I'm also looking through comics and graphic novels at major action sequences, trying to imagine how I'd describe them without the aid of visual panels, and simultaneously not boring the readers with an excess of details. I need to find a balance between clarity and chaos, I want the reader to feel they don't know exactly everything that's happening.
The only problem I'm having is that I can't absorb enough of what I love at once. Especially with books, which obviously take a lot longer to absorb than a comic, or films, or games.
The one thing I can always rely on is my trusty lightsaber..... collection. I believe anyone designing, writing, drawing, painting science fiction based work should have at least one lightsaber knocking about. One of the coolest things is (or some may say geeky) I recently found out Iain M. Banks has the same Force FX lightsaber as I do on his wall in his office, Darth Vader's. (not the one on my desk, that's Obi Wan's)