Mad Scientists Will Not Destroy Earth After All

ian spiegelman · 06/21/08 02:59PM

Great news everyone! That gigantic super collider outside of Geneva that was going to create a black hole that would swallow the earth and and then the whole universe and all the little children has been pronounced safe! "A new particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider scheduled to go into operation this fall outside Geneva, is no threat to the Earth or the universe, according to a new safety review approved Friday by the governing council of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or Cern, which is building the collider.'There is no basis for any concerns about the consequences of new particles or forms of matter that could possibly be produced by the LHC,' five physicists who comprised the safety assessment group wrote in their report. Whatever the collider will do, they said, Nature has already done many times over."

'2012' Deal Heralds Return To Studio Excess

Seth Abramovitch · 02/21/08 03:20PM

· The strike's over, but we were waiting for a deal like this one to really start celebrating: Sony bought 2012, an obnoxiously over-the-top end-of-the-world disaster flick that's going to cost at least $200 million for Roland Emmerich to make! Yay! The studios are back to hemorrhaging money again! [Variety]
· The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films Saturn Awards nominations gave 300 the most nominations with ten, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix a close second at nine. Flabbergasted producers of The Golden Compass responded by saying, "We had fucking talking-polar-bear fights! What else could you possibly be looking for?!" [Variety]