1 ~ 3 ~ 2017

In 2017, Being a ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ Fan is More Hopeless Than Ever George R.R. Martin, who shot an arrow through the heart of the entire fan base with his deflating blog post a year ago, has either made incredible secretive progress while writing the sixth book in ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ over the last year and has been able to keep it a well-hidden secret.

STAR WARS RING THEORY OFFERS A WHOLE NEW WAY TO VIEW THE PREQUELS The Star Wars Ring Theory isn’t new: it’s been around for a couple of years, but it’s been on our minds since seeing Rogue One, the first real connection between the prequels and the original trilogy (though a small handful of us are still in the Snoke = Darth Plagueis Club).  For two years Mike Klimo put together his massive and fascinating essay arguing that George Lucas was connecting all six films into something far more complex than we might have thought, by using an old technique found in ancient stories called ring composition.

Why Do We Make New Year’s Resolutions? Every time a new year rolls around, people set out to better themselves. They promise they will lose weight, find a new job, or maybe even take that vacation they’ve always talked about. But why do we make these promises to ourselves, and where did this tradition come from? Why does this tradition live on when so many people fail to keep the resolutions they make? Well, we can start by blaming the ancient Babylonians.

We Couldn’t Live Without Zero but We Once Had To Mathematician Hannah Fry tells the intriguing story of how the number zero was ‘discovered’ – and why we couldn’t predict the future without it.

Ridley Scott Is Not a Fan of Superhero Movies, Is “Concerned” for the Future of Cinema At the age of 79, Ridley Scott is still going strong. After completing his last film, 2015’s The Martian, he wasted no time diving right into the upcoming Alien: Covenant. But although Scott continues to like making movies, it seems he doesn’t have much use for modern moviemaking trends. The director admitted that he is “concerned” about the future of cinema — expressing a particular distaste for superhero films, which he says have “no story.”

5 mind-blowing fan theories about the new season of ‘Sherlock’ After years of anticipation, Sherlock Season 4 finally premiered Sunday night on PBS and it’s a toss up as to whether or not it was worth the wait. While the episode ended with a huge and shocking twist, it was a mess of fan service, recycled jokes, convoluted plot points and ret-con that has fans scratching their heads, wondering where this next season is headed.

Watch A Meteor Fly Through The Erupting Turrialba Volcano Over the last few days, the Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica has shown increased activity, erupting several times and spewing smoke and ash into the sky. This is exciting (and scary) for those who live in the surrounding areas and people watching around the world. But nature decided to up the ante–on Thursday, a nearby observatory captured a video of a meteor streaking through the bubbling smoke of the volcano.

Today Would Be Isaac Asimov’s 97th Birthday (Ish)  January 2, 2017 would be author Isaac Asimov’s 97th birthday. Or maybe not. But were he with us, today he would celebrate with us.

CNN Shows Fallout Computer Terminal In A Video About Russian Hacking In a video from December 30, 2016, CNN used footage from Fallout’s hacking mini-game as B-roll to illustrate reports of recent, real-life hacks committed by the Russian government.

How Transformers 5 Connects to the Bumblebee Spin-Off Movie While the producer wouldn’t offer any specifics, he did confirm that Transformers: The Last Knight, which hits theaters on June 23, 2017, will offer some connections to the upcoming Bumblebee spin-off, although don’t expect there to be a lot of references to this project.

HOW 2017 WILL BE BETTER THAN 2016! Finally, 2017 is here and we can put 2016 in the rear view mirror as we head into the future! There are plenty of reasons that we won’t miss that garbage fire of a year, but there’s also a lot of things coming up in 2017 that could make the next 12 months worth looking forward to.

Take a Virtual Ride in the Cockpit on the F-4 Phantom’s Retirement Flight We have been talking about it all year—the F-4 Phantom’s long awaited retirement from the Pentagon’s active inventory. The QF-4s of the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron made a triumphant round of visits to air showsacross the US this year, giving the American people one last chance to glimpse the “Bent Wing Wonder” in action.

Beyond: Freeform’s New Supernatural Thriller is Worth Seeking Out Forget everything you thought you knew about being dead or alive, because Beyond has just redefined human consciousness.

 

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