Category: Sci-Fi

Sigourney Weaver and cat in Alien

Alien

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 June   Alexis St Martin shot in the stomach, 1822 On this day in the 1822, a 20-year-old Canadian called Alexis Bidagan St Martin was shot in the stomach at close range at a

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Eva Green and Ewan McGregor in Perfect Sense

Perfect Sense

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     1 May   England and Scotland become the United Kingdom, 1707 On this day in 1707, the countries of England and Scotland officially became united in “one kingdom by the name of Great Britain” (according

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Sandra Bullock in a space suit, Gravity

Gravity

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 April   Sputnik 2 falls from orbit, 1958 On this day in 1958, the second satellite to be launched into Earth orbit, Sputnik 2, fell back to earth. It had been launched on 3

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Natalya Bondarchuk in Solaris

Solaris

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 April   Yuri’s Night Today marks the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first flight by a human –a “man” back then –  into space and the first orbital flight of a manned (humanned?) vehicle, on

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Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kiefer Sutherland in Melancholia

Melancholia

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 April   Halley’s comet and earth at closest point, 837 On this day in AD837, Halley’s Comet got as close as it’s ever got to the earth, as far as records and calculations can

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Simon Callow as a professor possessed by the spirit of Aleister Crowley

Chemical Wedding

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     8 April   Aleister Crowley transcribes Chapter 1 of The Book of the Law, 1904 On this day in 1904, the British-born occultist Aleister Crowley was contacted by Aiwass, the messenger of the Egyptian god

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Mulberry Street zombie

Mulberry St

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 March   Typhoid Mary quarantined, 1915 On this day in 1915, Mary Mallon was quarantined for the second and final time. A carrier of typhoid who remained healthy herself, Mallon’s career as an itinerant

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Jodie Foster in Contact

Contact

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 March   World Contact Day Today is World Contact Day. It was declared as such by the International Flying Saucer Bureau in 1953. Since then it has used annually as an opportunity for all

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Gwyneth Paltrow not feeling too good in Contation

Contagion

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 February     Mass inoculation using the Salk vaccine, 1954 On this day in 1954, Jonas Salk started the first mass trial of his polio vaccine in Pittsburgh. At the time polio was killing

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Hannah Herzsprung, Hell

Hell

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 February     Kyoto Protocol comes into force, 2005 On this day in 2005, the Kyoto Protocol came into force. A United Nations treaty, its intention is to get industrialised countries to reduce their

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