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(Gizmodo)   Scientists at MIT working in conjunction with the Vorlon embassy develop self-assembling "living materials"   (gizmodo.com) divider line 16
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2014-03-24 05:20:57 PM  
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DreamyAltarBoy: Saiga410: Makh: I'm sure the biggest challenge was being able get things working with only "Yesss," and "Good!" from tech support.

Who are you?

What do you want?


I want to live long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to future generations that some favors come at too high a price.  I would stare up at your lifeless eyes and wave to you just like this.

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2014-03-25 02:47:22 AM  
1 votes:

EngineerAU: Any Pie Left: The guy that played Londo Molari died too, I understand.   Does the show have a CURSE?

It's the guy who played G'Kar who died. The actor who played Londo is still alive. Andrew Katsulas was a lifelong heavy smoker so it shouldn't be a surprise that he died of lung cancer.

Most of them are getting on in years. Also B5 wasn't a high budget show. They hired a lot of D-list actors and actors well past their prime, which are also the types to have lots of personal issues.

And yet it was some of the best acting ever seen on TV up to that time. JMS could bring out the best in the actors, such as turning the walking stereotype Pavel Chekov into the multi-layered villain Alfred Bester. At the time, even some professional SF writers on the dial-up online service GEnie's Science Fiction and Fantasy RoundTable (SFRT) remarked that they had no idea that Walter Koenig had anywhere near that kind of range.

There were some pretty good B5 filksongs posted there, including a few by yours truly (I was an Assistant Sysop of the neighboring Comics and Animation RoundTable). One I remember adapted an Animaniacs side-feature theme:

♪♫ Su-sie Ba-boom, Su-sie Ba-boom: ♫♪
♫♪ She lives on a Sta-tion with a Gar-den in bloom. ♪♫
♪♫ Her fel-low crew knows that an-y-time soon, ♫♪
♫♪ Su-sie thinks the Sta-tion will go: Ba-BOOOM!! ♪♫


I also did one to the tune of The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle (of course), but it makes reference to some GEnie SFRT-specific stuff which has little meaning now.

Anyway, I certainly hope that Peter "Londo Mollari" Jurasik remains on this side of the Rim for awhile longer. I missed out on the Twentieth Anniversary celebration, would love to attend the Silver Anniversary, and I hope to see as many of the cast still with us as possible. Also, I have a little filksong skit in mind that would involve him and Jerry "Michael Garibaldi" Doyle. Unlike the others, not a single word of the original song is altered, but only the first four verses are used.
2014-03-24 09:41:06 PM  
1 votes:

devine: lordargent: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Who do you serve?

That's "whoom do you serve" and the answer is "Anubis".

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// tangent

// loves B5 (my #1 sci-fi show), I wish someone would remake the models and crack out a version with higher resolution CG scenes.

I wish they had finished that video game they were working on.

Unfortunately B5 is dead. With  Biggs, Katsulas, Choate, O'Hare, and Conaway all being dead there is no way JMS could do anything with the universe even if he wanted to and had lottery money to burn.


All psi corps, all the time :P
2014-03-24 09:35:05 PM  
1 votes:

lordargent: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Who do you serve?

That's "whoom do you serve" and the answer is "Anubis".

[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x652]

// tangent

// loves B5 (my #1 sci-fi show), I wish someone would remake the models and crack out a version with higher resolution CG scenes.


I wish they had finished that video game they were working on.

Unfortunately B5 is dead. With  Biggs, Katsulas, Choate, O'Hare, and Conaway all being dead there is no way JMS could do anything with the universe even if he wanted to and had lottery money to burn.
2014-03-24 08:49:02 PM  
1 votes:

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Who do you serve?


That's "whoom do you serve" and the answer is "Anubis".

img4.wikia.nocookie.net

// tangent

// loves B5 (my #1 sci-fi show), I wish someone would remake the models and crack out a version with higher resolution CG scenes.
2014-03-24 07:55:55 PM  
1 votes:

timelady: I have just been on a B5 binge. My thrice yearly binge.

/ You have always been here


Just finished a run through myself.

/I am who I have always been.
2014-03-24 06:27:59 PM  
1 votes:
"No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow. What? Look, somebody's got to have some damn perspective around here! Boom. Sooner or later. BOOM!"
2014-03-24 06:08:38 PM  
1 votes:
Reflection, surprise, terror... for the future.
2014-03-24 06:05:54 PM  
1 votes:
They are alone. They are a dying race. We should let them pass.
2014-03-24 05:35:12 PM  
1 votes:
We are not ready for immortality.
2014-03-24 05:28:25 PM  
1 votes:
"The avalanche has already started; it is too late for the pebbles to vote. " - Kosh
2014-03-24 05:17:06 PM  
1 votes:

Saiga410: Makh: I'm sure the biggest challenge was being able get things working with only "Yesss," and "Good!" from tech support.

Who are you?


What do you want?
2014-03-24 04:56:55 PM  
1 votes:

Makh: I'm sure the biggest challenge was being able get things working with only "Yesss," and "Good!" from tech support.


It probably took them a while to figure out the three-edged sword riddle as well
2014-03-24 04:03:18 PM  
1 votes:
Didnt the Vorlons all leave?
/great to know that I am not the only fan
2014-03-24 03:44:48 PM  
1 votes:
Grey-goo scenario here we come!

...and a good old fashioned B5 headline...by the Great Maker it's been a while.
2014-03-24 03:34:06 PM  
1 votes:
I'm sure the biggest challenge was being able get things working with only "Yesss," and "Good!" from tech support.
 
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