Galaxy Quest (1999)
I had originally not wanted to see Galaxy Quest because I heard that it was making fun of Star Trek. Then Jonathan Frakes rang me up and said ‘You must not miss this movie! See it on a Saturday night in a full theater.’ And I did, and of course I found it was brilliant. Brilliant. No one laughed louder or longer in the cinema than I did. - Patrick Stewart
One of the best movies ever
Who was I back then? Just a 17 year old kid from the Bronx with dreams of becoming a scientist. And somehow, the world’s most famous astronomer found time to invite me to Ithaca in upstate New York to spend a Saturday with him.
I remember that snowy day like it was yesterday. He met me at the bust stop and showed me his laboratory at Cornell university. Carl reached behind his desk and inscribed this book for me. ‘For Neil, a future astronomer. - Carl’.
At the end of the day he drove me back to the bus station. The snow was falling harder. He wrote his home phone number on a scrap of paper and he said ‘If the bus can’t get back through, call me, spend a night at my home with my family’. I already knew I wanted to become a scientist, but that afternoon, I learned from Carl, the kind of person I wanted to become. He reached out to me, and to countless others, inspiring so many of us to study, teach and do science. Science is a cooperative enterprise spanning the generations. It’s the passing of a torch, from teacher to student to teacher. A community of minds reaching back to antiquity and forward to the stars.
Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey - "Standing Up in the Milky Way" - Neil deGrasse Tyson
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The Retro of Tomorrow by Sergi Brosa
I found heaven.
This tree makes の sense.
Are you fucking kidding me.
tHANK YOU, sCIENCE SIDE,
A while back, a guy named Nickolay Lamm created a prototype for a Barbie-like doll, but with real human proportions. He used the CDC’s measurements for the average 19-year-old American woman. We thought it would be pretty cool if toy makers took notice and started creating dolls for our kids that are more realistic.
Well, that hasn’t happened, so Nickolay decided to make his own “average” dolls. He’s running a crowdfunding project, and you can help support it by donating or ordering a doll.