SENSE8 IS SCI-FI THAT’S NOT AFRAID OF GIRLS

Sense8 Is Sci-Fi That's Not Afraid of Girls | WIRED

Sense8 is anything but fearful when it comes to sexuality. One of its lead characters is a trans woman, played by real-life transgender actress Jaime Clayton, and an eight-way hallucinogenic orgy is par for the course.

“We showed, right in front of your face, full frontal male nudity and babies crowning,” says Straczynski. “At no time either in the writing or the shooting did we say, ‘Are we going too far?’”

Tunguska Centenary

What was it? Anti-matter explosion? Alien spacecraft? Or a meteoroid? Whatever it was, it happened 100 years ago today in remote Siberia…

The Tunguska Event or explosion

was most likely caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet fragment at an altitude of 5–10 kilometres (3–6 miles) above Earth’s surface. Different studies have yielded varying estimates for the object’s size, with general agreement that it was a few tens of metres across.

Although the meteor or comet burst in the air rather than directly hitting the surface, this event is still referred to as an impact. Estimates of the energy of the blast range from 5 megatons to as high as 30 megatons of TNT, with 10–15 megatons the most likely – about 1000 times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan and about one third the power of the Tsar Bomba, the largest nuclear weapon ever detonated. The explosion knocked over an estimated 80 million trees over 2,150 square kilometres (830 square miles). It is estimated that the earthquake from the blast would have measured 5.0 on the Richter scale, which was not yet developed at the time. An explosion of this magnitude is capable of destroying a large metropolitan area. [Wikipedia]

Of course, anyone familiar with the X-Files knows the real story. 😉

Arthur C. Clarke, R.I.P.

My God. It’s full of stars!

The man who was the father of a thousand dreams, has died in his beloved, adopted Sri Lanka. Arthur C. Clarke was 90.

The Clarke Belt. Childhood’s End. 2001: A Space Odyssey. Too many stories, novellas and books to recall… There’s not a geek alive who does not have their own list of favorites.

All these worlds are yours, except Europa. Attempt no landings there.

Sigh. You will come close to immortality through your works.

You’re the star child now. Thank you, Mr. Clark.

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