(See my other Music posts) – With Memorial Day just ended, I thought that this music by John Willaims from the “Saving Private Ryan” soundtrack would be appropriate. This was uploaded to YouTube in August of 2011 by jdremy.
(See my other Robot posts) – The HyQReal was developed at the Dynamic Legged Systems Lab at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). In the video above (uploaded to YouTube in May of 2019 by Dynamic Legged Systems lab) the robot is shown towing a 7275 lb (3300 kg) P180 Avanti aircraft.
The HyQReal is 4 ft 4.4 in (1.33 m) long and 35.5 in (90 cm) tall, and weighs 286.5 lbs (130kg). About 33 lbs (15 kg) of that weight comes from the onboard Li-Po battery that can power the HyQReal for two hours. The HyQReal is also water and dust resistant.
While most of these quadruped robots are still in the research I doubt it will be too long before we begin to see some in the field.
The plot has been kept under wraps. Described as a follow-up series to ‘Star Trek: Next Generation’, and centers on Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the next chapter of his life.
The teaser doesn’t reveal too much either. We will just have to wait, though if Star Trek Discovery is any indication, it will be good.
(See my other Game of Thrones posts) – (*** Spoilers in the video above ***) I have watched all 8 seasons of Game of Thrones and I have enjoyed all 73 episodes in the series. I have also read the first five novels in the series. I look forward to reading the remaining two once they have both been published (George RR Martin is so glacialy slow that I won’t buy one until they are both published. It has, after all, been eight years since book five was published.)
I know some people have protested what happened in episodes 5 & 6 of Season 8, but I think the series was concluded well. I like the way the story ended. The only complaint I have with season 8 is that I think it could easily have been stretched into a full 10 or more episodes.
*** Spoilers ahead ***
That said, with the dragon’s whereabouts unknown, Jon Snow headed off into the icy north, Sansa Queen of Winterfell, Bran the Broken King of the 6 Kingdoms, Tyrion Hand of the King, and Arya heading off into the unknown west, there are ample opportuities for further stories of these surviving characters.
(See my other Game of Thrones and Music posts) – Keeping with my running theme as long as GoT Season 8 lasts, here is the extended version of the soundtrack ‘Dragonstone’ from Game of Thrones Season 7. The music is by Ramin Djawadi and is from the album Game Of Thrones: Season 7 (Music from the HBO® Series). This video was posted in May of 2019 by Eredus.
(See my other Disney, Music, and Star Wars posts) – My earlier Star Wars music post today in celebration of Star Wars Day dates back to the original Star Wars movie that premiered in 1977. This post for “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite” relates to the next event in the Star Wars universe – Galaxy’s Edge which opens in Disneyland and Disney World later this year. This 5:01 video was uploaded to YouTube in May of 2019 by DisneyMusicVEVO.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite is available here:
(See my other Science Fiction and Short Film posts) – I came across the short (9:51) animated science fiction film “GALAXY OF GHOSTS: INTRODUCTION” a short time ago. This film was uploaded to YouTube in June of 2017 by MadArtistPublishing. The synopsis:
In the 22nd century, mankind started exploring deep space. Research spaceships searching for new planets and alien life. And they finally found something that could be the answer to all our questions, endless source of energy. Many people, corporations, bandits want to be the first to have it. But they don’t know what they really have found. So, the story begins.
I thought that this was a very well done animated film. I still don’t understand why people in this day and age still have their spacecraft ‘bank’ when they turn in space though. They should understand physics far better today than that.
(See my other Music and Game of Thrones posts) – I’m keeping with the Game of Thrones theme again this week. This 5:04 video of 2CHELLOS performing Game of Thrones music was uploaded to YouTube in March of 2017 by 2CELLOS. The 2CELLOS, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, perform a Game of Thrones Medley with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. This is from their album “Score”.