It turns out there’s a reason “The Battle Of Ranskoor Av Kolos” didn’t feel like much of a season finale—it was one in name only. “Resolution” offers much more, well, resolution for this game-changing season of Doctor Who, wrapping up the dangling thread about Ryan’s strained relationship with his dad and giving the Doctor a proper big battle to end the season and start the New Year. And while showrunner Chris Chibnall didn’t technically lie about his debut season featuring no returning baddies, he did conveniently leave out the fact that his New Year’s Day special (a switch from the traditional Christmas Day one) just happens to center on the Daleks—Doctor Who’s single most iconic villain. In fact, it would be fair to say that a new Doctor doesn’t truly snap into focus until they’ve gone up against those genocidal pepperpots. And Jodie Whittaker gets to end her debut season on a real high note as her … [Read more...] about is full of fireworks in its exhilarating New Year’s Day special
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It’s New Years Day, which means everyone’s promptly forgetting that last year was, well, literally just a day ago, and resolving to eat healthier, or work out more or whatever. But we’re a bunch of nerds round here, so while you might have those kinds of resolutions too: have you got any related more to your nerdy hobbies? As someone who already did the whole health kick thing last year and now am just focusing on sticking to it, my only resolutions this year were more specific to my geeky tastes. Here’s what I’m hoping to do in 2019: Start reading manga regularly. The nature of my job at io9 means that I read a lot of comics from all over the place every week anyway, but following manga has been something I’ve let fall by the wayside as work-reading prioritised itself over pleasure-reading. Getting into the My Hero Academia anime last year lead to me picking up every English volume of the manga, and between that and Weekly Shonen … [Read more...] about Open Channel: Do You Have Any Nerdy New Years Resolutions?
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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is set to explore more distant worlds than ever before when it flies past 2014 MU69 in the early hours of New Year's Day.The craft has gradually made its approach over the last two weeks as NASA scientists performed a series of checks and trajectory corrections to ensure New Horizons is on the right track to gather as much information as possible about the mysterious object -- nicknamed Ultima Thule -- without crashing into any debris that may be lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system.Alice Bowman, the New Horizons mission operations manager at APL, told CBS News, "This last day has probably been the most intense for us." "We had these optical navigation measurements coming down much closer together, that means a lot of the team was up all night." She also said the spacecraft would pass within 19 miles of its aim point, which is about 2,200 miles from the object. Now playing: Watch this: NASA will explore a hostile space rock for New … [Read more...] about NASA New Horizons to photograph Ultima Thule in historic New Year’s flyby
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is set to explore more distant worlds than ever before when it flies past 2014 MU69 in the early hours of New Year's Day.The craft has gradually made its approach over the last two weeks as NASA scientists performed a series of checks and trajectory corrections to ensure New Horizons is on the right track to gather as much information as possible about the mysterious object -- nicknamed Ultima Thule -- without crashing into any debris that may be lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system. Now playing: Watch this: NASA will explore a hostile space rock for New Year's 5:16 On Dec. 15, the 12 researchers who make up New Horizons hazard watch team confirmed that the approach path was safe using New Horizons' telescopic Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI). If they had discovered moons or rings near Ultima, NASA would have opted for a secondary flight path, with New Horizons course-correcting and flying past the object from a much … [Read more...] about NASA to photograph most distant world explored yet on New Year’s Day