Nerds! Geeks! Other people! Babbleon5.wordpress.com has become…. BabbleOn5.com! Well…. technically we already were, but we were just forwarding the site from babbleon5.wordpress.com because free and stuff. But it’s time we started kicking things in to overdrive here, so we’ve overhauled the site. We made it pretty. Look at how pretty it is.
I made it myself.
So, if you’re like me, and like pretty things, make sure you reset any saved links you might have had if they need resetting! See you on the other site!
Allen Pan, also known as WIZARD and JEDI MASTER Allen Pan, has used all of his jedi (read as electrical engineering) education to create this wonderment… this beauty… this WET dream come true for all nerdom EVERYWHERE! Allen Pan has created a real working light saber.
Ok… so the saber is more the size of a fencer’s foil, but it even makes the SOUND EFFECTS!!!
Check the build and a 3 min video HERE and wear a diaper just in case a little wee comes out. OR just don’t wear pants (that’s what I do!)
We’re just over a month away from the launch of The Force Awakens, and we couldn’t be more excited! Or, at least, we thought we couldn’t! A new trailer for the upcoming film has debuted in Japan, and it has revealed some interesting new scenes, and even more interesting sound clips!
Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments!
SHUT YOUR FRACKIN’ MOUTH!
The crazy Connecticut… ians? are the source of a Thorium Powered Car that only needs to be refueled once a century. WHAT?! Laser Power Systems have developed an engine powered by the incredibly dense material known as Thorium.
Thorium is so dense that according to Charles Stevens (CEO) “one gram yields more energy than 7, 396 gallons of gasoline, and 8 grams would power the typical car for a century.”
For the actual article with all the sciencey stuff click HERE
Yesterday, Tickets to ‘Starwars: The Force Awakens’ went on sale and immediately crashed numerous websites. Yours truly managed to snag an IMAX 3D showing on opening night Dec. 18th, 2015 (2 months out)! Shortly after, the trailer hit the interwebs and hit 200k views in a matter of 20 minutes. Today, it’s been viewed close to 13 MILLION times (10 of those are my contributions). The trailer is below if you haven’t yet watched it. Be prepare to get swept up in all the feels.
Look, we all know that video game movies generally leave something (or a few things) to be desired. But we here at BabbleOn5 think that they’re just an Iron Man (2008) away from taking off as Hollywood’s next big genre film.
Hopefully leading that charge is 2016’s Assassin’s Creed, starring X-Men actor Michael Fassbender. The dude killed it as a younger Magneto, and he’s proven time and time again that he is quite the talented actor.
Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch’s ancestor Aguilar. He certainly looks the part.
Assassin’s Creed has developed in to one of gamings top franchises over the years, creating some pretty fascinating characters along the way. However, Fassbender won’t be playing any of them. Instead, he’ll be playing an original character for the movies: Callum Lynch (doesn’t sound anywhere near as cool as Assassin’s Creed II’s Ezio Auditore).
Yahoo has a bit more on the subject, “Fassbender’s character was created specifically for the film. (The movie isn’t retelling any of the existing games, but rather introducing new characters into the same world.) Lynch discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.”
Yahoo also noted that filming begins this coming Monday at locations that include: Malta, London, and Spain. Assassin’s Creed also stars Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ariane Labed, and is directed by Justin Kurzel. The film will hit theaters on December 21st, 2016.
Ever wanted to feel as though you went through Master Chief training? Feel as though you’ve earned the right to strut with your chest high with a hard look in your eye, that says that you’ve been through hell and are more badass than anyone else could hope to be?
Well, here’s the first step toward making that happen. Yeah~ You can start dressing like you live in the Halo Universe… since, you know, it’s not real.
Check the online store HERE. It ain’t cheap though. So better ask mom for an advance on your allowance… for the next three years.
They also have an Assassin’s Creed collection HERE.
Hosted by William Shatner?! With members of the Captain Kirk’s enterprise crew?! Can you wait until January 2017? Holy Shiznit… this is going to be teeeeeerrible, but I want to go.
Check out their itinerary:
Click HERE to make your reservation.
Check it out on Bungie’s twitch channel TODAY at 2pm EST
HURRY CLICK HERE to get to their channel before it’s too late!!
Coming in SEPTEMBER!!!
Click the Jump for a couple more videos to tide you over until then…
Did we learn NOTHING from the Matrix?
Cambridge’s Department of Engineering has built a ‘mother robot’ that has the ability to create, test, and improve her ‘baby robots’.
Click the jump for more on the experiment, including a video of the robot in action.
Okay, so this is pretty friggin’ awesome, right!? Japan’s All Nipon Air (ANA) recently revealed not one, but THREE new designs that will be in the air as soon as October! Just in time for Episode VII.
But if you think ANA settled for a simple paint job, think again. Each aircraft is going to feature various Star Wars amenities, such as themed headrests, all six movies being on-demand, as well as Star Wars decor.
Take a look at two of the designs below, one BB-8 (the new ball-droid from Episode VII) and one R2-D2 themed plane.
I mean, look at them!
The first jet takes off on international routes starting October 18th. All three jets will eventually fly internationally to cities like Vancouver, San Jose, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Beijing, Jakarta, and Brussels, as well as domestically within Japan. In November, the Star Wars themed jet will begin with domestic routes, with the BB-8 jet getting in to the international fold in March 2016.
Here’s a link to the ANA Star Wars themed website, just in case you’d like some more information! Be sure the check out the video below of all of the planes “in action!”