"Rosetta's comet is singing, and it."
Beautiful. There's been so much astronomical news this month that we had a second space-themed CraveCast. (Check out the first space episode for more on the.)
The Rosetta mission has been covered on CNET pretty extensively. CraveCast host Eric Mack is impressed that the started when he was 14 and so much was accomplished using only the technology of the time. Note: that's the same year "Saved by the Bell" ended. We're all pretty willing to believe the Philae lander is a repurposed 1990s cell phone.
Having carried out its delivery mission, the Rosetta spacecraft is still circling the comet, gathering information, while we wait to find out if the Philae lander will ever wake up again.
The lander, whose official account, joins a number of anthropomorphized rovers and robots sending lonely messages from space: , , , even (OK, she's not dying. Maybe. Twist: she was dead all along.) My question is, what happens when these bots pick up each others' signals and link up into a network? , only they'll guilt the human race into submission?
But Bonnie Burton went with the more optimistic model of Match.com. Lonely no more! That's what she wants to see from scientists too: more hugging. Let her know if there's a Tumblr. She also felt "" needs more optimism, and to be shorter. I'll just judge it without seeing it: the plot sounds pretty standard and I'm not sure why people are making a big deal out of it. Eric found the movie more interesting than that -- -- but I don't think any of us are .
So if we aren't heading out through a wormhole anytime soon, where next? Crave's Amanda Kooser, who sadly couldn't be on the show this month, asked CNET readers in a Friday Poll, and the clear winner was a. Bonnie points out that if the movies have taught us anything, it's that Mars is a good place to get killed. (Wait, .)
Eric finally got Bonnie onboard with his pitch that or rather, Barsoom -- are already full up with banths and thoats and no one knows what I'm talking about, do they? Fine. That's fine. Anyway, Stephen Beacham tossed up the theory that we came from Mars originally, which at least would . Just kidding. Nothing explains that book. (Though: .)because of its lengthy warming and freezing cycle. I don't buy this at all, since the dead sea bottoms of Mars --
In case anyone's curious about that last piece of planetary news we were trying to remember: Astronomers Thrilled by Extreme Storms on Uranus. Yep. Apparently it's been unusually active lately.
We rounded out the show by watching the "Star Wars" version of that recent video showing a woman experiencing urban street harassment, only the. What do you think, harmless humor or making light of a serious issue? All I have to say is: Oh, Lando. Lando.
And since Wookiee Life Day is November 17, we talked about theand learned fun facts from former Lucasfilm stalwart Bonnie: like, you can get versions with commercials from different regions, even the UK. And there's a separate Richard Pryor cantina skit using the same props and costumes. For real though? We also discovered that Bonnie makes friends start with the Holiday Special if they've never seen the series since it'll all get better from there -- a diabolical piece of strategy that deserves its own name, like . Suggestions welcome.
Also, earlier this month I celebrated myas a full-fledged Mass Effect fan (I've finished the first game), so if you're like half my colleagues and love to talk about the game, stop on by.
From aand to and to a and to , we've been talking about the future so much lately that the December CraveCast may be future-themed, though I think we should throw in the past as well so there'll be more excuse to talk about things like (we compared which ones we used to own in the after-show) and the .
But if you've got a better idea, hit up @EricCMack on Twitter. He'll probably welcome any excuse to stop watching .