Dystopia or Science Fiction

 
  • 19TH CENTURY CROP CIRCLES: In 1880, John Rand Capron, an amateur scientist, suggests storm conditions can form crop circles.

  • ANTI-GRAVITY AND CAVORITE: "Cavorite" - a fictitious substance that allows flight - is found by Dr. Cavor, inWells'novel -The First Men in the Moon.

  • Author's Profile: Author profile of Dr. Gene Parola, professor, writer and consultant.

  • Coming of Age, “Kuleana”, In the Times of Change in Hawaiian Culture: Coming of age traditions in Hawaiian royal history.

  • CROP CIRCLES: Recorded in England since 1678, crop circles yield bigger crop production.

  • Devils with Pitchforks in the Inferno: As Dante and Virgil make their way through the Inferno, they encounter demons with pitchforks. Although the pitchforks are raised, as if to attack, the demons resist harming the visitors.

  • Disease in the Inferno: Understanding Dante's Inferno becomes much-easier when we view illustrations by an artist like Gustave Dore.

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Robert Louis Stevenson's story about good and evil comes alive in this abridged version.

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Story of Its Creation: The story of how Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is almost as interesting as the work itself.

  • DR. JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT: Dr. Henry Jekyll has written a full account of his experiments, which caused him to turn into Edward Hyde, but no one reads his statement until after Jekyll is dead.

  • DR. JEKYLL WAS QUITE at EASE: Concerned that Dr. Jekyll has willed his fortune to an unknown man called Hyde, Gabriel Utterson visits his friend and client, the doctor, to make sure he is of sound mind.

  • DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE: Now that Henry Jekyll has disappeared, or died, Gabriel Utterson is cleared to read a letter which Dr. Lanyon has given him. He is stunned at its contents.

  • EVIDENCE FROM CROP CIRCLES: Evidence tends to suggest that crop circles are not always manmade, especially when they contain no footprints.

  • FOOD and the REAPING: Since the death of her father, Katniss is responsible for hunting and gathering food for her families even though the government forbids it.

  • Frozen Landscape in the Inferno - A Terrible Place:

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  • Hawaiian Royal Traditions:

  • Hunger Games: Katniss, a skilled archer and Tribute in the Hunger Games, will become a rebel leader and the Mockingjay. Does she lose herself along the way?

  • INCIDENT of the LETTER: With no reason to suspect that Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde are the same person, Gabriel Utterson receives a letter written by Edward Hyde. The lawyer's clerk believes that Jekyll, not Hyde, wrote the...

  • Indiana Jones 4 - Crystal Skull: Indiana Jones 4 is an action movie pitting Indiana Jones, a treasure hunter, against Soviet agents searching for a psychic alien crystal skull.

  • Indominus Rex: Meet Indominus Rex, a lab-created dinosuar hybrid with ferocious tendencies and the DNA of four dinosaurs (including that of one whom paleontologists believe was a cannibal).

  • Jules Verne - Writer of Scientific Fiction: Until the 1960s, English translations were not completely faithful to Jules Verne's famous writings. How did this happen?

  • JURASSIC WORLD and INDOMINUS REX: To boost attendance at Jurassic World, scientists decide to create a hybrid dinosaur called Indominus Rex using DNA collected from four other fearsome creatures. Then...things go wrong!

  • KATNISS and PEETA - DEFIANCE: Katniss and Peeta, the last two Tributes, decide to defy the government by committing suicide to deprive the Capitol of a winner.

  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a movie set in the late 19th century and stars a group of fictional literary people.

  • MOCKINGJAY: Katniss Everdeen survives two Hunger Games; now the rebels demand a price for saving her life from the second. She becomes the Mockingjay, but what does that mean for Katniss personally?

  • MR. HYDE'S HOUSE: During an encounter with Edward Hyde, before the murder of Danvers Carew, Gabriel Utterson learned the address of Hyde's home in the Soho district of London.

  • Odysseus and the Sirens: Throughout the centuries, artists have created works of art depicting "The Odyssey," a tale which Homer created likely in the second half of the 8th Century, B.C.

  • OTHER SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATIONS: The pioneering efforts of Swiss scientist, Hans Jenny, suggests sound vibrations could form crop circles.

  • PANEM - DISTRICT 12: District 12 is a poor, coal-mining district in former Appalachia.

  • Panem - District 13: In "The Hunger Games," people believe that District 13 (once a part of Panem) no longer exists. It was destroyed, they think, by the Capitol. Then...Katniss comes to believe otherwise.

  • PANEM - THE CAPITOL: The Capitol, a totalitarian government, is in charge of the fictional country of Panem.

  • PANEM - THE DISTRICT TRIBUTES: Tributes, one boy and one girl from each district, fight to the death in the Hunger Games.

  • PANEM - THE SEAM: The Seam is the poorest part of District 12 and where Katniss and her family and friends live.

  • PICTURES OF CROP CIRCLES: View pictures of crop circles taken by Lucy Pringle, a British photographer, researcher and lecturer.

  • RABIES and ZOMBIES: Rabies is still a life-threatening illness in real life. It is also an influencer for movies and novels starring Zombies.

  • REAL OR HOAX?: Research into crop circles continues and so does the efforts of believers of supernatural activity, who look for proof to back their claims.

  • REMARKABLE INCIDENT of DR. LANYON: With Edward Hyde on the run, Henry Jekyll's life returns to normal, until ... Edward Hyde shows-up at Dr. Lanyon's home.

  • Satan Frozen in Ice - Dante's Inferno:

  • SCIENTIFIC THEORIES: MAGNETIC FIELD: Dr. Colin Andrews, an English scientist, claims the Earth's magnetic field can form crop circles.

  • SEARCH for MR. HYDE: Intrigued by the name of Edward Hyde, to whom Dr. Jekyll has willed his entire fortune, Gabriel Utterson - Jekyll's lawyer - goes on a mission to track down the mysterious heir.

  • Signs - A Story of Crop Circles: Signs is a science-fiction movie based on an alien invasion that occurs after crop circles are found.

  • STORY of the DOOR: A house in London, which appears to have a neglected door, isn't neglected after all. A strange man, who looked detestable, had keys to come-and-go through that door.

  • THE CAREW MURDER CASE: An eyewitness sees Edward Hyde murder Sir Danvers Carew, an esteemed Member of Parliament and Gabriel Utterson's client.

  • The Coming of Missionaries to Hawaii: The effect of the coming of missionaries to Hawaii transformed the country.

  • THE HUNGER GAMES: The Capitol creates the Hunger games to demonstrate their power over the districts.

  • The Land—The “A’ina”:

  • THE LAST NIGHT: After the death of Dr. Lanyon, Gabriel Utterson visits the home of Dr. Henry Jekyll. He is stunned by the events which transpire there.

  • The Night that Panicked America - Part 1: On the night before Halloween, 1938, Orson Welles and his colleagues at Mercury Theatre on the Air played a prank on the American people.

  • What Is an Epic?: An epic is a story, usually in the form of a narrative poem, featuring a hero who prevails despite terrible odds.

 
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