Monday, August 19, 2013
19 August 2013
Ahmed Best b. 1973 (Star Wars, voice of J** J** B****)
Jonathan Frakes b. 1952 (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Diana Muldaur b. 1938 (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Gene Roddenberry b. 1921 died 10/24/1991(Star Trek)
The choice for today's Picture Slot seems pretty cut and dried. Since there is zero chance I would choose the youngest person on the list due to his unfortunate role (not really his fault, always blame the writers and director first), since the other three people on the list are there because of Star Trek, Roddenberry is obviously trump.
Many happy returns to the living.
Spy Kids: All The Time In The World In 4D released 2011
Reality: Yes! The company that brought you the Edsel and would soon be making both the Maverick and the Pinto was going to make a sporty little two seater with a turbine engine fueled by a nuclear reactor. As you can guess from this mock-up, the engine was in the rear and there was at least two feet of shielding between the nuclear reaction and the passengers.
Also, you can tell this is the 1958 version and not the 1962 because of the fins.
What about a rear end collision? Oh, pish tush, those things NEVER happen.
I suppose I should take this opportunity to say I am not 100% opposed to nuclear energy. It can be made safe and with thorium reactors, the nuclear waste storage problem can be minimized due to recycling. As I read once, nuclear energy is safe unless you do something monumentally stupid.
The Ford Nucleon was monumentally stupid.
Thanks to loyal reader Zombie Rotten McDonald for finding a link to nuclear powered transportation over on io9.com.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Last week, we had Robert A. Heinlein disenfranchising young people. Tomorrow, the young get their revenge on the old.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!