Tuesday, 29 January 2008

3D or not 3D

Nice consumer 3D cinema story from the big green Q - kudos to them for getting it out and about - only marred by the horrible sight of a blurred 3D Steve Shaw ;-)

BBC NEWS | Technology | Why 3D is about to break through

Thursday, 24 January 2008

A Torchwood fan writes...

Okay, not a fan in any proper sense of the word. As I09 has pointed out though, this damning indictment of Russell The T's offspring is actually describing a show I'd want to see. And hell, I'd forgotten all about Lexx.

"It's also necessary because of Torchwood's single redeeming feature, which is that it's efficient television for the sexually frustrated sci fi addict. It's basically the investigating team from Angel, in the universe of Doctor Who, operating off of stolen alien technology like some renegade Welsh Stargate team, solving cases lifted from shows like The X-Files if not from Doctor Who itself, with the juvenile hyperssexuality of Lexx (though without the benefit of cruising around in a planet-destroying phallus, I'm sorry to say), all mixed together with the gender-bending intricacies of The L Word (admittedly, not sci fi, but at least there are lots of exposed breasts, which must count for something)."

More of the rant at Jesus Drives an SUV: Why Russell T. Davies Sucks

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Why Lolcats Control Your Mind

Ah ha, so that's why I just spent 10 minutes looking at the Dunecat picture above while nigh on asphyxiating...

[via i09]

Mad Science: Evolution Explains Why Lolcats Control Your Mind

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Her Light Materials, Volume I

Unhinged skit on Philip Pullman involving the universe being coded in Pascal.
" The next time the Supreme Being chooses to take a compile, the whole of the universe will disappear into a syntax error."
Very geeky and very funny. Well, the non-coding bits I could understand were anyway....

Her Light Materials, Volume I | Reg Developer

Friday, 18 January 2008

Nature As Amusement Park

Finnish artist Ilkka Halso believes that, once we're done thoroughly trashing the planet we'll only stumble across nature in amusement parks. And once that's where we've corralled it, hell we might as well stick a rollercoaster through the middle.

Dystopian and sad idea, glorious image...

[via io9]
Coming Soon: Nature As Amusement Park

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Hacking trams

From El Reg:

A Polish teenager allegedly turned the tram system in the city of Lodz into his own personal train set, triggering chaos and derailing four vehicles in the process. Twelve people were injured in one of the incidents.

The 14-year-old modified a TV remote control so that it could be used to change track points, The Telegraph reports.

"He studied the trams and the tracks for a long time and then built a device that looked like a TV remote control and used it to manoeuvre the trams and the tracks," said Miroslaw Micor, a spokesman for Lodz police.

Roll on IBC...

Polish teen derails tram after hacking train network | The Register

Saturday, 5 January 2008

BSG's Last Supper

Well, it's one way of guerilla marketing your show in the teeth of the ongoing writer's strike: a recreation of the Last Supper which hints at some of the tensions and plotlines that will play out in the final season of BSG.

And is that two Sixes? By golly, I think it is...

Battlestar Galactica: Secrets Of Battlestar Season Four Betrayed In New Photo