Tue, 18 August 2015
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"We're on a space race, baby..."
Space...it's been called the final frontier...
"Open the pod bay doors, HAL..."
It's kind of hard to believe we've gone 132 episodes without dedicating an episode to space.
Oh, sure, we talked about space in our first episode (and so many episodes since that time), but have yet to do a show completely about space.
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We begin this episode talking about the first time we were aware that the earth was nothing more than just another planet in space. In this part of the show, you get to hear Christopher sign some of this. His voice will not go high. It is a terrible moment. He apologizes for the auditory agony inflicted on you. (Come on, that song is like being subjected to the music from the Hobbit cartoon over and over and over. It's not a pretty thing...)
Next, we talk about when we first became interested in space...and when Americans, as a whole, seemed to stop caring about space.
Space exploration has given us things we first only imagined in movies and on television. We chat about the coolest things space exploration has brought to Earth and...the coolest development in space technology in our opinions. But we stick with the "important" theme and talk about the best space-related event in our lifetimes/memories...as well as discuss the next most important thing we should do in space.
But dumb things have happened in space...and we talk about some faves before devoting some time to the weirdest space-program story we've heard.
So many of us came to love space through movies. We wrap up this episode with our favorite movies about space (Star Trek and Star Wars excluded), and go deeper into the void as we talk about the future of space exploration.
We know there are space-loving geeks out there who would just love to leave a comment, so...have at it, cosmonauts!
And always...ALWAYS remember this: