From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon

Over a hundred years ago, a Frenchman decided to make a film. Not that unusual, people had been making films for a couple of years by then. This was different. It wasn’t about an love affair, a strange affair or a light-hearted comedy. This was about a trip to the moon! This amazing movie, that

Pioneers and Golden Records

Pioneers and Golden Records

Two of the greatest experiments started when I was very young.  These being the launch of four probes. The two pioneers and the two voyagers. These probes have produced some of the best images of our galaxy we have ever seen. Spend a while going through the images over on the NASA website. I don’t

Another look at Cosmos

Another look at Cosmos

Almost 35 years ago, the late Carl Sagan stared in a ground breaking TV series called Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. This series was, until PBS did one about the American civil war, the biggest watched show on the channel. We now have to jump forward to today, well actually yesterday. Cosmos is back.  This time

Asteroids and monkeys

Asteroids and monkeys

Asteroids & monkeys? What is the connection I hear you say. Well, the simple answer is this: I was listening to an old podcast of the BBC radio 4 series, The Infinite Monkey Cage and they were talking about the earth being hit by an extraterrestrial object, an asteroid mainly. The next part of this

The ultimate MacGuffin?

The ultimate MacGuffin?

A post from earlier this week, talked about god and suitcases.  Now I have to talk about one of the greatest, and least well know, MacGuffin of all time. R2D2. What? I hear you say! I agree with you, in part.  Until I was writing about MacGuffins and deus et machina I didn’t realise how

God and the Suitcase

God and the Suitcase

Every Friday I watch, with a couple of friends and a couple of drinks, bad movies. I’m not going into this as I have already covered this on the blog. The film that inspired thus post is then fiftieth anniversary film of the great Toho series, Godzilla. That film involves all the rubber suited monsters