The mind boggles with the sheer cheesiness of this short film, an homage to really, really bad 1980’s action flicks. What started out as a trailer and Kickstarter campaign has become, quite possibly, one of the most clever chunks of nostalgia love committed to film. If you have a half-hour to kill, sit back and enjoy.
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Ground control to VP Tom
If you read this soon enough, you can watch the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9, live.
Sliding along through space
NASA has plans to reach Europa
I knew they were around here somewhere
Neil Armstrong’s widow found his lunar souvenirs in a closet.
In space, no one can hear you LOL
People are getting a grin out of this bubbly Hubble image.
And, for the cosplay and con fans…
Arsenal? You guys just pulling names out of a hat now?
Ollie returns to help his troops take back the Glades.
We don’t have a look at the science behind the over-the-top halftime show on Sunday. But we do have these:
I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence. If he did, I’m sure he’d bring him right back
— Father of suspended kid.
Meanwhile, back on (under?) planet earth…
Scientific American has an article on the creatures that swim the lakes beneath Antarctica.
Below, lots of Con and Cosplay video:
The Flash combines superhero angst with Christmas episode conventions. How does it play for you?
Barry Allen must gird up his loins and steel his resolve to face a childhood bully who has become a sociopathic supervillain.
The Flash makes his name.
It’s a rumor that’s probably full of…um…high grade fertilizer, but it’s fun to speculate.
What would you like to see in a new Star Trek series? More prequel/reboot stuff? Back to the TNG/DS9/Voyager time period? Or go even farther into the future (the next-next generation)?
(Also: other series news)
Warner Bros. and DC released a joint press release:
Based on the popularity of The Lego Movie, and in particular the audience response to the depiction of Batman in that film, all future adaptations of DC works, including the upcoming Justice League film, will feature the iconic DC comics superheroes and villains as Lego characters. As part of this initiative, the next season of the hit WB television series Arrow will be the first to be Lego-ified. DC will also be rolling out a Lego DC Heroes comic line for younger readers.
Warner Brothers has released a proof-of-concept trailer, which can be viewed here.
I liked myths. They weren’t adult stories and they weren’t children’s stories. They were better than that. They just were (53).
Neil Gaiman’s 2013 novel(la) concerns a boy whose world turns fantastic and terrible after the suicide of a lodger.
The Olympics may be getting most of the sports coverage—but can luge compare with…
Robot Soccer from Japan?
Maybe Back to the Future won’t land too far off the mark
I always feel like this should be bigger news, but it will remain just another Newspace for awhile longer. In any case, scientists at the Nuclear Ignition Facility in California have taken another tiny step towards the fusion reactor.
In a related story, Space Precinct might return
NASA has apparently solved the puzzle of the jelly doughnut rock on Mars.
The other announcement that surprised nobody
Toxic chemicals may be responsible for increased rates of neurodevelopmental disorders in children.
The more-publicized announcement, Reject Superheroes, and Cosplay, below.