Wednesday Wanderings: Water on Mars, Grimm(er) Fairy Tales, How to Tell if a TV Show Might be Good, and Star Wars: Special Editions

The big news from NASA this week was the discovery of flowing salt water on Mars:

Waters of Mars

We all know that the original Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales were not the cleaned-up versions we read to our children. But here are some facts about the stories I didn’t know before:

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

With the staggering amount of new shows being premiered on TV, network and otherwise, these days, here are nine clues that might help you decide if that new show is going to be worth investing your time in:

Nine New Show Clues

There is much debate among Star Wars fans about the Special Editions. Yes? No? Better? Ruined a good thing? But here is one person’s opinion on six things that did improve in the Special Editions:

Six Improvements to Star Wars Special Editions

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After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.





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A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.






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A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final envinronmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.