July 12th, 2009


Mythbusters are going to test the Gorn Cannon from Star Trek: TOS

Mythbusters, the Discover Channel show that puts urban legends (and TV & movie magic) to the test, is finally going to take on Star Trek. Specifically they are going to test the feasibility of the cannon that Captain James T. Kirk built to defeat the Gorn in the original series Star Trek episode "Arena".

Yesterday Grant Imahara, one of the Mythbusters, reported (on his Twitter page), that he was going to discuss the gorn cannon idea at a story meeting and he was watching “Arena” to get ready. He later posted an image from the meeting (see below). Then, after the meeting he reported the good news:

"YesssssKirk!!! It’s official. #Gorncannon is a go for next season’s Viewer’s Special. Thanks to all fans 4 your help! :)"

Today Imahara tweeted that he ordered a Starfleet uniform (appropriately in science blue), and that the show’s crash test dummy “Buster” will be getting a red shirt.


(snif) Grant makes me so proud to be a huge nerd. (snif)

GWAR's lead singer Oderus gets a gig on Fox news. (Really!)

Fox News' 'Red Eye' recently gained a new correspondent on their show. An Interplanetary Correspondent, no less, in the guise of Oderus Urungus, frontman for shlock metalheads Gwar.

"It's really weird, all of a sudden Oderus has been showing up in all these weird places," Dave Brockie, the man behind the rubber-suited Oderus Urungus, tells Noisecreep. "We're developing him as a TV personality in his own right."

This week Brockie traveled to Las Vegas to do an onsite report from the World Series of Poker tournament for the news-spoofing 'Red Eye.' Who better to comment on news items and events than a blood-lusting, sexually perverted, extra terrestrial with one hell of a bad attitude?


Includes video.
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    GWAR - Bonus Plan (from War Party)
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"Not an angel"

Emma Watson: "I'm dating my stalker."

Another odd exchange arose from a question about how fame complicates love — particularly for Radcliffe, who intimated how he may have inherited Harry Potter’s romantic challenges. “I don’t really feel like I’m in the world of dating,” he said. “I don’t feel like a young 20-something in that sort of… I don’t have that sort of life. I’m working. I’m happy working. It’s not the case where I don’t have time to have a girlfriend. I do. I’m like everyone else, I suppose. It’s weird, because people always ask, ‘You’re Harry Potter — does that help you get girls?’ I was 8 when I started this. I don’t know what it’s like to get girls without having been Harry Potter.”

But could he ever date a fan?

“Fortunately I don’t think that’s the case for any of us,” Radcliffe said. “I don’t think any of us are—”

“What?” Watson deadpanned. “I’m dating my stalker!”

“Well, that is usually the best way to deal with them,” Radcliffe said. “Just be up front with them.

“He’s always there when I need him. I can be very demanding. He’s so into me! It’s the way to go. I recommend it.”

Radcliffe’s eyes widened. “I’m not.”

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    NIN - Starfuckers Inc
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The QoW good strip roundup.

So scarybaldguy used an amusing quote from Queen Of Wands, and I realized I'd never read through it. Had nothing else to do this evening (aside from laundry), so I did it. Of course, the "Vagina Dentata" strip is well-known - and deservedly so. But here are some other good strips I also liked:

http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20031208.html - Best Charles Darwin EVER.

http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20040126.html - Going to have to remember this come-back.

http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20040301.html - "WE CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT THE HOBITTSES, YES..."

http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20040412.html - Love kids? Of course we do!

http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20040416.html - Want!

http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20040628.html - I swear Randy Milholland of Something*Positive co-wrote this...

http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20040630.html - This is actually the start of a really hilarious three-strip tear. I'm going to say that it's the best three strip run in the whole comic.

http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20040924.html - This is a fairly good run too, and I love it when women call other women on their bullshit.

http://www.queenofwands.net/d/20041018.html - I've noted this one before, and I still think it's hilarious. Possibly the best QoW strip.