Galactic News Feed – 5/4/15

Actress Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Janice Rand On Original ‘Star Trek’ Series, Is Dead At 85

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As news of Whitney’s passing spread Sunday, many “Star Trek” fans praised the actress for her on-screen talent, and remembered harboring “TV crushes” on the blond beauty. She was “one of the great women of Trek,” TrekMovie.com tweeted. Co-star Shatner wrote that Whitney “was a constant shining smile.”

Read more at this link http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/03/grace-lee-whitney-dead-star-trek_n_7201814.html

Watch the first flight of Blue Origin’s cool new suborbital spaceship

Blue Origin just posted highlights from their first test rocket launch and it’s pretty damn cool. The New Shepard vertical takeoff, vertical landing spacecraft blasted off and reached a height of 58 miles before separating from its rocket and parachuting back to Earth.

Read more at this link http://sploid.gizmodo.com/video-the-first-flight-of-blue-origins-cool-new-suborb-1701283196

People in Sleepy Village of the Damned Wake Up Craving Sex

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Scientists and doctors investigating the sleeping sickness could not agree on a cause, although some speculated that it’s due to radon and other gases leaked from secret uranium mines in the area dating back to the days of the Soviet Union that were closed in the 1990s.

Read more at this link http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/05/people-in-sleepy-village-of-the-damned-wake-up-craving-sex/

New Star Wars Photos Reveal The Villain, A Space Pirate And Lots More

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Vanity Fair brought photographer Annie Leibovitz to set to photograph The Resistance (the new name for the Rebels) and the First Order (the new name for the Empire.)

Read more and watch a behind the scenes video at this http://io9.com/new-star-wars-photos-reveal-the-villain-a-space-pirate-1701996876

Alien Abduction Bug Caused Male Pregnancies Among Men Who WooHoo-ed With Aliens In The Sims 4

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The Get to Work expansion contained a bug that started a more than usual amount of alien abductions. Alien abduction is an intentional feature, but they weren’t supposed to start happening all over the place. Once that started, male Sims suddenly started getting pregnant right and left, through no control from the players.

Read more at this link http://www.themarysue.com/male-pregnancies-sims-4/

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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. You can hear Dave on The Alien Invasion, The SciFi Geeks Club and Weird World Weekly podcasts. Follow him on Twitter @davenelsonvoice