Did you read a Marvel Comic, or see The Avengers, and upon glancing at the S.H.I.E.L.D. flying fortress known as a helicarrier think to yourself, “I have got to get me one of these!” Well so did some people at the Pentagon. The notion of a helicarrier is nothing new, after all it combines all the mobile command awesomeness of an aircraft carrier without that icky possibility of getting splashback from the world’s oceans. It’s the best of both worlds! It’s worth noting that this comes from the government themselves, and not one of those silly Change.org petitions like the one that wants the government to dump trillions into building a Death Star. Nope, the government wants helicarriers legit, and they`re currently accepting proposals on how to get the job done. (more…)
Nazis from the Moon are now invading the United States. No! Wait! Don’t run to the bank, stock up on bottled water and hide in your basement, this is purely about a movie. Iron Sky, the infamous independent film about a colony of Nazis on the Dark Side of the Moon who return to invade the Earth, is finally coming to U.S. shores months after opening in Europe.
Currently, shows have been confirmed for San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago starting today, but sadly, if you’re just learning this, all shows are sold out except for the one in LA. Starting next month though, screenings will be spreading out across the country. Confirmed shows have been set up in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Michigan City, IN, and Seattle with screenings pending in about two dozen other cities. To see if it’s coming to a theatre near you, click here.
And if the movie’s not coming to a theater near you, don’t fret, and get any friends and family you might have in those cities with a screening scheduled to run out and buy tickets. The more popular these screenings are, the more the film will spread to other cities.
How about you Bastards? Excited to finally see Iron Sky?
The politically aware among us know that it’s going to be a rough ride to re-election for current U.S. President Barack Obama, but there’s now polling suggesting that if aliens descend on Earth between now and November, the people will gladly follow Obama in defense of the Earth against evil invaders. Or get along with them if they turn out nice.
The poll, conducted by National Geographic in promotion for its new series Chasing UFOs, reports that nearly two-thirds of Americans, 65 per cent, think that Obama would do better dealing with aliens than his opponent, former Massachusetts Governor Miit Romney. The numbers also break down along conventional political lines, 68 percent of women polled choose Obama as alien buster-in-chief over 61 percent of men. Nearly 70 percent of those polled between ages 18-64 think Romney would do worse when dealing with aliens, and 50 percent of those 65 and over think he’d struggle.
Interestingly, National Geographic’s poll further revealed that “More than 80 million Americans are certain that UFOs exist,” and that most of those people “would not mind a minor alien invasion, because they expect these space-age visitors to be friendly — like the lovable character depicted in Steven Spielberg’s popular film E.T.”
So does that mean people trust Obama to deal diplomatically with a friendly E.T., or do they trust him to suit up Independence Day style if the aliens come down here and get all rowdy. Hopefully, this isn’t a question the electorate gets hung up on this election year.
Star Warsfan Rebecca Crane found made a wonderful use of her spare time (which nerds seem to have an awful lot of) and created a map of The United States of Star Wars. Each state on the map represents a different planet/location from the Star Warsuniverse. Texas is Kessel, Oregon is Endor, Maine is Naboo…etc. Each state is based on similarities in geography as well as the type of people that reside there. Here is a little more info…
There are probably tens of planets that work for each state, I picked either the first one that I came to or the best fit.
Planets were assigned based on partial terrain, landmarks that correlate with the planet and state, types of people in the state and planet, famous landmarks, or slightly randomly selected (but loosely based on facts) from my brother and myself.
In case you can identify all of the Star Wars States Rebecca made a list of what state corresponds with what planet. (AFTER THE JUMP)