Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Hard times on planet Mars

NASA's continuing exploration of the red planet has turned up fresh proof for a very watery past, but officials are still very cautious about suggesting any form of life may have swum these ancient seas. The latest results from the Opportunity rover at it's Meridiani Planum landing site suggests that at some point in the distant past, the land was acidic, oxidizing and sometimes wet. Unfortunately, not good conditions for life to arise. More can found at MSN.

Friday, November 25, 2005

History Channel does War Of The Worlds

The US History Channel has broadcast a documentary covering many aspects of The War Of The Worlds. It was done as part of their UFO Files stand of programming.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

War Of The Worlds gets standing ovation

A live performance of Jeff Waynes' War Of The Worlds at Wirral's International Guitar Festival was a big hit with a sell out audience of 900. It was a dream of guitarist Gary Murphy to revisit the musical and it earned him a standing ovation.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

New War Of The Worlds comic

Dark Horse comics have been releasing a new version of The War Of The Worlds as an online publication, one page at a time. Not surprisingly, you can now pre-order the old fashioned paper version from Amazon.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

National Geographic documentary

The National Geographic Channel in the UK is showing a documentary on the Orson Welles radio broadcast this Sunday, 10pm UK time.

Friday, November 04, 2005

War Of The Worlds most pirated

Not the most enviable of records, but Spielberg's War Of The Worlds had the unhappy distinction of been the most downloaded movie online for the second month running in September. Internet security company BayTSP recorded 51,292 downloads for the month, with Kong Fu Hustle coming a poor second at 33,511. On a personal note, on a train journey last month, I watched someone calmly open a very nice looking notebook with widescreen monitor and watch a pristine copy of War Of The Worlds without a care in the world.