Just passing it along cause it's of interest (to me at least)
For those of you who may have missed the big news, CICLOPS imaging director Carolyn Porco recently served as a science consultant on this year's blockbuster feature-length film, Star Trek. In subsequent posts to the CICLOPS message boards (see the comments at http://ciclops.org/view_event.php?id=109), a few of you brought up the idea of petitioning to get Carolyn a cameo spot in the sequel, which is currently in pre-production and will likely release in 2011. In response to those comments, a couple of us put our brains together and decided to draft a real petition! We showed this to Carolyn, and she loved the idea, saying she'd be "honored to wear the Federation uniform."
To move things along, she graciously agreed to let us send this note to her friends and supporters, fans of Cassini, and all CICLOPS Alliance members as a call to action. You will see that the petition says--and I'm sure you would all agree--that there are many reasons why Carolyn deserves a spot in front of the camera. So I urge you to please get out there and make your voices heard! If we can get 10,000 people to heed our call, I don't think there's any way that producer J.J. Abrams (with whom Carolyn worked on the 2009 film) will be able to ignore it!
To sign the petition (and leave a comment, if you like!), simply go to: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/dr-carolyn-porco-deserves-a-star-trek-cameo
and sign up. And be sure to spread the word to everyone and anyone you know!
Thanks in advance for your support.
Let's make it so!
P.S. By the way, if there are any of you on Twitter, you should know that Carolyn has just joined! You can find her at twitter.com/carolynporco. For those of you on Facebook, she's also got a new page there as well: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carolyn-Porco/116163229386
P.P.S. I received the above email from the CICLOPS group. In case any of you aren't sure what it is, here's a couple links for you.