The Blog of M.W. Chase
Happy 50th anniversary to the longest running sci-fi series of all time and space! It all began on November 23rd, 1963, on BBC One with the first episode of Doctor Who, An Unearthly Child, in grainy black and white, staring the first Doctor, William Hartnell.
Celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who is this particularly well made 50th anniversary fan tribute. Check it out!
And here is a rather well performed original fan music video. Allons-y!
This could very well be the coolest PC case. The Lian Li PC-CK101L — it’s a locomotive engine. No really. It is. And it moves too.
Auctioned at Christies, this pair of singing bird pistols displays phenomenal early 19th century work in clockwork automata. Apparently there are only 4 other such pistols in existence. These are pure works of art, and pure genius!
And no, they are not actual “working” guns.
Check out this short independent steampunk film, Airlords of Airia. Although the dialog is weak, and the English dubbing not so good, overall it’s a neat little 12 minute piece. It’s also just part one, apparently, and I guess they’ll be looking for more crowdfunding over at their site.
This post comes a little late, but we had a great time at Dragon*Con 2013 this year. I have tons of pictures, but this video by BeatDownBuggie pretty much sums it up. If you’ve never been to Dragon*Con before, this will pretty much make you want to go. Check it out — it’s epic!
The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black, is an absolutely phenomenal book. If you ever wanted to know what the skeletal structure and musculature of a pegasus, siren/mermaid, satyr, minotaur, or harpy would look like, then look no further than this mesmerizing tome!
And here as an amazingly well done promo trailer for the book.
At last, one of science fiction’s greatest classics (modern classics anyway) comes to the big silver screen! Come this November, I think we’ll be seeing what a real far future space war would be like. Orson Scott Card is said to be a co-producer, so here’s hoping that Ender’s Game will be as good as the trailer promises.
The latest trailer for Thor 2 is looking pretty good!
In 1980, Carl Sagan’s Cosmos aired on PBS — a phenomenal and ground breaking science show which brought knowledge of the universe to millions (or dare I say… “Billions and Billions…”).
In 2014, Cosmos shall return again, hosted by famed astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson. Check it out!
This is too cool — and quite literally cool at that! The following video from the Royal Institution is a fantastic demonstration of the wonders of superconductors. Here we have a superconductor “car” zipping around a magnetic track shaped like a möbius strip. And yes, that does mean it’s moving upside down for half the track.
The real action starts at about 4:50, but you should watch the whole thing as it gives a great explanation.
Phil Plait also has a good explanation on his blog as well.