Successful stars talk dead stars

By Phil Plait | October 16, 2011 7:36 am

I somehow missed it when it came out, but the folks at IRrelevant Astronomy have a great video about how stars die, and it has Sean Astin (Samwise!) and Sandeep Parikh (Zaboo!).

IRrelevant Astronomy is a very funny web series about infrared astronomy put together by folks at Spitzer Space Telescope, and they’re all pretty good. This one is a followup for <a href="http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/10/26/felicia-day-collides-galaxies/" target="_blank"a great video about galaxies featuring Felicia Day. They also have a couple with a guy named Wil Wheaton. Never heard of him myself, but he has promise as an actor, I think.

If you have the time, you should watch ‘em all. They’re funny, and well done, and you just might learn something.

Tip o’ the beryllium mirror to Jennifer Ouellette on Google+.


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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Cool stuff, Humor

Comments (9)

  1. Moose

    Quite the contract.

  2. james

    Was that thing with will wheaton joke? He acted in star trek as a kid a is mortal enemy/friend of Sheldon:D

  3. Chris

    This reminds me of something one of my professors told me. His little daughter asked him
    “Will the sun ever go away?”
    “Not to worry it’ll be around for billions of years before it explodes, and we’ll all be long dead when it happens.”
    “I’m gonna die?”

  4. james (2): No, I think you’re thinking of Will Shatner. From Star Trek.

  5. worlebird

    Phil Plait (4): Didn’t he play Dr. Spock?

  6. Dragonchild

    @5 worlebird – Nah, you’re thinking of LeVar Burton. Wil Wheaton played Data, I think.

  7. Erik Jay

    Ha ha. Right? Everyone’s kidding, right? Because, of course, Wil played the love child of Capt. Picard and Beverly Crusher, MD. Y’all did know that, correct?

  8. Felicia Day and Buffy Henshaw were great. I don’t know what’s hotter: the supernovas or the two gorgeous redheads.

    And yes, Will Wheaton plays himself in a recurring role on The Big Bang Theory, with snappy dialogue between him and Jim Parsons. In last week’s episode, Brent Spiner did a cameo in the last scene. LeVar Burton did a cameo last season.

  9. KC

    OT: The bit where Spiner snaps open the MIP Wesley Crusher Action Figure (TM) was classic – the horrified look in Sheldon’s face was perfect!

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