Some of the Topics from today:
- The Most Popular Book Club Books of 2020:
- Whitest-ever paint could help cool heating Earth, study shows: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/15/whitest-ever-paint-could-help-cool-heating-earth-study-shows.
- How to achieve smart home nirvana (or, home automation without subscription):
- Anthropomorphic webcam looks – and moves – like a human eye.
- Pluto.TV – Live TV available from their website, their App, and from a Kodi add-on.
- Apple Event 2021 highlights: New iPad Pro, Apple TV, iMac launched:
- Resident Alien (Jocko Productions, Universal Content Productions, Dark Horse Entertainment, Amblin Television) – After crash-landing on Earth, an alien sent to wipe out humanity kills and takes on the identity of a vacationing pathology physician. He is asked to do an autopsy on the town’s doctor, who died of unknown circumstances. He wrestles with the moral dilemma of his secret mission, while also dealing with a 9-year-old boy who can see him as an alien…from Wikipedia.
- Who Killed Sara – The fiction follows Álex Guzmán, hellbent on finding out who killed his sister Sara after spending 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and on getting revenge on the Lazcano family. Yet circumstances were different, and there were also dark secrets that he was unaware of…from Wikipedia.
- The Serpent (Mammoth Screen) – Set in the mid-1970s, the story follows Charles Sobhraj, a French serial killer of Indian and Vietnamese descent, as he drugs and robs travelers, particularly young backpackers, traveling through Bangkok, Thailand, along the the overland…from Wikipedia.
- Age of Tanks (LOOKSfilm) – The history of the powerful weapon on land, the tank. Covers its entire history, from paper designs of the early-1900s to the beasts of the present day…from IMDB.
- The Heavy Water War (Filmkameratene (Norway), Sebasto Film (Denmark), Headline Pictures (UK) NRK) – tells about the German nuclear weapon project and the heavy water sabotage in Norway to disrupt it during the Second World War, with a particular emphasis on the role of Leif Tronstad…from Wikipedia.
- Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits – a group of 14 modern day recruits will be put through the same rigorous testing as those agents in 1940 to determine if they would have had what it took to be an agent of SOE…from Wikipedia.
- Miss Scarlet and the Duke (A+E Networks, UK Element 8 Entertainment, Shinawil Productions) – In Victorian London (1882), Eliza Scarlet is left almost penniless when her father, Henry Scarlet, unexpectedly dies. Although marriage would appear to be the only option for a woman’s financial security, Eliza resolves to continue her father’s detective agency alone, working under his name…from Wikipedia.
- Shtisel (Yes) – The series follows the lives of Shulem Shtisel (Dov Glickman), the Shtisel patriarch and a rabbi at the local cheder, as well as those of the other members of his family. Shtisel is set in a Haredi, Internet-free neighborhood. The community follows strict Haredi customs and violating the norms often causes chaos within the family…from Wikipedia.
- A Call to Spy (Sarah Megan Thomas) – In the beginning of WWII, with Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency—the Special Operations Executive (SOE)—to recruit and train women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance…from Wikipedia.
- The Heroes of Telemark – The Norwegian resistance sabotage the Vemork Norsk Hydro plant in the town of Rjukan in the county of Telemark, Norway, which the Nazis are using to produce heavy water, which could be used in the manufacture of an atomic bomb…from Wikipedia.
- Radioactive (StudioCanal, Working Title Films, Shoebox Films) – In 1934, Marie Curie collapses in her laboratory in Paris. As she is rushed to the hospital, she remembers her life. In 1893 she was frequently rejected for funding due to her gender but entered a partnership with Pierre Curie. After Marie discovered polonium and radium, the two fell in love, were married, and had two children. Soon, Marie announces the discovery of radioactivity, revolutionizing physics and chemistry…from Wikipedia.
Episode Art Jigsaw Puzzle: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=26df10b8753a
Our YouTube Meeting: https://youtu.be/2I4fUtT52CI
The Impromptu “power outage” intro was provided by Viviana, Emily, and myself while waiting for the internet to return.
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