

The bridge of the Starship Enterprise. CIC in Babylon 5. The Millennium Falcon’s gun blister that Luke uses to shoot down pursuing TIE fighters in Star Wars. And while we’re at it: Flash Gordon’s fizzing cigar tube rocket ship, the TARDIS control room, the entirety of Battlestar Galactica. These locations have been the backdrop to some perfect moments of science fictional movies and TV, but that’s not all that connects them. There’s something so fundamental that it affects every single aspect of the set layout, of the way the characters move… So basic that it’s easy to forget. Gravity. All the locations have an up and a down. Not only that but down is always pointing in the same direction, no matter the direction in which the engines are thrusting. Now think of real footage of astronauts in orbit. Skylab, […]
September 11, 2014

Scottish Independence, Railguns, and the regimental system

The Human Legion website is beginning to fill out. Today we have declassified information on the SA-71 carbine, the regimental system, system defense tactics, and a terminology primer on ships and Marines. Also, there a fun (hopefully) article about the Scottish Independence referendum and science fiction And an article on the science behind military science fiction.  More articles and free fiction to come soon. Enjoy and let me know what else you would like to see here.  Freedom can be won!