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Reality Check: For all mankind – Sir Patrick Moore and Dr. Kevin Fong

June 18, 2009

Reality Check:
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For all mankind

Sir Patrick Moore and Apollo 11, photo by Paul Grover / Dr. Kevin Fong and Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica, photo by Graeme Robertson

Sir Patrick Moore and Apollo 11, photo by Paul Grover / Dr. Kevin Fong and Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica, photo by Graeme Robertson

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing, we’re looking at space exploration in fact and fiction. Alex Fitch talks to Sir Patrick Moore about the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, which saw man first take a small step onto another world, and about entering his sixth decade as presenter of The Sky at Night. Also, Chris Patmore talks to NASA advisor Dr. Kevin Fong about current research into keeping men and women alive on future space missions and how this is reflected in the depiction of such science in Battlestar Galactica.

For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at Sci-Fi London

Links: Sir Patrick’s website
Info about Dr. Fong at
Buy the final season of Battlestar Galactica / The Sky at Night: Apollo 11 at
Article about lunar conservation at
Articles on The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation Satellite at
The Sky at Night page at
Battlestar Galactica page at
Wikipedia pages on Sir Patrick Moore and Dr. Kevin Fong

Photo attributes:
Sir Patrick, interviewed by The Telegraph about The Sky at night‘s 650th edition
Dr. Fong, interviewed by The Guardian about his hopes to be an astronaut

Comics / Sci-Fi news:

Ichi screening at Sci-Fi London

Info about the 18th June Sci-Fi London Ichi screening

Info about the 18th June Sci-Fi London Ichi screening

A special screening of the female reimagining of ‘Zatoichi – the blind swordsman’ as part of Sci-Fi London
18th June, 8.15 pm Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, 19 Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4LR


LUC @ 176

London Underground Comics’ latest event takes place at the 176 Project Space in Chalk Farm, London and features over 40 of the UK and beyond’s finest small press creators selling their wares in one of north London’s most beautiful gallery spaces.
Free tea and coffee, live DJs, animation projected on the 40 foot wall of the gallery and much more.

Exhibitors include: .
Oli Smith, Oliver Lambden, Sean Azzopardi, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Melody Lee, David Baillie, Douglas Noble, Marc Ellerby, Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen, Jake Harold, Dan Lester, Francesca Cassavetti, Sally-Anne Hickman, Richy K Chandler, Josceline Fenton, Phil Spence, Paul Rainey, Howard Hardiman and many more…

27th June, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT
More info: /


An exhibition of Shaun (The Arrival) Tan’s prints, and 4 original pastels, is on at
The Illustration Cupboard at 22 Bury Street, SW1Y 6AL until 22nd June
More info at


Orbital Manga is hosting a rare and exclusive signing with Manga Artist BENJAMIN (writer and artist for the stunning manga book “Orange” by Tokyopop)

Benjamin is a phenomenal mainland China artist, whose stunning digital art adorns in his Art Book Xiao Pan’s, “FLASH”. His artistic style really catches the eye, and every panel in “Orange” is painted, brush style in colour with great detail.

He’ll be demonstrating his remarkable technique and signing copies of his books including the limited edition landscape-format hardback of “Orange”, his latest lavish art book “Flash”, Chinese Youth, Remember, One Day (in French) and Images and Prints on the day of the signing.

Friday 26th June 5pm – 7pm

Orbital Manga
4c Orion House
Upper St Martins Lane
London WC2H 9NY



A new movement, La Nouvelle Bande Dessinée, has swept through French comics – the equivalent of La Nouvelle Vague in cinema – expanding their styles and subjects exponentially. Now two of its most dynamic members, both winners of Angoulême Essentials Awards, have their acclaimed graphic novels in English.

Émile Bravo draws My Mommy about a young son’s yearning for his vanished mother and brings historical relevance and pathos to Belgian classic Spirou.

Biographer Emmanuel Guibert chronicles one American G.I.‘s experiences in Alan’s War. In The Photographer he collaborates with photographer Didier Lefèvre to record his mission in Afghanistan with Doctors without Borders.

In conversation with Comica Festival director Paul Gravett. Followed by book signings.

Where: Nash Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Saturday, June 20, 2009 – 6.30pm to 8pm
More info at


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