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Thursday Link-a-Mania

Evening folks. It's been slow in the world of SF today, probably because America's enjoying Thanksgiving so things have been quiet. Also, regular web dude Dave Golder is under the weather (send "get well soon" messages here ). Nonetheless, here are just a few of today's quirky sci-fi stories:

Zoe Saldana talks sci-fi heroines!
Zoe Saldana, who plays the new Uhura in JJ Abrams' rebooted Star Trek universe (and is also in James Cameron's upcoming Avatar) tells Details magazine she's not just a sex plaything. "I've always gravitated toward the Sigourney Weavers, the f**king Linda Hamiltons, the Angelina Jolies," she says. "I just love strong women that are in tune with their bodies – that don't just use their bodies as sex tools." More over at SCI FI Wire .

Fantasy theme park!
The BBC is reporting that Newcastle-based company Orcestrator is planning an adventure park near Durham in which you'll stay in character and participate in battles for days. "You'll come across encounters, puzzles to be solved - effectively a mission with a goal," says one organiser of the multi-million pound development. Sounds like LARPing to us.

Smart armour!
Sounds like sci-fi, actually isn't. The PopSci blog is reporting on the US army's new intelligent armour - it can evaluate its own condition, identify the type of round being shot at it, and even generate electrical power from bullet strikes. Full story over at the PopSci site .

Ryan Reynolds talks Green Lantern!
Ryan "Deadpool" Reynolds spoke to MTV about taking on the role of Green Lantern, and meeting the film's director. "I fell in love with the character when I met with Martin Campbell," he says. "When I sat down with him, I really got what it is that this guy is all about. When you have a guy like Martin Campbell, part of his charm is that he has balls of titanium." Via Total Film's website .

Prepare for the apocalypse!
Lastly, for now, our chums over at io9 have a checklist of how to prepare for the coming apocalypse:
Learn To Make Fire
Build a Team
Get a Gun. Learn to Use It
Learn a Marketable Skill

Wise words. How would you handle the end of the world? Do write in and let us know.

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