British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles ranged from Hollywood villains to Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, has died after a battle with cancer at the age of 69. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Rickman One thing you didn’t know about Severus Snape http://news360.com/article/331030671 Sad week. Alan Rickman joins David Bowie as another black star. Live today well.
Chew on this for a few years… Recent experiments by researchers at the Karolinksa Institutet in Sweden show that it is possible to rather easily trick the mind’s sense of self into leaving the body. Given visual cues and physical sensations of the right timing your brain will ‘teleport’ what you experience as ‘you’ into space, into a complete… Read More »
There are many strange rocks on Mars. Some may look unusual and this causes some excitement among conspiracy theorists, but settle down, it’s just rocks.
JK Rowling is to make her screenwriting debut in a new Harry Potter-themed film series, Warner Bros has announced.The first film of the series will be titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Warner Bros said the film series was part of an “expanded creative partnership” with the best-selling author. Warner Bros will also… Read More »
blinkbox – The Making of the Dragon Skull – YouTube.
The force is no longer with Eric Hodgson, a California man who gave up a collection of Star Wars memorabilia worth more than $10,000 in a plea deal to charges that he defrauded a state agency out of nearly $1.9 million. Hodgson was charged in April with 22 counts of grand theft after the California… Read More »
.. Decades after the original “Star Trek” show had gone off the air, pioneering physicist and avowed Trek fan Miguel Alcubierre argued that maybe a warp drive is possible after all. It just wouldn’t work quite the way “Star Trek” thought it did. Things with mass can’t move faster than the speed of light. But… Read More »
The kids keep pestering Tony Stark about his last adventure, in The Avengers, but he doesn’t want to talk about it: he’s preoccupied with his brand-new world-saving mission. Tony needn’t have worried about the comparisons. Iron Man Three, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the brilliant, arrogant industrialist, earned $175.3 million at North American theaters, according… Read More »
The ‘cursed’ Roman ring that may have inspired Tolkien’s Hobbit books. … A new exhibition opening today at The Vyne, now owned by the National Trust, raises the intriguing possibility that the Roman ring in the case, and the ring of power in JRR Tolkien’s book The Hobbit, and in his Lord of the Rings… Read More »
Before you watch Star Trek Into Darkness in theaters this May, you may see some scenes from space that weren’t made in Hollywood. In just six days, a space industry lobbying group has successfully raised enough money on Indiegogo to get a 30-second ad trailer about NASA played on the silver screen. The trailer will… Read More »
To be honest, even though I’m part Irish, I’ve never understood St. Patrick’s Day. From now on, I’ve decided to celebrate Sir Patrick Stewart’s day on that day instead. He’s a much better role model. I’ll watch a few of his films, X-men or something, and eat some organic popcorn. Rock out.
Halle Berry confirmed that she would be returning to her iconic role as Storm in the newest film in the X-Men franchise. She was appearing on “The Tonight Show” where she said she agreed to do it because it’s a great role and — “those residual checks don’t hurt,” she added with a laugh.”It’s a… Read More »
Captain Kirk may not be up for a promotion anytime soon.The Enterprise commander faces a reprimand from Starfleet brass in the latest trailer for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness.” J.J. Abrams gives exclusive sneak peek of “Star Trek Into Darkness” Terminally ill fan gets to see “Star Trek Into Darkness” before release”Do you… Read More »
Carrie Fisher to return as Leia in new Star Wars films 4 hrs ago from CNET The actress says she’ll reprise the galactic role that made her famous. The Force seems to be growing stronger with the upcoming new Star Wars films. Actress Carrier Fisher will return to a galaxy far, far away to play… Read More »
Have frames from the infamously secretive Erickson Project video leaked, showing Bigfoot’s face in the most compelling evidence since the Patterson film? Maybe… A screen capture allegedly grabbed from the infamous Matilda footage claims to show Bigfoot s face A screen allegedly grabbed from the “Matilda” video claims to show Bigfoot’s face Dr. Melba Ketchum,… Read More »
The ship described at BuildTheEnterprise is at its core inspired by the Star Trek science fiction ship named the USS Enterprise with registry NCC-1701-x (where x can be left blank, or be A, or B, etc.). However, many changes are needed inside the Gen1 ship to make the ship compatible with the technologies of the… Read More »
… Just one day after astronomers asked Internet users to pick from a list of 12 names for Pluto’s tiniest moons, they added a 13th name — Vulcan — at the urging of Star Trek icon William Shatner. “Vulcan is the Roman god of lava and smoke, and the nephew of Pluto. (Any connection to… Read More »
The craft is the creation of Matthew Riese, who raised money on Kickstarter to fund his “Back to the Future” homage. Deciding he doesn’t need roads, Riese has taken the hovercraft to several Bay Area spots, including the waters near Emeryville and McCovey Cove during a Giants game. DeLorean Hovercraft goes for a spin –… Read More »
In a rare and recently unearthed interview from 1965, the actor who preceded William Shatner as first captain of the Enterprise, stated that the series was based on the RAND Corporation’s “projection of things to come”. Actor Jeffrey Hunter, who played captain Christopher Pike in the Star Trek pilot “The Cage” told a Hollywood columnist… Read More »
… if it were possible, the reality of interstellar travel would be a lot less spectacular, according to a group of student physicists. The ”hyperdrive” featured in Star Wars enables Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon spaceship to take short cuts between stars through a higher dimension of space. Racing through hyperspace at near light speed, the… Read More »
What would you do if you had 2,600 balloons and a lot of free time on your hands? For Jeremy Telford, a father of three from Utah, the answer was obvious: build an inflatable replica of Bag End, the home of the character Bilbo Baggins from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Telford, a 34-year-old professional balloon… Read More »
Hangar 18 (1980 – FULL MOVIE) – YouTube. Hangar 18 involves a U.F.O. cover-up following an incident aboard the space shuttle. The orbiter is launching a satellite, which collides with an unidentified object passing close by. The space collision kills a fellow astronaut who was in the bay at that time, however, the entire incident… Read More »
Hitler Finds Out About Disney Buying Star Wars – YouTube.
Tractor Beams May Actually Work: NASA Studying 3 Methods – YouTube. … we have located a “working” tractor beam. It’s been experimentally demonstrated by the team of David B. Ruffner and David G. Grier at the Dept. of Physics and Center for Soft Matter Research (NY). The results were announced online 10/22/2012. The official… Read More »
NASA scientists now think that the famous warp drive concept is a realistic possibility, and that in the far future humans could regularly travel faster than the speed of light.A warp drive would work by “warping” spacetime around any spaceship, which physicist Miguel Alcubierre showed was theoretically possible in 1994, albeit well beyond the current… Read More »
FILM crews have been at Stonehenge this morning – and rumour is they were working on upcoming Hollywood blockbuster Thor: The Dark World. The film, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddlestone, Stellan Skarsgård and Anthony Hopkins, is to be the eighth instalment in the Marvel Comic adaptations which have been proving a hit with… Read More »
A Zombie is entering the race to become the next President of the United States. To be clear, that’s not a zombie, but a one-issue candidate who goes by the name of A Zombie. The 2012 Presidential race is about to get more lively thanks to something quite dead. A Zombie is slated to announce… Read More »
I just saw the latest spiderman (2012) movie and I enjoyed it. Rhys Ifans (who played Xenophilius Lovegood) in the last Harry Potter movie) was great as the Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type villain. But really, after seeing it, I have the same reaction as when I first saw the previews… I have no… Read More »
Tackling stimulating subjects like mass extinction and resource wars with nary a human character in sight, Grant Morrison and Barry Sonnenfeld’s Dominion: Dinosaurs vs. Aliens is a cerebral sci-fi experiment that’s far more ambitious than it sounds.In other words, the cross-platform project — with comics, motion comics and a movie trilogy in the works —… Read More »
Oz The Great And Powerful Trailer (2013) – YouTube.
… Set eight years after the events of 2008 s The Dark Knight, the latest installment finds Bruce Wayne/Batman played to applause by Christian Bale in seclusion. Gotham City not blames the caped crusader for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent. There s even been a drop in crime in Gotham City – that is,… Read More »
The dwarf who played this Ewok was clearly not Bashful. Actor Nicholas Read is facing jail time after he admitted to flashing a college student on a train headed to Manchester, England, the Sun reports. Read played an Ewok in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” After he showed the student his manhood, he took… Read More »
… there are many people on this planet who earnestly claim they have been visited by aliens, and have been abducted and taken off this planet, even to alien homeworlds. While their accounts may vary, the one thing they share is a conviction in what they saw, what they experienced, and the impact it had… Read More »
George Lucas’ film production company on Tuesday abandoned plans to build a sprawling studio in a rustic valley north of San Francisco, saying it has no desire to be seen as “an evil empire.” Lucasfilm Ltd., the force behind the Star Wars movies, surprised Marin County by announcing that it has pulled the plug on… Read More »
Kirk’s success was no fluke, either. His style of command demonstrates a keen understanding of leadership and how to maintain a team that succeeds time and time again, regardless of the dangers faced. Here are five of the key leadership lessons that you can take away from Captain Kirk as you pilot your own organization… Read More »
Planning a little space travel to see some friends on Kepler 22b? Thinking of trying out your newly-installed FTL3000 Alcubierre Warp Drive to get you there in no time? Better not make it a surprise visit — your arrival may end up disintegrating anyone there when you show up. “Warp” technology and faster-than-light (FTL) space… Read More »
Radiolab covers the strange saga of Marvel Comics’s fight against the US customs authority over whether X-Men dollies were “dolls” or “toys” — the difference being that dolls (which are defined as characters that represent humans) are taxed at twice the rate of “toys.” The case turned on whether a mutant was, indeed, human, or… Read More »
By Dan Bacalzo Feb 17, 2012 William Shatner displays a curious mix of self-deprecation and self-aggrandizement in Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It, his entertaining one-man show currently playing a limited Broadway engagement at The Music Box before launching a brief national tour. The actor demonstrates a willingness to laugh at himself, thereby allowing… Read More »
Image: page from the owner’s manual for the Cudworth-Hooper Gadabout TM 1050. Curio & Co. Ever feel like you just don’t have time? Of course you do. That’s the nature of our world. We have too much to do, not enough time to do it. If only you had a time machine, you could read… Read More »
We know the space program’s been slow lately, but we never expected the people at NASA to be so bored that they’d take time out of their day to look at someone’s sci-fi short film and say “Nah, that’s not going out.” But wait, how does NASA have the ability to block a movie’s release,… Read More »
Alejandro Rojas – Excitement for Ridley Scott’s latest alien movie, Prometheus, has been heating up. Fascinating new images were recently released and there has been news this week of a trailer being leaked. However, an exciting fact for those who believe extraterrestrials have already visited our humble planet is that Scott says his new movie… Read More »
The issue, graded at 9.0, was auctioned starting Nov. 11 online at www.comicconnect.com. The starting bid was just $1 but there was a reserve price of $900,000. Neither the name of the buyer nor seller was disclosed. It’s the first time a comic book has broken the $2 million barrier. The issue was published in… Read More »
Welcoming the local authorities’ move to the dark side, Darth Vader has asked for a land plot in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa to park his space ship. An Odessite dressed as the Star Wars villain visited the mayor’s office this week to claim a free land plot citing Ukrainian legislation which grants… Read More »
An episode of the original Star Trek series in which Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock dress up as Nazis to infiltrate a far-right alien regime is to be aired on public television in Germany for the first time ever Friday night.State broadcaster ZDFneo has evidently decided that German viewers are now ready for the episode… Read More »