+ Looks like "24" is doing its best to ease our collective loss over the end of "Battlestar Galactica." Not only has Katee Sackhoff joined the cast, now so has Callum Keith Rennie , AKA, Leoben. This being "24," I'm guessing it's only a matter of time before someone starts stabbing someone else with kitchen utensils again...
+ Further proof that Hollywood producers are trying to make me cry: SyFy is doing a revamp of "Alien Nation." It's being helmed by former "Angel" and "Firefly" scribe Tim Minear which, yes, means it will probably be good but really, another remake? Can't wait 'til HBO remakes "Alf."
+ If you're going to Comic-Con, first let me say congratulations! And second, let me say, I hate you just a little bit. No, just kidding. I only hate the people going to the Doctor Who panel. (I really am just kidding.) Anyway, if you are attending the big shindig, here's helpful list of 11 Things You MUST See at Comic-Con.
In all seriousness, though, is there anyone attending this year's event who might want to do a little correspondence blogging for The Park Bench and help keep your fellow (jealous) nerds informed? If so, please let me know.
+ It looks as though my dream of one day simply being anesthetized and placed gently on a mattress to fly may be coming. Or not. A Chinese airline is contemplating "standing room only" flights where people stand in the aisles, like on subways or buses, for short flights. Don't worry though -- they've addressed the safety concerns: basically, people will be tethered in place. “It’s just like bar stools,” Spring’s Zhang Wuan told China’s CCTV.”The safety belt is the most important thing. It will still be fastened around the waist.” I can't even sit on a bar stool when I'm sober and on the ground! I can't wait to see if this pans out.
+ Did you hear about the new glass ledge on the 103rd floor observation deck of the Sears Tower? Yes, you can now lay down and look through clear glass approximately one million feet down (that distance may be inaccurate and might simply reflect this loser's fear of heights). Cool idea. I'm guessing window washing duties just got a lot scarier, though.