NuketownSF: Godsend Agenda, Rebel Moon, Glowing Venus, New Wave, Omicron and Immunity, Kenobi

Nuketown’s tweets for the week of February 6, 2022.

PODCAST | Lair of Secrets – S2E7 – Godsend Agenda

MOVIES | Variety – ‘Rebel Moon’ First Look: Zack Snyder Debuts Concept Art From His ‘Star Wars’-Inspired Netflix Epic

  • Once a Star Wars pitch, the project morphed into something else.
  • From the article:“Rebel Moon” is described as a grand fantasy adventure. The script, which Snyder co-wrote with Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad, follows an enigmatic young woman who is given the responsibility by a peaceful colony on the outskirts of the galaxy to find warriors who can fend off an impending invasion by the despotic Regent Balisarius.

SPACE | CNN – Venus glows like ‘iron pulled from a forge’ in new image

  • Imagery from the Parker Solar Probe mission reveals more about what Venus looks like below its dense cloud layer.

SCIFI | Reason – Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: An anthology looks back at science fiction’s New Wave

  • Reason’s review of Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950–1985. 

PANDEMIC | Nature – What the Omicron wave is revealing about human immunity

  • The rapid spread of Omicron provided opportunities to learn about the functioning of the human immune system.

STREAMING | Ars Technica – May the 25th be with you: Obi-Wan Kenobi poster, premiere date revealed

  • The Kenobi streaming series arrives May 25, 2022 … and it looks great.

TECHNOLOGY | CNN – A giant donut-shaped machine just proved a near-limitless clean power source is possible

  • An experimental fusion reactor hits an important milestone.

PRODUCTIVITY | Pocket – 5 Habits of People Who Are Especially Productive Working from Home

  • Advice includes “Get rid of low-value activities”, “Keep email to intervals”, and “Create a clocking-out ritual”

GAMES | Barking Alien – The Games That Made Me

  • Games discussed include:
    • Basic Dungeons & Dragons, Holmes Version – TSR (1977)
    • Villains & Vigilantes, 2nd Edition (1982)
    • Star Trek, The Role Playing Game, 1st Edition – (1982)
    • Paranoia, 1st Edition (1984)
    • Toon, 1st Edition (1984)
    • Star Wars, The Role Playing Game, 1st Edition (1987)

Artwork from Godsend Agenda. Credit: Khepera Publishing

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