Link Tank: 7 Realistic Ways the Death Star Can Return

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, Jason Momoa, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

Seven Realistic Ways The Death Star Can Return

Here are seven realistic ways that the Death Star can return in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

“The ability to destroy a planet may be insignificant next to the power of the Force, but that hasn’t stopped the planet-killing Death Star from playing a role in the vast majority of Star Wars movies. With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker less than six months away, it looks like the Death Star is back. Here’s a very brief history of how much the Death Star matters to Star Wars movies and seven possible ways some version of the evil ball of doom could return.”

Read more at Inverse.

Jason Momoa is currently delaying the sequel to Aquaman by protecting sacred Hawaiian land.

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“Superhero Jason Momoa has some real-life heroics to do at the moment, protecting sacred Hawaiian land, which is why the followup to the box office success that was Aquaman is currently being slightly delayed.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Astronomers have spot unprecedented flashes from the galaxy’s black hole.

“An attempt to prove Einstein’s hallmark theory of gravity revealed something even freakier: an unprecedented flash from the black hole at the center of our galaxy.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling is a perfectly nostalgic and dystopian revival.

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“Almost a full 25 years ago, on Saturday, September 24, 1994, Rocko’s Modern Life kicked off its second season with the show’s first two-part episode, “I Have No Son!” Nothing else particularly special aired on TV that weekend: NBC had premiered Friends days earlier, The Simpsons ran one of its widely derided clip shows, and in the theaters, The Shawshank Redemption had just debuted. So when no one was paying attention, Rocko’s used a poignant story — about a child leaving home to chase the dream of being a cartoonist — to roast Hollywood, corporate America, and the animation-industrial complex on a spit and rip jokes off the bone.”

Read more at Thrillist.

A Friends marathon is coming to theaters to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary.

“To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, more than 1000 theaters across the country will be hosting a three-night marathon of some of the sitcom’s most beloved episodes.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

The next exascale supercomputer from the US will be focused on nuclear arms testing.

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“The US is spending another $600 million to build its third “exascale” supercomputer, which will be focused on simulating nuclear explosions.”

Read more at PCMag.