Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The Great British UFO Show

On Saturday, 1st October 2005, The Leeds Rugby Supporters Club, in Headingley, Leeds, UK, hosts the inaugural Great British UFO Show.

Top researchers from the British UFO community will speak for the whole day, giving us a terrific snapshot of the current state of ufology in the United Kingdom.

I shall be attending this major event, so expect a full review soon.


My review for the show can be found in the Articles section of my website or by clicking here

Update 2:

The review can also be read at the UFOData website.

Monday, September 19, 2005

NASA back on the Moon by 2020

NASA have announced that they plan to put four men on the Moon in one go by the year 2020.

This is exciting, if only for seeing men walking on the Moon again. The scientific aspects of the mission probably won't be much different to what happened during the Apollo era:

Four men on the Moon for seven days - I can't see much to be learned more than we already know, to be honest.

How many missions will there be?

The modus operandi seems very similar to the Apollo moonshots of over 30 years ago.

Going all conspiratorial for a second, I wonder if reserves of hydrocarbons have been located on the Moon? Everybody knows that we'll soon have a major energy crisis soon, as oil stocks begin to dwindle. We've already hit peak production and extraction of our oil reserves worldwide, so less oil will be produced with demand ever increasing.

If the Moon is a vast untapped resevoir for usable hydrocarbons, it could make such missions highly profitable (albeit very difficult and expensive in and of themselves) for the USA.

With China planning unmanned missions to the Moon, and not entirely ruling out later, manned missions, could we be seeing the beginning of a new Space Race?

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Review of Mercury Rapids: The Mountains of Tomorrow

Katherine Reece, owner of The Hall of Maat Website, has kindly written a review of Mercury Rapids: The Mountains of Tomorrow. It can be found at and also on my Reviews page.

Thanks, Kat!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

A great write-up at AICN by Harry Knowles of his trip to watch a Spielberg flick marathon at Devil's Tower, Wyoming:

Click here

I bet it was awesome watching one of my favourite films at the actual place where the movie climaxes!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Hurricane Katrina

A little belated, I know, but my thoughts go out to everybody caught by the disaster in the US Gulf states. It's a terible disaster that hasn't been helped by the Bush administration's complete ineptitude.

I dearly hope that the 50,000 body bags that were ordered on Tuesday 29th August won't be needed, although reports are suggesting that there may indeed be tens of thousands who perished to nature's fury.

But rather than blaming nature, the responsibility should be placed squarely on those in authority that did not get those people out who had no transport of their own.

That something like this could be allowed to happen in the world's premier democracy stinks!