Dune author Frank Herbert's son Brian announced that the screenplay for the latest attempt to bring his dad's 1965 blockbuster novel to the big screen is finished, and—no. I'm sorry. I can't do this. I cannot pretend to care about this Dune adaptation, or, frankly, about Dune.
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Holy crap, this San Diego Comic-Con exclusive poster by Mark Englert is eleven different kinds of awesome. Apparently if you want to know where to get it this weekend, you have to "Jurassic" to the number 834567.
Sometimes your sweetie, significant other, or BFF gets a beautiful hand crafted Valentine's Day card. And sometimes you do some quick Googling and drop a link on their Facebook page, because that's just how your month went. Google no more. We have you covered.
Comics Alliance asked Chris Haley to draw this recast version of The Avengers, where every character is replaced by their canonical opposite gender counter part (from left to right: She-Hulk, Kate Bishop, Pepper Potts as Rescue, Maria Hill, American Dream, and Thor Girl) except Black Widow, who doesn't have one.
Drugs. Who doesn’t like drugs? They can do somany things for your story. Your. Story.
It can be a MacGuffin! A metaphor for religion! For fossil fuels! A statement on our increasingly medicated society! A lampshade hung on the question of how your characters stay awake all the time! A way of giving a certain character an emotionally revelatory experience! For your amusement, we present our ten (utterly subjectively chosen) favorite drug fueled geek adventures.
Turns out that if there's a bright center to the universe, we might find life on the planet that it's furthest from. Eh, eh? Star Wars quote?
Yeah, why don't we just move along. Scientists who are looking for planets that might support lifeforms generally look for blue-green planets with plenty of water on their surfaces, since water played such an emportant role in the evolution of life on this planet. The problem with water planets, however, is that they've got a relatively narrow Goldilocks zone (it's a thing) in which their water neither freezes nor boils away. Too far from their star and you get Hoth or worse, too close and you wind up with runaway green house conditions where all the water gets so jumpy and high in the atmosphere that its hydrogen splits off and it turns into just oxygen.
But researchers have also recently theorized that life might be just as likely to arise on a planet where there was only some water like Tatooine or Arrakis: desert planets. And, due to their geography, those planets have a much larger Goldilocks zone, and therefore might exist in greater abundance in the universe.
This is a sand cat, aka "sand dune" cat, aka "any excuse to make a Dune reference" cat, which had become extinct in Israel, but was recently bred in captivity. We will treat you to more details and another picture after the jump.
What exactly do you give the nine-year old Dune fan in your life? To promote the 1984 David Lynch film version of the much-more-well-received novel, these activity and coloring books were released. Now, activity and coloring books are generally for children. Dune was rated PG-13, so most likely, kids weren't seeing it. So, maybe this was a plot to get kids to get their parents to see the movie, which ended up flopping. But good news: there's a no-bake spice cookie recipe in it! (Not involving awareness spectrum narcotics!) Come for the societal collapse, stay for the cookies!