linguistics

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Black Panther: rhino domestication, click languages, and Killmonger overheating

Afrofuturism

Wishing there were more of this in popular media.

Invisible cities

A review of invisibility technology: spatial, temporal, and spectral light cloaking. Vibranium to the rescue.

Vibranium

Space impactors. Resource

Armor

Body armor, stationary armor. Avoiding concussive force. Reactive armor in tanks: shaped explosives that explode at the other thing that’s gonna explode! Molecular springs of carbon for storage of mechanical energy from kinetic. How not to turn into Black Panther jelly when the suit releases its energy (be superhuman).

Absolute monarchies

Bas Rutten for king. Right hoooook.

Scars and sweat

Killmonger’s scarification and scar damage to the dermis. Sweat patterns around scars.

Telepiloting

Remote vehicle control. Light-speed communications delays. AI-assisted remote human driving.

War Rhinos

Domestication vs trainability. Extinct war elephants and why we can’t have war rhinos. Dürer’s rhinoceros, drawn from notes on the first rhino seen in Europe since Roman times.Dürer's Rhinoceros

Click language

Xhosa! Bantu languages. The possibility of a connection to the earliest human languages.

Links

Decipher RPG Part 1 | Part 2

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Westworld : Episode 139

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Westworld [1973]

What: Robots! And six shooters! you get the idea.
Directed by: Michael Crichton
Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin

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Stargate (feat Dominic Perry of The History of Egypt Podcast) : Episode 136

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Stargate

What: Stargate science in the movie that spawned the sprawling franchise. Yay ancient Egypt!
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Starring: Kurt Russell, James Spader, French Stewart

Featuring guest co-host
Dominic Perry headshotDominic Perry of The History of Egypt Podcast

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The Mummy [2017] (feat Dominic Perry of The History of Egypt Podcast) : Episode 111

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The Mummy [2017]

What: Tom Cruise and an unusually-attractive dead lady run around the desert. Curses!
Directed by: Alex Kurtzman
Starring: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russel Crowe, Jake Johnson

Featuring guest co-host
Dominic Perry headshotDominic Perry of The History of Egypt Podcast

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Guardians of the Galaxy : Episode 89

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Guardians of the Galaxy

What: Charming rag-tag group of unlikely heroes unite to… guard the galaxy. From evil things.
Directed by: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Dave Bautista

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (feat. Brandon Rollins, Game Designer) : Episode 79

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

What: Bill Preston and Ted Logan are two totally excellent dudes facing one most heinous history exam.
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

Featuring guest co-host
Brandon Rollins
Brandon Rollins, creator of War Co. Expandable Card Game

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Outlander (feat. Lee from Viking Age) : Episode 67

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Outlander

What: Viking space Jesus stars in Beowulf, and then Predator. Get to the space-choppa.
Directed by: Howard McCain
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman

Featuring guest co-host
Lee Accomando headshotLee Accomando of Viking Age Podcast

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Arrival – part 2 – Alien Language (feat. Nick Farmer) : Episode 66

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Arrival

What: Aliens arrive, and talk communicate with a human linguist. In this second episode on the film,  we cover all of the language stuff!
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

Featuring guest co-host
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Nick Farmer, linguist, creator of The Expanse’s Belter language

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Arrival – part 1 (feat. Jolene & Adrian) : Episode 64

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Arrival

What: Aliens arrive, and talk communicate with a human linguist.
Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker

Featuring guest co-hosts

Jolene Creighton headshot Adrian Falcone
Jolene Creighton, managing editor at Futurism.com Adrian Falcone (@AdrianBFalcone), internet nerd

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Planet of the Apes : Episode 56

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Planet of the Apes

What: Charlton Heston gives the apes what for.
Directed by: Franklin Shaffner
Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Daly, Linda Harrison

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