This week’s Science Friday is full of goodies including snow falling on the Phoenix Lander, what Mars sounds like, new views of Mercury, “Fusion Man” and his jet pack, new bionic finger tips, and a mysterious dark flow in space. All this plus our gadget of the week: The ExoFly — Mars’ first tour guide.
In a new in-depth interview, Star Trek co-writers and executive producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talk more in depth about the new movie, including a bit of detail on the setting, canon and how they want to bring a bit of Star Wars into Star Trek.
Brent Spiner has a new video interview promoting his new album Dreamland (see TrekMovie review), but he also talked a bit about Trek. Next Generations Data said that he was too old to return to the role, but ‘never say never.’ The actor also talked about his future projects including his new documentary.
The fourth episode of the new genre show Fringe, from Star Trek film makers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk, is aptly named, “Arrival” as this may be the one where the show truly ‘arrived’ with its own voice. We have a review and an update on the latest ratings and Fringe news below.