Sunday, June 26, 2005 Celebrity Cells

I pull down the newsfeed. I like to know the real life space/science headlines. I was catching up and came across an article called Brains Contain 'Celebrity Cells'. I thought it was going to be an article on how everyone has a celebrity gene but it was lying dormant in the part of the brain that we never use. Something light, some fun theory. Instead, it discusses about how our brain has it's own "face recognition technology". That's an interesting topic which is why I kept reading until the 4th paragraph. This is the point where I got irritated and stopped reading.
"...neuroscientists at UCLA and Caltech has rather haphazardly located a neuron that "looks for all the world like a 'Jennifer Aniston' cell..."

DUDE!!!!!!!!!!! WTF?????????????
These brainiacs are going on about a freaking "Jennifer Aniston cell"?!?!?!?!?!!!!? I hope these morons aren't using my tax dollars! I can hear them now, "... but Jennifer Aniston is hot...".
Shut down the neuroscience department and get this slackers working on my flying car!!!!

Friday, June 24, 2005

Obligatory Serenity Trailer Post

I saw the trailer on the bit screen the other day. I felt proud. It's like seeing someone you know finally getting the rewards they deserve for a job well done. We're going to get a good movie.
I hope we get more TV show. It think everyone should see this movie 2 or 3 times.

Counting down to September 30th.

No Complaints for Batman Returns

Before I get into any blogsterbation about Liam Neeson, I must say that this film kicked ass. I walked out of the theatre, I was silent and thinking about nothing actually. My companion said, "That was a good movie." I snapped out of my daze and realized that I wasn't complaining or defending this movie. I walked out with nothing to say. What is that about?

Nice job!

I don't really read comic books. I used to watch the old school Batman TV show with Adam West. I used to watch the cartoon on WB. I saw Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman Debacle.... excuse me, Batman & Robin. I guess I'm trying to say that everything I learned about Batman comes from TV or film. From what I know, this film was true to the Batman story. I always enjoy the Alfred character. I didn't know that Morgan Freeman was going to be in this movie. He's always a treat. What I really enjoyed is that they didn't do the usual gloss over about how Batman learned his fighting skills in the movie. I liked seeing that he actually had training and didn't just wake up knowing how to fight 'cause he was mad as hell and he wasn't going to take it anymore.

....and how could he not learn from that scrumptious Ducard that is Liam Neeson.
Liam Neeson has that Sean Connery thing going on. He gets hotter as he gets older. It's uncanny. I can't tell whether it's his looks or his voice or his demeanor... or those scruffy whiskers that I'd love rubbing against. Gggggrrrrroowwwwwllllll!

I'm going to take that cold shower now.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Catching up: Smallville, 4400, Deadzone

Smallville: Why did I think that they creepy guy who made the alternate school because he didn't want to leave high school was the season finale of Smallville? I was talking with someone and they were going on about how good the finale was and started talking about Meteor rocks, countdowns and the possibility of Lana's death!!! I had to stop 'em and whoa 'em. I must have had a serious brain fart because I totally missed the episode, wasn't looking for the episode and hadn't heard anything about the episode until my friend brought it up.
So like a good friend, he'd Tivo'ed it and damn! I can say this for Smallville, they will guarantee an awesome premiere and a kick ass finale.

4400: More Jeffrey Combs? I don't know what to do with myself. And the crazy chick from Firefly, is the crazy chick in the premiere. Granted, Jeffrey Combs is a crazy doctor in this episode but it was fun to see them both. What it does say is that the casting director is one lazy bastard, nice type casting. Although, if you are going to typecast, they picked nice actors. I love this show. It's almost like having The X-Files again, the good parts of the X-Files. Let's hope they don't go on a Chris Carter tangent.

Deadzone: It's pretty typical. They have still stayed on course with the movie. They've added their own spice in a good way. Well, Johnny has thrown away his cane, is walking fine and is going to "find his own way". They've dealt with the Stillson scene and it looks as if we are going to get into more of a "bring on the end of the world" scenario.

I've seen the previews for the new SG1, Atlantis and Battlestar Galactica. Ben Browder! GIRLIE SQUEAL!!! I can't wait.
....and what's with that Battlefield Earth looking guy in the Atlantis premiere? I can't believe they got rid of Ford for this. He better be good or I'll..... whine about it on my blog.
And is John Sheppard wearing eyeliner?

Star Trek vs Star Trek

Spike TV and Scifi Channel are going head to head today.
As far as day time programming, Spike TV has been mopping the floor with Sci-Fi... well with Star Trek anyway. Spike has been showing DS9 twice a day followed by TNG three times in a row. Today, Sci-Fi is showing TOS for the same length of time as the Spike Trek time slots. It's cute and I'll watch both but I've seen them all. How about those old school Battlestar Galactica re-runs? I'd even go for re-runs of V or Earth: Final Conflict, M.A.N.T.I.S., Batman (duh), Babylon 5 or other stuff that the average person hasn't seen yet. Face it, if anyone watches Sci-Fi channel, they've seen most of Star Trek. The only thing I can say that is good about this Star Trek menagerie is that we may be getting some of the young minds who are stuck at home for the summer. Recruits for the future! *wrings hands* Muhuhahahaaaaa.....

Sunday, June 19, 2005

'Tis a sad day in TV Land

The Christopher Eccleston Era of Doctor Who is dead. Mr. David Tennant has now taken the stage. The good news is that he managed to win me over in his 3 second appearance. Finally a man that can make 3 seconds satisfying.

I'm glad Captain Jack (John Barrowman) isn't dead. I really like his character.

If you didn't recognize him with out his yakky weave, Paterson Joseph graced us with his presence in the last two episodes. Mr. Joseph won me over with his portrayal of The Marquis De Carabas in Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere.

Anyway, I'm going to miss Christopher but now that my standards have been significantly lowered by Enterprise so I'm pretty much game for anything.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Jeffrey Combs Alert

It's always a joy to see Jeffrey Combs in something new. I personally think there should be a Re-Animator TV series but I'm probably the only one that would watch it... and like it.
So... this time we have our dear boy in HAMMERHEAD: SHARK FRENZY.
The SCI FI Channel presents the world premiere of Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy. An alienated scientist invites his former colleagues to a remote island to test the results of his experimental new cancer research. But the guests soon find themselves the prey in a "most dangerous game" scenario that pits them against their spurned associate's bloodthirsty mutant hammerhead-shark creature. William Forsythe (SCI FI Pictures' Larva) and Jeffery Combs (SCI FI Pictures' Beyond Re-Animator) star.
Basically, Combs's character impregnated a sharkette so that he can have a son. Oh I can't wait for this tasty B-Movieness! I can tell it's going to rock in the way that only a Sci-Fi Original can rock. :P

You get two chances to see the master at work.
SCI FI Channel 6/18/2005 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
SCI FI Channel 6/19/2005 12:00 a.m. ET/PT

Friday, June 03, 2005

OK, so I gave Firefly a chance

When the show aired the first time, I was not impressed. My hatred for westerns did not help me warm up to this show. I remember watching it the show and not really knowing or caring what was going on. It was a hard show to like.
That was back in September of 2002.
What shows were on then?

I know I was preoccupied with the ending of Buffy. Angel was still on the air. Birds of Prey got axed (thank the heavens). Enterprise was in it's second season of suck. Dead Zone was new. Farscape was still hot for me. Stargate was smoking....

I guess my point is that there was a lot of sci-fi to choose from in 2002. Firefly just didn't do it for me.

Fast forward to 2005. Star Trek has died a dismal death. Star Wars is over. It's summer and all of the season finales have aired. People keep going on about the Serenity trailer. I finally rented the DVD and reluctantly gave Firefly another chance.

Talk about wanting to kick myself in the ass! Bar fights, hooker unions, smuggling, crazy chics, naked man butts, sword fights, Jayne Day. I love this show! It's like watching the adventures of Han Solo or Farscape with out the puppets and aliens... sorta.
I wasn't pissed when I heard that the show got cancelled back in 2002 but now I'm upset. This show was before it's time. I read something somewhere that the show was aired out of sequence. Watching the show in order gave me what I needed to get into the show. The turkey that made the decision to show the episodes out of order should be forced to watch Enterprise everyday.... no... they should be forced to watch the 5th season of Earth Final Conflict everyday.
I still haven't watched the Serenity trailer because I didn't want to watch it with until I justified my dislike for Firefly. Every time I thought of the show and somebody mentioned Firefly or Serenity, I rolled my eyes. I didn't think I should watch the trailer or movie with out giving the show it's fair shake. I mean I've watched full seasons of really crappy sci-fi shows. There was no reason why I shouldn't give Firefly a chance.

So I have and now I'll watch the trailer. I'm hoping there's some naked man butt in the trailer. Ah.... Mal.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Star Wars Review by Maddox

If you know who Maddox is, you'll be happy to know that he has done a review of Star Wars.

Star Wars Episode III: a steaming pile of Sith.

He opened up the rant with a cartoon of Yoda saying, "I'm able to detect subtle emotional changes in someone's personality like fear but I was somehow unable to detect a conspiracy involving 200,000 STORM TROOPERS AND EVERYONE IN THE ENTIRE REPUBLIC."

It got worse from there but hilarious all the same.