Friday, December 30, 2005

Steve Jobs Movie Poster Contest

Has anyone checked this out. My stomach muscles are SORE from laughing so hard.

Steve Jobs Movie Poster Contest

I love the Kill Bill one, the I, Pod/ I, Robot but my favorite is the Twins poster with Steve Jobs and Jason Alexander.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Serenity #2 on Top DVDs

Serenity #2 on Top DVDs

It is number 2 to Wedding Crashers. What kind of upside-down world is this?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Dr. Who Ratings

from The Outpost Gallifrey
Christmas Invasion Ratings
BBC News today reports that while EastEnders was the most watched television programme in the UK on Christmas Day, Doctor Who was immediately behind it at #2. EastEnders managed an average viewership of 10.1 million viewers, peaking at 11 million, while Doctor Who's ratings averaged 9.4 million viewers, peaking at 9.8 million, and managing a 42.7% share according to the overnight ratings. ITV1's "Coronation Street" also averaged 9.4 million viewers but peaking slightly less than "Doctor Who", putting it into the #3 slot. Seven BBC1 items got into the top 10 viewing figures for the day, too, adding to the channel's success. Complete details are also available via The Sun, CBBC News, The Telegraph. The final ratings report from BARB will be out within a few weeks, where as usual, the expected final rating will likely be somewhat higher.

Have you stopped by lately. This is all the Dr. Who info at your fingertips that you'll ever need. This site is so organized and beautifully done. A lot of time and effort is put into this site. I just had to mention that because I usually read the site through my RSS reader and don't get a chance to visit it often. I think that I stayed on it for about 30 minutes today. It's bittersweet because now I've made it my mission to see as many episodes of Dr. Who episodes that I can. It's a daunting mission and it may take a year or two but I'm going to do it. It is my New Year's Resolution. The bad part is that I don't need another TV show obsession. To think I was complaining that there was nothing on a few years ago? Now I'm overwhelmed. Go figure.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Doctor Who Gets a Thumbs Up

I know a friend...
Long story short, I got to see The Dr. Who Christmas Invasion.

I loved it!


How hilarious is it for Dr. Who to be revived by tea? I loved the nod to Hitchhiker's Guide. Especially because I just came back from seeing Narnia and the kids in the movie were also outside running about in their "gym jams". I was thinking to myself "What is it with Brits, science fiction and pajamas?". When the Doc made the comment actual comment about Arthur Dent, I was sold.

Too bad about Harriet Jones. I like her. I was sad about her falling out with the Doctor.

Oh and that cheesy spinning Christmas tree of death. I couldn't help but laugh, especially with all of the silliness about "The War on Christmas" and such.

.....I guess I've ofiicially adjusted to David Tennant. Chris is still "my doctor" but David can be "my doctor 2". He did a stand up job. This show is on fire and can't be stopped.


Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Holiday/ Christmas Debate Solution

I say that we all should declare this Dr. Who Day.

The only thing about that is that the episode airing on Dec. 25th called The "Christmas" Invasion. Oh well, I tried. I won't be able to watch this on Christmas anyway, I'm an American. I'm still excited about it though.

04 Days, 6 Hours, 31 Minutes until The Christmas Invasion begins...

Dr.Who Website

Make Your Own Droidel Dreidel

Make Your Own Droidel Dreidel

Star Wars has an activity where you can make your own R2-D2 dreidel. Cute!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

No Serenity DVD for me

If the Serenity DVD release was a hurricane and the Serenity DVDs were bottled water, I would be screwed. I strolled into my local Best Buy after 2pm expecting to get my hands on a Serenity DVD. Boy was I disappointed. All I saw was the huge gaping hole on the shelf where Serenity DVDs used to be.

Happy Serenity DVD Release Day to those who got there hands on one. This is a holiday now folks. :)

Saturday, December 17, 2005

New Season Start Dates for 2006

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Etc. TV Shows Upcoming Episodes (Updated Dec. 14)

Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion (BBC) Dec 25 (Special Episode)
Stargate SG-1 (SciFi) -- Jan 6 (Season 9 Resumes)
Stargate Atlantis (SciFi) -- Jan 6 (Season 2 Resumes)
Battlestar Galactica (SciFi) -- Jan 6 (Season 2 Resumes)
Monk (USA) -- Jan 13 (Season 4 Resumes)
24 (FOX) -- Jan 15 (Season 5)
John Doe (SciFi) -- Jan 20 (SciFi Cable Debut)
Charmed (WB) -- Jan 15
Invasion (ABC) -- Jan 11
Lost (ABC) -- Jan 11
Smallville (WB) -- Jan 26
Supernatural (WB) -- Jan 10
Surface (NBC) -- Jan 2
Masters of Horror (SHO) -- Jan 6

I couldn't find any information for 4400 or The Dead Zone.

Farewell 2005

Best things about 2005
Enterprise Ending
Star Wars Frenzy
SciFriday's SG1, Atlantis, BSG
Dr. Who
Vigin Atlantic's solo flight
New science fiction programming craze
Movies: Batman Begins, Sin City, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Harry Potter, MirrorMask

Worst things about 2005
Star Trek's demise
End of Star Wars Movies
Carnivale ending
War of the Worlds
Hurricane Katrina
Death of James "Scotty" Doohan, Brock Peters, Michael Piller.

What else?

King Kong... yawn

When I heard that Peter Jackson was going to work on a re-make of King Kong after Lord of the Rings instead of The Hobbit, I was indifferent. I haven't seen the movie and I have no desire to. I saw the previews and the movie looks good but I'm just not interested in it. I'm pretty sure I'll see it and love it. I'll force myself to go see it because it looks like one of those movies that has to be enjoyed first on the big screen. The point of that last sentence is that I'll have to force myself to go. While it's a big special effects bonanza, at it's core, King Kong looks like a chick flick and I HATE CHICK FLICKS!!!!!

I'll give my thoughts when I actually drag myself out to see it.

Funny tidbit:
Peter Jackson was born on Halloween.

We All Use Math Everyday!

We use math the most on Fridays at 10pm EST while watching Numb3rs. If you haven't seen this show Summer from Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas summed it up best by describing it as an FBI Math show. Sounds underwhelming but it's really a good show. It's a CSI type show with math as the gimmick. Whether it's new math or old math beats the hell out of me. I thought that if I watched the show that I'd learn by osmosis. Not so, I retain nothing. Most of it goes over my head but they always give a simple explanation for those of use who attended public school.

Even with the technobabble and chalk board scrawling, it's an interesting, watchable and fun show. We know the star math geek, David Krumholtz, as Mr. Universe from Serenity. Judd Hirsch plays the dad and he often grounds his son's theories and gives him a real world perspective. I love his character. In the first season, Sabrina Lloyd, Wade from Sliders, was the main chick on the show. She was replaced by Diane Farr. Her nasally, snarly voice sounds like nails on a chalk board. I'm not fond of her as a character.

Another thing...
The open theme music starts off with a cheerful "We all use math everyday!". It cracks me up every week. It makes me feel like I'm watching Sesame Street or the Electric Company for adults.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Booo... I didn't win the iPod

One of Summer's Slut Boys won the iPod. I was robbed! :)

I did get an honorable mention on Slice of Sci-Fi Show #35. GIRLY SQUEAL!

Is it SciFriday yet?

Thursday, December 15, 2005


from Slashdot:
Up Next... Skypecasting
Davis Freeberg submitted linkage to a short story talking about Skypecasting Television. Essentially using Skype and Yahoo Messenger to rebroadcast video to the internet. While it isn't a PVR, it circumvents the regionally oriented programming that prevents the UK from watching our "Football" or us from getting Dr Who. It also raises yet another battlefront the content owners will need to contend with in the upcoming years.

SciFi picks up rights to Passions?

Sci Fi picks up rights to campy NBC soap opera

I "accidentally" caught this show once and it freaked me out. They aren't lying when they say this show has witches and other craziness. The episode I saw had a little boy using a hologram like Princess Leia. It confused the hell out of me. A cheesy soap-opera using special effects from science fiction. It's wrong on so many levels. SciFi thinks it's a wonderful idea because they think that soap-operas will attract female viewers. So that's what they think of us. I'm offended. What would be sad is if their female demographic actually increased. *sigh*
Hunky men and beautiful babes are set to invade the Sci Fi channel and spice up the mornings starting the first Monday in February.

In a press release issued Friday, Sci Fi said it has bought the repeat rights to air the NBC soap opera Passions starting Feb. 6, 2006. The channel plans to air episodes twice a day each morning at at 9/8c and Noon/11c Monday through Friday.

Sci Fi says it will start at the beginning with episode No. 1 of the six-year-old soap opera about witches, ghosts and the supernatural.

"'Passions' dramatic blend of magic, romance, the supernatural and fantasy makes it an ideal choice for Sci Fi's morning line up," Dave Howe, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Sci Fi channel said in the announcement.

The channel says Passions, which centers around families affected by the supernatural world has a strong appeal to young women; which fits nicely into Sci Fi's strategy to bring in both younger and more female viewers.

Young women may be attracted to the fact that the male stars of Passions have a habit of losing their shirts at a moment's notice. That eye-catching hunk factor has launched the careers of such actors as Jesse Metcalf (Desperate Housewives) and Dylan Fergus (Hellbent [pictured]).

New first-run episodes of Passions currently air weekday afternoons on NBC. Both Sci Fi and NBC are owned by NBC Universal, a subsidiary of General Electric.
Just kill me now.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Rumor: Website is Being Shut Down?

According to Tim Brazeal, President and co-founder of Trek United, the official site for STAR TREK, Star, will be shutting down after December 31st of this year.

This news came as a shock to many Star Trek fans, yours truly included. The granddaddy of all Star Trek sites was considered a mainstay and is the official source for everything Trek. More...

We can't even have a Star Trek website?
This can't be true. I don't believe it. Star Trek's 40th Anniversary is next year. If they were hurting for money I think that they would get rid of the Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas before they'd get rid of the website. They'd even make it a pay site before they'd just get rid of it all together.

I declare this rumor bullshit.

Win Stuff from Slice of Scifi!

I gotta let you know about all of the cool stuff Michael and Evo are giving away at Slice of SciFi.

You can get all of the details by listening the lastest podcast. Slice of Sci-Fi #034
If you haven't subscribed yet I'm assuming you don't have thumbs. Subscribe via Yahoo or Bloglines or get it in a podcatcher and get some free stuff!
This week, Michael, Evo and Summer talk about a cool SciFi Channel contest, an MST3K giveaway, a Narnia prop contest, plus all of your favorite TV and movie news!

Contest News! You've got your pick of contests to enter this week! We've got a SciFi Channel iPod to giveaway to promote "The Triangle", we've got 3 MST3K DVD sets to giveaway, and an actual prop from The Chronicles of Narnia!

Be sure to follow the instructions for each of the contests carefully!

Slice of Sci-Fi #034

Scott Sigler Commented On My Blog!

*hopping and bouncing like a school girl... in a uniform*

Thank you Scott! Whoooo!!!!!
See the holy comment here.

If you come here often you know how I loved Earthcore and how I am loving Ancestor.

This guy podcasted his way to a book deal for Earthcore. Here's the link on Amazon. It's on my wishlist and I think Satan Claus is going to get it for me!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Triangle, Cowbells and Bludgeoning Small Puppies

Non-recapped, ADHD review of Triangle:

I wasn't wowed but I was entertained and amused with the first installment of SciFi's- The Triangle. I was entertained by the ship at the beginning that caught fire, broke in half and sank. I was amused because after that explosive scene, we get a calm sea scene. It made me feel like the ocean is the Earth's toilet bowl, the Bermuda Triangle is it's handle and all of the disappearances over the years were flushes.

Speaking of disappearing and the Bermuda Triangle, Michael and Evo over at Slice of SciFi are having an iPod giveaway. You have to name a person or persons that you want thrown into the Bermuda Triangle. Here's my entry:
You know who I want thrown in the Bermuda Triangle? I want those annoying, creepy bell-ringers that stand in front of the stores while I'm trying to shop during the "holidays" thrown into the Bermuda Triangle....along with their cowbells. Spreading Christmas cheer? Try JINGLE BELLS instead of poorly tuned cowbells. Now I have to move my inhaler prescription to a pharmacy that has a bell free entrance. For a good cause my ass! What about my nerves? I have sensitive hearing. In the latest Wingin' It (#37) podcast some guy left a voicemail saying that Evo's voice made him want to bludgeon small puppies with a bag small puppies. No my good sir, in comparison to these beggar-faux-holiday-cheer-cowbell-ringing guys Evo's voice sounds like an angelic harp. Try having to go to a pharmacy with a migraine with a Santa's Helper Bum laying on a cowbell like he was shredding a guitar... back in the 80's. THAT my dear friend, will make you want to bludgeon creepy bell-ringer guy with a sack full of puppies, shove that bell up his ass and send him with the puppy pulp into the Bermuda Triangle.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Flying Car: I Can Die Happy Now

Lately, I've been a bit discouraged by the lack of awe-inspiring technological innovation. We've been getting a lot of add-on features to things already invented. These updates are sloooowwwwllly released to generate more income for companies *cough XBox 360 cough* but nothing really life changing. I have a ho-hum attitude because it seemed as if no one was excited about creating a Jetson's like flying car; a childhood dream purchase. I really thought this invention to be in full swing by now but instead we've regressed into debating about evolution, fighting over gas and other depraved acts of uncivilization.
Why, oh, why was I seduced by Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future? Now I have all of these high expectations of human behavior and advances in technology but mostly I spend most of my days in disappointment, disgust and disbelief.

In a bizarre twist and Twilight Zone product placement, Neiman Marcus, of all places is advertising a "Sky Car PROTOTYPE" for the low, low price of $3,500,000.00.
No, really.
M400 Skycar

Born too late for the Wright Brothers' first plane? Missed out on Henry Ford's Model T? You can still have a piece of transportation history: the prototype for an unprecedented mode of transportation that melds sci-fi and state-of-the-art technology.

• The M400 Skycar is the world's first personal vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, designed to elevate individual drivers above the headaches of commuting and the dangers of highway travel.
• In development since the 1960s, the Skycar has completed successful hovering flights, and its first manned, un-tethered flight is planned for Fall 2005.
• Developed by Moller International, the three-wheeled, folding-wing craft is designed to be as safe, affordable, and easy to use as an automobile.
• Travels at 350+ miles per hour and achieves an environmentally friendly 21 miles per gallon on alcohol, a cleaner fuel than gasoline.
• Because most auto emissions occur at idle or low speeds, the M400 will produced less pollution by burning fuel more completely.
• A limited number of M400s is expected to be available within the next three years, but you can purchase the actual prototype for yourself or your favorite commuter now.
• For more information and to order, please call 1.877.9NM.GIFT.
• Delivery not included.*

To learn more about the M400 Skycar prototype, please visit

*Neiman Marcus is acting as the advertiser for this product. Certain regulatory requirements must be met for purchase of the prototype, including International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Federal Aviation Administration authorization. A purchase agreement will need to be signed by the purchaser.
Item: Skycar Prototype
Price: $3,500,000.00

Finally, a distracting material item worth living for. This may be so worth my soul.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Finally! Outer Limits in Seasons!

...from the deepest inner mind to...
please stand by...

Its available on Amazon:
Outer Limits: Season One

"They" had been releasing the show by themes. This is a frustrating and tedious way to collect the shows. Those buttwipes were smart though. I already have all of the themed DVD's and now that they are finally releasing them by season, I'll have to by those too.

MGM will release a new Outer Limits DVD box set on November 1, 2005. It will contain all season 1 episodes and the list price will be $59.95. Other seasons are expected to be released in 6 to 9 month intervals.

Invasion "Blogs"

I'm irritated.

If you watch ABC's Invasion, you know it's a good show. I like it but there is something that grates my nerves. Whenever Dave (or anyone else for that matter) refers to his blog he say "blogs". It's never singular always plural. WWWWWHHHHHHYYYYYYY???!?!?!?!? *dramatically shakes fist at the heavens*

Like he has more than just the one.

On the blog itself, it is referred to a blog (singular)... "Have you seen the lights, too? You've come to the right blog.", "Blog Archives", "HEY EVERYBODY, welcome to the only presence that’s trying to shine some light on what’s happening in and around Homestead, Florida: my blog.", "Who knew that writing a blog was dangerous to your health?".... etc.

Go ahead, re-watch the latest two episodes and you'll notice it.

As far as the show itself, I have no complaints. It holds my attention and the latest episode revealed all types of goodies. This show has promise.

[Listening to: 12-Ancestor-Episode12 - Scott Sigler - (0:-1)]

Friday, December 02, 2005

Lost Alkies

Two 'Lost' Stars Arrested on DUI Charges in Hawaii

It's a set up. Hawaii wants to stay in the news. Arresting is totally uncalled for and it's harrassment.

Let these women get liquored up if they wish. Acting is hard.
[Listening to: You Think I Ain't Worth A Doller, But I Feel Like A Millionaire - Queens Of The Stone Age - (0:-1)]

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Knitted Zombies???

Just when you thought you were all out of WTF, a person creates knitted zombies. Not only are these zombies knitted they are re-enacting Shaun of the Dead.
Didn't want to wait on that Lego set?

Check the awesomness!
cakeyvoice's Knitted Zombies

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

Doctor Who DVD

The DVD is a good start but I still want an US airing.

Doctor Who Hits U.S. As DVD
[Listening to: You Think I Ain't Worth A Doller, But I Feel Like A Millionaire - Queens Of The Stone Age - (0:-1)]

Anyone been catching "Masters of Horror"?

I have mixed feelings about the show. It's an entertaining show but there's just something missing or not that creepy or something. I can't quite put my fingers on it.

The H.P. Lovecraft, Dreams in the Witch House was great.

Some of the other stories were ok. It irks me that they use nudity for naked asses' sake. To me, it's cheapens the stories but I'm a woman. I just don't feel like seeing naked tits while I'm trying to be scared or intrigued. It's just a little too desperate for my taste.

One of the episodes had Robert Englund. It was good to see him in something but the story was unsettling. Not in the good- and- entertaining unsettling way but in the I- lost- an- hour- out- of- my- life- unsettling way.
[Listening to: You Think I Ain't Worth A Doller, But I Feel Like A Millionaire - Queens Of The Stone Age - (0:-1)]