Guide to Space, Planets and the rest of the Universe
|Another new Star Wars Trailer||07/11/2015 13:24|
Disney has sprung a surprise with another trailer showing a couple of different scenes to the last one. However the trailer is aimed at the Japan market as the words on the screen are all in Japanese. Although the writing is in Japanese, the speech is all in English. There`s no new locations, there are new scenes such as where Finn and Rey introduce themselves to one another. Again, their surnames aren`t mentioned. Making a first appearance in the trailers is the golden translator droid C-3PO but again, there is no Luke Skywalker which the producers are doing a good job at hiding from people so it`ll be a surprise.
|Finally Here, the Warcraft Movie Trailer||06/11/2015 20:35|
Its finally here, the trailer to Warcraft, the Movie. The story is set on Azeroth and is a film adapation of World of Warcraft, one of the last subscription based MMORPGs currently out there. It was last revealed that the game has 5.5 million players, down from 12 million players when the Lich King expansion was out in 2010-12. Blizzard Entertainment are hoping that this game might revitalise the interest in the game.
The film is set before the events of the game, when Humans come make first contact with the Orcs who have come through a portal from their homeworld of Draenor. Draenor is dying and so they travel through a portal to look for a new world. As this is set at the beginning of the game line, there is no Forsaken/Undead as they come later. Although there is a little deviation from the original storyline, the master storyteller of the original lore, Chris Metzen has had input into the storyline.
The graphics and imaginary look amazing and should disappoint the naysayers who were predicting the film would bomb. There had been reports that the distributers had called it a troubled film but it does look good though, as good as LOTR - Fellowship of the Ring and the rest. Only time will tell when it comes out next June.
|Rogue Planet Discovered||04/11/2015 23:06|
Scientists have revealed that they have discovered a planet out there in the cosmos. In brief, a rogue planet is one that doesn`t orbit a star but free floats within the galaxy. The planet is referred to as PSO J318.5-22, a name that so easily rolls off the tongue. 1. The planet was discovered by scientists from Edinburgh University using a telescope in Chile. The planet was discovered in the Capricornus constellation if you want to go looking for it yourself. If you are tempted to look for it, you`d need a powerful telescope as it won`t be visible by the naked eye. The planet is quite nearby, a mere 80 light years away compared to say the Tadpole Galaxy.
It is described as being a giant Jupiter gaseous planet rather than one like our own rocky type planet. The planet is estimated to be about 800 degress celsius so another reason why there won`t be any Alien civilisations living there. It is in the Beta Pictoris group of stars and a mere 12 million years ago whereas our own planet, Earth is about five billion years old. Artist impressions of what the planet may look like show it as a violet/purple colour. 2Comments
|Is Han Solo returning in Episode VIII?||04/11/2015 22:42|
I had always thought that Harrison Ford wanted out of the whole Star Wars franchise and this Star Wars - The Force Awakens was going to be his swan song. It stemmed from hearing that Harrison wanted his character to die at the end of Star Wars VI - Return of the Jedi which never happened. Well, according to IMDB, on their Episode VIII page, they`ve listed Harrison Ford as being one of the cast members. Whilst there is mention for Luke Skywalker, the other main characters aren`t there in the list. It remains to be seen if any of the other characters such as Chewbacca or Princess Leia will return. The news of the all important new female lead character who`ll join Rey and Finn against the First Order is eagerly awaited.
*SPOILER* Of what I have heard whether rightly or wrongly that a major character will die off. If I were a betting man I would put my money on a certain hairy character rather than anyone of the others given how old the actor in the suit is. For the droids, the people inside could be replaced by someone else as we don`t see their faces ever. As for C-3PO voice, it could be adjusted and a plausible reason given why the accent has changed. Whoever it is, he`ll be missed by the many Star War fans out there.Comments
|New Series of Star Trek to air in 2017||02/11/2015 19:07|
It has been revealed that CBS Paramount has commissioned a new television series of Star Trek which will be broadcast in January 2017. It will not be a reboot, it will have totally new storylines, new characters, new aliens and new planets. Expect to see Vulcans and Klingon in one or two episodes. It won`t be called Star Trek, The Further Generation or something silly. The first run of the episodes will be on CBS digital subscription channel before then being syndicated. Just hope those here in U.K. don`t have to wait too long for it though.
Remember also, its the fiftieth anniversary of the first showing of the Star Trek - The Original Series where we first met Spock in an episode before James Tiberius Kirk became Captain. For more information, check out CBS`s official news release.Comments
|TB145 Asteroid Close Encounter||30/10/2015 16:03|
The asteroid TB-145 is due to come close to the Earth between 9pm GMT on the 30th October and 5 am on the day after, Halloween. Although it might seem like a horror story, it is nothing to worry about. There is no impeding crash, no need to send Bruce Willis up with a nuclear device a la Armageddon style. The asteroid will enable scientists to fix their telescopes on the rock and monitor it and of course examine it. It is possible to see it with a 6 inch apature telescope if you look in the direction of the bow Orion the hunter.
It was only recently spotted which is why so many news articles are only publishing news about it so close to the close encounter. The rock is about four hundred meters across and will pass by 302, 500 miles from the Earth which is about 1.3 times the distance between the Earth and The Moon. Once darkness falls on Halloween, the asteroid can be seen in the sky before 9 p.m. but the light from the Moon should not be a problem.Comments
|New Star Wars - The Force Awakens Trailer||20/10/2015 07:05|
|The expected final trailer for the new Star Wars Movie that is due out in December has been released. To use the word "EPIC" is to undervalue the trailer. The trailer includes all the main characters from the new film from Rey through to Kylo Ren. The clip also shows an epic battle above the cold planet which is the new Death Star. Just click on the image below and sit back and enjoy.|
|Star Wars - The Force Awakens Poster||19/10/2015 22:30|
|The poster for the new Star Wars film has been released. In central position is Rey indicating that she will be the main character with Finn being the support character. If you have been following the film in the news, you will have noticed Rey in the pilot seat of the Millenium Falcon in a photo or two which strongly indicates that she is the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia. Also reinforces what been said in the new previously about the new Death Star being an actual Planet this time round which the director J.J. Abrams had said recently about some of the rumours being true.|
Also released were a few small thirty second trailers ahead of the new major trailer that is being released during an ESPN show. The film is being controversially released in the United Kingdom before being shown hours later in the United States which has annoyed a many Star Wars fans on the opposite side of the Atlantic to this site. The new film is coming in at about 2hrs 16 minutes which is just two minutes longer than Star Wars VI - Return of the Jedi.
|X-Files Re-opened||29/09/2015 19:23|
The conspiracy theory series, The X-Files that followed the investigations of F.B.I. special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are to come back next year, 24th/25th January 2016 to be precise in a mini-series. Those dates are for the U.S. audiences, no details for the rest of the world yet. Whilst that is not news and has been known for a while, what is new is that the trailer for the series has been released. The trailer doesn`t give too much detail apart from indicating a story that has a historical story to it. Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner, Fox and Dana`s boss at the F.B.I. also makes a return appearance. Although you don`t see his face, it is implied that Cigarette Smoking Man is also back having survived the assassination attempt on his life at the end of the series.
In addition to the series, there was a The X-Files, the Movie which was set between series 5 and 6 which featured the Syndicate working alongside alien technology which cultimated in a U.F.O. - Unidentified Flying Object taking off from under Antarctica. After the series finished in 2002, there was a second film The X-Files, I Want to Believe in 2008 which focussed more on the supernatural then on Aliens.
|Super Blood Moon||28/09/2015 21:19|
Hats off to all those people who stayed up all through the night to see the rare Super Blood Moon and then went to work. Not only was the Moon closest to the Earth but it was also red. The Red is caused by the fact that the Moon was eclipsed by the Earth so gave it that shade of colour. It was also a Supermoon because the moon was closest to the Sun. The Moon doesn`t stay at an equal distance from the Earth as it orbit. When the Moon is nearest the Earth, the Moon will appear brighter. The next Red Supermoon is expected in about 2033 so if you missed it, thats when you can look forward to seeing it next.Comments