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TWTWTW: Star Wars, Bond, Blade Runner and a bit of viral video too

Web round-up time. I might see if I can get this sponsored by some train company or other, such is its reliability. Bit of a film theme has developed this week – so without further ado… No match for a blaster kid… I love the science of movies stories, so delighted with this: Blaster shots … Continue reading

Why? Simple question, but I’m still waiting for the answer

Newsnight’s arch-inquisitor Jeremy Paxman, established a reputation for fearless, journalistic integrity by simply asking a question. Granted he asked that question 12 times, putting then Home Secretary Michael Howard under the kind of grilling normally only reserved for Welsh rarebit. It is an interview that went down in history (at least in journalistic circles) But … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Stan, Tim and Nik – no, not the world’s worst boy band…

Yes, I know the headline sounds like three blokes sporting white linen on a beach somewhere, but I ca promise you they’re not crooning some insipid love song to a slightly disco beat. No this week’s round up features Nikola Tesla, Stan Lee and Tim Minchin (among others)* Yes I know Tim Minchin is a … Continue reading

Science and Technology of Avengers Assemble

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Google Share on Linkedin Share by email Realmenreadcomics Wed, May 09 2012 07:16:24 0 likes  ·  0 comments So a quick collection of articles which look at the science and tech in the year’s biggest blockbuster (so far). First up – a piece on context. … Continue reading

TWTWTW: You wait ages for a superhero and then six come along at once

Avengers Assemble has just broken the box office record for an opening weekend, a veritable Hulk smash hit, and it’s not hard to see why. The movie is an absolute joy, a script sparkling with wit and humour, and intelligence. It has some great performances from the cast and enough SFX to fill 30 seasons … Continue reading