Galactic News Feed – 4/10/15

The Logan’s Run remake is pulling a gender switch and will feature a female lead

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By changing the lead’s gender from male to female, is Warner Bros. trying to capitalize on the current trend of female-led genre movies? You betcha. With The Hunger Games and Divergent, Hollywood is realizing that franchises featuring a strong female lead can be lucrative, and Warner Bros. wants a piece of the action cake.

Read more at this link http://www.blastr.com/2015-4-8/logans-run-remake-pulling-gender-switch-and-will-feature-female-lead

Asteroid Early-Warning System for Potential Impacts Makes Progress

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Being developed by the University of Hawaii and funded by NASA. The project is dedicated to providing a one-day warning in the event of a potential  30-kiloton “town killer” asteroid strike; a week’s warning for a 5-megaton “city killer”; and three weeks’ notice for a potential 100-megaton “county killer” impact.

Read more at this link http://www.space.com/29012-atlas-asteroid-warning-system-progress.html

Video of mysterious black ring hovering in Kazakhstan skies

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One viewer speculated it was an extra-terrestrial ship, another commentator stated that it was a vortex ring or smoke ring, formed in the atmosphere by a rising mass of warm air, which is also called a thermal microburst.

Read more at this link http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/video-mysterious-black-ring-hovering-kazakhstan-skies-sparks-rumours-ufo-sighting-1495117

Irwin Allen’s original Lost In Space series scores a deluxe 18-disc Blu-ray set

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This collection will showcase all 83 episodes in sparkling HD with a galaxy of special features, including new on-camera cast interviews, screen tests, the un-aired extended pilot, an artwork gallery, the 1973 animated special, documentary featurettes, archival footage from creator Irwin Allen’s personal collection, TV spots and loads more.

Read more at this link http://www.blastr.com/2015-4-9/irwin-allens-original-lost-space-series-scores-deluxe-18-disc-blu-ray-set

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Dave Nelson

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Originally from Minnesota in the United States, Dave has lived all over.  He currently makes his home in Ottawa, Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife and stepdaughter.  Dave works as an on-air announcer at Boom 99-7 (CJOT.) One of his first sci-fi memories was that of watching Star Trek the original series in reruns on Sunday mornings so, as you can imagine, that made quite the impression and was one of the inspirations for founding the Galactic Netcasts network in 2011. You can hear Dave on The Alien Invasion, The SciFi Geeks Club and Weird World Weekly podcasts. Follow him on Twitter @davenelsonvoice