Saturday, November 17, 2012

Time Traveling Robots in Space #50 - Star Wars is Back!!


What is the "Looper Effect"?  Who survived hurricane Sandy out at sea?  And we talk at length about the return of Star Wars!



* Details are finally coming out about the new Twilight Zone movie.
http://updates.io9.com/post/34917139634/leonardo-dicaprios-twilight-zone-movie-will-feature

* We learn about the floating robot that survived at sea and took readings during hurricane Sandy.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57544555-1/seafaring-robot-sails-through-sandy-unscathed/

* George Lucas sells Star Wars and his other properties to Disney. Then announce episode 7!
http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/30/3577656/disney-buys-lucasfilm-plans-to-release-star-wars-episode-7-in-2015?=1

* This week's Audible.com pick, Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: the Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

* And, our picks; the film Cloud Atlas, "Marionettes, Inc" one of the short stories from Ray Bradbury's book The Illustrated Man and Fringe: Season 1.

*  Question of the week; Since we talked a lot about Star Wars on this episode, what job would you like to have in that universe and on which side would you want to be?

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