Engadget has a post up about a custom version of the RoboSapien called…ElmoSapien. Personally, it looks like something out of the amazing movie, The Thing. Like the RoboSapien was on a mission to infiltrate an Elmo camp, found a sentry and proceeded to skin him….and wear it as a suit…
Author - Jerry Paxton
LAIst has posted the short film entitled ‘The Hotel Chevalier’ in which Natalie Portman gets naked. Now I have never been a huge fan of her body, sure she is a cute girl but way too mousy for my tastes. I am sure this will satisfy many though.
AICN is reporting that an actor to play James T. Kirk in the next Star Trek film might have been found. According to their sources, the next Kirk will be actor Mike Vogel, who is also starring in the same Producer’s latest film, secretly titled ‘Cloverfield’.
Reuters is reporting that astronomers detected a very powerful radio burst lasting only 5 milliseconds from a range of 3 billion light years away.
‘This burst appears to have originated from the distant universe and may have been produced by an exotic event such as the collision of two neutron stars or the death throes of an evaporating black hole,’ said Duncan Lorimer of West Virginia University and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
Yahoo reports that scientists have discovered that wooly mammoth hair offers a wealth of genetic information; much more so than from frozen animal skin/blood.
‘Learning the DNA sequence does not mean that the ancient animal can be cloned or somehow resurrected, Schuster said, adding ‘this is science fiction.”
Sounds like someone needs his Ph.D revoked! It could happen!!! I have seen it on TV!
Joystiq reports that Valve’s Orange Box has gone gold and is scheduled for store shelves or your Steam account on October 10th. The Orange Box contains Half-Life 2, Episodes 1 and 2, Portal and Team Fortress 2.
Gamespot has posted the demo to Clive Barker’s Jericho, a scary squad-based FPS for the PC. Xbox 360 and PS3 demos are still in the works. The game is scheduled for release on October 23rd.
AICN is reporting via Variety that Transformers 2: An Even Bigger Waste of Your Life has begun pre-production with a targeted June 26th, 2009 release date. The AICN reporter also states, ‘I’ve heard rumors there’ll be no flames on Optimus this time, which kinda sucks. I mean…what’ll we do for a catch phrase?’
Joystiq reports that the LaRouche PAC, the same group who kept pushing the blame of the Virginia Tech massacre on video games has turned it’s sights on Halo 3. The article also states, ‘[With Second Life, or Halo 3] either way, the dehumanization process occurs in any instance, by the first-person shooter games’ precision to kill another object, or by the adoption of an arbitrary set of anti-scientific, anti-principled rules, like that of Second Life … The vicious attack on the human mind by this cybernetics cult has been one of the key tricks by the oligarchy, that has arrested the development of the youth, today, preventing any consistent intellectual and political motion to change the world.’
Mmmmm…I love the smell of crazy in the morning!
FirstShowing is reporting that Terminator 4 is scheduled to begin pre-production in October for a tentative 2009 release. The Halcyon Co producing the film still has plans to do a trilogy of new films as well. So…it looks like there is plenty of Terminator goodness to come!