Field of Science

I'm in less of a sciency mood...

...because I've just started watching Firefly. wow. such amazing characters. Such amazing character interactions. Such an awesome mix of sci-fi and western without clogging it with unnecessary romance. Seriously though, is there any other sci-fi movie where the pilot is in a loving and stable marriage? Or where explosions in space happen to the accompaniment of awesome guitar music rather than actual scientifically-incorrect explosions?

On the lab front, we are busy troubleshooting. The DNA extraction technique is extracting tiny amounts of DNA and the task today is to find out why. Which means going through the whole process all over again (it takes about six hours) extracting aliquots every time we so much as pick up an eppindorf and try to find out where exactly our DNA is going.

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They never have problems like this on Serenity.

2 comments:

Toby said...

They're not genetic biologists in Serenity either. I'm sure they have exactly the same problem in their labs.

I'd never noticed the unusualness of a stable marriage in sci-fi, but yeah!

That reminds me, we need to go and see Clone Wars. Just for completeness sake.

scicurious said...

Serenity is SO AWESOME. Whenever I'm wrestling with my HPLC and a bunch of wrenches I think of Kaylee.