The Week in GeekMay 7, 2013
This week we’re talking space, zombie school, 3D printed guns and more!
- Two NASA space telescopes have captured what appears to be the most powerful star explosion ever detected, a cosmic event so luminous that scientists dubbed it “eye-wateringly bright” despite being 3.6 billion light-years from Earth. Read more here.
- The moon will block the sun in a potentially spectacular solar eclipse this week — a celestial event that will transform the sun into a cosmic “ring of fire” in the daytime sky. Read more here.
- It’s official: Electronic Arts and Pop Cap Games have announced that the much anticipated game, Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time! will be released in July. In related news, I will be playing this game forever because I love it.
- Tom Cruise has officially signed on for Mission: Impossible 5. With the success of Ghost Protocol, Cruise will again portray Ethan Hunt. No dates have been released on when shooting of the film will begin.
- On Monday, May 6 The Walking Dead actors returned to Senoia, Georgia to continue shooting the AMC hit. Check out this video where Greg Nicotero (special effects and occasional executive producer/director) takes everyone on an inside tour into “Zombie School”
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- Spicy Horse Games is considering a KickStarter project for their game Alice: Otherlands, but in order to make their proposed video for it, they need an amazing cosplayer.
- The worlds first 3D printed gun, “The Liberator” has been successfully test fired.
- Our condolences to the family of Ray Harryhausen, a visual effects pioneer and stop motion animator who passed away today in London at the Hammersmith Hospital. He was 92 years old.