Gravity Lens Archive September 3 - 22 2004 Wednesday, September 22 The Doctors Are In: Doctor Zarkov , Doctor Phibes , Doctor Graves , Doctor Doom , Doctor Octopus , Doctor Spectrum , Doctor Light , Doctor Midnite , Doctor Fate , Doctor Strange , Doctor Strangefate , Doctor Strangelove , Doctor Druid , Doctor Zin , Doctor Spektor , Doctor Mist , Doctor Demonicus , Doctor Evil , the other Doctor Evil , Doctor Shrinker , Doctor Fun , Doctor McCoy , Doctor Crusher , Doctor Bashir , The Doctor , The Doctor , the Doctor , Doctor Franklin , Doctor Zoidberg , Doctor Hibbert , Doctor Nick Riviera , Doctor Faustus , the other Doctor Faustus , Doctor Hartley , Doctor Teeth , Doctor Bob , Doctor Love , Doctor Music , Doctor Detroit , Doctor Bong , and Doctor Pain . Tuesday, September 21 Monday, September 20 Thinking About Space: Sunday, September 19 Saturday, September 18 Friday, September 17 Thursday, September 16 With Sky Captain coming out tomorrow, let us slip the surly bonds of Earth and fly with some famous aviators: Sky King , the Boy Aviators , Tom Swift , Captain Midnight , Tailspin Tommy , Airboy , Valkyrie , the Aeroplane Boys , G-8 and his Battle Aces , the Sky Buddies , Bill Barnes , Our Young Aeroplane Scouts , Flyin' Jenny , the Blackhawks , Enemy Ace , Steve Canyon , Biggles , Captain Mitch Ross , Pappy Boyington (based on the real Pappy Boyington ), Waldo Pepper , Mitchell Gant , Maj. T.J. 'King' Kong , the Red Baron and Snoopy . My favorite pilots are Jim Backus in It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Telly Savalas in Capricorn One . Wednesday, September 15 Playboy is going to do a pictorial of Raelian women . I expect features about other cults, religions, secret societies and insane asylums to follow shortly. Tuesday, September 14 Monday, September 13. Space.com has a new feature called Spacebox , touted as "The Best, Worst, and Weirdest Music Inspired by Space." Sunday, September 12 No wormholes, no temporal anomalies, just time machines: H.G. Wells' seminal time machine spawned a number of variations . There are time machines you walk through, like the Time Tunnel and the Guardian of Forever . Some require acceleration, like the DeLorean and the Time Sled . A few look like other things, like the TARDIS and Bill & Ted's phone booth. Doctor Doom has a time platform , Hourman (III) has a timeship , The Legion of Superheroes have time bubbles , The Invisibles have a Timesuit , and Mr. Peabody has the Wayback Machine . In the future the Federation has a fleet of Timeships , like the Aeon . UPDATE: Fred reminds me that Harlan Ellison gave us the Time Mirror . Saturday, September 11 Friday, September 10 Thursday, September 9 Wednesday, September 8 Oh Captain! My Captain! : Captain Video , Captain Midnight , Captain Future , Captain Nemo , Captain Kirk , Captain Picard , Captain Harlock , Captain Action , Captain Scarlet , Captain Beefheart , Captain Sensible , Captain Fantastic , Captain Jack , Captain Trips , Captain Lou Albano , Captain Marvel , the other Captain Marvel , Captain Atom , Captain Thunder , Captain America , Captain Britain , Captain Canada , Captain Canuck , Captain Euro , Captain Carrot , Captain Caveman , Captain Kangaroo , Captain Blood , Captain Ahab , Captain Queeg , Captain Hook , Captain Stubing , Captain Underpants , Captain Ribman , Captain Obvious , Captain Morgan , Captain Condom , Captain & Tennille , and Cap'n Crunch . Tuesday, September 7 Monday, September 6 Sunday, September 5 Taking a brief breather from frantic Noreascon activities. Jennifer and I spent Saturday hiking around the colossal innards of the Hynes Convention Center absorbing all manner of SF related madness. We also stumbled quite serendipitously into the line for a Neil Gaiman autograph. Big thanks to Colleen Doran for tolerating my stammering and grinning like a fanboy while she rendered a magnificent space shuttle in silver pen on the matte-black endpaper of my oft-read copy of Orbiter and letting me peruse advance pages from the upcoming Stealth Tribes (pdf). Ms. Doran has quite a bit of her original art for sale at reasonable prices . If you all love me you'll buy it for me. Once more into the breach... Friday, September 3 Postings may be thin for the next few days, but judging by the recent weekend hit-counts that won't affect most of you. Slackers. For the rest, there's a great blog of the convention as it is going on that you can check out.