A classic novel isn’t good because it’s a classic, rather it is a classic because it was important to the development of the art. And that certainly doesn’t mean that any given person, on any given day, will enjoy reading it. It means that, as a writer, I should be aware of what the classic novel changed in the historical progression of novel story telling. Some classics are pretty terrible, even unreadable, but they are still important.
Here’s another one ! 2014 10 09 - Museum Of London ’ Sherlock Holmes - The Man Who Never Lived and will Never Die ’ by Matt Alexander
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Caption : Conservator Melina Plottu prepares a Belstaff coat worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the popular Sherlock television series, ahead of the opening of the Sherlock Holmes exhibition, which opens to the public on Friday 17 October, at the Museum of London. Issue date: Thursday October 9, 2014. The exhibition will be the largest of its kind for over 60 years, drawing on the museum’s Victorian and Edwardian collection and bringing together Sherlock Holmes material from across the globe. Several key international loans, such as a turn-of-the-century portrait of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and a bust of Sherlock Holmes, both of which are from the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Switzerland, will be on display in the exhibition, which runs from Friday 17 October 2014 to Sunday 12 April 12 2015. Photo : Matt Alexander
I <3 William Shatner on Twitter
I love how they respond to him, as if he is actually a captain, even more.
Nasa confirmed for huge fucking nerds
This is awesome and priceless and people that work on space stuff are the best people of all time.
Honestly this just about brings me to tears.
Roddenberry, Shatner, Nimoy, Nichols and all the rest of the original Star Trek cast and crew had no small role in making the moon landing as important as it was. A few years before they set that lunar module down, this little TV show came along and fanned the dream into wildfire with an image of what humanity in space could actually look like—not only peaceful on our own world, endlessly curious, and prosperous enough to pursue it, but an active force for good in the greater universe. Carrying not what’s most toxic about us, but what’s best about us out to the stars.
Everybody who has worked at NASA or any other space agency for the past 50 years is waiting for the day when that unmanned probe doing a flyby on a comet can be controlled from the bridge of a space-faring vessel. When we’re not just looking at that comet through a color-coded sonar map, but we can look out a porthole and see it tumbling by with our own eyes. When as a species we can finally outgrow hate and fear and violence, and turn our faces with joy toward all the beauties and wonders that lie waiting to be discovered.
And every time he does this, Shatner is reminding them of what that hope feels like.