Monday, October 03, 2005

Xena and Gabrielle

Several news sites have a story about the recently discovered "10th planet" and the fact that it has a moon. Some bright spark has called the planet Xena and the moon is now called Gabrielle, from the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess.

Fortunately official names have yet to be agreed, but imagine if these names stick, teachers in 200 years will have to explain where the names came from. "Well there was this thing called 'Television' and there was a 'show' called Xena. No one has seen it in 175 years because the tapes were wiped so we don't know what it was about, but we're stuck with the names now. Now on to the 11th planet, Buffy and its moons Xander and Willow....".

Shudder, geeks shouldn't be allowed pick names (I count myself in that group) :-).

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