So this evening Mrs. Multiverse and I are venturing back into the Pegasus galaxy with the international team of Stargate Atlantis. This was one of our favorite shows on the Sci-Fi channel, now SyFy. I hesitate in saying that it is our favorite Stargate of the three shows that bear that name, but it is. We didn’t watch the third series that much; I think we were a bit bitter over the decision to cancel Atlantis.
The chemistry, and camaraderie are the two biggest draws to the series for us. Those along with the perfect amount of humor make for a fun time. The characters are well fleshed out, and very likable. Being ahead of its time, Stargate Atlantis was a show where women not only lead, they kicked some serious ass. The antagonists, the Wraith, were a frightening foe that were basically alien vampires that lived in a hive-type society.
Well, back to watching the show!
The original image came from BuyMetalOnline.com, but it is no longer available there (for some reason). I’ve always really enjoyed it, and figure that I should share it. How many can you identify?
Warp drive would allow us to travel 10 times faster than the speed of light without actually breaking the speed of light – however, most scientists think that the technology will never actually work. Despite this, NASA has released designs for a faster-than-light ship that uses the hypothetical tech.
Source: Impossible Physics: Meet NASA’s Design for a Warp Drive Ship
I so wish this would become a reality within my lifetime. Alas, we are to bogged down in childish superstitions and petty differences. We have so many hurdles until we reach for the stars in person. Let’s hope that we can get over ourselves and take another giant step for humanity.
Diener Space Raiders
Source: Little Weirdos: Mini figures and other monster toys: Diener Space Raiders: classic robo-alien & spaceship erasers
Oh Internet, is there anything that I can remember that you can’t locate? I was thinking back on an eraser set I had back when I was 10 (1980). Lo and behold I found them. Not only did I find them, I also found this awesome blog post that,is very informative, about them. The only thing I had to go on was the name on my favorite piece… HORTA. I have fond memories about these erasers. They were toys that were acceptable in the classroom, so it was as if I was getting away with something 😉
Looking at them now, I am more drawn in by the blue Cyclops Robot.