Help Find The Kid (Now Adult) Who Inspired Virgin Galactic [UPDATE]

Back in 1988, Richard Branson appeared on the BBC show "Going Live!" and fielded a call from a kid named Shihan Musafer. Shihan's question: "Have you ever thought about going into space?" 26 years later, the commercial spaceline Shihan inspired is poised to launch its first flight – and Branson wants help tracking Shihan… » 4/11/14 8:20am 4/11/14 8:20am

Richard Branson "determined to start a population on Mars"

Virgin Airlines CEO Richard Branson recently gave an interview with CBS News in which he said that he's hoping to start a colony on Mars — and that he'd very much like to take part in it. He also spoke about his plans to offer two-hour commercial space flights for $200,000 a pop, and how he's driven by the desire to… » 9/20/12 10:41am 9/20/12 10:41am

Is David Tennant's TiVo ad too similar to Doctor Who?

There's a long and proud tradition of Doctor Who actors cashing in on the role in commercials — including Tom Baker's totally nutso Prime Computer ads. But now, the BBC are upset about David Tennant's new TiVo ad, which you can watch above. At least, that's what the ever-reliable British tabloid the Mirror is… » 4/09/12 12:28pm 4/09/12 12:28pm

Why Virgins And Superheroes Shouldn't Mix

Dear Sir Richard Branson and Gotham Chopra: I think we need to talk about your superhero habit. I was reading that your company, Virgin Comics, has just employed aging icon Stan Lee to create a new line of superhero books, just days after the publisher announced that it would be releasing Superbia, a series about… » 4/23/08 10:31am 4/23/08 10:31am