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…tears of laughter over this vid. Every damn time. (I’m not going to talk about the tears of sadness over Sanctuary’s cancellation at the moment. La la la denial…surely it must just be a hiatus; surely someone else will pick up the show. Right? Right??). Mayhap we’ll have to drown our sorrows in a big ol’ space milkshake. If there were any sorrows. Which there aren’t.

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Hard to tell if this is going to be a groaner or hilarious, but even if it’s a groaner overall, there are sure to be some damn funny moments given the cast– Amanda Tapping (be still my heart), Billy Boyd, Kristin Kreuk, and Robin Dunne. Just the way Amanda says “Great, Anton” in the trailer keeps cracking me up. Given that she founded a comedy troupe in the ’90s, I can’t wait to see her let it rip on the big screen with more silliness than Stargate ever allowed. Long time no sci-fi spoof, so we’re overdue. For a film that’s supposedly releasing this summer, there’s weirdly little information to be found on the interwebs, even on the official website.

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Ok, colour me English major (and space enthusiast)… heck if I know how this will actually pan out– it doesn’t seem that science geeks do yet either, for that matter– but gotta love the potential boundary-breaking science, and coming from a woman in Egypt, no less (h/t Kottke):

 

Remember the name, because you might see it again: Aisha Mustafa, a 19-year-old Egyptian physics student, patented a new type of propulsion system for spacecraft that uses cutting edge quantum physics instead of thrusters.

First, a little background: One of the strange quantum facts at work in Mustafa’s engine idea is that there’s no such thing as a vacuum, devoid of particles, waves, and energy. Instead the universe’s supposedly empty spaces are filled with a roiling sea of particles and anti-particles that pop into existence, then annihilate each other in such a short space of time that you can’t readily detect them.

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