- Many think of Sir Isaac Newton as the “father of science.” But you may be surprised to learn about Arab-born al-Hassan Ibn al-Haytham, who made significant contributions to science during the Dark Ages.
- SciFi to SciFact: The European Space Agency is studying using brainwaves to pilot space ships.
- We look at some of the mid-season battles for ratings and how those could affect some of our returning favorites like “Lost” and Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated new show, “Dollhouse.”
Review: Taking a look at Keanu Reeves’ “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”
- Garrett Hedlund has been cast as the lead in the upcoming “Tron” sequel.
- David Goyer talks about some of the horrible things he put his star, Odette Yustman, through directing the supernatural thriller, “The Unborn.”
Slice of Trivia: This week Kurt in St. George proves that made for TV sci-fi films don’t have to be SciFi Saturday with three new clips. Email your clips to Kurt at sliceoftrivia at gmail.com. Your entries could get picked and played on the show.
TV Talk: Joss Whedon says those who have written off “Dollhouse” as D.O.A. need to give the show a chance.
Interview: This week, we talk to Aaron Douglas who plays Chief Tyrol on SciFi’s “Battlestar Galactica.” Aaron will be in Phoenix in a few weeks for Phoenix Cactus Comicon. He also talks about the history of his character and his approach to playing Chief Tyrol.
Krazy Joe’s Punch in the Junk: Krazy Joe’s first punch of 2009 goes to the decision makers at D.C. Comics.
- Jimmy Haward will direct the upcoming “Jonah Hex” feature film.
- Dolby is working to bring Digital 3-D to your home.
Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. Keep your comments brief, or funny, and maybe you’ll hear your message on the voicemail show!
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