Galactic News Feed – 4/30/15

James Cameron has accidentally written FOUR Avatar sequels

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According to long-time collaborator composer James Horner, the director has now found himself with “four sequels, script-wise.” “Right now, Jim has got four sequels, script-wise, and he’s trying to make it into three,” Horner told Hey U Guys. “That’s where his effort is going, right now, to keep it to three sequels.”

Read more at this link http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-04-29/james-cameron-has-accidentally-written-four-avatar-sequels

New Test Suggests NASA’s “Impossible” EM Drive Will Work In Space

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It’s still early days, but the implications are mind-boggling to say the least. A full-fledged EM drive could be used on everything from satellites working in low Earth orbit, to missions to the Moon, Mars, and the outer solar system.

Read more at this link http://io9.com/new-test-suggests-nasas-impossible-em-drive-will-work-1701188933

Multiple Witnesses Spot 19-Foot-Long Bird in Alabama Lake

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One of the witnesses believes that what they saw was an Argentavis magnificens, also known as Terrator and believed to be extinct. Remains of this bird, which lived in Argentina about 6 million years ago, were found by curator at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Kenneth Campbell.

Read more at this link http://cryptozoologynews.com/multiple-witnesses-spot-19-foot-long-bird-in-alabama-lake/

James Wan In Talks To Direct ‘Robotech’ For Sony

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Coming off steering the huge success of Universal’s Furious 7, he’ll helm the feature adaptation of the 1980s sci-fi anime series, which is  being eyed as a worldwide franchise

Read and see more at this link http://deadline.com/2015/04/james-wan-robotech-director-talks-sony-1201418183/

A Reader’s Guide to Summer Blockbuster Films

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This summer, theatergoers will be inundated with a steady stream of crowd-pleasing films, or so Hollywood hopes. Regardless of whether you like what you see on screen, you might be discerning enough to spy the seeds of good story ideas in even the worst megahit. The problem is, how do you know where to go for further exploration of those cool ideas?

Read more at this link https://www.kirkusreviews.com/features/readers-guide-summer-blockbuster-films/

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Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson

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.

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