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LGR reviews a TRS-80.


I only knew of the TRS-80 through Linkara's reviews of the Tandy Computer Whiz Kids comics. However, it was nice to see that a TRS-80 next to a TI 99/4A and an Apple IIe. I still miss this era of computing. What do we call this era, the BASIC program-it-yourself/program cartridge era?
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Today is the 40th Anniversary of King's Quest!


Roberta Williams recorded a YouTube video to celebrate.



A roundup of the different versions of the first game.


Let's Play With Brigands Playlist, this one also covers the fan remakes.


Space Quest Historian review's King Quest playlist


Paw's Let's Play of KQV. He also did VI and the fan remakes, but I won't link to everything.


OneShortEye's KQ speedrun history videos.


A metal cover of "Girl in the Tower"


King's Quest cosplay


Overclocked Remix presents a cover of the KQV intro music
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Fan animation of Spock and McCoy discussing Kirk's "death" in Generations.
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Happy Towel Day!

I thought I had already exhausted the relevant links in previous years, but I found a new one.


EDIT: I guess not. Here's a roundup of Towel Day events that are occurring around the world today, and a video from an astronaut explaining how useful towels are during space missions.
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Someone made a LEGO Delta Flyer at minifig scale.
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Richard Sherman died last Saturday. He was one of the last survivors of the golden age of Disney.



Trailer for the Sherman Brothers documentary. I really have to get around to watching it one of these days.


The Sherman Brothers didn't just do Disney movies, they did the songs for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Charlotte's Web, the theme parks, the anthology series (The Wonderful World of Disney today), on and on. They wrote the screenplay for The Slipper and the Rose, one of the best Cinderella adapatations out there.


The Sherman Brothers Songbook. I own this CD set, but you can listen to it on YouTube. I would advise skipping the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang songs, however. As CCBB isn't a Disney movie they had cover artists do the songs for this Disney CD. The last track features them singing with Walt Disney himself!


Another YouTube playlist. This one has some of the more obscure songs that they did.



Richard returns to Walt's office to play "Feed the Birds" for inclusion in "Once Upon a Studio." I hadn't noticed it, but it does play in the background for a few seconds while Mickey takes a moment of silence with Walt's painting.
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Phelous reviews a 1987 Sears catalog.


As a child of the eighties a lot of this stuff is nostalgic for me.
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Adam Savage looks at the newest TOS tricorder collectable.


My biggest problem is that the Cochrane Delta on the case doesn't have the Science Division symbol in it. That one seems like a "duh" addition to me.



But yeah, the prop looks great. And including all of the official logs and the Edith Keeler archival footage was a stroke of genius.



If Majel Barrett was still alive it would've been great to have her read off TOS-related entries from the Star Trek Encyclopedia in an in-universe style. A brief summary of the major races, historical events like the Eugenics Wars and the Tarsus IV disaster, etc.
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A fanvid of Spock visiting Kirk's grave on Nimbus III.
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Out of the Trees by Graham Chapman and Douglas Adams


A failed TV pilot that predates both Hitchhiker's Guide and Monty Python, but features actors from both.



Frankly while there are good bits the whole thing seems rather disjointed. I get that these sketches aren't supposed to be components of a comprehensive storyline, but there has to be SOME sense of structure. If not a narrative then by theme, emotion, or contrast of style.
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Some modelers took Galileo model kits and transformed them into pop culture mashups.


Combine the Galileo with an Imperial shuttle! Or the ECTO-1! Or Battlestar Galactica! Or the A Team van! Or the Winnebago from Spaceballs! Or a Tie Fighter!
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We Travel By Night presents a walkthrough of the TOS sets.


Of course I already knew about this layout from the reference materials published over the years, but it was still nice to see a 3D model.
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A group of students are working to recreate the University of Minnesota campus in Minecraft.


It's always nice to see my old alma mater, even in a form like this.



I never got into Minecraft, it seemed like something that I would have to devote a lot of time to research and practice to get any enjoyment out of. I've seen some impressive creations, but it's not my thing.
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Simon over at Today I Found Out talks about what the Antikythera Mechanism does.


Studying the history of math and science is a hobby of mine, so I've known about the Mechanism for decades, but these recent revelations still blow my mind.
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It turns out that the Bird of Prey and the Defiant were not the only ships to have major questions regarding their sizes...


Comparison of Shuttlecraft Galileo sizes according to the interior set, the exterior prop, and dialogue.


You'd think all three of these could easily be the same. It's not like they had to make a complete exterior, couldn't they get away with only making the front half for camera purposes?
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A Frasier/Columbo crossover that's...something else.


Columbo was a little before my time, but my parents were fans. I mainly know Peter Falk from The Princess Bride. Plus my recent discovery of his performance in Brigadoon.
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Adam Savage now has a drill that can make a hole the width of a human hair.


He has to look through a microscope to see what he's working on.


I have much respect for Adam and am in awe of the stuff in his cave, but this is one purchase I really have to question. Once the new car shine has worn off, how often is he going to use this thing?
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Time for another Star Trek Deviantart Day!


A nice collection of Enterprises NX-F. I haven't had a good look at the F until now, I'm not a fan. It's like someone clumsily mashed the E and Voyager together.



The Galaxy-X E-D. While I don't have a problem with the phaser lance (and think it should appear more often), that third nacelle...no. Just no. Call me a purist, but nacelles should always be in pairs. Period.



The 1701 meets the Andromeda Ascendant. Is that the Discovery or SNW version of the 1701? I really should rewatch Andromeda someday, It's just that Babylon 5 and Battlestar Galactica are ahead of it in line...


I don't think that I've posted this TNG cast group shot yet...


A TOS/Doctor Who crossover. My only problem is the usage of TNG-era uniforms for the Klingons and Romulans...


A fanmade shuttle design. It just seems odd that they'd put TNG-style nacelles on a ship that otherwise looks much more advanced...


A nice DS9 tableau. Except that the Galor-class ship is way too small. We've seen Galor-class ships in contrast with the station, and this one is just wrong.


What if the Monster Maroons were actually in TOS colors? They wouldn't look very good, actually...


The TOS crew in an alternate universe where they were played by different actors (the faces are that bad!). I'm tempted to add a link to the Spaceballs stunt double scene.


The Voyager girls. It's odd that they're showing the tops of Torre's tools, but not the actual pocket protector (or the jacket the pocket protector was on). And Janeway's smile is just a bit too wide, like she's a snake about to snap at a mouse.


A portrayal of some of the TAS characters in a more realistic style.



It was inevitable that someone would put Seven in a TOS miniskirt...


A rendition of the TAS cargo ships in TOS style
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