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Close Up On The Planets

As we prepare for tonight’s finale of Cosmos (sadness!), what better way to prepare than with another look back at the cutting edge of science education… thirty years ago.

Close-Up On The Planets was a 1982 release by the Walt Disney Educational Media Co., directed by Charles Finance. It was produced during a very exciting [...]

Scenes From Frozen… Balls Of Ice In The Solar System

I’ve been feeling a bit spacey lately…

Let me rephrase that.

Space has been on my mind lately. Not that it’s ever too far off, but it’s nice to have a weekly dose of spacey goodness due to the new series of Cosmos airing on Fox and National Geographic (it’s well worth your time, and [...]

Around The Web: Hash ‘N’ Gravy ‘N’ Strategic Bombing Edition

WOULD YOU LIKE SOME SALAD?????

A few updates…

First, Jeff Kurtti brings us an absolutely amazing story about Walt Disney’s favorite foods. I probably find this way more funny than is reasonable, but that list of foods is just amazing. Stock up on gravy, but please remember: one vegetable only! The idea of Walt [...]

Your Pocket Review Of “John Carter”

The really short review? It’s good. You should see it. No, really. It’s fun. Get a free ticket from Amazon and go.

The slightly expanded review:

Disney’s marketing of this film was terrible. Not bad, not so-so, but terrible. They stripped its original title, John Carter of Mars to the unbelievably generic John Carter [...]

If You’re Going To See John Carter…

If you’re heading out to the cinema this weekend for some Barsoomian action, you might want to check out this deal from Amazon. If you buy one of several Disney DVDs, you get a free ticket to the film. The DVDs are inexpensive, too, so you’ll probably break even, and if you don’t have them [...]