Link Tank: Should You Watch Rutherford Falls on Peacock?

A review of Rutherford Falls on Peacock, how Netflix's Stowaway holds up, news about NASA's Perseverance Rover, and more in today's Link Tank!

Rutherford Falls on Peacock

Rutherford Falls on Peacock is a groundbreaking sitcom with a lot of room to grow about an almost unspoken part of America.

“Peacock’s Rutherford Falls—which Schur developed alongside star Ed Helms and Sierra Teller Ornelas, now the first Native American to be the showrunner on a television comedy—takes place in, well, Rutherford Falls, a spot in the Northeast where settler Lawrence Rutherford ‘brokered a uniquely fair and honest deal’ with the fictional Minishonka tribe that was already there.”

Read more at Thrillist.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s deification of Steve Rogers is one of the most notable flaws of the show.

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“In a lot of cases, when someone dies, many people will immediately act as if they were a saint upon the Earth, truly too good for this sinful world, and had never done anything wrong in their life ever. It’s a natural reaction, of course, to grief. You don’t want to remember the bad times, so the person that’s gone takes on a better image than perhaps what they had. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier does this with Steve Rogers.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Stowaway on Netflix is a never-before-seen sci-fi movie set in space. Is it worth your time?

“Whenever a director decides to set a film in space they know that they’re going toe-to-toe with all of the other cinematic greats that have dabbled in the genre. Ridley Scott’s Alien, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris, Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey — the list is as long as it is daunting. So it’s to co-writer and director Joe Penna’s eternal credit that while Stowaway is never anything more than solid and slightly riveting, it feels like a different kind of space movie.”

Read more at Inverse.

NASA’s Perseverance Rover has begun converting small amounts of carbon dioxide on Mars to oxygen.

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“NASA’s Perseverance rover hit another milestone this week when it converted a sample of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. The six-wheeled robot’s toaster-sized Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) instrument completed its task on April 20—the 60th Martian day since Perseverance landed in February.”

Read more at PCMag.

TopTop Media, an Israeli tech company, is accused of using a botnet disguised as millions of people watching TV to cheat advertisers out of money.

“Fraudsters operate off the assumption that it’s way more profitable to think up byzantine ways to cheat people out of money than it is to just, like, work hard and ask for a promotion occasionally. For instance: an Israeli tech company is currently accused of using a very convoluted method to screw advertisers out of buttloads of cash by pretending to be a bunch of people watching TV.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Can you recycle pizza box? The answer is a bit more complicated than you think. Here’s a quick break down…

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“Recycling isn’t always as simple as tossing items in the correct bin. Municipalities have rules about what can and can’t be recycled, and if you ignore them, you could end up sending unnecessary waste to the landfill. Pizza boxes are an example of a recyclable item that can’t always be salvaged.”

Read more at Mental Floss.