Welcome to episode 12! This week's theme is Boldly Going. We
are seeking out new (fake) life and (potential) new civilizations.
00:00:00 Intro and what-are-you-drinking? Justin has decided to
pursue a career doing actual science and thus leaves us stranded
for this episode. So, we call upon Charlie again to bail us
00:03:57 Ecoterraforming Plot - How do we turn Mars into
Earth? Well, driving some Hummers around the Red Planet would
be a start. Charlie has a few other ideas but they all sound
really hard. Maybe we'll just hurl some nukes at Venus and
see what happens. Ryan contemplates the future leggy Martian
race, once the planet is livable.
00:21:25 The Morae River - Category: Best Faux Naturalist
Art; and the Award goes to… Brynn Metheney. Brynn tells
us how she thought up the Morae River and her plans for life
after kicking her Velociraptor habit. We learn
about her artistic process and then put in a request some future
faux naturalist art. Outside of her blog, Brynn has a book on
Blurb. Buy it, it's only available for a limited time.
00:34:29 Trailer Trash Talk - The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.
Can Disney live up to past high expectations for
Swashbuckling? Can Jake Gyllenhaal play a convincing
Persian? Why do bad guys always want to destroy the world,
isn't that a little short sighted? Has their ever been a good
movie made from a video game? We look for answers to these
pressing questions and more.
00:44:43 Updates and Listener Feedback: LCROSS update, there
is water on the moon, no word yet on green cheese. Why can't
NASA go from being sort of awesome to just awesome? Also, we
tackle comments from lunatics. The Paleopals wax poetic on
science and almost get emotional.