Galactic News Feed – 5/12/15

Robert Kirkman takes us behind the scenes of The Walking Dead spinoff in new footage

Image courtesy blastr.com

This first production video doesn’t reveal much, but it does give us a look at some of the sets.   The creative team promises it’ll stand on its own, be action-driven and fit into the aesthetic fans know and love, while still having its own “vibe.”

Read more and watch the clip at this link http://www.blastr.com/2015-5-11/robert-kirkman-takes-us-behind-scenes-walking-dead-spinoff-new-footage

4,000-year-old stone circle found on Dartmoor

Image courtesy unexplained-mysteries.com

Measuring around 111ft in diameter, the circle has been described as ‘very impressive’ and dates back over 4,000 years.  It’s comprised of 30 stones that now lay flat however evidence suggests that they would have once stood upright.  A wide ditch has also been found outside the perimeter.

Read more at this link http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/281340/4000-year-old-stone-circle-found-on-dartmoor

FOX Picks Up Undead Cop Series, The Frankenstein Code

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Rob Kazinsky will play the leading role of Jimmy Pritchard, a morally corrupt retired cop who is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.

Read more at this link http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/438591-fox-picks-up-undead-cop-series-the-frankenstein-code

Bill Nye is testing a spaceship that rides on sunbeams

Image courtesy Planetary Society

The privately funded LightSail project is the creation of The Planetary Society and aims to offer a demonstration of the potential of solar sailing as a faster and cheaper method of space propulsion than chemical rockets with two small spacecraft built by Stellar Exploration Inc. The first of these is tentatively scheduled to launch on May 20th.

Read more at this link http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/7/8564119/bill-nye-lightsail-project-solar-sail-test-flight

Budapest Resident Snaps Photograph of ‘Alien’, Believes he Was Abducted

Image courtesy cryptozoologynews.com

The man submitting the report says he was walking through the woods March 25 when he spotted the oddity standing in the middle of a trail. “A bright sphere floated in front of him,” he reported to MUFON. ” I took out my mobile phone, and I did a photograph.” The image shows a metallic spider-like object with four legs that appears to be holding a round, bright orange object.

Read more at this link http://cryptozoologynews.com/hungarian-snaps-photograph-of-alien-thinks-he-is-abducted/

‘Star Wars’ Is Coming to ‘Disney Infinity’

Unfortunately, the X-Wing Fighter and Millennium Falcon will not be making it to the toy line, since ‘Disney Infinity’ only makes sets based on actual characters. However the two ships will be in the game as playable vehicles, as well as the planets Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor.

Read more at this link http://sciencefiction.com/2015/05/11/star-wars-coming-disney-infinity/

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