- Awesome article on artist Ron Miller. (The artist who showed you what space looks like).
- Can real-life forcefields exist? A new Boeing patent discloses a force-field system that uses lasers, electricity and microwaves (article).
- Canadian Comic-Cons are awesome! At the 2015 Toronto ComiCon,Christopher Judge – Jaffa warrior Teal’c – talks about his experience with Stargate Sg-1 (video and article), while Terry Farrell – Jadzia Dax – speaks about her six years with Star Trek Deep Space Nine. (video and article)
- Ottawa’s Comiccon, slated for May 8-10, will feature an intense lineup of sci fi greats including Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, Ensign Chekov, Will Riker, Deanna Troi, and Wesley Crusher. (Ottawa’s Comicon Page)
- Leonard Nimoy’s son will produce a documentary about his father. (Time article)
- Battlestar Galactica rollercoaster in Singapore (video).
- New Fifth Element and Battlestar Galactica action figures, in cute vinyl, coming out this May (Funko Product Blog).
- Calling Dr. Who? Someone wants to make a full-scale flying TARDIS replica (Kickstarter).
- Stephen Spielberg to direct movie based on novel about virtual reality, Ready Player One. (article)
- What’s something interesting about space that you don’t know? (Reddit) Also, how to wash your bald head in space (Reddit).
- Rap music video created from clips from Interstellar. (video)
March 2015 archive
A total lunar eclipse will be visible this Saturday throughout Alaska, eastern Australia, northern Japan, and eastern Russia. Those on the west coast of the United States and parts of eastern China will still have a nice view of a partial eclipse. At 5 minutes in length, this will be one of the shortest lunar eclipses in the 21st century.
For more information, see the NASA eclipse page.
Best viewing times (in local time):
- Anchorage, AK: 3:30-4:30 AM
- Los Angeles, CA: 4:30-5:30 AM
- Tokyo, Japan: 8:30-9:30 PM
- Beijing, China: 7:30-8:30 PM
- Melbourne, Australia: 10:30-11:30 PM
- Concept artist Bruno Leblanc reimagines the characters of Frank Herbert’s Dune. (See also LeBlanc’s space miner and humanoid mecha design).
- Firefly’s Morena Baccarin to play mutant shape shifter Vanessa Carlyle, aka Copycat, in upcoming comic-book movie Deadpool. (More about Deadpool, Copycat wiki).
- Oregon brewery makes Ninkasi beer with space yeast.
- Classing it up? Eat your sushi with a deluxe Enterprise sushi set. The saucer doubles up as a soy sauce holder (product page).
- This is a crazy solar spring! Last week, we topped off St. Patty’s day, and the vernal equinox with solar flares, stunning auroras (awesome NASA pic), and a solar eclipse.
- In anticipation of the Interstellar blu-ray release, the internet is abuzz with 1) the launch of a free Interstellar-inspired time capsule (video trailer); 2) an Interstellar text adventure game; and 3) the release of the original alternate ending to Interstellar. (Bonus round: Quora post on the physics of those giant waves).
- A little closer to home, BBC news reports that natural lava tubes on the moon can house permanent bases.
In honor of the 50th year anniversary of the very first space walk, by Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (Times article), we bring you a moonwalking giant panda. Though pandas have yet to be sent into space (as far as we know), let’s not forget the contributions of other animals towards space flight. These daring creatures paved the way for Alexei Leonov, Neil Armstrong, and the NASA missions today. (more…)by
- Nick Acosta creates stunning visual images of the original Enterprise, as if the ship were in Star Trek movies today. See Nick Acosta’s gallery here, and a Verge article about his work.
- International Space Station Astronauts geek out about Star Trek (article with video).
- Star Wars fan builds Imperial Speeder (article), showcases a video of his working drone.
- Dozens of new Star Wars books to launch prior to ‘The Force Awakens’ (article).
- Comic artist Vincent Segrelles creates beautiful desert landscapes (Pinterest Page), with funky alien dragons (cover illustration) and trapped damsels (Pinterest image NSFW).
Of my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most…. human.
– James T. Kirk
In honor of Leonard Nimoy. A man who has traveled to the center of the galaxy, back in time, and into our hearts. We will all miss you. (NY Times Article, The Final Frontier movie script, Memorial Video).by