January 2015

Familiar Notes, New Instruments-The Fantastic Four Trailer

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-BVs-KCSiA] The trailer for the new, rebooted version of Fantastic Four was released yesterday. That’s it up there. The production’s been a whipping boy for the geek press for months with persistent rumors it was in massive trouble. Even now, it’s going back for reshoots that are either exactly the sort of pickup material

Familiar Notes, New Instruments-The Fantastic Four Trailer

Dragon Age: Inquisition-Tavern Songs Released For Free For Now

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Zkun0tJc4] We have a system with Bioware Games. Marguerite plays them, I provide regular backseat support/audience and where needed an extra ideological viewpoint. It worked like a charm for the Mass Effect playthrough she did in 2012 and it’s been going well for the excellent Dragon Age: Inquisition. One of the things I’ve really

Dragon Age: Inquisition-Tavern Songs Released For Free For Now

Sunday Moment of Zen: Beagle 2

The Beagle 2 Mars lander deployed on Christmas Day 2003. The hope was that the small ship would make it through the atmosphere, land and unfurl an array of sensors to being studying our nearest planetary neighbour. The project’s principle investigator was British scientist Colin Pillinger who threw himself headlong at both the science and

Sunday Moment of Zen: Beagle 2

Interstellar and the NASA Myth

  When I was 12 I wrote to NASA. This was pre-email and pre-commercial internet. So, when I say wrote, I mean it; paper, stamps, return address. I decided I wanted to learn more about space because, if I didn’t know enough, I might not be able to become an astronaut. Nothing happened for three

Interstellar and the NASA Myth

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