I have been spending entirely too much time messing around with Flight Simulator 2004. I found a nice little toy called iz3d which captures Direct3D output from various games and converts it to a 3-dimensional image. The free version converts the image to one of those images that you need red/blue glasses to view, but it has a trial option that converts the output to side-by-side left and right images that you can view without glasses by crossing your eyes until the two images become one.
I used that limited-time-only feature to make this video in which I take off at Meigs Field in Chicago and fly around downtown doing things that would, in real life, get me shot down by the Department of Defense.
I’ve also discovered a show that ran for 5 seasons on the SciFi channel before it got cancelled: Eureka. Former U.S. Marshal Jack Carter takes a job as Sheriff in Eureka, Oregon, and discovers that the community’s quiet citizens are actually brilliant scientists working for a dangerous top-secret research facility. Not only is it great science fiction, but it’s really comical to watch “the new guy” react to high-tech stuff like a fully-automated house that talks to him and a 6-year old using sidewalk chalk to solve complex physics problems while the town’s residents take all this stuff in stride.