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    Default Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Helps Superman Find Krypton

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is famed as host of PBS's "NOVA scienceNOW" and as a frequent guest on "The Daily Show." But with the release of "Action Comics" #14, he'll also be known as the man who located Krypton.


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    But...'Krypton' has been found before, on several occasions - there was even a Krypton-like find a couple of months ago.

    We've also seen the Fortress on Earth.

    Is this 'official' because DC has decided it to be so (for now)?

    *shrug*

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    This sounds fun. I'd prefer they did kind of wacky, creative, outside of the box stuff like this in the backups instead of just highlighting peripheral stuff from the feature story.
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    Oh, and before I forget (again), it was already 'found' in Superman III as well as Returns

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    Quote Originally Posted by adkal View Post
    But...'Krypton' has been found before, on several occasions - there was even a Krypton-like find a couple of months ago.

    We've also seen the Fortress on Earth.

    Is this 'official' because DC has decided it to be so (for now)?

    *shrug*
    The point is that Neil DeGrasse Tyson found a place where Krypton would have been had it existed in real life. Like the real life location of Ryleth in HP Lovecraft Mythos.

    The location has been ''found'' in the real world, not on a fictional context.
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    This was pretty cool of Tyson to do. I also really like him playing up being a citizen of Metropolis and helping Superman, like in Action #14. Well played sir, well played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vidocq View Post
    The point is that Neil DeGrasse Tyson found a place where Krypton would have been had it existed in real life. Like the real life location of Ryleth in HP Lovecraft Mythos.

    The location has been ''found'' in the real world, not on a fictional context.
    My point is that similar planets have been found before, and often jokingly referred to as 'Krypton' (you can find threads about them on this board (here, for example: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...-Krypton-found! )). This is 'official' because DC has decided it ought to be, that's the only difference.

    (September 2012)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...tml#addComment

    (December 2009)
    http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2...er-world-found

    And, like I said, the 'Fortress' has been found, too:

    http://www.crystalinks.com/crystalsmexico5.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by adkal View Post
    My point is that similar planets have been found before, and often jokingly referred to as 'Krypton' (you can find threads about them on this board (here, for example: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...-Krypton-found! )). This is 'official' because DC has decided it ought to be, that's the only difference.

    (September 2012)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...tml#addComment

    (December 2009)
    http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2...er-world-found

    And, like I said, the 'Fortress' has been found, too:

    http://www.crystalinks.com/crystalsmexico5.jpg
    That it is official, and involves the pop scientist de jour, is what makes it cool. I get that you like to use these threads as a jumping off point to demonstrate your Superman knowledge, but just enjoy it.



    That said, I don't really like nailing a specific place down for Krypton, especially one so close. It's in a different sector, albeit the neighboring one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desaad View Post
    That it is official, and involves the pop scientist de jour, is what makes it cool. I get that you like to use these threads as a jumping off point to demonstrate your Superman knowledge, but just enjoy it.
    That wasn't my intent, and I apologise if it came across that way. I was just amused that, after the 'finding' we had barely 2 months ago we now have an 'official' one.


    That said, I don't really like nailing a specific place down for Krypton, especially one so close. It's in a different sector, albeit the neighboring one.
    I'm not too keen on that, either, but there have been a number of stories over the years which have had Krypton 'close by' (relatively speaking). Sometimes it seems as if the DCU is 'smaller' than ours...


    (I guess it also doesn't help that I have no idea who this guy is (rarely watch television) but would have been okay with it being Brian Cox (sorry) )

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    There needs to be a scene where Superman tries to say something scientifically impressive, and this is Tyson's reaction:



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    This is the big thing they were hyping out last week? Pointless.
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    This is really cool. I love this kind of stuff.

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    What I don't like is that this "version" of Krypton is located too damn close. Oh well, not a bad thing though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FHIZ View Post
    There needs to be a scene where Superman tries to say something scientifically impressive, and this is Tyson's reaction:



    If not, MISSED OPPORTUNITY.
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