Friday, February 22, 2008

News of the Day -- Feb. 22, 2008

+ Scientists from the University of Tokyo are making paper airplanes fit for space flight...and re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Mine will barely make it across the room. I'm very jealous. Thank you to Park Bench reader Trey for submitting this item.

+ This is kind of sad in an awkwardly funny way. Apparently, 14 members of the cast and crew of CBS' recently resurrected "Jericho" showed up at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention to screen a new episode, answer questions and generally thank fans for all their support. The, uh, sad part is that hardly anyone showed up, and there was apparently just a weird silence in the room. During that silence, Skeet Ulrich continued to look like a poor man's Johnny Depp. [Via Fark]

+ Ah, even in fictional outer space, size does indeed matter. This cool website gives the comparative scales of scores of different famous sci-fi ships including Firefly's Serenity and the Death Star, and now you can finally see which space ships are the manliest. [Via io9]

+ And don't forget, tomorrow night nerdy woman queen bee Tina Fey will be hosting "Saturday Night Live" for the first time ever. Hopefully this will help ease the pain as we wait patiently for a new "30 Rock."


Trey said...

You're welcome!

Liz said...

If you see any more nifty things, please send them my way. I really appreciate it!

Diamond Joe said...

I was actually at this event (the more or less monthly Comic Book and Science Fiction convention), but I didn't know this about the Jericho panel because... well, I didn't bother to see it. I was looking through boxes of 25-cent comics instead.