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Borg Floppy Disk Drives and Other Facts You Might Not Know about Star Trek: The Next Generation

18 years after the original Star Trek went off the air, Gene Roddenberry brought his creation back to television. Fans feared that the effort was doomed to failure, but instead the series was a stunning success. It lasted seven seasons and spawned three more Trek series. You know the story of the beginnings of Star Trek: [...]

Sisko Wanted to Be Bald and Other Things You Might Not Know about Deep Space Nine

In 1993, Star Trek began a bold experiment: a series set on a fixed location. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was an unusual, experimental and gloriously successful contribution to the Star Trek universe. Here are some facts that you might not know about the show. 1. Brandon Tartikoff originally conceived of Deep Space Nine as The [...]

TripAdvisor Review of Mars

HAL 9000 posted this TripAdvisor review of the planet Mars by a user named Curiosity. I don’t think he’s having a good time. Link-Thanks, Marilyn Terrell!

Strange Portraits Of Couples Sealed In Plastic

These couples have been sealed in plastic to preserve freshness, to illustrate that sometimes love can be an uncomfortable feeling, and to show how smothering each other can make it really hard to breathe. From the twisted imagination of Japanese artist Photographer Hal (yes, photographer is part of his name) comes this wacked out portrait series [...]

Link Latte 168

#168 – Week of November 1, 2011 Pop Culture Buried Treasures – [great page]See Spaceport America! – [architecture]Surreal Art: Dandelion Ceiling – [wow art]The Cruelest Show on Earth – [fascinating]Movie Spaceships: Great Series – [retrofuture]Sculptural Metal Mouse – [do we have to say "steampunk"?]Inside the Mind of an Octopus – [fascinating]HAL 9000 Clock (long awaited) – [...]

5 More Animals That Romped Through New York

An escaped peacock from New York’s Central Park Zoo found perching on Fifth Avenue window ledges drew attention—and international headlines—from news crews, bird watchers and well wishers last week. The now-famous cerulean fowl, which eventually returned to the zoo on its own, got us thinking about a handful of other animals that have taken unexpected trips [...]

7 Seminal Robots

1. Maria – 1927 One of the first robotic icons in science fiction, Maria appears in Metropolis, a silent German film directed by Fritz Lang and set in the year 2026 (at the time, 100 years in the future). The robot is never named in the film, but she is an attempt to make an evil [...]

Robocats

As I watch my cat bat a piece of foil across the floor or stare at nothing like he’s stoned, I can’t help thinking, “Gee I wish my computer was as smart as my cat.” Scientists at IBM also thought it would be fun to have a computer as intelligent as a feline, so the [...]

The Golden Age of Video

[YouTube Video Clip] – via reddit If you only saw one YouTube clip today, make it this one. Here’s The Golden Age of Video by Ricardo Autobahn, made from movie clips (which ones? David Glover got them all figured out). We Came, We Saw, We Kicked Its Ass. Indeed. Lyrics, from YouTube submitter slipknotskate1: 1,2,1,2,3,4 We accept [...]