A long time ago in a final frontier far, far away …

A long time ago in a final frontier far, far away … July 30, 2013

Time to clear out the bookmarks with another round-up of random geekery. This time we’re looking at the stars, which is to say at Star Wars and Star Trek (plus a bunch of Doctor Who stuff too).

• Scientists studying sand formations in the Sahara are learning a lot by investigating the formation of barchans — big, crescent-shaped, migrating dunes. And they’re doing this on Tatooine — at Mos Espa, boyhood home of the young Anakin Skywalker.

Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and John Rawls.

• “Spoilers, sweetie — spoilers!

• “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

• “I never noticed, not once, that the entire time, Riker was stepping over chair backs like some kind of maniac and making it look perfectly natural.”

• “The Gospel According to Doctor Who

Make it so.

• “Creating a path for immigrants to become taxpayers is logical. LLAP.”

• The TARDIS in ancient Utah, in Alaska, and in your kitchen.

Star Wars, voiced by cartoon actors.

Two Spocks, one Audi commercial.

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