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Tube Bits For 03/15/2008

  • All you lucky New York City Galactica viewers, listen up! During the premiere of Galactica on April 4th, you will be able to call a certain pizzeria in town, answer a simple question about the premiere, and you get a free pizza. Mmmm, pizza.
  • Staying with Galactica, if you’re in L.A. on April 13th, composer BearMcMreary is hosting a concert the will feature music from the first three seasons of Galactica. James Callis (Gaius Baltar) will host the show. For more info, visit Bear’s website.
  • Deadbolt explains what we want from the new Star Wars TV series. Very well done, with some nice speculation. And I’m totally onboard with giant space battles. I’d watch just for that.
  • Dynamite Entertainment has just acquired the rights to re-print, and create new, comics of everybody’s favorite space adventurer, Buck Rogers. Gil Gerard need not apply.
  • Did you know Warner Bros. is creating a new, animated Bat Man DVD? They are and it’s called Batman: Gotham Knight. Check out the trailer for this new, anime-styled movie:
  • And finally, The History Channel shows us, in this cool video, the birth of the universe:

One administrative note: Tube Bits will be going on hiatus for the next week or so as I will be on vacation. Feel free to lobby John to continue the ‘Tube’ in his copious amounts of spare time!

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5 Comments on Tube Bits For 03/15/2008

  1. Whoa..!!! Quite a video about the world’s birth. We need more of these.

  2. “what we want from the new Star Wars TV series.”

    How about having the show run for 1 hour. If it’s a half hour show, I won’t watch it.

  3. Hmmm…

    Flint Dille, a prominent animation and videogame creator as well as the grandson of Buck’s originator, John Flint Dille, oversees the Buck Rogers franchise. “My family and I have always considered the Buck legacy a sort of ‘sacred trust’,” Dille says, “and we are absolutely confident that this collaboration with Dynamite honors that trust.”

    I wonder what Philip Francis Nowlan’s estate thinks of that “Buck’s originator, John Flint Dille” bit.

  4. Old Bogus // March 15, 2008 at 10:08 pm //

    Notes on the History Channel movie:

    “A billion years after the BB the stars form creating nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon.” No. These are created during the last gasps of a star as they go supernova.

    “One of these lumps of stardust . . . has temperatures warm enough to allow hydrogen DIOXIDE [emphasis mine] . . . water to build up in the atmosphere.” What a technical crock!! Water has many names: aqua, dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO), hydric acid, hydrogen hydroxide, hydrogen oxide, hydrohydroxic acid, hydroxic acid, hydroxilic acid, oxidane, and μ-oxido dihydrogen but never “hydrogen dioxide” since it only has ONE oxygen atom!

    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wikisaurus:water

    The producers of this trash should be fired. Unless they actually live on another planet. Or in a different universe.

  5. :-$

    Scientists having some fun, I’m sure, but how can anyone really profess to “know” what was happening less than 1 second after the “Big Bang.”

    All of this is an exercise in theory and philosophy; not much real scientific calculation, because…who the heck really knows for sure?

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