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Making Space for New Stuff

What is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) up to these days?

Whether 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13, Gravity, Interstellar, The Martian or the forthcoming First Man, Hollywood has piqued movie-going audiences into the vast realities and fantastical possibilities of space.

Sorry, a side note:

The older I get, the more I’m amused at the sheer simplicity of calling the ever-complex and unknown space “space.”

“What’s up there with the infinite stars, planets, moon, sun and all-around cosmic mystery?”

“Space.”

I digress. And so does NASA.

What highly-technical, mind-blowing innovations and life-altering journeys are being planned by NASA for this year and beyond?

Things…on a To-Do list.

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I Am…

As a refresher, below is the “Where Am I?” riddle from yesterday’s blog post.

It’s no ordinary day, that’s for sure,
for when you arrive, there’s an airy lure
After a while, it can feel mundane, just another routine,
been there, done that: The same old scene
Our imagination springs to life, where else?
‘Wait, do I still have my belt?’
You’ve dreamt about it, thought about it, realize time is running fast,
oh, here and there would be a blast in this world so vast
My seat is comfortable, everyone around me focused and calm,
all before I sink into reality, yet my mind is stuck on Guam
The final clue is all that awaits, for it’s up to you to cope,
with that board staring back, winking at you with some entertaining hope… 

Where am I?

I am…

sitting at a gate waiting to board a flight to a destination all too familiar and regular. All the while I’m finding myself locked on the departures screen, day-dreaming about a new and exotic destination at the Hollywood Burbank Airport, which is most famously regarded as Bob Hope Airport.

Image result for bob hope airport

And yes, there are flights from Bob Hope Airport to luxurious beach resorts in Guam.

Lara Croft’s New Craft

With movements nearly as precise as an intricately designed AI robot, Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander’s portrayal of video game favorite Lara Croft looks like quite a bit of adventurous summer fun will be coming soon to your local cinema (that will actually arrive this March). The film’s second trailer, released by Warner Bros. Pictures today, confirms that aforementioned fun.

Narratively, Tomb Raider seems comparable to Batman Begins; the first act in what will likely stretch out into a thrilling trilogy with a lead character who will add more grit and emotion to an already larger-than-life story. Similar to Christian Bale (also an Academy Award winner), Ms. Vikander should add more depth to Lara Croft’s motives and, consequently, her surroundings. By that, I mean the dangerous, life-threatening stakes in the film should be raised beyond a mere visual recreation or addition to the highly-acclaimed video game, which is saying something.

Tomb Raider just may succeed in rebranding a hero of sorts…who is kind of super in her ability to raid tombs, yet not a superhero by definition.

We’ll have to wait and see on March 16th if that analysis (along with the effects in the movie) were, in fact, a practical presumption.

Happy Monday!

The first teaser for next summer’s highly-anticipated sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has (as the kids say) dropped.

Those din-o-saurs are dyn-o-mite!

Get excited because the first full trailer for Jurassic World’s follow-up will dis(e)rupt what you’re doing in the best way imaginable with ground shaking action, adventure, and breathtaking suspense this Thursday. Stay tuned to Jimmy’s Daily Planet to watch the forthcoming trailer later this week.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week.