Okay, I hate to post an entry promoting a commercial, especially a Wal-Mart commercial, but the company dropped an ad for their Grocery Pickup Service during the Golden Globe Awards, which features a number of classic genre cars, and a handful of the related characters. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a good deal of fun.
December 31, 2018
Another year comes to its conclusion! Back in ’84, Isaac Asimov made some predictions for our coming year. Like all good futurists and SF writers, he got a few things right and others…. Well…. He foresaw in broad strokes where the computer/information age was heading, but he was a tad optimistic with regards to our future presence in space.
Not that we’re not involved in space.
Dr. Brian May’s just-released tribute to New Horizons
If you think you might have to travel a bit to get to wherever you’re going for New Year’s Eve, consider: just as 2019 gets underway, NASA’s New Horizons will pass the Kuiper Belt object, 2014 MU69 aka Ultima Thule.
Click for more, including some top science stories, a blue day in NYC, a strange defense for a fallen geek star, and some recent cosplay video.
September 23, 2018
Sure, I planned to post my video of the 2018 Forest City Comicon, but then this past week also turned out to be full of science-related stories. From ancient life forms to raving octopodes to…. Spock’s actual home planet? We have a news round-up below.
And more video of events, of course.
September 8, 2018
Actual space news, and some recent con cosplay, appear below (along with a sneak preview of Halloween, not for the weak of heart):
July 31, 2018
Meanwhile, on Earth, Actor Topher Grace has edited The Hobbit into the two-hour film it probably should have been, to much online applause.
See both while you can.
For fun, below: the recent Aquaman trailer and an amusing fan revision of it:
July 24, 2018
Okay, it has some serious limitations and the price tag is a tad hefty, but Richard Browning’s outfit is the closest we’ve come to a real life Iron Man suit, and you can have one, if you can spare the cash.
True, the suit is not a brand new item (you may have read about the prototype last year) but its more impressive flight-capacity and hypothetical availability appear to be.
July 21, 2018
I’ll have to get back to you with brief footage of my foray (as a spectator!) into second-tier “Pro Wrestling” later this summer. Meanwhile, we have a range of posts from around the net: new rocket engines, the Tsar’s space program, a Homestar Runner boardgame, a new Buffy, and video reports from San Diego:
May 16, 2018
For those interested parties, NASA is telecasting a spacewalk on May 16, 2018.
April 21, 2018
If you’ve been following one of the creepier celebrity stories making the rounds this year, you may know that Allison Mack, best known as Chole from Smallville, has been arrested this week for complicity in crimes allegedly committed by a bizarre sex cult. Earlier, the investigation looked at Kristin “Lana Lang” Kreuk’s involvement, but she left the group years ago, and claims the activity at that time was less legally and ethically troubling.
If you want something less serious or scientific, we’ve got two recent cosplay videos by Youtubers, below.
March 31, 2018
Sometime this Easter weekend, the Chinese space station Tiangong 1 will crash to earth, but the odds of anything hitting you are very remote. If you think you might hit those odds, buy a lottery ticket.
UPDATE: What didn’t burn up went down over the south Pacific.
The last blue moon until 2020 rises tonight.
And they’ve put Stephen Hawking to rest. His ashes will lay next to Sir Isaac Newton.
Far less seriously, we have posted some fan video from WonderCon 2018, held last weekend, below: