I was pleased to discover this morning that the Utah Educational Network (uen.org) runs a podcast every Friday where scientists break down the "science behind" science fiction and also talk about their own careers in science. Cool stuff. This week Valy Vardeny, professor of physics at University of Utah, discusses the use of lasers in Teenagers from Outer Space. A few technical inaccuracies (as always) but it's definitely worth a listen. Check it out!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
This surprisingly positive review (originally from Amazon, I imagine) of TFOS has a great bit at the end: a Teenagers from Outer Space cocktail recipe:
I was so awed by this masterpiece that I created a cocktail for viewers to rob while watching the film. It’s called the Teenagers from Outer Space Cocktail, and is made up of: 1 cup pineapple juice, 1/3 cup coconut rum, and a gallop of Blue Curacao. Succor over ice, and garnish with a plastic lobster.