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When you are ready for a little entertainment we have a few ideas for you.

At Last

A robot vacuum claeaner! Vacuum the floors while you read, watch a movie or build a rocket. The iRobot Roomba Intelligent Floorvac Robotic Vacuum is here. This has got to be the only way to make housework fun.

Movies

The Right Stuff
VHS
DVD 2 disc Special Edition

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
Collectors Edition 4 Dvd Set

The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring VHS

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Platinum Series Extended Edition Will be released Nov. 18, 2003
The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers Special Extended Edition VHS Will be released Nov. 18, 2003

The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers Widescreen DVD edition will be released August 26.

The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers Widescreen VHS edition will be released August 26.

Star Trek: Nemesis in wide screen format DVD Set has several interesting features and scenes not seen in the theatrical release.

Star Wars - Episode I, The Phantom Menace (Widescreen Edition)

Star Wars - Episode II, Attack of the Clones (Widescreen Edition)

Star Wars Trilogy VHS

2001 - A Space Odyssey on DVD or VHS or VHS Widescreen

2001 - A Space Odyssey (Limited Edition Collector's Set)

2010: The Year We Make Contact

Books

A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Charted Knitting Designs: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns
These books by Barbara G. Walker are all the knitting stitch pattern books you will ever need.

Elizabeth Zimmermann has liberated knitters from the drudgery of having to follow someone else's garment patterns. Her clear explanation of how to build sweaters, socks, caps, mittens, and many other knitted wonders are amazing.
Knitting without tears; basic techniques and easy-to-follow directions for garments to fit all sizes
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitters' Almanac
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop
Knitting Around
With the stitch patterns collected by Barbara Walker and these how-to gems you can knit anything you might ever want.

The Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand Weaving for the Beginning Weaver by Mary E. Black will get you weaving. It starts with basic principles and progresses through some very complex weave structures.

Music

The original space music is The Planets by Gustav Holst. There are several very good recordings available:

While not specifically "space music" "The Art of the Fugue" is ethereal, otherworldly and compelling. There are many recordings available, most of them are for one instrument or one group of instruments. This makes it a bit tough to listen to the whole work. Sir Neville Marriner has recorded "The Art of the Fugue" and "A Musical Offering" with a mix of instruments. In one fugue the strings begin, then the woodwinds take over and the piece if finished by the string section. This is possibly the best recording of this work ever made.

Bach J.S: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 with Andre Gavrilov. This is a brilliant performance.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Soundtrack

Television Shows

From Earth to Moon DVD VHS

Dr. Who

The Dr. Who Collection starring Peter Cushing

The Key to Time starring Tom Baker in a six episode series.

Star Trek Deep Space Nine

Star Trek Deep Space Nine - The Complete First Season

Star Trek Deep Space Nine - The Complete Second Season

Star Trek Deep Space Nine - The Complete Third Season

Star Trek Deep Space Nine - The Complete Fourth Season

Star Trek Deep Space Nine - The Complete Fifth Season

Star Trek Deep Space Nine - The Complete Sixth Season

Star Trek Deep Space Nine - The Complete Seventh Season


Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf - Series Pack

Red Dwarf V - Byte One: Back To Reality VHS

Red Dwarf V - Byte Two: Quarantine VHS

Red Dwarf VI - Byte One: Gunmen Of The Apocalypse