October 2nd, 2005

nature

planet WHAT?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, ...... Xena?
By determining the moon's distance and orbit around Xena, scientists can calculate how heavy Xena is. For example, the faster a moon goes around a planet, the more massive a planet is.
Oh, whew:
The International Astronomical Union, a group of scientists responsible for naming planets, is deciding on formal names for Xena and Gabrielle.
Maybe they need to figure out what Xena and Gabrielle's names would have been once they got transferred to Roman mythology.
mal

Serenity

So, when will it be safe to talk spoilers, anyway?

The colors were more vibrant, the music was a lot better, the gunshots rang clearer, the space battles were less murky. The dialog was punched up in a couple of spots, and some needed exposition was added in a place.

The theatre was between half and two-thirds full when the movie started, at 8pm on a Saturday. I'm not sure how that bodes for the movie.