Today is April 5, four days too late for April Fools’ and 13 days before U.S. taxes are due. But April 5 is just as important as those two dates, because it’s the anniversary of First Contact, the day that Vulcans came to planet Earth in 2063 and gave us their high-five. And in honor of the occasion, we’re highlighting our favorite Vulcan, Mr. Spock.
When most people hear the word “summer,” they think “vacation” or “hot weather.” When we hear the word “summer,” we think, “Run!” That’s because whenever Summer Glau appears on TV, she’s either threatening to kill with her brain or using her ballerina-trained legs to back-kick her opponents in the face.
Leia Organa, who graced the Star Wars universe with a no-nonsense attitude and a killer set of hair buns, is the most famous sci-fi princess in history. While Luke was shooting womp rats, Leia was busy learning to braid hair … and to plot a rebellion. All in the life of a princess, right?
Sure, terrorism is a threat, but it’s not the kind of bowel-weakening specter of doom we know in our hearts we ought to be worrying about. Luckily, science fiction is a rich source of improbable worst-case scenarios, any one of which is bound to suit all you paranoiacs out there who just can’t go to bed at night without the comfort of knowing that something, somewhere, somehow is going to get you.
Would cats’ natural curiosity lead to all our embarrassing secrets being exposed on Fluffy’s Twitter feed? Would Seaworld still be so popular if we had to jump through burning hoops for Flipper’s amusement?
If you’re like me and millions of other Americans, you have a few extra pounds you’d like to shed. If you’re also like me, you have a Macintosh. I thought, why not combine the two and take the cutting-edge power of computer science and apply it to my ever-expanding flesh? Ten pounds need trimming. Time to get to work.
A look at the problems that fans encounter in their relationships, and some advice on how to overcome these issues.
The Federal Communications Commission will investigate complaints that a contractor tried to extort potential bidders for a block of the spectrum set aside for emergency responders, and doomed the auction to failure.