Friday, April 18, 2008


Jim Butcher is writing a Dresden Files graphic novel. It is a 4-part story taking place before Storm Front, and issue 1 is on sale now.

RIP Ollie Johnston. The last of Walt Disney's "9 old men" (called that even though they were in their 20s at the time) who animated classic movies such as Snow White, Fantasia, and Bambi, died this week at the age of 95.

Canada has declared that BPA in baby bottles is unsafe and may be banned. In the US, similar actions are being suggested. The maker of Nalgene water bottles is going to provide non-BPA versions.

Lockheed Martin is testing a new spaceship model at the Spaceport in New Mexico.

Scrubs and 30 Rock are going to switch timeslots for the rest of the season (3 episodes each).

Researchers have discovered a new material that is superconducting at high temperatures.

A new ion engine will be used in space for the first time this summer, when a European space ship launches from Russia.

Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) has signed a contract to write an original science fiction movie trilogy for United Artists. This would make me much happier if they would guarantee that Tom Cruise (who runs United Artists) wouldn't be in any of the movies.

DVRs for tonight:
5pm Sarah Jane Adventures (SCIFI)
530 Doctor Who (SCIFI) - Christmas ep between 3rd & 4th seasons
7pm Battlestar Galactica
6pm Torchwood (BBCA) - season 2 finale
9pm John Adams (HBO) - final part, now I can start watching

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