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  1. Well... Miller literally projected a map and explained the mechanics of it in one scene. So I don't know what to tell you other than perhaps you missed an episode? Anubis left Phoebe station to go to Eros. Julie Mao got the OPA to send the Scopuli with herself in it to intercept Anubis. Scopuli killed, then Canterbury killed because they heard Julie's distress signal probably, then Donnager killed to get at Canterbury's survivors. The original why is Anubis going to Eros, in order to do their experiment, and didn't want anything publicly revealed yet. More than that hasn't been discovered in the show. It's only 2/3rds of the first book, after all.
  2. SpaceX--Spacecraft, rockets, and Mars

    Next launch is targeted for Monday, the 30th -- an Echostar sat to geosynchronous for Brazilian TV. This will be on a unflown F9 Block 3 rocket (aka a v.1.2 Full Thrust) that isn't going to be recovered. Probably the last expendable rocket they fly. This is because the sat is heavy, and in the future payloads of this mass range would be taken up by a reusable Falcon Heavy. SpaceX has a few Block 3 rockets to use up anyway before moving on to Block 4 and Block 5 (the final version). "Block 4" is expected by SpaceX watchers to have the performance upgrades to the engine, while "Block 5" is expected to have all the final little tweaks that make for improving reusability. Apparently the landing legs are useful as air brakes too! They can cut descent velocity down in half, saving a lot of fuel. They only plan to fly a few Block 4 rockets for testing purposes before moving on to Block 5. Manufacturing of Block 5 was expected to have started earlier this month. Concerning reusability, the engines on Block 5 should be able to be used for 100s of launches, if not indefinitely for decades.
  3. US Politics: There's No Morning After Pill

    Full Orwellian, surely. Can't look anywhere on the web where Trumpists congregate without seeing the doublespeak and doublethink in full operation.
  4. Taboo: Tom Hardy's historical drama (BBC1/FX) [spoilers]

    No, I've never thought he's 19/20, it was said and I heard he left at 15 and came back 10 years later, so 25. That he's only apparently 27 or 28 is not much difference, and 12 years younger than his actual age. Since he's a fictitious character, why would they have to make him him so much younger than the actor? The character could have easily been written as born twelve years earlier in 1774. Unless they're planning on jumping ahead 10 years in the timeline.
  5. This is such a nearly dead time of year for TV shows I almost started watching the new season of Sleepy Hollow.
  6. The Magicians - SyFy [SHOW SPOILERS]

    I have no idea what a tutter is, but here's another promo... Haven't watched it yet, but here's a nearly half hour interview. 360° Set Tour: Fillory Throne Room
  7. Star Trek: Discovery

    I haven't lost interest. I don't see what uncertainty of the premiere date has to do with my level of interest. I find it weird people on an ASOIAF board declaring losing interest because of that. Aren't you used to that by now?!?
  8. Star Trek: Discovery

    Starring Dr. Dre too, or at least the guy who played him in Straight Outta Compton (and as Heath in Walking Dead), Corey Hawkins.
  9. Taboo: Tom Hardy's historical drama (BBC1/FX) [spoilers]

    In the scene he meets "Winter" and she takes him to a ship... what was that all about?? I think she told him it belonged to someone who wanted to kill him, so he just burns it down without finding out any actual facts and whether Winter was telling him the truth or not. That seemed pretty random. What did I miss? Also, Tom Hardy is playing a character that is suppose to be nearly 20 years younger than his actual age? I'm enjoying it but I don't know what to make of these things.
  10. SpaceX--Spacecraft, rockets, and Mars

    Wow, good landing! Impressive view out the rocket-cam, so that might just be the best landing video they've gotten so far.
  11. SpaceX--Spacecraft, rockets, and Mars

    Live stream of the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of the Iridium Next satellites starting nowish:
  12. Better Call Saul

    In the spring, probably April as that is what IMDB lists on the first episode. Previous seasons have started in February. I usually go to Metacritic's list to find out, but they don't have it, probably because they don't have anything from AMC so far.
  13. Better Call Saul

    He's back....
  14. U.S. Politics: Confirming The Trumpocalypse

    https://twitter.com/BrianMaxMann/status/818967659006062592
  15. The Magicians - SyFy [SHOW SPOILERS]

    Yet another promo...