So there's a rumor going around that Paramount wants to make a Galaxy Quest TV series. No idea if it's meant to be the show-in-the-movie, some space action thing that's Next Generation with William Shatner as the captain, or if it's meant to be in the universe of the movie, where the actors happened to go to space on the way to making a sequel series.
The most delightful side of this is at least one commenter on TrekBBS is very upset at the idea of a Galaxy Quest series, on the ground that a whole TV series making fun of Star Trek will cause the public to devalue the nearly 400 episodes of Star Trek. There've actually been about 700 episodes of Star Trek, raising the question of whether the ``400'' was a simple typo or whether the poster does not acknowledge the existence of Voyager and Enterprise.
Meanwhile, I've had a bunch of writing for my mathematics blog. You've had the chance to read it on your friends page or else in your RSS feed, but if you missed that, pieces since the last roundup have included:
- Reading the Comics, April 10, 2015: Getting Into The Story Problem Edition, where the last roundup left off. Several of the comic strips involve word problems that threw a character, or threw me, out of the problem.
- Spontaneity and the performance of work, reblogging from CarnotCycle, a bit of thermodynamics stuff.
- Reading the Comics, April 15, 2015: Tax Day Edition, which includes some alternate notations for decimals and a pi joke that had surprising depths.
- Roller Coaster Immortality Update! As bunny_hugger advised me of information about how old the components of Leap The Dips are.
- Reading the Comics, April 20, 2015: History of Mathematics Edition, so called because there's an invention of algebra joke and some transcribed modern physics equations.
- Reading the Comics, April 22, 2015: April 21, 2015 Edition, so called because they were all strips that ran on the 21st.
- A Little More Talk About What We Talk About When We Talk About How Interesting What We Talk About Is, more of my puttering around information theory as informed by basketball.
Trivia: The brand name Tesco came from street-market trader Jack Cohen taking the initials of his tea dealer in Mincing Lane --- T E Stockwell --- together with the first letters of his last name. Source: Tea: Addiction, Exploitation, and Empire, Roy Moxham.
Currently Reading: Hoboes, Bindlestiffs, Fruit Tramps, And The Harvesting Of The West, Mark Wyman.