Hey all, hope you had a good week. I’ll be out of the loop a bit this weekend, though I might actually be able to do my fantasy football draft (wooo!). Here are last week’s posts:
- Old Game Tuesday – Star Trek: Birth of the Federation – BOTF is a solid 4X game, considering the era it was created in. Still play it.
- George Lucas is Murdering Star Wars – Inch by inch, bit by bit, Lucas is smothering Star Wars. Just remake it already and leave us the movies we love!
And now for the links:
A third TRON movie is in the works. It’s unclear how sure this is at this point, but I very much enjoyed Legacy, so another movie would be welcome.
A great breakdown of the problems of scale for the Defiant in Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and other properties. Also a good illustration of why JMS never wanted to quote sizes and speeds for the ships in B5.
Nerdier shirts may not exist. Not that you’d wear, anyway.
There’s a fascinating article at Grantland by author Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers, The Tipping Point) about the ‘psychic benefits’ of owning a sports team. Touches on the Red Sox, Snyder’s Redskins, and the NBA lockout. For Buffalonians, it can provide a bit of insight into the mind of Terry Pegula.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, in Lego form. Wow.
Getting closer to blasting pirates with lasers.
Dork Tower on George Lucas. I’m a bit ashamed I didn’t think of this.
Via Geeks of Doom, check out this hand-illuminated version of Tolkien’s Silmarillion. There is a picture below, but click through to the second link to see more. It’s stunning.