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Joshua Jackson Takes On UFO

Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop on FringeJoshua Jackson has signed up to take the lead in UFO.

The Fringe actor will take the lead in the big screen adaptation of the cult 70s TV show by Gerry Anderson in a story which follows test pilot Paul Foster join a secret alien-fighting organization hidden between a film studio.

The movie will be directed by special effects expert Matthew Gratzner, who has previously worked on The Aviator, The Good Shepherd, Pitch Black and Alien Resurrection, and is based on the hit TV series of the same name.

The show followed the pilot’s discovery of the secret group - named SHADO - and his discovery of alien life forms after his plane was severely damaged when the two fought in the sky. Matthew plans to start filming early next year with a script penned by Ryan Gaudet and Joseph Kanarek.


mobiBLU A10 UFO MP3 Player

UFO MP3 PlayermobiBlu has unveiled their A10 UFO MP3 Player that can link to other Bluetooth devices. It has a built-in NXT 2W flat panel speaker and can play back ASF, MP3, OGG and WMA format files. While there is no ET peeking out from the top, the player does vibrate while it performs. Its lithium-ion battery pack gives about 6 hours of play when the speaker is used, more than twice that when headphones are connected to the 3.5mm audio jack. Available in 512MB to 8GB models, the 90 x 44mm UFO comes in gloss red or black.

Read More | Electronista

Alien Abduction Lamp to go into production

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech, Science,

Abduction LampAs you may recall, we introduced you to the Alien Abduction Lamp last year, a prototype designed by Lasse Klein complete with a pulsating beam. Now it turns out that because of the hype, this is one idea that has reached fruition. Although no date has been set for its sale and there is no final word on whether it will be made in plastic or metal and glass, we are pleased that it will be coming to market. New to the lamp will be human and bovine abductees, for it is well known that aliens love people and cows. We’ll keep you posted on when the UFO becomes available.

(Thanks, Lasse)

Read More | Abduction Lamp Product Page

UFO May Really Be Army Drone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science, Videos,

British drone makers from the GFS Projects, who have been given a research contract from the U.S. Army, will be flying (literally) back across the pond to partake in the Grand Challenge in August. They will be entering one of their 31-inch diameter saucers which they feel, according to the competition rules, is an “autonomous or semi autonomous system designed to detect, identify, monitor and report the position of a wide range of threats within a complex military urban environment, including within individual buildings.”

So if you think you espied a UFO kicking around the planet sometime, you may be seeing the real thing.

Read More | Wired

Futuro House Available for Non-Aliens

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Design, Household,

FuturoNow is your chance to live in your own flying saucer. The Futuro House was designed in 1968/69 with a height of 500 cm, a diameter of 800 cm and a weight of 2200 kg. Made of glass fibre, it was meant to be mass produced inexpensively by the year 2000. It features 20 windows and a door with a flap that becomes a staircase and can be moved by helicopter. Made by Finnish metal worker Abloy Suomi, it was on sale at Christies in Paris November 27 but failed to bring in the expected quarter of a million dollars. We suspect that if you could come up with a figure close to that, they might be willing to let it go.

Read More | Trendhunter

Skycar Not So Far Away


We were


in error. It seems there is a Jetsons-type car flying in an atmosphere near you. Moller International, founded by a UC Davis professor, has announced that it is producing the M200G Volantor, a small, two passenger, saucer-shaped vehicle that takes off and lands vertically. Designed to hold up to 250 pounds, the device hovers about 10 feet off the ground so it will escape the watchful eye of the FAA until the company can pass the certification-testing program. Moller claims that the car can go up to 45 mph for 45 to 90 minutes.

Bruce Calkins, General Manager, says that although a market has to be created before skycars catch on, he believes that a good first step would be for those who want to either run down to the beach or head out to the golf course. Check out the M200G in action as it takes a test spin. Only a limited amount of them will be available before a full-scale release by 2009 for marketing demonstrators, special sales, and military applications. We think that for $125,000.00, it makes it a heck of a toy.

(Thanks, Bruce)

Read More | Moller