Link Tank: Woman In Motion Highlights Star Trek’s Influence on NASA

Woman In Motion on Apple+, facts about Attack the Block, a review of Tribes of Europa, and more in today's Link Tank!

Woman In Motion

Woman In Motion, now available on Apple+, is a tribute to Nichelle Nichols and Star Trek‘s enormous influence on NASA.

“During a roughly four-month period in early 1977, Nichelle Nichols worked to recruit astronauts for NASA’s then-new Space Shuttle program. Her goal was simple and self-fashioned: Get as many women and non-whites to apply as possible.”

Read more at Inverse.

Attack the Block, starring John Boyega and Jodie Whittaker, will turn ten later this year. Check out some fun facts about this critically acclaimed sci-fi comedy.

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“When Attack the Block arrived in theaters in 2011, it recouped just half of its $11 million budget. The critics, however, were positive in their reviews, and the film became a cult classic. Its unique mix of science fiction, comedy, and horror struck all the right notes and launched some of its young stars onto bigger things…”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Ahead of Ahsoka Tano’s live action series, artist Mark Englert has created a stunning limited edition poster of her, Grogu, and Din Djarin.

Star Wars fans will never forget the first time they watched chapter 13 of The Mandalorian, ‘The Jedi.’ In that episode, one of the greatest character in franchise history, Ahsoka Tano, finally made the jump from animation to live-action, a space she’s sure to grow in even more with a new show on the horizon.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Facebook is restoring news sharing in Australia after the Australian government amended its proposed media payment law.

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“Facebook is lifting its ban on sharing news articles in Australia after the country’s government agreed to amend a proposed law that would require internet companies to pay news publishers for their content. The amendments, announced today by the Australian government, includes one that could exempt Facebook from the proposed media payment law.”

Read more at PCMag.

Post-apocalyptic series Tribes of Europa is Netflix’s latest hit. So what is it about and should you watch it?

“The weekend before New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York City movie theaters will be allowed to reopen next month after being shuttered for nearly a year, tons of Netflix viewers binged the streaming service’s new series Tribes of Europa and rocketed it onto its Top 10 list. But what exactly is this vaguely-titled show, and why are so many people watching it?”

Read more at Thrillist.

The WandaVision theme songs might have been preparing us for “Agatha All Along”… all along.

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“If you’re like me, you’ve had ‘Agatha All Along’ stuck in your head since Friday. It’s a wonderfully catchy tune and the fact that it accompanied Kathryn Hahn’s incredible reveal as a big bad on WandaVision made it even more infectious. But it turns out that, just like Wanda was being subtly manipulated by ‘Agnes,’ composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez have been priming us for Agatha all along as well.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.