Friday, July 2, 2010
Not one but TWO flying cars!
Rogue Evolent featured this craft on Wednesday and it blew me away! (He posted a full description and the video, so visit Roads of Autumn Dusk for the low down and skinny on this flying car.) This is the Transition Roadable Aircraft by Terrafugia. It received certification as a Light Sport Aircraft and will begin production soon. The plane will cost almost $200,000 and requires 20 hours of flight certification. Its function is a plane, but once on the ground, the wings fold up and it can be driven like a car. So basically, after you land, you just fold up and drive home! I want one. Think it comes with photon torpedoes? Then on the heels of this news came something from Sci-Fi Wire - “Looks like Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov's next project could be to out-Bay Michael Bay, because he's in talks with Universal to create an English-language blockbuster based on his Russian-language hit Black Lightning. Bekmambetov has described his original film as a "Slavic Transformers meets Batman," and based on the action-packed trailer below, we can see what he means. The Russian-language original was a hit, taking in nearly $10 million during its first weekend.” I’d like to see the Russian version!! And finally… No flying cars, but something really cool – the Fantasy & Sci-Fi Blogger award from Ted Cross Thanks Dude – this is awesome!! I’m passing it on to four bloggers – Jamie at Mithril Wisdom Bryan at SF Daddy Stephen at Breakthrough Blogs Hannah at Musings of a Palindrome
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Hard to follow the subtitles, but it looks like a great flick!
Our roads are enough of a moron-magnet; I hope "Sport Flight" stays tightlt regulated!
Wow. The movie looks like a good one. The subs helped. I would love to fly a Car. Before that, I need to learn to drive a Car!
I've been wanting a flying car ever since watching The Jetsons...and the Kevin Smith sketch about flying cars:
Thanks for the award! It's pretty epic looking :D
Congrats on the award and also an excellent post.
Hey there--that flying car is COOL! And guess what... I just drew YOUR NAME (well number actually--used a random number generator...) and you won the Tartiversary Critique--either a broad read of your next WiP, or a detailed read of up to 50 pages with feedback. It is transferable if you don't have any current works in need, or you can hang onto it if you have a work a couple months from done--probably easiest to email me and let me know how you want to collect: hartjohnson23 (at) gmail.com
Hi Alex, thanks for the visit, Yes I really did go through hell living at N. Ireland, I even had police cameras inside the house trying to catch the culprits.In the end I sold up and went to Spain close to my youngest son then came back to the UK.But that's life I guess put it down to experienece of life.
OH! I really want a car I can fold up! Yes!
Dude, they promised us flying cars years ago!
And that movie looks freaking awesome, thanks for sharing Alex.
you know, people have a hard enough time driving in just two dementions.
Now this is an award I definately appreciate. This is one of a kind. Thanks, and have a great holiday weekend.
That movie looks awesome!
Congrats on the award :-)
Hey, Jamie - you were first on my list!
Wow, I won? I'll send you an email, Hart.
Yvonne, that just sounds terrible!
Budd, I can only imagine the mess when more people take to the sky.
OK, you've convinced me, you may send me one of those flying cars, thanks in advance :)
Timur Bekmambetov is getting really popular among the sf geeks, almost every other upcoming dark or sf movie project has him mentioned behind the helm.
Congrats on the Fantasy and SciFi blogger award, it looks really beautiful! Well deserved.
I'm gonna wait for the one that flies itself.
A plane/car would be mighty handy. If too many of them hit the sky/road, they'll have to be regulated or something, though.
Straight From Hel
I'm dating myself, but the first flying car reminds me of the cartoon: "The Jetsons," and how whenever I watched it I felt sure we'd have flying cars some day. Someday has arrived.
Thank you for the award! We'll beam it aboard soon.
The Jetsons car is great. Ejecting the kids out of it in their own little pod instead of sitting in a carpool line-- now that'll be cool.
Dezz, I'll place an order for you.
Bryan, you are welcome. And jettisoning the kids is a great idea!
I saw a television report about one of those flying cars a couple days ago. Sounds kind of cool, but it also sounds very dangerous if many people have them. Would they be regulated by the FAA and operators have to file flight plans? I can picture all sorts of weird accidents and flying cars crashing into houses and buildings. I don't know if this idea is going to fly.
Tossing It Out
I need to start saving for that flying car now. I really want one!
Congrats on the award.
Love the trailer for Black Lightning - looks awesome! :)
I want one!
PS Alex, you can modify the size of the embedded YouTube videos which you post in your blog so that they fit the width of your post by changing the size numbers in the embedding HTML code that you copied here from YouTube :) You can put for example width="425" height="325"
Flying CAR!!! I totally want one! Not that I like flying all that much. Or driving. But it would still be wicked awesome to own a flying car.
Next - flying carpets!
Arlee, it still has to pass all the tests of an aircraft.
Thanks, Dezz - I'll get that fixed.
You are indeed a WORTHY recipient of that nice Fantasy & Sci-Fi Blogger award.. kudos! Ted Cross knows his stuff :)
re: Black Lightning - - like the "Transformers meets Batman" woaaa.... does that mean everything will fly by so fast that we can't hear Christian Baile's growl?
That is a way cool car! Of course James Bond drove the prototype years ago! And $200 grand puts it just a little out of my budget!
Great sounding flick and kudos on yet another deserved award!
Only $200,000?! I am going to start saving my teacher salary right away!
I want one; it would make going to visit family (6 and 12 hours away) much faster. Then I wouldn't have to rent a car...
Anything that flys, I'm there. It sounds like something out of an Eve Dallas story by J.D. Robb.
Congratulations on the cool award. Well deserved.
Thoughts in Progress
Rogue - ha! Guess we'll find out.
Karen, anything to keep from driving - I'm all in favor!
flying a car.. if it's scifi you are there....How long have you been playing guitar... The pic of my son is over a pond... yes....
That flying car is too cool!!
Played a little Guitar Hero yesterday with my kids and thought for a second of you - only becuz I figured you'd think I was a total nerd. Happy 4th!!!
I read about car/plane thing as well, then I saw it with the wings folded up. My question: How do you drive it with no rear view mirrors?
I agree with Will its hard to follow the subtitles but other than that it looks awesome. I have to see if after school I have a chance of working on the english version.
A flying car? Thats awesome! Definatly need myself one of those.
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