This episode cotnains: We make episode 404 and didn’t make a FILE NOT FOUND joke. FAIL. Ben finds podracing engines at an airplane museum. A new droid in Galaxy’s Edge!? Steven’s got the scoop on the C units. Did you know Chopper was cursing a bunch in Star Wars Rebels? Check out the newest ice cream flavor: The Wrath of P’Khan!
In the immortal words of Outkast: What’s cooler than being cool? Researchers Made Ultracold Quantum Bubbles on the Space Station. Scientists have produced tiny bubbles of extremely cold gas atoms on the ISS. NASA is able to take quantum paradoxes and make them visible to the naked eye. When rubidium cools to absolute zero, they become a new state of matter. Steven doesn’t believe that the Magnetic Fields are a band. Is Baby Universe a really cool indie band? We don’t look it up.
Take that, pig! Confused Cops Stop Driverless Car. San Francisco police pulled over a driverless car, but didn’t file a citation. Give us driverless cars? Yes please! What kind of license is necessary for a driverless car? Most driverless car errors are actually human errors. If our roads were suddenly filled with driverless cars, it’d be super safe.
Science Fiction: Steven does a light review of the first episode of season 2 of The Wilds. Stranger Things Season 4 Part 1 has been super good. The first episode of The Orville: New Horizons could have cut 25 minutes. Let’s talk about the 848th episode of Star Trek. Spock Amok! It was great! Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part III spoilers this episode and whoo-ee, this was great. James Earl Jones was Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part III, but got help. Steven gets excited about the glow and reflection off lightsabers.
Patreon-only content: Extreme parenting! Ben’s designed 65 books since 2005. Heteronormativity in The Power of Now. The rituals we use to get to sleep. Dot-matrix printers and zen. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. Space Boy!