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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, But Is It Stronger?

Aug 31, 14 Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, But Is It Stronger?

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Science

Mark Twain said, "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." In the US, the movie industry is a multi-billion dollar business. In fact, according to The Numbers, 2013 saw a total revenue of $10.68 billion. We like going to the movies. They let us escape our own lives, become part of something larger, or connect with other people. But what kind of movies do we prefer?

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Doctor Who Timeline: What Is The Doctor’s Real Age?

Aug 23, 14 Doctor Who Timeline: What Is The Doctor’s Real Age?

Posted by in Media & Entertainment

Tonight's premiere of "Doctor Who" Season 8 has fans anxiously waiting to meet Peter Capaldi, the new face of the Doctor. Capaldi's doctor will be the 12th -- or 13th, depending on how you count John Hurt's The War Doctor -- regeneration of the beloved Time Lord. Over the show's 50-year run, the question of how old the doctor is has never been fully answered.

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Chris Hadfield Memoir To Become ABC Sitcom

Aug 21, 14 Chris Hadfield Memoir To Become ABC Sitcom

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Space

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is a rock star among geeks. His cover version of the David Bowie song “Space Oddity” has been viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube. Those are numbers that ABC’s reality show The Bachelor could only dream of matching. So should we be surprised that the American broadcaster wants to make a sitcom out of Hadfield’s life?

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New Comedy Movie Explores Video Gaming’s Dark Past

Aug 17, 14 New Comedy Movie Explores Video Gaming’s Dark Past

Posted by in Gaming, Media & Entertainment

In the same week that Sony announced their rapid march to the sale of 10 million PlayStation 4s worldwide, I have also been reading about less happy times for video gaming in the early 80s, and how a new movie is about to be released about a rather bizarre episode from that period.

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The Music Of The Sky

Nature is full of its own wonderful music, if you just take the time to listen. Normally, when someone says something like this, they are referring to the song of birds or the sound of wind. It is beautiful in its own right. Now, nature has taken up a different tune. Someone thought it would be a remarkable thing to teach the clouds how to play a piano. You know what? They were right.

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Zero The Vinyl Hero

His name is Zero and he is man with a plan. Zero is an obsessive, perhaps even an addict. The object of his obsession is music, particularly vinyl, and he buys it by the container load. This may be an aberration of the human soul, but it’s not exactly a rare one. I have suffered from it myself and fell into a money-sucking pit of music buying mania several years ago.

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How Guardians Of The Galaxy Sets Up Avengers 3 And More

Aug 03, 14 How Guardians Of The Galaxy Sets Up Avengers 3 And More

Posted by in Media & Entertainment

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy and pretty much every Marvel cinematic universe movie so far, plus a bunch of comics from the 80s and 90s. The second Avengers movie isn't even out until next year, but this weekend's Guardians of the Galaxy sets the stage for the third Avengers film, currently slated for 2018.

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Streaming Media Snags Emmy Nominations

Jul 15, 14 Streaming Media Snags Emmy Nominations

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Technology

Three Netflix original series have collected 15 prime-time Emmy nominations. That is a record for the streaming media service, but also notable as Netflix shows – unlike those on network TV and cable – aren't technically "aired" at night.

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New Pink Floyd Album – Trending But Underwhelming?

When Polly Samson, wife of Pink Floyd's singer and guitarist David Gilmour, casually announced on Twitter over the weekend, "Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called 'The Endless River,'" understandably the Internet went crazy.

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Daily Round-Up For July 9, 2014

Jul 09, 14 Daily Round-Up For July 9, 2014

Posted by in Media & Entertainment

Welcome to the Daily Round-Up, redOrbit’s one and only collection of all the latest and greatest music news of the day. We have returned and couldn’t be more eager to get back to work.

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