Archive for August, 2007

Search for ET

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Are we alone? SETI–the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence–is a privately funded project using radio telescopes and optical telescopes to scan the stars for signals.


Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Traps are a device designed to capture and kill, but they don’t always harm their prey.

No Cannes Do

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Directed by: Dan Attias
Written by: Doug Ellin & Rob Weiss

With Anna Faris’s boyfriend out of the picture, E can finally get to work with his new client, but after the manager spends more than an hour chatting on the phone with her, the guys question how much pleasure he’s mixing with his business. There’s not much time to discuss it, though, because the crew’s about to catch a flight to Cannes for the film festival, and a red-level terror alert has all but shuttered LAX. While Ari fumes at the airport and tries to pacify his wife (who he booted from the trip at the last minute), Walsh asks E to arrange a lunch with Anna so he can cast her in ‘Silo.’ Out of her depth with Walsh’s bizarre script – not to mention personality – Anna puts E in the tough position of deciding whether she should work on a movie he wishes Vince hadn’t picked up in the first place. When the airport closes down and cancels all flights, it doesn’t look like the guys will be able to make it to France in time for the ‘Medellin’ premiere.

Ari, now fending off a Cannes-envious Lloyd in addition to talking his wife down from a punitive spending spree, arrives late to the Hollywood rush for private jets after LAX closes. Desperate to fly his guys to Cannes, Ari calls Sydney Pollack and manages to pack five of the six onto the filmmaker’s plane. E, on the other hand, gets shot down when he finally admits to Anna that – in addition to having a crush on her – he thinks she should pass on ‘Silo.’ In light of his conflicting interests, the actress sends E packing, but when he gets to the Van Nuys airport, it turns out Ari’s math skills don’t measure up. Even without Lloyd and Mrs. Ari, the guys tip the scales past what Pollack’s pilot will allow. Vince decides it’s all or nothing and passes on the flight. As the group turns to leave the terminal, Kanye West and his entourage roll up, granting the LAX refugees seats on his 727. From the tarmac, Ari calls his wife, apologizing for leaving her behind and explaining that he just wanted to have a guys-only adventure. Mrs. Ari, surrounded by a room full of designer purchases, forgives him and tells him to enjoy his trip with the boys. Voila!


Friday, August 24th, 2007

Vacuums aren’t just for cleaning floors

The Most Dangerous Place in the Universe

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Take a tour of the cosmic hot zones–black holes, galaxy mergers, gamma ray bursts and magnetars. Super black holes can literally lasso Earth out of the solar system. A clash between two galaxies can result in a ritual called galactic cannibalism. Magnetars are a cosmic magnetic force so strong it could wipe out data on every credit card.

Snow Job

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Directed by: Ken Whittingham
Written by: Doug Ellin and Ally Musika

About to start his first day on the job with Anna Faris, E wants to make sure Vince is ok with his taking on a second client. “I just ask you to make sure my career attention doesn’t suffer,” the star tells him, but Vince also worries that E’s crush on the actress could cause problems. When E arrives on the set of her photo shoot, her boyfriend, Dave, definitely gets in the way – because he shoots his mouth off constantly, micromanaging Anna’s career into the ground. E tries to sneak away to check the vitals on Vince’s ‘Lost in the Clouds’ deal, but every time he walks down the driveway to get a cell signal, some catastrophe erupts with Dave on the set. When E explains he’s getting in the photographer’s way, the boyfriend eventually tears off in his Mustang, leaving E and Anna to work.

Ari’s newest client, Walsh, also causes headaches when he turns in a script for ‘Lost in the Clouds’ without running it by the agent. It doesn’t help that Walsh has renamed the film ‘Silo’ and written a blanket departure from the book. Dana Gordon makes it through 12 pages before demanding Ari pull his client into line. Walsh, of course, refuses to cooperate and fires Ari before the agent can dump him. Unable to catch E on his cell, Ari calls Vince for help, but when the actor peruses ‘Silo’ he discovers its brilliance. In a risky game of hardball, Ari walks the script in to Dana’s boss and tells him he can either produce this ready-made summer hit or explain to his investors how ‘Lost in the Clouds’ collapsed into a debacle. Ari doesn’t earn any friends with the power play, but ‘Silo’ receives a green light. Back at Anna’s shoot Dave returns in a fury, openly accusing E of trying to steal his girl. Finally fed up, Anna breaks up with Dave on the spot, sending him away before finishing her work. E returns home from the set to find Ari, Walsh and the boys toasting to the new project. Cluelessly flipping through the ‘Silo’ script, he asks the guys, “Where’s the snow?”

Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Miley is envious of her Dad spending time jamming with the Jonas Brothers. Jackson tries to break the World Pogo-stick record.

The Outer Planets

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

This episode details outer lying planets and their moons. Included will be Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Using CGI, we will also see what alien life might look like on other worlds.

Bedroom Tech

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

We spend 1/3 of our lives in the bedroom, explore the technologies that help to ensure we wake up on the right side of the bed.

The Young and the Stoned

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Directed by: Mark Mylod
Written by: Dusty Kay

Vince’s ‘Lost in the Clouds’ cash has landed the crew in new digs, a $30k-per-month rental in the hills, but while E struggles to locate the place, actress Anna Faris rear-ends his Aston-Martin. When he gets back to the house, E tells the guys that he and Anna had “a moment” when she gave him her phone number – too bad the digits turn out to be off the mark. Turtle suffers a disappointment as well, announcing that his favorite strain of marijuana has gone extinct. Vince promises to share his stash of the dwindling weed, which Turtle nearly loses during a traffic stop later that afternoon as he returns from the supermarket with some random hotties. E manages to track down his own lady, using a star map to find Anna’s house and finally acquiring her insurance info. He drives her to a meeting – her car fared worse than his in the accident – and when she insists on his opinion about a script she’s attached herself to, E wins her over with an honest assessment of its flaws.

At the Gold house, Ari’s spotlighting a few flaws doesn’t go over so well. A producer from ‘The Young and the Restless’ calls to ask Mrs. Ari to reprise her role as Kendall Scott, and Ari tries to dissuade her by warning, “You left the show when you were 25, and they shoot in High Def now.” Karma comes back around to bite him, though, when he learns his wife will be making out with a hot young Latino named Javier on the show. Ari bribes the young actor with a future in film, but when Javier shies away from kissing Mrs. Ari, she seizes him in a lip-lock. Later, she explains to Ari that all she really wanted was for him to think she’s still sexy. “You’re the beautiful mother of my children,” he tells her as he throws her on the bed.

E thinks he’s en route to some star-studded romance himself when Anna calls to set a dinner date. He meets her, but it turns out she already has a boyfriend and wants to hire E as her manager. When E gets back to the house, Drama taunts him for thinking he had a shot with a celebrity, and all Vince can say is, “She wants you to be her manager? Interesting…”