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Fort Lauderdale police mistook Star Trek memorabilia for weapons: lawsuit

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A lawsuit against the Fort Lauderdale police department alleges that officers mistook Star Trek memorabilia for weapons as part of the reason they used excessive force in arresting two brothers.T…

Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/547062-fort-lauderdale-police-mistook-star-trek-memorabilia-for-weapons-lawsuit
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Lexi Lonas

Alien skull seen in new Mars Rover image and other fun anomalies spotted on the Red Planet this week

The above extraterrestrial skull was spotted in the high-resolution 360-degree panorama image captured this week by NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Cosmic Log presents a fun gallery of anomalies and curiosities folks have found in Perseverance’s postcards from the Red Planet. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/02/26/alien-skull-seen-in-new-mars-rover-image-and-other-fun-anomalies-spotted-on-the-red-planet-this-week.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: David Pescovitz

Watch: “Flight to Mars” trailer from 1951

In the spirit of the recent Mars landing, check out this theatrical trailer for the movie “Flight to Mars”, made in 1951. The first graphic pops up saying “Fifty years into the future!” which would put them at 2001. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/02/19/watch-flight-to-mars-trailer-from-1951.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Kevin Reome

Doctor Who’s Holiday Special Will Mark the Final Episode for 2 Companions

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The Fab Four are no more. Doctor Who stars Tosin Cole and Bradley Walsh—who’ve played companions Ryan and Graham for the past two seasons—have confirmed that they’re set to depart the TARDIS after the upcoming New Year’s holiday special.

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Source: https://io9.gizmodo.com/doctor-who-s-holiday-special-will-mark-the-final-episod-1845778303
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Beth Elderkin on io9, shared by Kaitlyn Jakola to Gizmodo

1947 film about the future shows handheld TV users bumping into each other

La Télévision is a short film from 1947 that imagines what the world might be like if everyone had handheld wireless devices. It shows people using them in restaurants, on public transportation, and as they walk around in public places. At one point two men bump into each other because they are so immersed in the tiny screens.

Inspiré d’un essai de Barjavel, le documentaire propose l’évolution de la télévision en format de poche transportable, et la façon dont les humains interagiront avec l’objet.

Aujourd’hui, des parallèles sont tracés entre l’objet décrit dans le documentaire, et les smartphones.

Google Translation:

Inspired by an essay by Barjavel, the documentary proposes the evolution of television in transportable pocket format, and the way humans will interact with the object.

Today, parallels are drawn between the object described in the documentary, and smartphones.

Image: YouTube

Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/07/06/1947-film-about-the-future-sho.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mark Frauenfelder