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Daily Scan for 07.31.09 – Joyce and Frand Pass Away, Scientists Invent Trek Glass

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• Actress Brenda Joyce, who played Tarzan’s Jane in five movies after Maureen O’Sullivan left the franchise, has sadly passed away.

• Also sadly, Battlestar Galactica producer Harvey Frand has passed away.

• Over twenty years after Star Trek IV, scientists finally invent transparent aluminum, which in the Roddenberry-verse makes for the windows on starships. Thank God Scotty didn’t destroy the space-time continuum letting slip that little gem.

Smallville‘s producers always promised “no tights and no flights,” but with the creator’s departure it now seems like that all might change.

• Marvel gives some enticing hints about Iron Man’s latest movie suit.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy had a great Comic-Con, and Hyperion Books threw Eoin Colfer’s continuation of the series a heck of a bash.

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