Friday, November 26, 2004

Just saw Nana Visitor

on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" playing "Mrs. Katz" in episode: "Mea Culpa" (episode # 5.9) 25 November 2004.

She's blonde. I almost didn't recognize her.
She's definitely too young to have played Jason London's mom. Good job landing the part though.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Wil Wheaton? Oh yeah, I remember him!

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If that's your sentiment, where have you been? You can't possibly have an internet connection if you haven't read his blog. In fact, quit rubbing, put down the sticks, you can't make fire.

I haven't felt the need to rant about Wil Wheaton's Blog because I assumed all science fiction fans were reading it already. It makes sense to me.

He's doing it big Wil-y style now. He's working at the ACME Comedy Theatre doing ACME Love Machine and he has a book out called Just A Geek.

Editorial Review from Amazon.com
Wil Wheaton has never been one to take the conventional path to success. Despite early stardom through his childhood role in the motion picture "Stand By Me", and growing up on television as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Wil left Hollywood in pursuit of happiness, purpose, and a viable means of paying the bills. In the oddest of places, Topeka, Kansas, Wil discovered that despite his claims to fame, he was at heart Just a Geek. In this, his newest book, Wil shares his deeply personal and difficult journey to find himself. You'll understand the rigors, and joys, of Wil's rediscovering of himself, as he comes to terms with what it means to be famous, or, ironically, famous for once having been famous. Writing with honesty and disarming humanity, Wil touches on the frustrations associated with his acting career, his inability to distance himself from Ensign Crusher in the public's eyes, the launch of his incredibly successful web site, wilwheaton.net, and the joy he's found in writing. Through all of this, Wil shares the ups and downs he encountered along the journey, along with the support and love he discovered from his friends and family. The stories in Just a Geek include: - Wil's plunge from teen star to struggling actor- Discovering the joys of HTML, blogging, Linux, and web design- The struggle between Wesley Crusher, Starfleet ensign, and Wil Wheaton, author and blogger- Gut-wrenching reactions to the 9-11 disaster- Moving tales of Wil's relationships with his wife, step-children, and extended family- The transition from a B-list actor to an A-list author Wil Wheaton--celebrity, blogger, and geek--writes for the geek in all of us. Engaging, witty, and pleasantly self-deprecating, Just a Geek will surprise you and make you laugh.



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GIRLIE SQUEAL!!! Isn't he cute!!!
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Not new news but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

Lord Vader called me this morning...

...after a night of good love- making. He said he'd call and he did. He's so sweet. I'm in love.

...and then I woke up.

SFSignal is at it again with the quirky news. Wake Up with Lord Vader

But Lord Vader really did call and though it makes me jealous, you can get him to call you too. Target has a bizarre campaign where you can get a wake up call from celebrities like Ice T, Cheech and Lord Vader. Apparently, you can also get a wake up call from a crying baby, a woman with a cat and a chicken. Quaint.




I didn't really get the wake up call. I don't want my phone number to end up in the hands of some telemarketer. This is very lowdown and desperate of Target. They say they won't give out your number but it always happens somehow. No thanks.

Han Shot First

Look what my big brothers at SFSignal found.



Think Geek: Han Shot First

Get yours now before Lucas sends Greedo after you.

For the Players: Stargate SG1 Alliance

SG1 Archive always has the fresh Stargate news. I learned about the new game from their site.
First Look at "Stargate SG-1: The Alliance" Game!

This is the Official Stargate SG-1: The Alliance website.
There's not much to the site yet except for money shots.... err... screen shots. Looks like we have to wait a ENTIRE year before the game comes out. (Fall 2005) I hope it's not all about shooting. I like adventure games. (I'm such a girl)

The Great War Of Magellan

The Great War of Magellan is a project by Richard Hatch and MerlinQuest Entertainment.

I found out about this when I read the Kate Mulgrew whine session.

Anyhoo...
Richard Hatch is putting that passion of his to good use. And not only can you find out about his project you can also go on a cruise with him. The Richard Hatch Cruise (wtf?) I don't know if I'd want to be on a cruise with this guy. When I saw him from afar at a con, the man was pretty grumpy.
Let me stop. I'm just giving the guy a hard time; a good old punch in the arm. (((hug me)))
It's just weird to have an actor freak you out. I'm the fan, it's my job to be all creepy and make people uncomfortable.

I read the FAQ file on the site and this is the low down on The Great War of Magellan.
What is The Great War of Magellan (GWoM)?
The Great War of Magellan (GWoM) is a new entertainment production effort by Richard Hatch and his Su-Shann Productions company in the science fiction genre. Richard describes it as "Road Warrior and The Matrix meet Braveheart in space" as warring human clans in a nearby war-ravaged galaxy are forced to come together and face common enemies -- or face eventual extinction. Due to the sensitive nature of selling the project, we cannot disclose script details at this time.

Is GWoM related to Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming, also by Richard Hatch?
No. Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming is not related to The Great War of Magellan, nor the new Battlestar Galactica project from Tom DeSanto, Bryan Singer, Billy Brown and Dan Angel.

Credits are forthcoming. Among those acting within the production:
Who will appear in the production?

Since The Great War of Magellan has not gone into full production yet, the casting has not taken place.
Richard Hatch
J.G. Hertzler --GIRLIE SQUEAL!!!! (played General Martok on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
Jason Carter --GIRLIE SQUEAL!!!! (played Ranger Marcus Cole on Babylon 5)

Richard Lynch
Brad Dourif --Hell yeah! (played numerous amounts of crazy men)
Marjorie Monaghan
Mickalean McCormick
James Logan --Can't go wrong with credis like Stuntman, Blue Alien, Beer Drinkning Redneck #2
Jane Connelly
Kevin Grazier
Paul Hatch
Jack Stauffer
Robin Atkin Downs

All they need is Jeffrey Combs and this will be a winner! I'm excited about this if this ever happens. It's actually cool to see an actor who may actually be a fan of science fiction.

D'OH!

As soon as I finished with the excitement, I realized that IMDB has this project listed as happening in 2003.

Like..... it's over????

I can't find a DVD to buy anywhere. It seems as if all of the links to the trailers are dead. I don't do RealMedia.
This is turning out to be way to difficult. It shouldn't be this hard.

Hatch, you're killin' me.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

I don't miss Voyager either

Kate Mulgrew doesn't miss Voyager; Talks about her theatre work

"I don't miss being on [VOYAGER]," she said "It was the hardest work I have ever done. It compensated me very nicely in many, many ways. The ultimate feeling on VOYAGER was one of great pride, but it doesn't have the same sense of constant joy that this kind of theatre work gives me, or surprise. And I think that kind of feeling alone is enough to sustain an actor."
YAY! I have something in common with Kate Mulgrew.
I'm am SO sick of hearing actors that get breaks on Star Trek bitch about it. There are countless amounts of people out there that would be happy to get that pay check, the popularity and the immortalizing experience that happens to Star Trek actors. A lot of people don't have that. Some people are starving, depressed, destined to be guest stars, red- shirts or whatever.

OPEN LETTER TO STAR TREK ACTORS

Dear actors that have been on Star Trek,
Quit your bitching! You are lucky.

Love,

Sci-Fi Ranter Girl


P.S. I don't bitch.... I rant.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Quantum Astronomy is Sexy

That's coming from a woman who also told a guy it was sexy that he worked in a lab.

I was drunk of course. Then I went on to do some embarrassing Kirk impression. If a girl could be seen as striking out and totally bombing.... yeah....
Maybe the guy thought I was hot because I thought he and his lab was hot. Maybe his friends thought I was his soul mate. But maybe you had to be there but if you were....[insert Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle here]

This week, Space.com and SETI discuss the The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. (Hence my really BAD attempt at the maybe session above. True story though.) It is actually the second article in a steamy and erotic four part series about the ever so hot Quantum Astrology.
This is a series of four articles each with a separate explanation of different quantum phenomena. Each of the four articles is a piece of a mosaic and so every one is needed to understand the final explanation of the quantum astronomy experiment we propose, possibly using the Allen Array Telescope and the narrow-band radio-wave detectors being build by the SETI Institute and the University of California, Berkeley.

The first article, The Double Slit Experiment, is not the name of a new porn movie but is a bunch of technobabble that made me reach for my nail file, twirl my hair and spew our most stunning national catchphrase "Duh". I was relieved to see that they understood the American Laziness Principle and made a movie about it. It is called What the &$@# Do We Know?. You can find out more about this film at the official website http://www.whatthebleep.com/.
Doesn't look as compelling as the Wormhole Technology of our scientist hero John Crichton but is probably more accurate and worth a see. (yes they wrote the guy as a scientist, scary!)

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Jolene Blalock is trash talking Berman

Enterprise star Jolene Blalock has spoken exclusively to SFX about her unhappiness with the development of her character last year. In an outspoken interview, Jolene declared she’s been “bored” and “frustrated”, and had a veiled pop at the long-running producers of the Trek franchise, Rick Berman and Brannon Braga...

In season three, Jolene’s Vulcan character T’Pol became a drug addict, hopped into bed with crewmate Trip, and seemed to spend half her time half-naked, administering sexy back-rubs. Unsurprisingly, Jolene was not impressed...
“You can’t substitute tits and ass for good storytelling. You can have both, but you can't substitute one for the other, because the audience is not stupid. You can’t just throw in frivolous, uncharacteristic... well, bull and think it's gonna help the ratings!"

Jolene is extremely enthusiastic about the scripts for the new series, and about writer Manny Coto – now promoted to executive producer - taking charge of the shop. But she’s also convinced that it’s too late, and that season four will be Enterprise’s last. When we asked why changes weren’t made before, she replied:
“Because it’s the same in any industry... You have this head guy who's some kind of ancient old croaker with no concept of the real world outside, with his fine wine and his, er, crumpets. And what are ya gonna tell them? ‘Give it up’? ‘Go home, be with your wife, go play golf’? No - then ya got no job! A powerful job is your identity. Give that up, and who are you? What the hell are you gonna do with all that time? You can’t tell people what to do anymore!”


Seems like this bitching is coming a little late. Manny is doing a stand up job. T'Pol is just a boring character. All of the characters are kinda stale. (Except for Phlox and maybe Trip) I'm willing to give it a chance if someone will confirm whether or not Enterprise is an alternate timeline or if they are trying to pass the show off as actual history. I have a Star Trek Encyclopedia dammit and there are no Xindi in it.

Check out the article here.

Oooh Lookie! Five Seasons Of Angel (a book)

Dragon Page: Five Seasons of Angel • Reviewed by Summer

This collection contains essays from well-known science fiction and fantasy writers, as well as a renowned sex therapist. While I may not agree with some of the opinions expressed in some of these essays, as a whole, this is a fun read for a die-hard fan of the Buffyverse.


You can get it here at Amazon.
The constellation of characters and themes created in Angel, the popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off, are explored in this collection of essays. A vampire author, a sex expert, a TV critic, a science fiction novelist, and Buffy writer Nancy Holder provide essays examining the different issues relating to the series, including Angelus as the prototypical high school bully, Angel as victim, Wesley's many transformations, how Spike fits into Angel, the takeover of Wolfram & Hart, and Lindsey's moral center.

Battlestar Galactica Producers ask U.S. fans to stop downloading episodes

The Great Link reports that Battlestar Galactica Producers ask U.S. fans to stop downloading episodes.

A letter from Ronald D. Moore & David Eick, Executive Producers of Battlestar Galactica, is online at the SciFi.Com forums. Ron and David comment on the possibility that Internet downloading of Galactica episodes already shown in the UK (via Sky One), may end-up damaging the stateside ratings of the show when it eventually airs on the Sci-Fi Channel:

"...we're flattered and happy that you're so excited to see the new season of Battlestar Galactica and appreciate the support. However, beyond the fact that getting episodes over the internet is illegal it's also potentially very damaging to the show itself. You see, we need RATINGS which means we need eyeballs in front of TV screens that advertisers can measure. The more episodes get downloaded and digitally copied and passed along and copied again and passed along and copied yet again and passed along yet again, it creates a dangerous situation where a lot of people are watching and enjoying Galactica, but not seeing it when it counts -- namely on the air."

"Please understand that in order to get picked up for a second season, we need good ratings in January, not silent, uncounted viewing in November."


I'm just reporting the news.

I wonder why they decided to release this show in this manner. They should have predicted this. They should probably coordinate the episodes in the US and the UK.

Everyone behave for the sake of the show.

V is for Vile

Andy and Larry Wachowski (the Matrix movies) will produce a film adaptation of Alan Moore's futuristic graphic novel V for Vendetta, and Matrix first assistant director James McTeigue is in talks with Warner Brothers to direct, Variety reported. The Wachowskis originally wanted to direct the adaptation themselves, but set it aside to do the Matrix trilogy of films. Matrix producer Joel Silver will also produce V, the trade paper reported.

V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate future in which Germany wins World War II and Great Britain becomes a fascist state. A terrorist freedom fighter known only as "V" begins a violent guerilla campaign to destroy those who've succumbed to totalitarianism and recruits a young woman he's rescued from the secret police to join him, the trade paper reported.

*yawn*

I've had enough of Germans and the what- if- they- won scenario. (Thanks to Star Trek: Enterprise)

Have I said that I'm still bitter about Matrix: Revolutions? I just thought I'd mention it.

I'll give the guys another chance though. They'd better make it worth it.


Monday, November 15, 2004

Trekkies 2: Electric Boogaloo

SPOILERLIKE....
If you can call commentary on a documentary spoilers.
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I avoided watching this movie at first because the first Trekkies was so painful to watch. It seemed to make anyone who ever donned a Starfleet uniform look like a mentally unstable pariah with OCD. After watching Trekkies 2, I didn't feel so guilty for being a geek. Let's face it, the folks in the movie are cool and uncool at the same time. They are a wacky mirror universe version of almost every science fiction fan closet or otherwise.

Denise Crosby seemed like she could care less about the movie but was using this documentary as an excuse to travel the world. Or maybe it seemed that way because I'm jealous that I didn't get to travel the world. Yeah, that's it. I must admit that she handled herself well and she never once belittled anyone. She's very nice but she was noticeably creeped out at times. She did her job of making people feel comfortable talking about Star Trek. Good job!

I really enjoyed the revisit of Gabriel Koerner. After his appearance in the first Trekkies, he got a lot of flack for mispronouncing words like debacle. For some reason people loved it when he said, "This is the worst time you could have called. Go away!". I thought it was funny but I would never call the guy up and have him say it. We also find out that Gabe got laid. I'm glad he found love and all but when the couple started talking about sex, the human thing is to visualize the two together. I cringed at the thought and wanted to burn my brain. They are a cute couple but I'm issuing a mandate that they never talk about sex in public again.

I must admit that the Serbia visit was a surprise. We find out that Star Trek fans everywhere are arrogant elitists. Ahhh. My people. :) Seriously, it was very cute to see the guy in Serbia so proud that he got into a Trek magazine. It made him so happy. I like stories like these.

Germany was HOT! They looked like they have the most fun. The attendance is phenomenal. It seems as if there isn't such a bad stigma attached to being a Trekkie in Germany.

I was amused when I saw Stovokor, The Klingon Death Metal Band. I ragged on these guys costumes on my blog back in October and pInluH of Stovokor posted a comment to let me know what he thought about that. I felt bad that he was insulted. I was just messing around. To be fair, the pic that I saw of them was a small and blurry. The costumes actually looked better on camera. After listening to the guys and what they had to say, their costumes became unimportant. They don't take themselves that seriously and they are out to have fun. Stovokor is a hilarious bunch. They were yelling at an old man with a cane for looking at them. I was almost in tears from that skit. Of all the Trek musicians they had one of the best lines.
"When reality stops being so lame, we'll stop doing this". Amen brother!

I did NOT enjoy the folk or filk as they called it. I'm not into folk music it all. I like my music hard and aggressive. The Indispensable Guy Twins were very... distant. I got what they were saying though. It basically dedicated to the red- shirts. I was entertained to see the other bands dedicated to making music about Star Trek. No Kill I's plastic coated rat won me over. That bass player is wacky. (In a good way)
So there's No Kill I, No Kill I: The Next Generation and No Kill I: Deep Space 9; Clever in that funny way. Those guys all had a great sense of humor and looked like they had huge fun.

My favorite was Romeo and Juliete: The Last Battlefield. The Kirk character is phenomenal. This is a guy that went to the William Shatner School of Acting and it was a good thing. I'd love to see this.

We even get an appearance by the almighty Brannon Braga. He explained how some fan was going on about how crabs should be incorporated into the design of the Enterprise. He did it all with a straight face but the invisible smirk and John Stewart styled commentary about the crabs let you know that he has a sense of humor too. Honestly, I don't know how he puts up with us.

The crab guy doesn't seem serious but does appear to have a unique sense of humor. It seems like some of these people are just great pranksters. The guy calling Paramount in a New York gangster voice talking about the gold sounds like a Crank Yankers episode waiting to happen.

Let me do a 180 and mention that Brannon Braga is cute. After his scene, I was left with a desire to kiss him all over that cute little face of his. He should know by now that us Trekkie nerd girls think condescending men are hot.

I must admit, when I wore my Starfleet uniform, I wasn't serious. I totally went after the laughs. My friends thought it was hilarious and after Halloween was over, the uniform went back into the closet. I would never where the uniform to court, work, grocery store, etc. That's my opinion. I do agree that if you want to wear one, that you should be able to wear it wear ever you want. It's just a style of clothing. There are plenty people out there making way worse fashion decisions.

Some of the fans aren't so funny. My comfort zone borders are violated at the Trip poetry. It was funny but it bordered... pathetic is such a harsh word for a lady with such a great sense of humor. I'll just say it wasn't my thing and leave it at that. One lady's back had a huge Enterprise tattooed on her back. One lady had a tattoo of Conner Trineer on her back and showed him. That bordered creepy in my world but it made her happy.

There was a guy in England who transformed his entire flat into a starship. He focused on a piece that he was so obsessed with that his wife left him. The place was phenomenal though. I would have kept it confined to one room so I'd at least have a room to sleep in. The man sleeps on the floor. I'd also like to note that Gabe's dad's wife left him because he was obssessed withbuilding a Star Trek set. There were also a lot of people who had pains in their life who found relief in Star Trek as if it was a drug or therapy. On film it's something to point out and analyze but behind closed doors it's something we all relate to.

Star Trek is escapism, therapy, a creative outlet, social commentary, speculative thinking about the future, a venue for new technology and a bad ass show. Trekkies 2 does an excellent job this time around. I am annoyed at the exclusion of Asia, Africa and Russia. According to the site, if there is a Trekkies 3, they will be included.

So....
What is so embarrassing about a person who likes Star Trek? Where does the shame come in? Where does the weirdness come in? Where does lack of acceptance come in?
What is normal?
I guess that's a different study and documentary. Casey Biggs wrapped the film up nicely by saying, "In 50 years they won't be doing ER conventions or CSI conventions, but in 50 years they will still be doing Star Trek conventions."

'Brain' in a dish flies flight simulator

CNN.com - 'Brain' in a dish flies flight simulator - Nov 4, 2004


When linked up to an F-22 jet flight simulator, the brain and the simulator established a two-way connection similar to how neurons receive and interpret signals from each other to control our bodies.

Gradually the brain learnt to control the flight of the plane based on the information it received about flight conditions.

However, the brain still falls a long way short of the complexity of the human brain, which has billions of neurons, and Steven Potter, a biomedical engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology, said a brain in a dish flying a real plane was still a long way off.


This is not a flying car guys.
(kidding)

Scientist A says, "Hey, I grew a brain in a dish". Scientist B says, "Let's teach it to fly". And they agree.

Amazing! They grew a brain and it learned to control flight! I wonder why they gave it that task. Why not let it do something like learn to use the internet? Teach it to communicate with a human. Teaching it to fly seems to skip a bunch of steps.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Top Ten Primetime Broadcast TV Programs

For week of 11/1/04-11/7/04
Source: Nielsen Media Research

I'm still considering Lost science fiction until proven otherwise. :P

1    CSI    CBS    18.8    30,578,000
2    Desperate Housewives    ABC    14.9    24,604,000
3    Without A Trace    CBS    14.2    21,772,000
4    Survivor: Vanuatu    CBS    12.0    20,244,000
5    E.R.    NBC    11.7    17,010,000
6    Extreme Makeover:HM ED - 8P    ABC    11.5    20,175,000
7    60 Minutes    CBS    11.4    17,589,000
7    Cold Case    CBS    11.4    17,662,000
9    Lost    ABC    11.3    18,729,000
10    Apprentice 2    NBC    10.5    16,056,000

Dr. Quinn: Smallville Woman

Spoilerish
Zap2it.com: Is Jane Seymour One Bad Mother on 'Smallville'?

"I've been taking some things recently," she says, "that are quite different from what I'm known for doing. Not that I wasn't known for doing these things before 'Dr. Quinn' -- I've been playing these evil vamps for many, many years -- but with selective memory on the part of the networks, they've forgotten that I did that."

Starting with the episode "Bound," Seymour plays Genevieve Teague, the mysterious mother of Jason (Jensen Ackles), the boyfriend that Lana (Kristin Kreuk) met while in Paris. Also in Paris, Lana had a bizarre experience in an old tomb that led to a mysterious tattoo appearing on her back. In "Bound," a vivid flashback to the incident leads Lana to believe that Genevieve and the tattoo are somehow connected. But is Genevieve friend or foe?

"It's a really good question," Seymour says. "When I arrived, I was led to believe that I was pretty evil. Then they said that I wasn't necessarily that evil, but I could be. And so, I played it that way, because of course, evil people believe they're absolutely right in their choices, and they're not evil at all. So when you play someone evil, you play them the same way as when you play somebody good, because as far as you're concerned, you're doing this for the right motives.


Uh oh!
Like... she's a serious actress. Is someone taking Smallville seriously. Kinda cool! Oh the other hand, we have to listen to Lana whine and do that weird thing she does with her face. ::rolls eyes::

I wonder if she's going to have a good old traditional Smallville shower scene. :|

One Stagate fan site gets pissed off at another

SG-1 Archive Forums -> Editorial: Spoilers as News? Too Far?

The very popular Stargate fansite GateWorld has posted a news item which contains a major spoiler for the finale of Season Eight. It has always been the opinion of this website's owner that major spoiler information does not belong on the front page, where anyone can see it without explicitly choosing to view it. Several spoiler lists exist for this purpose, as well as our own spoiler forum. We believe it is irresponsible to post such spoilers as news.

We'd like to know what you think. Is it acceptable to post major spoilers on a general Stargate news site? Should GateWorld re-think this policy? Are we way off-base?


Bad, bad Gateworld. *spank, spank, spank*

I hate reading spoilers. I like to be warned and I like to be given the option to turn away. I like for the story to unfold and be fresh. I like to be surprised. The writing for some of these shows are predictable enough without someone giving me the whole enchalada.

In my opinion, if the story has already aired, it's fair game.

Solar Sails

spacetoday.net: Solar sail launch date set

A privately-developed solar sail is now scheduled for launch in March of next year, The Planetary Society announced Tuesday. The Cosmos 1 solar sail will be launched by a Russian sub-based Volna booster on March 1, 2005, at the beginning of a launch window that extends to April 7. Cosmos 1 aims to be the first orbital, controlled flight test of a solar sail, using only solar photons to propel the spacecraft. The venture has been run by The Planetary Society with funding provided by a private company, Cosmos Studios; most of the work has been done by the Russian company NPO Lavochkin. The project was announced in early 2001 and a failed suborbital test flight took place in July 2001. Tuesday's announcement coincided with the 70th anniversary of the birth of Carl Sagan, a cofounder of The Planetary Society.


When I think of solar sails, I think of the wonderful episode of Deep Space Nine where Sisko goes on a solar sail trip with his son, Explorers.

If Shatner Goes into Space

He has to take Roddenberry's ashes with him and release them into space.

and the Big Balls Award goes to Captain Archer

The Augments let a virus loose in science facility that will be airborne in a few minutes. Archer goes to some operational shaft tube thingy to seal the area so that the others won't be infected. He doesn't have enough time to get back to the area or seal himself off. He asks T'Pol to shoot off a portion of the shaft where he was located so that he could be vented into space and then transported to the Enterprise!!!
VENTED INTO SPACE AND TRANSPORTED TO THE ENTERPRISE! That's just crazy!
That's almost as crazy as Janeway letting herself get assimilated by the Borg.
Crazier than Sisko jumping off of the side of a cliff in a cave with Dukat to be with The Prophets.

Some people were dissappointed with the ending of The Augment story line. I thought it was refreshing and my favorite part was when Malic came crawling from behind the captain's seat like Khan. I enjoyed that. That was great! I enjoyed Brent Spiner.

As bad ass as The Archer Manuever was.... Scott... Um.... What the hell was that scene where you were talking to the Klingon via the translator? Watching that scene was like getting teeth pulled. Scott has definitely taken a course in the Shatner School of Acting recently. That scene was bad. I felt tired after watching that.
That's just nitpicking though.

I'm going to say that The Augment Storyline was a success. Good job. That Manny may get to keep his job for awhile! :D

Thursday, November 11, 2004

and I'm a virgin too

Apparently, Lana Lang and Clark Kent are virgins?
Smallville- Spell (4x08)

Instead of being supergirl, Lana is possesd by a witch. *yawn*

I'm glad Jason and Lana got found out. The whole idea was inappropriate. Don't get me wrong he is a HOTTIE but a teacher dating a student is creepy.

All the power in the world and Superman doesn't have rhythm?

Instead of showers this episode, we get an episode of Charmed. Checking the water pressure now. Bring back the showers please.
Clark did manage to get his shirt AND his powers ripped off.

At the end of it all, it was a decent episode. There is still a bit a mystery surrounding the symbol on Lana's back. (for me at least)
This season is holding my interest.
and next week...
After Lex is accused of killing a young woman, Clark sets out to prove his innocence and turns to an unlikely source for help - Lionel. Swearing he is a changed man, Lionel offers Clark insight into the crime but he asks for something in return. Meanwhile, Lana meets Jason's parents and has a vivid flashback of the incident in Paris, leading her to suspect that Jason's mother was there when she got her tattoo.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Time to start that Twin Peaks petition

I got caught up in a NYPD Blues marathon on TNT yesterday and caught a commercial for The Librarian. It stars Noah Wyle who I love best for his role as Steve Jobs in Pirates of Silicon Valley and none other that the man himself Kyle MacLachlan who is best known for his role as Agent Cooper on Twin Peaks. This face time with MacLachlan outta get some of those Twin Peaks diehards to start a campaign.

As far as The Librarian.
THE LIBRARIAN tells the story of a repository for humanity's greatest secrets, all hidden beneath the monolithic Metropolitan Public Library. From the Golden Fleece to the Ark of the Covenant, every enigma and artifact from every known and unknown civilization is protected from the forces of evil who, if given the chance, would use the priceless treasures for their nefarious plans. Only one man can keep them safe: The Librarian.

It reminds me of National Treasure which reminds me of The DaVinci Code which reminds me of The Hiram Key.

Monday, November 08, 2004

You too can fight the Gou'ald

....on your mobile phone waiting in line at the post office.
Sky Zone Mobile has released an Stargate: SG1 Mobile Phone Game.


Features:
  • Play as Col. Jack O'Neill, leading the SG-1 Team

  • Major-character Interactions, including Teal'c, Sam, Daniel, Gen. Hammond and more

  • Four Exciting, Story-based Missions:

  • - "Derelict"
    - "Malfunction"
    - "Paradise Lost"
    - "Aten's Curse"
  • Stunning Graphics, Rich Sound Effects and Unique Settings

  • Multiple Levels of Difficulty


  • What sucks is that you have to have Verizon Wireless, Alltel, US Cellular or Metro PCS. Yet another reason why Sprint sucks.

    We have the robots, all we need is the flying car

    The Website at the End of the Universe - Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto



    Kibertron is a project for the creation of a Full–sized Autonomous Humanoid.

    Can it run to the store and pick up groceries yet?

    On a serious note, I'm excited every time I see a robot created. Yes I was even excited with Aibo but Aibo is $2,000. Sure I can get him for as low as $48 a month but his battery only lasts for 1.5 hours.




    I'd like to see the Honda ASIMO Robot in person. They look interesting. They should have this type of stuff and science fiction conventions. That and science fairs. I miss those.

    Awwww yeah!

    EPIII

    Saturday, November 06, 2004

    Look at this Star Wars trailer

    Episode III Trailer
    I am actually excited. I still got a annoying pinch in the back of my neck when I saw Hayden Christensen but hopefully he won't have too many lines. I can't wait.

    Should I be geeky enough to start on a costume now? I'm actually afraid to. I kinda felt self- conscious after seeing some bald guy on VH1 calling the people who dressed up for the LOTR premiere FREAKS. I mean every time I decided to flip the channel this weekend, guards were marching on a red carpet and then the bald, glasses guy yelled, "FREAKS". Some people.

    What does Babylon 5 and Lost have in common?

    Mira Furlan

    That's right, Mira Furlan who played Delenn on Babylon 5. She will be making an appearence on LOST November 17, 2004. <source imdb.com>
    That's all I'll say for now.

    Thursday, November 04, 2004

    LOST in Purgatory

    This week, I'm convinced that they are in purgatory.
    Charlie's story made me lean towards that.

    SPOILERISH...

    Why would someone hit Sayid over the head? My bet is that it was Sawyer. There's a lot of "modern man love" chemistry between these two. Sawyer wants to be a good guy. Kate is treating him unfairly BUT he did chose to remain an arsehole when he delayed in tell her the cave news. Kate should be the last person to prejudge someone. I'm sure as soon as everyone finds out about her past that everything will change.

    Next week, looks like Sawyer and Sayid gets as intimate as two men can get, THEY FIGHT! I imagine the fight in my head with the music that plays every time Kirk gets into a fight.
    (Amok Time Fight Music wav file)


    http://www.lost-tv.com/

    Wednesday, November 03, 2004

    Blondes and breasts don't always save the day

    SyFy Portal: Are Breasts Enough To Save 'Tru Calling'?
    This is a rather amusingly cute article about Eliza Dushku's breasts and how they aren't going to save her show. She should proably dye her hair blonde and wear a catsuit.



    Well, so much for the power of the boobs. Fox may end up cancelling "Tru Calling" after all.

    My fiancee has this theory about the "power of the boobs," in which an ample chest will make things happen for a well-endowed woman. And that has to have been the operative principle behind Fox's initial decision last spring to renew Eliza Dushku's supernatural series while giving the axe to so many other worthy genre shows.

    Why else other than Dushku's considerable, er, charms, would Fox pick up her “Tru Calling” for a second season, while cancelling its other promising science-fiction series? “Firefly” and “Wonderfalls,” for instance, generated ratings comparable to “Tru” -- which is to say ratings that were middling, not great, but not truly horrible, either.


    I've never caught the show. It just didn't interest me. I don't recall ever seeing any commercials for it either. Maybe something better will happen for her.

    Speakin of blondes and breasts...
    I actually enjoyed the latest episode of Andromeda, When Comes Around... It had new stuff as well as a really good story about how The Commonwealth ties into this Seefra planet that they are on. It actually made me want to watch next week. I'm sure I'll be sorry but hope has no memory.

    Tuesday, November 02, 2004

    Richard Hatch Plays Nice

    My "friend" managed to "procure" copies of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. I believe that it's playing some where in the UK or Canada first and premiering in the US at the beginning of 2005.

    SPOLIERISH!!!!!

    If you don't know already, Richard Hatch agreed to appear on the new BG after months of trash talking the show and it's re-imagined form. I was at a con and heard some of his angry speeches first-hand. You'd think it was a cause for human- rights or animals or something. First, he was trying to bring the show back. The show was revivied and then he protested how it was being brought back. Although I'd never seen the original BG, I sympathized but still wanted to see the new show. I liked the mini-series. Eventually, so did Richard Hatch. He got over everything and even agreed to make a special appearance.
    (Understand that I'm TOTALLY nutshelling this!)

    NO... REALLY.... SPOLIERISH!!!!!

    His appearance comes as early as the second episode. Ironically, he is a freedom fighter who was emprisoned for terrorist acts (sort of like Timothy McVeigh). His character is a prisoner fighting against slave labor and government abuse of "the articles". He and his supporters overtook the prison ship and held some officers hostage. Turns out that he had a deathwish and never intended to negotiate. He wanted to get the troops to initiate a bloodbath so he, the forgotten freedom fighter in jail for 20 years, could go out in a blaze of glory.
    An ironically written story don't you think?



    The first episode was rather depressing but the story gets less depressing with each episode so far. The Cylons annoy me epsecially "the blonde". In my opinion, the execs didn't have to pull "The 7 of 9 Manuever". The only saving grace is that the actress is actually talented. (Oh don't give me the "That's why they hired her crap")
    It also seems that people who are Cylon agents also can exert some free will. Or can they? ::campy music::
    And yes, Tigh and Starbuck are still fighting.

    Monday, November 01, 2004

    Fans didn't save Farscape, nor did they save Star Trek

    The Website at the End of the Universe - Fans didn't save Farscape, nor did they save Star Trek

    Here's an interesting read that links the myth of the salvation of the original Star Trek with Farscape. The fans think they saved both shows, but this column argues otherwise. Star Trek wasn't saved by letter writing. It was saved because NBC wanted to be the network with the most colour shows in an era when black and white was still the norm. No amount of letter writing could keep it alive after it's ratings stank in season 3. The column goes on to say that economics killed Farscape, not the Sci-Fi Channel. The show's producers refused to compromise on the terms of the offer to renew the fifth season and the network couldn't afford to continue, despite a desire to have a fifth season. The fans didn't save the show. Instead they got a miniseries, when they could have got a season's worth of new episodes.


    Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (mini-series) - Enjoyed the mini-series? Get the DVD!

    Astronaut To Cast Vote From Space

    Astronaut To Cast Vote From Space

    If this year's elections are as close as in 2000, don't blame astronaut Leroy Chiao. He'll have done his part. According to MSNBC, NASA has made arrangements so he can cast his ballot in the presidential election from 225 miles up.


    I love stories like these. I wonder who he's voting for?

    I wondered what was going on with the good old International Space Station.
    They are on Expedition 10.
    ...conducted a session with the Binary Colloid Alloy Test 3, which is studying the long-term behavior of colloids -- a system of fine particles suspended in a fluid -- in a microgravity environment, where the effects of sedimentation and convection are removed. Crewmembers will even out the samples, photograph the growth and formations of the colloids, and downlink the images for analysis...

    Fascinating.