Sci Fi Friday

The big news remains the return of Battlestar Galactica tonight, but there’s still a few other things worth mentioning until it airs tonignt. Lost also returned this week, leaving more questions than answers, as would be expected. The trick with a show of this nature is to see how long they can stretch out the questions without frustrating the viewers so much, or winding up as the X-Files did where the story made less and less sense the longer they dragged it on.

I guess I should check out Heroes (which I have recorded but have not watched yet). Apparently it is doing well in the ratings and NBC has picked it up for the full season. That’s just one of the shows I’ve recorded but have not watched as I attempt to avoid wasting time on shows which wind up dying quickly.

One show which died too quickly was Firefly. There have been a number of rumors lately of a sequel. Over the past week there have also been references to a statement by Joss Whedon that there will be no sequel. Checking his actual post, it appears that nothing is in the works now, but he certainly does not close the door to the possibility. Whedon writes that if “something actually happens, whatever it is, you guys know I’ll be on this site as soon as I’m allowed to be. And I’ll be very very clear. There is no news. Not never, just now.”

William Shatner has been signed by ABC to host a new trivia game show, Show Me The Money. If they really want to make this a success, have him come on in his Denny Crane role. Speaking of Denny Crane, anyone else notice that, with the addition of Armin Shimmerman to Shatner and Rene Auberjonois, Boston Legal now has three former Star Trek stars on it? With all their off beat references, including one to Klingons by Shatner last sesason, maybe Boston Legal will have one of their attorneys cite the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition in court.

Scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute have brought us one step closer to the science of Star Trek:

Beaming people in Star Trek fashion is still in the realms of science fiction but physicists in Denmark have teleported information from light to matter bringing quantum communication and computing closer to reality.

Until now scientists have teleported similar objects such as light or single atoms over short distances from one spot to another in a split second.

But Professor Eugene Polzik and his team at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University in Denmark have made a breakthrough by using both light and matter.

“It is one step further because for the first time it involves teleportation between light and matter, two different objects. One is the carrier of information and the other one is the storage medium,” Polzik explained in an interview on Wednesday.

Time to beam out of here.