Long Beach Comic Expo 2016

Comic books, movies, television and pop culture are the usual flair of the pop culture convention. But at the Long Beach Comic Expo 2016 you get a bonus, which are SCIENCE and SPACE! At the 2016 Long Beach Comic Expo (LBCE), there were artists and cosplay on display, with areas dedicated to the Power Rangers and cosplay organizations. Now, for the veteran convention goers, that’s business as usual, well, maybe not the Power Rangers part, but the thing that really impressed me was the play area for small children. Super…

Love In The Time Of The Internet

How does one even begin to talk about love? In this social media obsessed world, it can sometimes feel like an age of cynicism, where people are always angry or self righteous. Where it’s acceptable to instill fear in other people. And we’re not talking about the Batman kind of fear, which would be cool, because it would be fear for justice, but the kind of fear that comes from…well, I’ll just stop right there. It’s not that kind of post. Despite all that nonsense, there’s a couple of things…

Happy New Years Resolution!

It’s amazing how quickly time flies. It feels like 2015 was only yesterday. Usually, when you get that feeling, it means that you’ve just encountered a wild New Year! Your celebration was super effective!Actually, for me, a wild new year is leveling up on Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. But aside from New Years Eve parties and now having to remember to type 2016 instead of 2015, many people, all over the world, decide on making a resolution. This happens despite the fact that every year, people joke how no one…

Happy Holidays From No One In Particular

Hello and Happy Holidays everyone. You may not know me, but I’m the guy who writes about all the dull stuff in the tech and science portion of the Geekly Planet. Technically, I don’t even know me, as I come to the site for all the Marvel, DC, and pop culture posts. But I’m actually not here to write about about any of those things. You might find it unsurprising that there’s really nothing science-y or tech-y about the holidays. The inspiration for this post came from a suggestion from…

Never Too Old To Be Young

I find myself always in a hurry to get things done. Oh I, rush and rush, until life’s no fun. All we really have to do is, live and die, but I’m in a hurry and don’t know why. No words were ever truer, legendary country group, Alabama, but in actuality, I think I know why we’re in a hurry. Because time is short, or yolo, or whatever the new phrase happens to be. Time is always moving, we’re always aging, we’re never as young as we were yesterday, but…

So Intelligent, It’s Artificial

Artificial Intelligence is one of my favorite things to write about and talk about. It seems to be growing at an exponential rate, where AI continues to learn and mature. By now, it’s probably in it’s early pretentious teen phase, mad that they can’t go out to the mall to hang out with friends and sag their pants, or something to that nature, but smart enough to know better. I’ve always been old, since I was two, I have no idea what teenagers are do. But AI this past week…

Holograms Just Got Real

We are in the era of virtual reality, where goggles and headsets may be the norm, at least for a few months. Gaming, medicine, and science will be benefiting from the virtual transportation into another world. But that’s not the only reality out there. We also have augmented reality that Google tried to make popular through Google Glass, an heads up display that gave you info on on what was going on around you. It’s pretty much like having your phone be part of your eye, where you can see…

The Science of Being Thankful

Thanksgiving, a holiday that is not only self explanatory, but a great excuse to eat excessively while visiting with family that you either love or hate. Unless it’s with your friends that you love or hate, then you’ve got a whole different holiday that’s apparently called, Friends-giving. Which I’m surprised was not a thing when the hit TV show Friends was on the air. I mean, come on! It practically sells itself. But Thanksgiving is the big day where we celebrate the things we are thankful for, like the colonists…

We Are VR

In the early 1990’s, children and young teens alike were enthralled by a TV show import from Japan that pitted suited up teenagers against massive, rubber monsters and screechy witches from outer space. This was, of course, called the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. The youths gobbled it up and demanded more entertainment from the East Asian country. Soon afterward came the Lawrence family classic, Big Bad Beetleborgs, and the titular VR Troopers, with it’s catch theme song, which I have provided for you, below. Kind of like a video game,…

Halloween Technology

When I was a kid, costumes were fairly simple. A doctor’s coat here, a Freddy Kreuger mask there. There wasn’t much need for anything elaborate when it came to dressing up for candy, and the occasional dollar bill & comic book. There were the haunted mazes, where people would walk through the dank & dark halls of a house or amusement park and people in fake blood and jagged teeth would leap out at you, causing you to laugh or scream bloody murder, all the while the haunting moans of…

Sphere Me, Mortals!

We can’t seem to escape space. Not only is there space all around us, and on our keyboards as a bar, and when balls are added, become a knock out Mel Brooks movie classic, but I’m also talking about outer space. NASA is discovering planets, getting better views of celestial bodies, and pretty much doing what the USS Enterprise would probably be doing right now (if it weren’t for the Borg), but all from the comfort of Mission Control, or their couch, whichever is most comfortable. This latest discovery, made…

Back To The Future II Day!

It’s Back to The Future II Day! Wednesday, October 21, 2015, marks the day that Marty McFly went back to the future to save his kids. It’s your kids, Marty!! So I’d be remiss not to talk about that future that was dreamed up over 25 years ago. Right now I wanted to write about what that movie got right and what it got wrong, and I’m going to concentrate on a few of them, because we might be closer to Marty’s future than you think. Let’s start off with…

Subscribe to Things!

Its amazing to think that the Internet is as young as it is, having been in some people’s lives since their birth. But in the early 90’s, the internet was the wild west of the world wide web. People had access to so much information and had no idea what to do with it. There was news, porn, people in chat rooms, porn, video games, porn, fan sites, and porn. People had to access the internet through their phone line, which meant people couldn’t talk on the phone or send…

Loony, Loopy Loopin’

If you’re unfamiliar with the name Elon Musk, it may be time to commit it to memory, because this man is taking the risks that might change the world…forever! Okay, that was a little melodramatic, but for the uninitiated, Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and the chairman of a company called SolarCity. This fellow may be the big reason why the most highly rated electric car on the market is so desired, why we may soon be able to say goodbye to electric companies and…

Our Kids, The Future X-Men

  Looking good, plenty tight, tell me is there anymore room, for me, in those genes!? Ginuine may have been ahead of his time…no wait. Oh, GENES! Yes, genes, are basically the building blocks of the human being. They hold the traits from our parents that make up who we are. They can determine our hair color, our skin color, and our potential for getting disease or cancer. These genes hold the DNA, which in turns hold the blueprint of our potential futures. For decades, scientists have been studying genes…

The LA Comic & Science Fiction Convention

    Conventions are on fleek nowadays, which may mean that they’re on Kim Kardashian’s butt or something, I forget, but they are the thing for the mainstream public to do if they want to keep on top of pop culture. They’ve been “must do” events for the last five years, and they continue to grow in popularity. The San Diego Comic Con alone is a spectacle of people, news, reveals, and geekdom that can barely be contained in the cities Gaslamp district. It is then, no surprise, that the…