All posts tagged: astronomical

Aliens are hot right now!” So is Alan Tudyk, thanks to his astronomical appeal on “Resident Alien

Aliens are hot right now!” So is Alan Tudyk, thanks to his astronomical appeal on “Resident Alien

[ad_1] Awkwardness is human. It’s also Harry Vanderspeigle’s defining characteristic as a stranded extraterrestrial, making “Resident Alien” one of the most reliably entertaining and heartwarming shows on TV. Harry power chomps pizza and inserts curse words in places that don’t quite make sense. To him, E.T. is a sexy, “beautiful moron” and children might as well be gerbils. No idiosyncrasy is too singular for him to wrestle into submission – and over three seasons of the Syfy series, he’s bear-hugged a lot of them. That endlessly thrills Alan Tudyk, the human side of Harry. Tudyk is among the best-known and loved physical comedians out there, familiar to most as the scene-stealing co-star in such films as 2016’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” or the cult series “Firefly.” Between those credits and other genre titles he appears in, the actor has a strong reputation among sci-fi enthusiasts. That led me to assume he’d have some wisdom for TV-binging Earthlings who, weeks after “Resident Alien” debuted on Netflix, have made “3 Body Problem,” another series about …

Truth Social SPAC could pay Trump’s astronomical legal bills – if board OKs it

Truth Social SPAC could pay Trump’s astronomical legal bills – if board OKs it

[ad_1] Donald Trump’s beleaguered SPAC deal is finally going through, and just in time to pay nearly half a billion dollars owed over several legal actions — if the board agrees to let him sell. Let’s get all the acronyms out in the open. Digital World Acquisition Corporation (DWAC), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), has been in negotiations for years to merge with Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) and list on the NASDAQ as $DJT. But it has encountered obstacles in shareholder reticence, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) scrutiny, and even grand jury subpoenas. And that’s without reckoning with the questionable success of Truth Social, the partisan social network hurriedly stood up after the former President was booted from Twitter. TMTG reportedly had a net loss of around $49 million in 2023, on revenues of under $4 million — not exactly hot numbers. Various troubles caused the DWAC-TMTG merger to be kicked down the road over and over, and it was beginning to look like the shareholders would eventually walk away when the …