Should mankind mine the moon? There’s a much more serious debate going on about this than you might realize. Also, are movies making a comeback – Dr. Strange might have been just what the doctor ordered. Plus genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science news from throughout the Post-Geek Singularity with today’s TRANSMISSION.
Mining the moon for precious metals and rare elements … what could possibly go wrong?
by Mike Bawden
Today is National Washington State Day … the home of the Viceroy of Verisimilitude, Robert Meyer Burnett. Be sure to wish him well and raise a toast to his precious Washington today by tweeting him (on Twitter, of course) at @BurnettRM!
In the meantime, here’s what we’ve curated for your reading pleasure from the farthest reaches of the Post-Geek Singularity …
David Cronenberg gives an interesting interview about CRIMES OF THE FUTURE and the underground film he made twenty years earlier with the same name. It’s a nice companion piece to this ROBSERVATIONS episode from last month.
Is the summer blockbuster back? Have predictions about “the death of cinema” been premature? Variety offers an interesting look at how DR. STRANGE 2’s first weekend’s box office numbers might signal a return to “normal” whatever that is.
For science-futurists out there … would mining the Moon help cure some of what ails planet Earth? Lewis Pinault seems to think so. Apparently, this idea isn’t as “out there” as you might think. Water, rare elements (like He-3), and precious metals on the moon – hundreds of billions of dollars in untapped resources – may make mining expeditions worth the effort. (Click here to download an infographic)
The rumor-mill that is Giant Freaking Robot is speculating that Jason Statham has signed on to play Union Jack in the MCU. What do Imagination Connoisseurs think of that possibility?
Check out what’s buzzin’ on the PGS Facebook Page …
Are Ezra Miller’s days numbered as The Flash? This post from Imagination Connoisseur, Kenny Kraly Jr, seems to make that allegation. Join in the conversation and let us know what you think.
FWIW, this article on CBR.com seems to contradict the post shared by Kenny.
Wil Wheaton just can’t seem to catch a break. PGS Member posts this story about Wheaton’s cameo on ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and Imagination Connoisseurs let him have it in the comments section. Ouch.
Imagination Connoisseurs express their concern and frustration about the Spock/T’pring coupling in the series debut of ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ … The clip they were commenting on can be found, below …
First fan reactions to the AVATAR 2 trailer are, as expected, mixed and whiny. Even in the PGS.
Imagination Connoisseur Tommy Mårtensson shared his thoughts as to why he may be leaving Star Wars behind. His post was interesting enough, we’ve re-posted it as a new blog (written by Tommy) on the PGS website. You can view that here.
Tommy also penned this review of PSYCHO II and shared it with his fellow Connoisseurs. Let us know what you think about Franklins’s sequel to HItchock’s classic.
Meme of the Day …
Imagination Connoisseur, S’wak Props, has figured out the “ultimate plot twist” for ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ that will bring it back into synch canonically. LOL!
That’s it for today.
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