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15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “28 Weeks Later”

Sean Hutchinson at Mental_Floss presents 15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 28 Weeks Later.  Here are my three favorites…

1. THE ORIGINAL STORY FOR THE SEQUEL WAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

Titled 29 Days Later, the original sequel told the story of British marines attempting to rescue the Prime Minister and the Queen of England.

3. DANNY BOYLE DID MAKE A DIRECTING CAMEO

He directed second unit footage of the opening scene.

15. THE FILM’S CODA WAS SHOT LAST

The filmmakers came up with the idea for the coda just two weeks before production wrapped. Fresnadillo traveled to Paris with a limited crew and only HD cameras to shoot it in one afternoon.

The First Spacewalk Nearly Ended In Tragedy

Astronauts are modern day adventurers. The very first astronauts were that and more.

Those first astronauts were insanely brave and willing to to take chances no man before them had the opportunity to attempt.  Their space ships were small and the computers on board were less powerful than today’s average middle school student’s cell phone.  Each journey into space was a life or death trip with national pride on the line.

Sadly, because the US became so proficient in sending people into space, as citizens we became complacent.  Before the Challenger tragedy, many of the major stations stopped carrying shuttle launches live because people weren’t tuning in.  Ah, but I digress.

Mika McKinnon’s post, 50 Years Ago, The First Spacewalk Nearly Ended In Tragedy is an excellent piece that details just how many ways the first spacewalk nearly killed the cosmonauts completing the mission.

Source: i09.

What if The Avengers Had Been Made in 1985?

Chris Tilly at IGN.com decided to take a stab at casting with his piece  What if The Avengers Had Been Made in 1985?

There’s not much to quibble with.   Tilly’s choices are on point, although I’ll bet a part would have been found for Sylvester Stallone since he had two of the three top grossing movies in 1985.

The question is what part would he have played?