Monthly Archives: February 2011

Which shiny silver spaceship?

Leaving aside for a moment any deficiencies in the storytelling, the Star Wars prequels are a wonderland for fans of sci-fi tech. Each prequel movie has about as many first appearances of new ships and vehicles as any two of … Continue reading

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Why yes, that is the gunship I was looking for

I assume that everyone knows that early on in its design, the Millennium Falcon looked like this sketch by Joe Johnston: Shortly thereafter it acquired some side flanges with escape pods, as in this Colin Cantwell concept model from A … Continue reading

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Rise of the AcclaVenator

Over the holidays I found the Lego 8099 Midi-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer (above left) on closeout at Wal-Mart, and picked one up. It’s a pretty cool set, and it gave me some ideas for building a Republic Venator-class Star Destroyer … Continue reading

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London’s Millennium Falcon

Back in 2005, when my son, London, was just a few months old, Mike Taylor sent me, out of the blue and for no reason other than friendship, the giant Lego 4504 Millennium Falcon. I was quite taken with it… … Continue reading

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Hello world!

I decided, a bit belatedly, that I didn’t want to clutter up my astronomy blog with all of my non-paleontological yammering. I can’t stand dealing with Blogger anymore, and I need at least one more outlet. So here it is. … Continue reading

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