Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Nightstalker last episode on iTunes.

ABC quietly slips 'Night Stalker' cliffhanger finale onto iTunes
The show no longer appears on the ABC network. Almost all traces of it have been cleansed from the ABC website.

But fans of the recently cancelled remake of Night Stalker have been thrown an Internet-flavored bone by the network.

Although the network TV ratings were too low to justify continuing the Night Stalker story for free on TV, apparently sales on Apple's iTunes store are good enough for at least one more episode of the series - for a price.

Two weeks ago, ABC abruptly canceled Night Stalker after airing a mere six episodes.

The unlikely series ender was an episode entitled The Source, a cliffhanger meant to be part one of a two-part episode. The "To be continued..." that whetted millions of appetites was not to be for the millions of fans who tuned in each Thursday at 9/8c p.m.

After the abrupt cancellation, fansites quickly took ABC to task for leaving Night Stalker fans in the lurch, not knowing if one of the major characters of the show would survive what looked like an impending death.

ABC was silent. Fans were furious.

The network merely said Night Stalker was no longer being produced. It gave no hint as to whether the three remaining unaired episodes - including the one-hour finale of the cliffhanger episode - would ever be aired.

Then quietly over the Thanksgiving holiday, a seventh episode, The Sea appeared on the iTunes store. The 43-minute, 31-second episode is on sale for $1.99 for playback on a video iPod or home PC or Mac with QuickTime player installed (free with iTunes registration).

There is no word if the two remaining unaired episodes of Night Stalker also would be made available for download on iTunes in upcoming weeks.

[Listening to: You Think I Ain't Worth A Doller, But I Feel Like A Millionaire - Queens Of The Stone Age - (0:-1)]

Friday, November 25, 2005

Humans are so advanced: Copy Machines At Greater Risk During Holidays

| Copy Machines At Greater Risk During Holidays |
| from the no-surprise-there dept. |
| posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday November 24, @18:22 (It's funny. |
| http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/24/1932233 |

[0]Ant writes "CNET News.com reports that photocopier supplier Canon is
warning customers to [1]take better care of their office equipment during
the Christmas period. It claims that the festive season traditionally
leads to a 25 percent hike in service calls due to incidents such as the
classic backside copying prank.
Such a stunt, a mainstay of the office
party, often results in cracked glass on the copier, with 32 percent of
Canon technicians claiming to have been called out to fix glass plates
during the Christmas period after attempts to copy body parts went

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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Lack of Thanksgiving SciFi

Today is Thanksgiving and the SciFi Channel had a zombie marathon? With all of the bad SciFi Originals we couldn't even get an "Attack of the 100 Ft Killer Turkey"? I'm so disappointed.

I'm going to compile a list of science fiction movies that have to do with Thanksgiving, have a Thanksgiving meal or at least a cooked turkey somewhere in it.

Let's see.....
I can't think of any right off...


Threshold: Rumors on the Internets

I've heard the rumors too. Threshold is on deathwatch. Didn't I just say that last week? I wish I had some money on this one.

From Slice of SciFi:
Threshold Canceled
Although yet unconfirmed, Kristin of E! Online reports from reliable sources, that Threshold developed by Brannon Graga and David S. Goyer has been canceled.

Only recently, it was announced that three new scripts had been ordered and Catherine Bell would join the cast in a recurring role.

Friday, November 18, 2005

First Casualty of SciFi Golden Age

It's not a shock to me that The Night Stalker is the first casulaty of the "Sci-Fi Golden Age".

Not that this incarnation of The Night Stalker was entirely sci-fi-ish but the original was. The orignal had a certain wacky wit to it that worked. The New Nightstalker was a cross between it's old self and X-Files.

The show had to compete with CSI and The Apprentice. There was just no way that the show would survive on ABC with that type of competition. It was a show for UPN, WB maybe FOX but we all know that those guys don't know how to show episodes in order.

What show is the next to go?
Ghost Whisperer (oh god please put us out our misery)
Triangle (it's hasn't aired but you never know)

What else?

Safe shows are
Dr. Who
Battlestar Galactica
Both Stargates

Two Fanatic Franchise Turn 40

This year Star Trek and the NFL celebrate their 40th anniversary. What was going on 40 years ago that spawned two of the most fanatic franchises?

From Wikipedia
January 4 - United States President Lyndon Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during his State of the Union address.
February 15 - A new red and white maple leaf design is adopted as the flag of Canada replacing the Union Flag and the Canadian Red Ensign.
February 21 - Malcolm X is assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City by Black Muslims.
March 8 - Vietnam War: 3,500 United States Marines arrive in South Vietnam becoming the first American combat troops in Vietnam.
March 8 - First US combat forces arrive in Vietnam.
March 18 - Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
March 21 - Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. begin march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery.
March 23 - NASA launches Gemini III with the United States' first two-person crew into earth orbit (Gus Grissom and John Young).
April 9 - The West German parliament extends the statute of limitations on Nazi war crimes.
June 3 - US astronaut Edward White makes first US space walk during Gemini IV.
July 30 - War on Poverty: US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
August 1 - Cigarette advertising banned in British television.
August 6 - US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into United States law.
August 11 - Watts Riots begin in Los Angeles, California
September 28 - Fidel Castro announces that everybody who wants can immigrate to USA.
November 16 - Disney launches Epcot Center

Wow! That was a rough year, I think the Canadian Flag and the cigarrette ads being banned was what did it.


I have to get a dog

Think Geek Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Is UMA hot or what.

Super Ex-Girlfriend

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Colm Meaney Alert

Colm Meaney, known to us geeks as Cheif O'Brien will be on Law & Order: Criminal Intent tonight. The episode is entitled In the Wee Small Hours.
IN TWO-HOUR EPISODE BOTH SETS OF SERIES DETECTIVES PROBE DISAPPEARANCE OF IOWA TEEN DURING HER TRIP TO NEW YORK -- In a two-hour movie featuring both sets of the series' detectives for the first time -- a visiting Iowa teen disappears during her New York City school trip, prompting a massive media frenzy that engulfs Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio), Eames (Kathryn Erbe), Logan (Chris Noth) and Barek (Annabella Sciorra) when their prime suspect Ethan, guest star Matt O'Leary, is a powerful judge's son. The case widens when it appears the accused's philandering father Harold, guest star Colm Meaney, is a co-conspirator who acted to protect his son -- and might be a murder suspect himself -- but he is not afraid to punch back hard against the investigators. Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance and Fred Dalton Thompson ("Law & Order") also star. TV-14

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Website

I only have a mini-hangover.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

NaDruWriNi: I'm done

I'm done drinking and blogging.

NaDruWriNi: Blogging While Intoxicated Day - November 5, 2005
Passing out.

NaDruWriNi: Michael Shanks being a diva again

Remember when he quit the show the first time and came back I think he came back with conditions. I totally think that he got Teryl Rothery fired so that , his wife, Lexa Doig could get a job. Of course I have no source but I can come up with great conspiracy theories.

from SyFyPortal-
Michael Shanks: 'I'm A Free Agent'
The last time Daniel Jackson decided to take a sabbatical, all hell broke loose. So, what would happen if Michael Shanks didn't return for a 10th season of "Stargate SG-1"? Fans and SciFi Channel might have to find out.

"In terms of his appearance in Season 10 of 'Stargate SG-1,' at this time, Michael is not confirmed as returning, and is a free agent," a Web site dedicated to him reported.

Shanks is the second actor in the last two days to come out and say that he has not been signed for the 10th season. Amanda Tapping (story) recently revealed that she has yet to sign a contract as well, but expects to be appearing in 20 episodes next year, possibly split between "SG-1" and its spinoff, "Stargate: Atlantis."

Other actors on the show, including Ben Browder, Christopher Judge and Beau Bridges have not commented on contract negotiations.

Shanks did refute previous reports on fan sites that he was going after a major television role outside of Stargate recently, but has not ruled out finding other work.

"Stargate SG-1" airs Fridays on SciFi Channel. The second half of Season 9 begins in January.

NaDruWriNi: Blogging While Intoxicated Day - November 5, 2005

[Listening to: Sci-Fi Scoundrels "Battlestar Galactica 'Pegasus'" discussion,and Sci-Fi Gripes]

NaDruWriNi: THRESHOLD Moving from Fridays to Tuesdays

from Trek Web:
Braga's THRESHOLD Moving from Fridays to Tuesdays at End of the Month
CBS is expected to announce a time slot change for Brannon Braga's THRESHOLD, the alien invasion drama currently airing Friday nights at 9 o'clock. According to The Futon Critic, THRESHOLD will swap with another of CBS's freshman series, CLOSE TO HOME.

That will put THRESHOLD on Tuesdays at 10pm November 22nd and 29th. No word yet on whether the change will be permanent but the network is hoping to energize both series' soft ratings, according to the report. THRESHOLD has averaged 7.80 million viewers so far and CLOSE TO HOME has averaged 9.93 million. Both series have yet to be picked up for the full 2005/2006 season

You bet your sweet ass it's moving. It won't make it up against SciFriday when the new shows start airing.

NaDruWriNi: Blogging While Intoxicated Day - November 5, 2005

NaDruWriNi: Have you bought Episode III yet?

I bought Episode I and II, why not? I bought it but haven't watched it yet. I'm going to try to make it through Episode II before I get into this one.

NaDruWriNi: Blogging While Intoxicated Day - November 5, 2005
I think I'm sobering up.

NaDruWriNi: Another New Favorite Podcast

I somehow found SciFi Scoundrels, subscribed to the feel and I love these guys! One thing though, guys, words with the suffix -izzle, -iznitches, etc. it's not funny anymore. It stopped being funny like 10 years ago. It cheapens the show and is a huge turn off.

Keep talking about sci-fi, keep being hot.

NaDruWriNi: Blogging While Intoxicated Day - November 5, 2005

[Listening to: Sci-Fi Scoundrels Show #42: "Serenity" Discussion]

NaDruWriNi: Ooops I did again

I think the Blogroll is becoming too difficult in my current DRUNKEN state. Blogging is almost loosing its interest in me.

Because the rules state that we can't go back and edit our posts, the Blogroll Audit is over for now. SciFi Wire and below, you're getting off light.

NaDruWriNi: Blogging While Intoxicated Day - November 5, 2005
I think I'll be worshipping at the porcelain alter before the night is over.

NaDruWriNi: Blogroll Audit - Part Two

SciFi News Blog
I can't figure out what they have going on with this site. Some the text is garbled. I'm confused and it's overworking my beer brain.

SCIFI.COM: Events Calendar
Keeps me aware of all of teh conventions that I'll never make it out too. A++++... wait this isn't eBay.

Love this site.

Scifiwire from Scifi.com
They have most of the good SciFi news first and most of us leech from them. We love you SciFiWire!


*shakes fist*
I accidentally hit send on that one. Damned beer.

You should have seen me trying to struggle to twist open the Heineken beer bottle. I think it took me 5 whole minutes to remember that I needed a bottle cap opener.

Good times.

SciFi Crowsnest is a keeper but I really HATE their popup situation. I get their site via RSS so I don't usually encounter the popups. That's the only thing that saved them.

NaDruWriNi: Blogging While Intoxicated Day - November 5, 2005
Drinking makes even WYSIWYG challenging.

NaDruWriNi: Blogroll Audit - Part One Point One

(Un)Official TrekUnited Blog
These guys are still trying to "Save Enterprise". I'll give them credit for spirit but they have more posts about Serenity than Star Trek. Guys, I'm going to have to let you go.

Battlestar Galactica Blog
This guys does a fairly good job of keep current with BSG. He comments on the episodes and gives his opinions. They are short and to the point.

Big Dumb Object
This site has news that I can get anywhere else. It's not really personal. Has the site design changed? I feel bad dumping this one but...

Big Orange Michael
I'm keeping him mainly because he dressed up as someone from Stargate: SG1 for Halloween. Very entertaining and I even giggled.

Dragon Page

Keep B5 Alive
The cause seems hopeless but these guys are fighting the good fight!

Ken's Force
Up-to-date, lots of pretty pictures, looks like a lot of hard work.


Science @ NASA
I don't really see the point of having this one up. I do but I prefer Space.com

Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame

Scifi Crowsnest
I love this site but not even Firefox or Yahoo Toolbar stops the fastclick popups from this site.
SciFi News Blog

NaDruWriNi: Blogroll Audit - Part One

Oh I forgot to say that if your site sucks, you are getting dumped. For the record, here is the list as it stands today.

(Un)Official TrekUnited Blog
New-->Adventures of a Gay Geek
New-->Battlestar Galactica Blog
New-->Big Dumb Object : The Science Fiction blog, gathering Science Fiction news from around the InterWeb
Big Orange Michael
Dragon Page: Science Fiction Current Events
Keep B5 Alive!
Kensforce Science Fiction Movie News
Science @ NASA
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame -- Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
Scifi Crowsnest
New-->SciFi News Blog
SCIFI.COM: Events Calendar
Scifiwire from Scifi.com
Scott Sigler - Author of Earthcore
New-->SF Signal.com
Slice of Scifi Podcast
New-->Solar Flare
Spoofpark.com - Oh My God! You've Spoofed my Favourite Genre
Star Trek: Hypertext (Jammer's Reviews)
Stupid SciFi
The Force.net
New-->The Hive Blog -- The official blog of author Terence West
The Internet Ate My Homework
The SciFi Podcast Network.com
The Space Review: essays and commentary about the final frontier
Website at the End of the Universe
Wil Wheaton.net

NaDruWriNi: Visiting My Blogroll

I'm going to do a drunken sweep of all of the sites listed on my blogroll. I don't have to do Adventures of a Gay Geek because you already should be reading that and if you aren't you should be made to watch Matrix III over and over and over and over and over.

NaDruWriNi: Blogging While Intoxicated Day - November 5, 2005
Going to talk to a man about a horse.

NaDruWriNi: Mirrormask

Neil Gaiman's Mirrormask

I saw it.
I liked it.
It wasn't Serenity.

It was more like a dark Wizard of Oz but not really. It was a very artsy movie visually. You can totally tell Jim Henson Co is involved. Good thing. The main character, while beautiful, was dressed in ugly frumpy clothing for most of the movie. It annoyed me.
This movie had the best sphinxes ever portrayed in a movie. Very creepy but just like house cats in a way.

The movie was good but it won't get the enthusiasm that it's looking for from the ADD American audience. What I'd really like is a Neverwhere movie and they'd have to use the same Marquis deCarrabus (sp?) as they used in the BBC TV version. You know that guy was recently in the new Dr. Who series right?

NaDruWriNi: Blogging While Intoxicated Day - November 5, 2005
The "we don't need no stinking badgers" thing is not funny anymore so stop it.

NaNoWriMo: Alien Intelligent Designers

Alien Eye (read: probe) for a Human Guy

I'll agree with Intelligent Design only if people agree that God is an alien and created the earth from a space ship. If you can't agree to my terms, I'm sticking with evolution. I like evolution, evolution is sexy. My only problem with evolution is that it takes so dang long to see any real results. Personally, all of this talk of Intelligent Design should prove that some humans are incapable of evolving.

Speaking of evolution, does Stephen Hawking have any kids? I'd like to volunteer for In Vitro Fertilization. Seriously.

NaNoWriMo: Blogging While Intoxicated Day - November 5, 2005
This beer is filling my bladder. Oh how I want one of those Serenity diapers now.

NaNoWriMo: SERENITY Incontinence Products

Do you realize that there is an entire generation who associates the name Serenity with a bladder control product? Have you seen these commercial and been a bit irritated? Me too!
SERENITY Incontinence Products
Supplier of intimate hygiene and bladder control products adapted to each kind of adult incontinence: adult diapers, pants, underwear.

Although this product was named Serenity about 10 years ago, I still think there's a conspiracy for fans of the Serenity Movie to either become aware of this product now or a jab at us because people think all geeks are betwetters. There's only one way my bed gets wet and trust me, no adult diapers are involved.

I will admit that I may have needed one of these "Serenity" diapers when Wash died.

NaNoWriMo: Blogging While Intoxicated Day - November 5, 2005
Drinking the Heineken now. Wishing I really would have gotten off my ass and went to the Liquor Store.

NaNoWriMo: Comment Spam

I've had to enable word verification and comment moderation because some short cock is leaving comment spam on old post. I don't get the point of comment spam. Who are these people who have so much time on their hands that they send messages about Russian brides and crappy browsers.
I totally support shooting spammers on sight.

On another note, I may go ahead and switch to beer early, this Pepsi/Vodka mix is vile. It makes me want to upchuck the spaghetti and meat sauce I just at.

File this one under TMI.

NaNoWriMo: Blogging While Intoxicated Day - November 5, 2005

Still sober enough to use spell check.

NaDruWriNi: First Drinking Blog

I learned about NaDruWriNi a few hours ago and I don't feel like going to the store to deal with the drones who shop on Saturday. So I'm drinking Sky Vodka mixed with with, yep you guessed it, Pepsi. It's gross.

I'm drinking the Vodka first because I really want to save the Heinekin's for later. I'm listening to Mike and Evo's Wingin' It still. Now I'm suffering through the "Mike from Memphis" segment. Sorry but Mike is not funny, he is tedious.

Then you have TD0013...
This Storm Trooper is insane, this guy totally needs medication but I love him all the same. His latest segment suggests that instead of the Storm Troopers killing Uncle Owen and Aunt... I Forgot Her Name, that Obi-Wan set the killing up via Boba Fett so that Luke would follow him on his idealistic crusade. He's so wrong but like I said it's so hilarious that you can't get in a huff about it.
...There is that thing where Obi-Wan lied to Luke about Darth Vader being his father.....

... I don't know if blogging and drinking will work. I can hardly pay attention. In a few minutes... well, I always butcher the written English language but in about 30 minutes, I don't know if this will be coherent.

To quote a great man:
"Wash dies." -- Evo Terra

Serenity: Big Damned Flanvention

Celebrate Serenity at its First US Convention

December 9-11, 2005
Burbank, CA

Looks kinda "iffy" to me but there's the info if you want it. The pictures of the entire cast is listed as guest but the site doesn't inspire confidence.
Jason Carter from B5 is also on the guest list! I was SO pissed when he got killed off.

Blogging While Intoxicated

I was listening to Mike and Evo's Wingin' It. I learned about this just in time to participate! What I don't know is should I just start drinking now or is there a set, in unison, start time?
If you want to participate too, here are the rules.
1. You must tell us what you are drinking.
2. No post-editing is allowed. You can spell-check as you go, backspace and delete, and edit along the way, but there is to be no editing after-the-fact. I want first drunken drafts, people.
3. You should post what you write to your weblog. If you don’t have a blog then I’ll open the comments on the night of for any non-netizens who want to participate.
4. To steal the logo, simply copy this bit of code into your template:
(Go to the website and get it here.)

If you want to throw out some topics, leave a comment.
I'll do something on (of course) Serenity, Mirrormask, and some other stuff.

ADHD Review: Threshold

I don't review or recap. If you haven't seen the episode, you won't know what I'm talking about.
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From watching this weeks episode, I think that the Threshold program is not working. The situation is out of control. There are too many different out breaks of the alien virus and I feel that they are loosing their fight on containment and control. I know that the show is fiction but it also has be believable. In this latest episode, we find out that the infectees are injecting people with their own infected blood and growing food using water infected with their blood. Insects also became infected. Once insects are infected, the variables can be endless.

What about the discovery of the growing crystals on the ship in the sea. This thing gets bigger everyday. The water is contaminated. WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!!

This show is almost becoming as overwhelming as a zombie attack with no pay off. I'll still watch it but it is almost reaching the tedious zone for me.

CBS Friday's: Threshold

War of the Worlds by the Star Trek Cast

Copied and pasted (C&P) from Slashdot
War of the Worlds by the Star Trek Cast
eDavidLu writes "Here is a radio remake of The War of the Worlds. From the promo: 'Join actors from Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation as they recreate this classic radio thriller. The breathless pace and convincing details make it clear why the 1938 broadcast of an eyewitness report of an invasion from Mars caused a nationwide panic in 1938. Originally performed by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre of the Air, War of the Worlds is truly the mother of all space invasions, offering a rare combination of chills, thrills and great literature.' My local NPR station KPCC broadcast this show last Saturday night, and the streaming audio for the entire program is available for one week only on their site. I was going to submit this story for Halloween eve, but KPCC was in the middle of a fund drive. Now that the fund drive is over, the slashdotting can begin. If you like this type of programming, remember to contribute to your local NPR station. If you missed the show, you can also purchase the CD directly from LA Theatre Works."

I have to keep an eye out for the download.