You don’t really understand Star Trek until you’ve seen Galaxy Quest.
Galaxy Quest is the best of all the Star Trek movies.
Every star is a sun as big, as bright, as our own. Just imagine, how far away from us you’d have to move the sun to make it appear as small and faint as a star. The light from the stars travels very fast. Faster than anything. But not infinitely fast. It takes time for their light to reach us. For the nearest ones, it takes years. For others, centuries. Some stars are so far away it takes eons for their light to get to Earth.
By the time the light from some stars gets here they are already dead. For those stars, we see only their ghosts. We see their light, but their bodies perished long, long ago.
- Episode 5: A Sky Full Of Ghosts, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey
SG-1 + The Wizard of Oz
This was actually Harrison Ford improvising. There was supposed to be a long complicated battle where he used the whip to disarm the guy, but Harrison had dysentery and it was hot and he said “Hey Steven can I just shoot him?” and Spielberg liked it so much it went in the movie.
Dysentery never looks so delicious
That guy who he shot spent months training with the sword
Ford was literally on the verge of dying during this part of the production.
First rule of the Doctor Jones fandom ALWAYS reblog this gifset when it comes on your dashboard.
How Galaxies Also Serve As Magnifying Glasses
Physics is weird…inexplicably weird, some might say. : http://bit.ly/1DxNrQ4
Image Credit: NASA/ESA
I’m writing my thesis on gravitational lensing!