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Huntsville Scoop: A SMILE AS BIG AS THE MOON, Filmed at Space Camp, Premieres Tonight on ABC

Official Synopsis

A special education teacher, his class, and their inspiring journey through U.S. space camp

What We Learned: John Corbett (Northern Exposure‘s Chris in the Morning and that guy from HBO’s Sex in the City) filmed a thing in Huntsville,AL? How the heck did we miss a film crew stomping around Huntsville? Oh yeah, because this city fails to advertise anything worth noting.

Why We’ll Watch: We like to watch anything filmed in our current resident city. Now matter how hard we get that nagging feeling that it’ll be mediocre at best. Looking at you Rocket City Rednecks(which isn’t even filmed in Huntsville) and 1980s flick SPACE CAMP. On top of that it’s a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie so it will be aggressively milking all the “feel good moments” it can manufacture. Aside from all that, we’ll watch the flick. It’s a space bastard’s weakness to watch films in the genre.

Despite our suspicions, or movie cynicism, we’ll be DVRing the film. Tonight is a recording night.

When’s it coming? Tonight(January 29, 2012) on ABC.

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STAR WARS Comes to Huntsville Space & Rocket Center, 2010

The news broke last week. After some digging, enough information has been gathered.

Star Wars is hereThe Millennium Falcon, light sabers, R2D2, storm troopers and much, much more from the “Star Wars” universe will fill the U.S. Space & Rocket Center beginning June 25, 2010, for the largest temporary exhibit in the history of Alabama’s top tourist attraction.

The more than 12,000 feet of displays, interactive exhibits and laboratories in “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” include many original costumes, models and props from the six-movie saga that began in 1977.

The question we have is, are you ready Huntsville? Are you ready for Jayne Hat Trooper and all his ilk? You damn well better be ready cause it will be here.

Jayne Hat TrooperThe 501st Legion, an international fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replicas of various characters from the Star Wars movies, with members all across the Southeast, has been enlisted to help support the Space Center’s efforts to promote the exhibit. Current plans call for their members to appear at various venues in costume.

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination opens June 25, 2010 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Ticket information will be available at

It will be love you have not known.

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