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WORLD’S LARGEST AIRCRAFT to launch spacecraft

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X-37B MINI SPACE SHUTTLE drone lands

This last May another X-37B mini spaceplane landed after almost two years in orbit. It did so under remote and mostly autopilot control. During the time in orbit it performed a number of experiments and jobs, some of them classified. … Continue reading

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YOUNG SHELDON first look

“Young Sheldon” will be on CBS this fall. I can’t resist sharing a first look preview which just came online at YouTube. The biggest problem I see is how to keep in tune with the original version of Sheldon but … Continue reading

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ALL SYSTEMS RED: great new SF by Martha Wells

In a far future Murderbot, its chosen name, is a robot with full AI: not only intelligence but also self-awareness and emotions. Its non-biological body is covered with a human body to ease working with humans and using their tools. … Continue reading

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THEIR FINEST: terrific movie starring Gemma Arterton

Saw a wonderful film this weekend which is still in theaters. Gemma Arterton stars as a woman brought in during WW II to punch up the women’s lines in a film. It’s a publicity film intended to keep up the … Continue reading

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Kate Beckinsale’s UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS surprisingly watchable

I delayed watching Kate Beckinsale’s UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS till I could get it cheaply. I thought the series was played out and the latest episode might be barely watchable. I wasn’t willing to spend the time and money going to … Continue reading

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I want what SEVEN OF NINE had!

Recently people have started having radio ID chips surgically implanted. Stupid. You have to undergo surgery, which is dangerous even at its most innocuous. To upgrade you need more surgery. To fix problems yet more surgery. Worst, you can be … Continue reading

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SUPERHERO BELLE from Beauty and the Beast

I am eagerly awaiting the live action Beauty and the Beast this Friday, March 17th. Meanwhile, I revisited Disney’s 1991 animated version. It was even more magical than I remembered. I suggest you also watch it. It’s available from several … Continue reading

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Great new CASTAWAYS IN TIME book

Just finished a terrific addition to the old “castaways in time” books which started with Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. The book by Michael Z. Williamson is a bit long on the details of how the main … Continue reading

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Great read – FRONTIER MAGIC by Patricia Wrede

Normally I post about new books, movies, TV shows. But this last week I read a trilogy that has been out a while & enjoyed it a lot. It deserves a look by anyone who missed it the first time. … Continue reading

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