Category Archives: It came from the Internet

The Women of NASA LEGO

Shamelessly snitched from File 770:

HISTORIC FIGURES. The Women of NASA LEGO set goes on sale November 1. The collectible was produced after winning fan approval through the LEGO Ideas website.

Four trailblazing figures from NASA’s history are set to launch as new LEGO minifigures on Nov. 1. NASA astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, astronomer Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton are celebrated for their contributions to space exploration and astronomy in the new LEGO Ideas set, “Women of NASA.” Based on a fan-proposed and supported design, the set includes representations of the four female space pioneers, as well as three LEGO builds that recreate the spacecraft and settings where the women made their mark on space history. “Great for role playing space exploration missions,” LEGO said in a press release announcing the set on Wednesday (Oct. 18). “Explore the professions of some of the groundbreaking women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with the LEGO Ideas Women of NASA set,” The 231-piece building toy is recommended for ages 10 and older. It will retail for $24.99.

 

Fannish food & drink?

A couple of odd stories picked up from File 770

Not sure about trying to eat some of those cakes, but the wine bottle is CUTE!!  –Cathy

GAME OF THRONES CAKE UPSMANSHIP. A lot of people run photos on Reddit bragging about their Game of Thrones themed cakes. Click through and judge for yourself whose is the mightiest.

TOAST OF TRANSYLVANIA. Dracula said, “I never drink…wine,” but maybe you do? Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon in a bottle with a cape – is that cute, or what?

Full-bodied with Blackberry and Dark Cherry aromas, with just the right amount of Oak flavors leading to a lingering finish. Classic, small-lot fermentations, followed by aging with Oak, gives full expression to the rich varietal flavors in this wine.

 

A few Doctor Who Christmas videos

 

From Josée:

And a few Doctor Who Christmas videos until the real thing.
Enjoy!
The Doctor Puppet Christmas special was a labour of love made before the launch of the Doctor Puppet series.

 

Join the Doctor Puppets for a musical Doctor Who Christmas adventure!   “A Timelord Christmas” is a labour of love made by a truly dedicated crew of artists and musicians. It was produced and animated in under a month in a tiny Brooklyn apartment. The music and vocals were produced and recorded in England.

Join the Twelfth Doctor and Clara for a mysterious Christmas adventure.

Doctor Puppet is a Doctor Who fan series made by a team of professional artists and musicians. It’s a labor of love. The puppets and animation are created in a tiny New York City apartment. The music and vocals are produced and recorded in England. This video took over 3 months to make.

The Twelfth Doctor plays a Christmas duet with the stars. Peace, joy, and rock n’ roll.

Doctor Puppet is a Doctor Who fan series made by a team of professional artists. It’s a labor of love. The puppets and animation are created in a tiny New York City apartment. The music is produced and recorded in England.

Hallmark Ornaments

I liked the Star Trek tree ornaments, the first few years, but except for perhaps this year’s Enterprise, I’m not running off  to get the latest. File 770 pretty much covers all my reasons for giving up on them. Hallmark has an odd idea of what should go on a Christmas tree. Hello?? Isn’t the season about peace and good will??

And honestly, some are just plain ugly.

Hallmark Rolls Out 2016 Ornaments

The following link will take you to the Hallmark catalogue, Canadian version.  Star Trek stuff starts on page 73, but check out the Alien Queen on page 72.

http://www.hallmark.ca/en/images/dreambook/2016CanadaInStoreDreambook.pdf