Icon Wars

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See what computers do at night: http://www.xs4all.nl/~jvdkuyp/flash/see.htm

(Thanks to my brother for sending that one along.)

Meanwhile, back in the Star Wars universe…

While granting tsmacro’s point that Star Wars is really space fantasy, not science fiction, there’s still no reason why they have to get just about everything scientific wrong, whether they need to or not. (I think most of us are willing to accept the eternally-fueled spacecraft, and even the zooming sounds in space. But there’s a lot of other stuff that just seems like careless thinking.) A really fun way to read up on all that is on badastronomy.com, which is always worth looking at anyway. (Thanks to Chet for the suggestion.)

Lest it seem like I’m only interested in cavilling, however, I should say that I really liked General Grievous’s giant speeder wheel. If someone wanted to get me one of those for my birthday (a working model, of course), that would be cool.

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  1. tsmacro
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    Well i’m glad I don’t watch a movie like star wars with his scientifically critical eye, it would take all the fun out of it! *L* But i’m glad to see he said he actually did like it though despite the “flaws”. I did read his thing about the whole moon landing hoax while I was there, now that seems to be a proper use of his talents!

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