Saturday, December 30, 2006

Indiana Jones Blah, Blah, Blah

It's on.
It's off.

I'm so tired of this news. I won't listen until I see a trailer. I won't belive until I'm out $9 for a ticket.

from sfgate.com:

George Lucas said Friday that filming of the long-awaited "Indiana Jones" movie will begin next year. Harrison Ford, who appeared in the three earlier flicks, the last one coming in 1989, is set to star again. Lucas said he and Steven Spielberg recently finalized the script for the film.

"It's going to be fantastic. It's going to be the best one yet," the 62-year-old filmmaker said during a break from preparing for his duties as grand marshal of Monday's Rose Parade.

On another note:
Have any of you seen The Librarian movies with Noah Wyle? He's like a young, bookish Indiana Jones that's made for TV. They are pretty decent flicks.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Fake Dust From the Moon Needed

The people who need this fake dust is NASA.

Why does NASA keep letting stuff like this come out? First they lost the original tapes from the first "lunar landing". Now they run around telling folks they need fake moon dust.

... and they wonder why the "Web generation" is apathetic towards space travel.

Yes, I know that they found the tapes now and I understand why they need the lunar dust. I guess it's the reporter's fault for wording the headline in such a way that continues to make NASA look like a big joke. There is such a think as bad press in this case.

David Tennant Leaving Doctor Who Scare

from SF Signal:
It's hard to find a reliable Time Lord these days...

The Sun is reporting that the second actor to play Doctor Who in the new series, David Tennant, will be following in the footsteps of the former Doctor and will be leaving the show. Apparently Tennant has been bombarded with film offers after appearing in the last Harry Potter movie and will be leaving Doctor Who in the middle of season 3 of the new series.

[via Geek Monthly]

UPDATE: As mentioned by commenters, the BBC is denying this.

I was UPSET andhystericall when I saw that headline! I think my blood pressure went up. :)
It's too soon to lose ANOTHER Doctor. I'm just now getting used to Tennant. I like him and he's MY Doctor now. Losing him now would make the show a too unstable in my eyes. I don't want a new Doctor every season. Perhaps we can get a new one every five years but let us get used to one Time Lord at a time. We already lost Rose last season and watching this year's Christmas Special, I already miss her.

Yeah, I said it.

I didn't particularly care for this year's Christmas Special. It didn't have that spark that I was looking for. I was bored with the same killer Santa bots from last year. I was bored with the over-the-top Spider Lady... thing. The bride chick was annoying... well, she had her cute moments. It was just too typical a show. It felt likeTennant was trying to be funny but his chemistry wasn't meshing with everyone elses or vice-versa. I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
It was a good episode overall but Rose's absence was felt.
Instead of Christmas, maybe they should use other holidays like New Year's. Since we have to wait until July for a new show, what's the harm in a Valentine's Day special? Leprechaun in a Tardis?

I'm really looking forward to the new season though. The previews look WAY cool. It also looks like the Doctor and his new companion may bicker. That would be awesome and interesting.

New Heroes Clip

Now I just have to remember to watch this. I guess if I miss it I can always catch it on YouTube :)

from SciFi Wire:

Masi Oka, who recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Hiro Nakamura on the NBC series Heroes, will reveal an exclusive clip from upcoming episode on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the network announced. The actor will show a preview of the episode titled "Godsend," guest-starring former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston as a mysterious man whose special power is hinted at in his name—Claude. "Godsend," the first new episode of the year, airs Monday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Holiday Break and Back

I took a mini holiday hiatus. Had to get somethings done. Posting will still be spotty but I'll be back in full force after the New Year.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Legal Downloads in UK

from Gallifreyan Embassy:

It may no longer be necessary to use "other means" to get Doctor Who episodes outside the UK.

Outpost Gallifrey today confirmed a story coming from Business Wire involving a new partnership between BBC Worldwide and Palo Alto-based company, Azureus.

Under terms of the deal, Azureus will provide a peer-to-peer platform by which the BBC can push DVD-quality content into computers worldwide.

Shows included in this deal are: Red Dwarf, Strange, Invasion Earth, Doctor Who, Fawlty Towers, Coupling, Keeping Up Appearances, League of Gentlemen, and Ideal. The list is expected to keep growing.

The client which will carry this content out of the UK is currently codenamed "Zudeo". It's presently a standard feature of some iterations of the Linux OS, but will be available as a free download to other operating systems early next year. The content itself is likewise slated for 1Q 2007 availability.

What is not clear in the announcement is precisely which part of the Doctor Who catalogue will be made available in this way. Though it is likely that older episodes might be made available, the fact that Invasion Earth is making its US debut via this method may mean that the BBC will allow the newest episodes of Doctor Who to debut on broadband as well.

Hmmm. Will this mean that I can stop flying to the UK every week to watch Torchwood and Doctor Who?

AMC Channel is Pushing Ahead With 'The Prisoner'

from Hollywood Reporter:
AMC is getting into the sci-fi business with a remake of the 1960s series "The Prisoner."

The cable network is set to co-produce with the U.K.'s Granada and Sky One a new version of the sci-fi thriller, which aired from 1967-68 on CBS. The remake will feature a similar story line to the original series, which starred Patrick McGoohan, who also was creator, producer, writer and director.

"Prisoner" will follow a man who finds himself inexplicably trapped in "the Village," with no memory of how he arrived. All of the inhabitants are identified by number instead of name, have no memory of a previous existence or outside civilization and are under constant surveillance. The man, Number Six, sets out to discover the truth behind the Village, why he's there and how he can escape.

The remake will be written by Bill Gallagher (BBC's "Conviction," "Clocking Off"). Granada's Michelle Buck and Damien Timmer will produce.

Production on the hour long series is scheduled to begin in the spring for a worldwide premiere targeted for January 2008.

I'm excited about this. I remember hearing about this before but I thought it was just a rumor. I also remember some people voicing concerns about the production quality and whether a remake was necessary. I wish it was going to be longer than just 6 or 8 episodes.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Lipstick Aliens #16 Lost Room, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, Atlantis

Direct download: 016_lipstick_aliens.mp3

In today's episode, Lynne and Cat talk about what they thought of The Lost Room. They reflect on a voicemail from Charles about being a spoilercast. Next, is a voicemail from Will and he asks questions about Heroes and this spawns into a huge discussion. They also discuss the latest episodes of Battlestar Galactica and a Stargate: Atlantis correction. No episode is complete with out mentioning Torchwood, so the ladies tell us about episodes to look forward to. They talk more about Browncoats, polls, emails and receive a holiday message from Russel and Doug.


NOTE: We will be slacking off and taking a holiday break. We will return in two weeks. Thanks for a great 2006!


Links
- The Lost Room
- Electric Soup Kitchen
- Mostly News
- Smart Bomb Radio
- Geek Acres


Contact Info
Lynne and Cat would love your feedback!

lips *at* lipstickaliens *dot* com

206-338-LIPS (206-338-5477)
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http://www.lipstickaliens.com

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Direct download: 016_lipstick_aliens.mp3

Monday, December 18, 2006

Invisible is the New Black

from: Slashdot
The race to build an exotic material with a negative refractive index for visible light has been won by a team of researchers in Germany. The demonstration could open the door to a new generation of optical devices such as superlenses able to see details finer then the wavelength of visible light.

It may also lead to further breakthroughs in "invisibility cloaks" which could hide objects from the human eye.

Light waves consist of alternating electric and magnetic fields that interact with materials as they travel, or propagate. This interaction determines a property of the material called its refractive index, which is a measure of the behaviour of light as it passes through the material. The refractive index describes the way the light waves bend when they enter and leave the material and the speed at which they propagate.
No more asking "Honey, does this make me look fat". Just put on a dress that hides love handles. SWEET!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Star Trek Legacy Ships for Xbox 360

From: Daily Game

Bethesda Softworks today shipped its new strategy/action game, STAR TREK: Legacy, for the Xbox 360. The game's Windows counterpart released last week.

STAR TREK: Legacy places gamers in the Admiral's chair as they command a hand-selected fleet of starships into battle. The single-player Federation campaign and multiplayer modes span the entire STAR TREK Universe, with more than 80 ships and four playable races (Federation, Romulan, Gorn or Borg).

The game features the voices of all five actors who portrayed the original captains: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks and Kate Mulgrew. In addition, Bethesda worked with acclaimed STAR TREK writer Dorothy "D.C." Fontana, and her writing partner, Derek Chester, to provide authentic storylines for STAR TREK: Legacy.

OMG!!! The voices from all of the captains! That sounds amazing. I wonder if the game will be any good. The last Star Trek game that I bought was Birth of a Federation. It was basically Sid Meier's Civilization in the Star Trek Universe. I enjoyed it but it only played on Windows 98. To bad they never released any new versions of that game. It was a really good one.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Star Trek: Voyager Marathon on Spike TV


from Vicky:
Star Trek: Voyager Marathon on Spike TV

Spike TV will run a Star Trek: Voyager marathon beginning at 9am on Monday, December 18 and ending at 5pm on Friday, December 22.

For more details, click here:
http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/22055.html

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Second Life Geek Gathering

I've been enjoying second life a lot lately. I've even rented a space for Lipstick Aliens. (Coordinates: 83,62,32) Remember that if you ever want to IM me, my Second Life name is Trinity Hartunian.

If you haven't been to the SciFi Museum in Second Life, it is amazing! The museum is beautiful. There's a City on the Egde of Forever portal. This also a Klingon Bird of Prey and an USS Defiant that you can beam aboard and explore. You can also get your very own Star Trek uniform. I've hung out will these guys on Second Life and they are a real treat.

See you there!


Press Release:
Ladies and Gentlemen, Geeks of All Ages...

The FriedGeek, Sturgeon's Law, and Geek Acres invite you to join us for our end of the year geek gathering in Second Life. On Friday, December 29 at 7pm SLT we will be hosting a 2 hour open house at the Sci Fi Geek Museum in Indigo. Come on by and say hello.

Geek-Curious are also coordially invited. The museum is something to see, complete with interactive star ships, a holodeck, and movies. The SLURL is below, and we're looking forward to greeting as many SL residents as possible. So slip on your red shirt and come join us on the 29th.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Indigo/75/213/22/


Geeky regards,

Doug, Random, and The Geek

--
www.geekacres.net

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Apple Sues the Makers of Aquapod

Apple sue the makers of Aquapod for using "pod" in the brandname of this water.

Just kidding...

Those are just the cutest bottles of water ever.

Space Storm Tomorrow!

We are supposed to have a pretty major space storm tomorrow. I've alwasy wanted to see the Northern Lights. One of these days...

from Space.com: New Forecast: Severe Space Storm Headed to Earth

Space weather forecasters revised their predictions for storminess after a major flare erupted on the Sun overnight threatening damage to communication systems and power grids while offering up the wonder of Northern Lights.

"We're looking for very strong, severe geomagnetic storming" to begin probably around mid-day Thursday, Joe Kunches, Lead Forecaster at the NOAA Space Environment Center, told SPACE.com this afternoon.

The storm is expected to generate aurora or Northern Lights, as far south as the northern United States Thursday night.

Kaylee Walks Through the Stargate

If you don't know, Jewel Staite will have a recurring role on Stargate: Atlantis. Read more about it below.

from Slice of SciFi:
Jewel Talks About Drs’ Beckett and Keller
When Stargate Atlantis begins its Season Four this coming summer, as we have already reported, one major character will pull a disappearing act while a shiney face comes on board with her own brand of stethoscope.

Firefly/Serenity Actress Jewel Staite spoke briefly about her recurring role as Doctor Keller on the show in her blog.

The Lost Room is Awesome!

SciFi Channel, you are doing a damned good job with this one.

I remember being excited about The Triangle last year and being a bit disappointed with it.
The Lost Room had a bit of the same hype and I thought it was going to be a bit mediocre. Boy was I wrong and I'm glad!

The story is intriguing. I love the concept of the objects and watching the show, I now understand why the game they have could be so much fun. They could even get away with selling an adventure video game based on this. Right now, I'd be excited about it.

Tonight we get the ending to the story and I can't wait. I think SciFi is showing reruns of it so if you can check it out, do so.

Torchwood Doesn't Get Axed!

from SciFi Wire:
Torchwood Gets Second Season
The BBC reported that it has ordered a second season of Torchwood, the hit Doctor Who

Doctor Who creator Russell T. Davies also created Torchwood (an anagram of Doctor Who), which is set in Cardiff, Wales, and centers on an extra-governmental team of investigators who use alien technology to solve crime, both alien and human.

Filming for the second season (called a "series" in Britain) is due to start in Cardiff next spring, and the programs will air later in 2007 in the U.K.
spinoff series, which will air on BBC Two in the United Kingdom. The series is produced by BBC Wales; the first season, starring John Barrowman as immortal time-traveler Captain Jack Harkness, has broken ratings records on BBC Three.
All in all, the first season isn't a bad season. There were a few noticeable holes here in there but I'm really happy that this show didn't get canned. It will have room to grow and that always gets a "yay".

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Flanvention Planners Scam Browncoats? WTF?

I just heard about the mishap with Booster Entertainment and Flanvention. Flanvention was supposed to be a big Browncoat event. It got cancelled, the website is down and no one has recieved a refund. People have lost money on tickets and hotel. This sucks ass. I hope the is turns out ok for those people.

On a brighter note Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin and Mark Sheppard showed up just to make things better for the fans.

More info on Whedonesque

Open Letter to the SciFi Channel

I was forwarded this. It's hilarious.

Click the picture to read the comic strip and letter. In case you are reading this late, it's the strip for 12/12/06.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Lipstick Aliens #15 Scott Sigler

Direct download: 015_lipstick_aliens.mp3

This week Lynne and Cat interview Scott Sigler! Before they get to the interview they have comments, e-mail and voice mail galore! Thanks everyone!!! A listener brings up a valid point about us being a spoiler cast. Cat "flys" to Canada to watch newly released episodes of Stargate: Atlantis. Someone wants to shack up with Lynne. :)

This is the BEST interview with Scott Sigler EVER! We ask him about the science behind his stories, the Ancestor/ Sci-Fi Channel non-deal, the voices of his characters in his podcast, inspiration from Stephen King, world building in his stories, football, Infection vs. Infestation, future work, The Rookie Second Life Press Release Party, the JC Hutchins love spat and more.


Links:

-Scott Sigler's Official Website

-Scott Sigler on Podiobooks

-Earthcore on Amazon

Contact Info
Lynne and Cat would love your feedback!

lips *at* lipstickaliens *dot* com

206-338-LIPS (206-338-5477)
Skype: lipstickaliens

http://www.lipstickaliens.com

http://www.myspace.com/lipstickaliens


Direct download: 015_lipstick_aliens.mp3


Friday, December 08, 2006

DUDE!!! Mel Gibson is Australian???

Oh, I'm going to have to give Lynne from Sci-Fi News some sh*t about this!

Apocalypto: Mel's Bloody New Beginning?
Los Angeles (E! Online) - Hey, whatever happened to that Australian hottie, the one who starred in the Lethal Weapon franchise, was People's inaugural Sexiest Man Alive in 1985 and then won two Oscars for that Scottish movie 10 years later?

Well, we hear he has since moved behind the camera, a better place to helm blood-drenched epics such as Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto, which opens Friday and has been deemed the bloodiest of them all.

After Passion of the Christ and all of these strange comments, I don't trust Mel Gibson anymore. Apocalypto is a movie about the end of the Mayan civilization. I kinda don't care. I'm more worried about the end of this civilization.
I'm still bitter about The Fountain so I'm feeling a bit more cautious about my movie dollars.

I won't be seeing this in theatres. Maybe one day when I'm bored and curious I'll watch it but I'm not making plans.



My, someone is in a cranky mood. Read: me.

The Fountain: I Want a Refund!

The Fountain was a beautiful movie but it was not enough science fiction to warrant my eyes. All of the metaphysical, tree of life jujumagumbo was tired. I felt like I was in a Tool video. I wasn't drunk enough or high enough to enjoy this movie. I think my expectations were way too high.

...No... I got the gist of everything but ultimately this movie was visually stunning chic flick with poofy shirts to boot.
...Yes... I like that a guy would do anything to save his love.
...Yes... I managed to even drop a tear.

Why were there Conquistadors? What does a cross-legged Buddhist type figure have to do with Mayan mythology? Those were rhetorical questions.*sigh* I don't think I was in the mood for this movie.

I should have spent my money on the new Bond flick. I'll be bitter about this for days.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Librarian is Back!

If you caught Noah Wyle in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear back in 2004 and loved it like I did, guess what??? He's back with another one called The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines. I just found this out from the Slice of SciFi website.

I LOVED The Librarian the first time around. I have my SnapStream set up to record this new one. You can find out more information from The Librarian Website on TNT.

Kinda odd that I find this story today. The guys at Two Geeks, a Mic and a Podcast mentioned that they'd like to see Noah Wyle as an older Peter Parker/Spiderman in the new movies.

Lipstick Aliens 14 Aussie SciFi, Robin Hood, Dr. Beckett, Touchwood

Direct download: 014_lipstick_aliens.mp3

This week's show is jammed packed with all sorts of sci-fi goodness. First, Lynne tells us about how it feels to finally have the SciFi Channel in Australia. We talk about all of the goodies; Sliders, Quantum Leap, Buffy, X-Files, Medium, Dead Zone, Star Trek, Stargate, Tripping the Rift, Farscape, Babylon 5, Lexx, Cleopatra 2525, The Others and more. She even discovers shows Cat hasn't heard of called Sea of Souls and Mysterious Ways. We talk about actors being recycled in science fiction shows. We discuss our "Paying for Autographs" poll. We also get into "Touchwood", BBC's Robin Hood, Hobbit rumors and more of Cat's Second Life antics.

We talk with Dr. Carson Beckett to talk about his feelings.
-Special guest voice of Russel from The Ramble With Russel Podcast.

Also, we check in with our friend Cale from Plot Pulse. We also get a thoughtful message from Doug with Geek Acres and a wacky message from Swedish Sci-Fi writer A.R. Yngve.

Next week: Scott Sigler.


Links:

-Australian SciFi Channel

-BBC's Robin Hood

-Saving Carson Beckett

-Hobbits To Isengard Video


Lynne, Russel and Cat on the Enterprise Bridge in Second LifeLynne, Russel and Cat on the Enterprise Bridge in Second Life


Contact Info
Lynne and Cat would love your feedback!

lips *at* lipstickaliens *dot* com

206-338-LIPS (206-338-5477)
Skype: lipstickaliens

http://www.lipstickaliens.com

http://www.myspace.com/lipstickaliens

Direct download: 014_lipstick_aliens.mp3

Moment of Silence for James Kim

I didn't know the guy...

...but when I first heard this story, it bothered me greatly. If it weren't for email and the internet, I would have never heard of this story.
James Kim, his wife and two children were stranded in the Oregon wilderness. James was a gadget guy that worked for CNet and they put out a massive call to everyone via their website to help with the search. Days had went by and no one heard from the ENTIRE family. People got worried. Eventually the wife and kids were found but James had perished in the wilderness when he went out to seek help for his family.

This sucks.

My thoughts go to his family and I wish them the best.

Click here for more information from CNet.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sigler in Second Life

Scott Sigler will be having a press release in Second Life this Thursday, December 7th @ 7pm PST. I can't wait! I'll have to get my avatar a new outfit and go to the virtual salon.

The press release is for his latest podcast novel The Rookie. The main character, Quentin Barnes will be chatting with us online.

I've been listening to The Rookie and I have to say that I love it. It was hard for me at first because of all of the football but somewhere after the 5th episode it didn't matter anymore. The football quit being the main focus and I became impressed with this massive world that Scott built. It's extensive. He made all of these alien races, different planets and a back-story like you wouldn't believe. I would love to hear more non-football stories in this world too.

I must admit that even after all of the explaining, I still don't get football. Every time in life when some guy has tried to explain football to me, my mind shuts down and my eyes glaze over. The only way to snap me out of it is a trip to the mall. Understanding football is not really necessary to enjoy this story though.

Apparently, Scott and JC are having some sort of "measuring" contest. It's cute and hilarious to see them at it. I hope it's all still fake because I CAN NOT and WILL NOT choose between the two. Anyway, if you want hear some of Scott's "jib-jab" about it listen to Bonus Episode #8.5. His "high-road" bit at the end is brilliant.

The coordinates for the transport are Podcast Island 83, 53, 25.
Click here to visit the Touchback in Second Life.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Lost Room Hype

I'll watch the show but I can't figure out all of the hype about it. The marketing campaign seems like it's bigger than the show itself.

You can check it out for yourself. If you "get" the hype be sure to let me know what it's all about.

SCI FI Channel Sets Huge Bounty for The Lost Room

Interactive, Multi-platform Promotional Campaign Invites Participants to Join the Supernatural Search for Clues, Objects and Prize Money

New York, NY -- In The Lost Room, doors lead to unexpected places, a clock tells more than time, a bus ticket offers a truly transporting experience and a deck of cards provides the ultimate in sleight of hand. SCI FI Channel will promote the December 11th premiere of The Lost Room, a sleek new miniseries, with an interactive multimedia bounty hunt for objects and clues associated with the program and a chance to win $5,000,000.

The integrated campaign drives awareness and interest by providing a multi-platform media experience that is as intriguing, mysterious and entertaining as the show itself, which airs December 11, 12 and 13th at 9 pm ET/PT. The Lost Room continues SCI FI’s successful tradition of record-breaking blockbuster television events such as Battlestar Galactica, Steven Spielberg Presents: TAKEN and The Triangle.

SCI FI’s viral campaign exposes consumers to the mysteries of The Lost Room using an innovative mix of interactive media and coded messaging. With a unique blend of on and off-air messages, an imaginative use of multi-media platforms, and other guerilla marketing tactics, the campaign enhances traditional awareness and tune-in efforts by reinforcing the uniqueness of this SCI FI thriller.

“We wanted to convey a sense of mystery and excitement around amassing seemingly unrelated clues found throughout a broad range of media to literally preview The Lost Room experience for viewers,“ said Adam Stotsky, Senior Vice President, Marketing, SCI FI. “By enticing consumers to join the hunt for clues and objects we enable audiences to interact with The Lost Room directly.”

The Fugitive meets The Twilight Zone in this contemporary sci-fi thriller. When homicide detective Joe Miller, portrayed by Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), stumbles upon a seemingly innocuous motel room key, he unlocks the door to a world of unimaginable power and becomes the target of those who will stop at nothing to claim it. The motel room is a treasure trove of seemingly mundane objects, each of which actually possesses a unique power. And as Joe soon discovers, the motel room key is the most potent and coveted object of all.

Zombies Get Uppity

'Zombies' file lawsuit against city of Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A group of zombies have risen up to claim the city of Minneapolis and Hennepin County violated their free rights and discriminated against them.

The six adults and one juvenile who were arrested while impersonating the undead in July filed their lawsuit Thursday.

The ragged group were arrested for "simulating weapons of mass destruction" during a dance party near the Minneapolis entertainment district.

Police alleged that wires protruding from the zombie's backpacks could have been bombs or were meant to imitate bombs. It was later learned the wires were actually radios.

The adult zombies were jailed for two days before police and city attorneys said there was not enough evidence to charge them.

The lawsuit claims the zombie event was intended to "satirize contemporary commercial culture" and the arrests violated the partygoers rights to free speech.

City officials did not return a call to the St. Paul Pioneer Press seeking comment on Wednesday. City offices were closed on Thanksgiving.

I don't know if I'm pissed with the cops or the zombies. The cops were being a bit harsh and ridiculous but I guess I can understand their perspective. The zombies claim they intended to "satirize contemporary commercial culture". WELL BITE ME AND SUCK ON MY BRAINS! You are not Tyler Durder, go to jail and do not collect $200.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Christopher Eccleston is the Invisible Man

TV Guide has a magazine and in this issue they had a 2007 SciFi Preview. I was excited about all sorts of things and these next couple of posts will be about that.

***GIRLIE SQUEAL!!!***

I learned that Christopher Eccleston will be playing a guy named Claude that has the power of invisibility.... not time travel... but.... ok never mind on that.

Chris will become a mentor to Peter and help him learn to control his powers.

I think C.E. is the guy that could turn me into a frozen doe in headlights.

Also, Heroes will be going head to head with Fox's 24 in the coming season. I'll be watching Heroes. I may DVR 24 but the last few seasons have been mediocre.

See Battlestar Galactica in Theaters FREE!

TV Guide presents the Battlestar Galactica mid-season finale in a theatre near you before it airs on SciFi. Unfortunately, they are only doing this in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, St. Louis, Los Angeles and New York City. If you are lucky enough to live in or near one of those cities there's a sign up page here.

TV Guide Sign Up Page

Kristanna Loken is Painkiller Jane

from scifi.com:
SCI FI's New Superhero Series To Premiere Spring 2007

New York, N.Y. (October 20, 2006) — SCI FI Channel has cast Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3) in the title role of its new superhero actioner Painkiller Jane. Production on 22 one-hour episodes of the series, produced by Insight Film Studios, in association with Starz Media and Kickstart Comic Arts Studio, will begin in Vancouver next month.

Not a bad choice. She's pretty damned awesome in her own right.

I wonder what happened with Emmanuelle Vaugier and the SciFi Original Painkiller Jane that aired back in 2005? It wasn't bad for a SciFi Original, it even had Richard Roundtree


Cheech is Hurley's Dad

How awesome is that!!! That's almost as good as Sulu being Hiro's dad.

In fact, it explains a lot. :) Cheech will be appearing in a flashback episode that will air on Feb. 28, 2007.

That god I don't have to watch re-runs of Chasing Amy anymore.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Starship Troopers 3?

I didn't know there was a second Starship Troopers.
I totally don't get straight to DVD films. I never get to hear about them until years after they've been released. There has to be a better way to promote them.
Writer/director Ed Neumeier Moviehole.net that Sony is close to giving a green light to a third Starship Troopers film. "Looks like—fingers crossed—Sony is moving forward," Neumeier told the site. "Plans are afoot to shoot next year. Casper Van Dien will be back as Col. John Rico. There'll be a new bug or two. Also draft riots. Religion makes a comeback. And the Federation has a new weapon."

Starship Troopers 3 would be the latest sequel in the franchise that began with director Paul Verhoeven's 1997 hit SF movie, about a war between humanity and giant alien bugs in the future. Neumeier wrote the screenplay for that film, which was loosely based on Robert A. Heinlein's classic SF novel.

Neumeier also wrote and co-produced the second installment, the straight-to-video Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, which was directed by Phil Tippett. It's expected Starship Troopers 3 will similarly go straight to DVD.

Cute Hail Santa Shirts


I saw some cute shirts on eBay. No, I don't make them or anything, just thought I'd share. I thought it was clever take on the Santa/Satan jokes that go around during the holidays.

Happy Holidays!






"Due to popular demand, the Hail Santa! shirts are available again. Illuminati Books is defunct, but you can get them on eBay for $17.50 or best offer. Supplies are limited, sizes available are Large, Extra Large, and XXL.

Large, 7 available
Extra Large, 28 available
XXL, 15 available"

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Do You Miss Hercules and Xena?


Try Robin Hood!

BBC is hitting us hard with awesome shows this year. First Doctor Who then Torchwood and now Robin Hood.

It has that same fun feel of Hercules and Xena to it. The main actor that plays Robin Hood isn't a huge stud or anything but he gets the job done. I like him. The main baddie, The Sheriff, is most entertaining!

You'll fall in love with the show by the episode "Who Shot The Sheriff?". It's a riot.

The website is well done and has a lot of info.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/robinhood/

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Eureka Ratings

From VisitEureka.net:

01x01 - Pilot (3.2)

01x02 - Many Happy Returns (2.1)

01x03 - Before I Forget (2.1)

01x04 - Alienated (2.0)

01x05 - Invincible (2.0)

01x06 - Dr Nobel (2.0)

01x07 - Blink (2.1)

01x08 - Right as Raynes (1.9)

01x09 - Primal (2.1)

01x10 - Purple Haze (1.4)

01x11 - H.O.U.S.E. Rules (1.8)

01x12 - Once in a Lifetime (1.9)


Average - 2.05

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Now what does all this mean?

Well, take for example the Series Premiere - Pilot. The 3.2 rating represents the episodes household rating, which indicates that 3.2% of all households in the U.S. watched this broadcast.

Eureka managed to air 7 episodes before ratings dipped below 2.0. The lowest point, as you can clearly see, was Purple Haze with a 1.4 rating. An average of 2.05 makes Eureka Sci Fi's hottest property of the summer!
This is why our favorite show is getting a second season!!! YAY!!!

I can't wait.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Poltergeist May Return

From SciFi Wire:
The Bloody Disgusting Web site reported a rumor that the proposed sequel film Poltergeist: Kayeri has been shelved in favor of a shot-for-shot remake of the original 1982 film. "I've just received official confirmation that the original idea for Kayeri will not be used for the remake," an anonymous source told the site. "Instead, the new film will be a straight-up remake of the first film. Pretty much frame-for-frame. Just think Hills Have Eyes."

According to the site, screenwriter Clint Morris, who wrote the script for Poltergeist: Kayeri, will not be involved in the new project. The source also reported that original cast members Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams and Zelda Rubinstein will not appear in the remake.

The original Poltergeist, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper, centered on a family who move into a new housing development and discover that their home is built over an ancient burial ground inhabited by angry spirits. The film spawned two theatrical sequels and a television series, which ran from 1996 to 1999.
Shot-for-shot remake???? Dude!!! Why??? I guess no one learned anything from that Damien remake. I have a bad feeling about this.

Hopefully they will FINALLY release seasons 2-4 of Poltergeist: The Legacy. I liked that show.

Tom Baker Blogging

Tom Baker is blogging for Blockbuster?

Tom Baker Blog on Blockbuster.co.uk


Seems like a weird combo at first but I guess he's selling DVD's or something. I guess if Shatner can have his own DVD club, Baker can do this.

What's With The Hobbit?

First it's on, then it's off.

I'm not going to bother linking to any of the stories because none of them seem to know anything for sure.

Jackson needs to get off his butt and make the damned movie. I don't want to hear any of this "NO" business. This guy is having Whedon Syndrome. NO MEANS YES!!!!

Capt. Jack Returning To The Doctor


Quick copy and paste job.

from SciFi Wire:

John Barrowman, who plays Capt. Jack Harkness on the Doctor Who spinoff series Torchwood, confirmed to SyFy Portal that his character will return for a multi-episode arc during the upcoming third season of Doctor Who. "I will be in [season] three of Doctor Who," Barrowman said in an interview. "I will be in the last three episodes of four episodes, and the scripts are being written as we speak, because I just got a text from [Doctor Who executive producer Russell T. Davies] telling me that he's finishing the script [in which] Jack returns."

Barrowman first appeared as Capt. Jack in the Doctor Who episode "The Empty Child," and remained on the show through the end of the first season. He later reprised the role in Torchwood, which premiered in October and is currently airing in the U.K. on BBC Three.


Hopefully, we'll see some of his sassiness return. On Torchwood, he's been kinda stale and stuffy. I want to see the fun Captain Jack again!

With any luck, we'll resolve this hand-in-a-jar business.

....look at the "jeans" on that guy!!! WOOOOO!!!

Friday, November 24, 2006

CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON JOINS HEROES!!!

from Trek Today....

George Takei (Sulu) will play time-traveler Hiro's father on NBC's hit series Heroes.

E! Online has reported that Takei will play the father of Hiro Nakamura, the young Japanese Star Trek fan who can move through time and space using only his will.

"This is absolutely brilliant," said Masi Oka, who plays the enthusiastic young time traveler bent on saving the world. "Hiro's father is this big honcho who shows up in America with his bodyguard. He has this whole elaborate scheme to...take him back to Japan."

"I just hope I get to say, 'Dad! Sulu is my hero, not you!'" added Oka. "The sci-fi fans would love it!"

Last Monday, E! Online's Kristin Veitch said that a face familiar to genre fans would be joining Heroes, where the ninth Doctor Who, Christopher Eccleston, will be be joining the cast as well.

The 69-year-old Takei will first appear in the January 29th cliffhanger episode.

The Trek Nation will publish an exclusive interview with Takei next week. The original news item is here.

We get Sulu AND a Doctor! This show just gets better and better!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

I Hate Musicals but I Loved Evil Dead: The Musical!

If you are in NYC any time soon, you HAVE to make time to see this play! It's not any option.... seriously.

If you've seen Evil Dead: 2 (and even if you haven't) this play/musical is hilarious, campy and Ryan Ward as Bruce Campbell's Ash is OUTSTANDING! There was no weak link with the other actors either. Even a bit part Deadite got his own song. There was eye candy on stage for everyone. It's a really strong show.

The stand out song for me was "What the F@ck Was That?". It's right near the beginning before they realized that there was something "just not right" with their isolated cabin in the woods. Redneck Jake had an awesome song as well. I know when I think of singing and theater I think of Mary Poppins but the songs aren't like that. The cast was a riot and the audience was fully engaged. With singing comes dancing and these guys are phenomenal. Just think of a stage full of Deadites dancing. The dance routines became stellar when they threw in some dance moves from Michael Jackson's Thriller.

They also did wonderful things like reference Army of Darkness and even came on stage with one of Bruce Campbell's books. Of course, we got all of the great Ash one- liners. They threw some in from all of the Dead movies and the audience cheered every time and sometimes even quoted them along with Ward.

The set was simple but effective. The pictures on the wall moved and twirled. There was a talking moose head. Ash's severed hand was an awesome flying prop at times. The chainsaw was the best. With chainsaws and moving props comes BLOOD. The funniest part of the show was the Splatter Zone. The chairs of the three front rows were covered with plastic and the patrons were given plastic bags to cover themselves. Boy did they need it. The actors weren't shy or conservative with the blood either. It was a blood bath. The people on the left side got it more.

Evil Dead: The Musical is showing at The New World Stages Theatre. It looks like a hole in the wall when you first approach it but it's underground and really cool and sci-fi looking on the inside. They are serving an Evil Dead drink which is cranberry juice and black vodka. It was so yummy I had two! There are souvenirs and of course I got a t-shirt and a hat! The biggest disappointment was there was on DVD or CDs of the show to buy. There should be a DVD of this play and a CD with the soundtrack. I would have bought them right then and there. Hopefully when the show ends they will do something like that.

This show is more than worth the ticket price of about $22- $63. I'm not sure if the shows stop in January but you can't buy tickets after 01/21/06. So if you have family to visit in NYC this holiday season DEMAND that they take you to see this!

Lipstick Aliens #12 Cat Goes to NY, Evil Dead: The Musical - Lipstick Aliens Mobile Cast

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Cat is out of town in NY. What's Lynne to do? Call Cat on her mobile phone of course. It's the first Lipstick Aliens mobile cast!
Look how dedicated we are :)


Cat gives us a tour of her travels in NY and tells us about Evil Dead: The Musical and more.

Links

- Evil Dead: The Musical
- Times Square
- New Babylon 5 Production Begins

Don't forget to leave us a question for Babylon 5 by email or voice mail for next show.


Contact Info
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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Lipstick Aliens #11 NSFW- Mur Lafferty, Battlestar, Horror

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NSFW - Explicit Episode

This week our guest is Mur Lafferty, we discuss her projects, girly stuff and horror! Be sure to check out the links to the pictures to get the full story. Trivia is back again thanks Jason and some chat about Carnivale.


Links

- SCIFI.COM - Battlestar Galactica - Torn

- Promo Starship Sofa

- Projects by Mur Lafferty

- Promo - Ramble with Russle

- Canivale


Links Referenced in the Show

Here is the link to some of the pictures that we were talking about.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/leshoward/236801175/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/leshoward/sets/72157594273363509/with/236801175/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chigh/234258094/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chigh/tags/dragoncon2006/


Wingin' It #75

http://www.michaelandevo.com/2006/09/05/wingin-it-show-75-dragoncon-2006/


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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Out of Town

I'll be out of town for a week. I'll girly squeal and snark when I return.

Smoochies,

SFRG

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Robot Mistakes Human Flesh For Bacon! LOL!

Robot mistakes human flesh for bacon
That has got to be the best headline of the year. It should win some sort of award!


Another good one today was:
Freak One-Eyed Monster Spotted on Saturn
You know it's hype but it still made me click.


The best science fiction headline should really go here!
Windows Chief Suggests Vista Won't Need Antivirus

LMAO!!!! I think I almost choked to death laughing at this one. DUDE! Why challenge people like that? Now people will make viruses for this out of spite. Well... more so.

APOCALYPTO???

APOCALYPTO -- The Official Movie Website

After seeing Passion of the Christ, I do not trust Mel Gibson with my attention. I think P ot C was an irresponsible movie. I was depressed for a week. I still don't know how I feel about the movie. I just filed it in one of those mental boxes of things you don't really know what to do with.

As if that wasn't enough, he's been saying weird things on TV and looking like a general crackhead. I haven't really kept up so I'm sure I don't know the whole story.

I'm not sure what this movie is really about. What I do know is that it is in a Mayan tongue so I'll have to read subtitles... again. It's probably going to be about the end of the world like a book I read (a looooong time ago) called the Mayan Prophesies???

Looks like the costumes might be cool. Other than that, I'm not sure what the hell this movie is about and why I'd want to see it.



Discuss....

The Prestige: Wolverine vs. Batman

The Prestige Website

If I reveal why I, a scifi fan, am writing about this movie, it will be a spoiler. It's not sci-fi because it has Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and David Bowie *shudders at the thought of The Labyrinth*.

This movie is beautiful. It's badass. If you don't watch it now, when you do, you'll kick yourself in the ass for not watching it sooner.

I think I will do the movie a disservice by trying to compare it to something else. If forced, I'd say Eureka meets Penn & Teller; Outer Limits definitely. But don't listen to that. Wipe that clean from your mind. Remove all expectations. In fact, I'll say that it sucks only for you to go in with a clean slate and an open mind.

I'm going give folks a chance to see the movie influence and spoiler free before I rant about why I love this movie.


SEE THIS MOVIE!


No, seriously. Get your ass off of the computer and see it now.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Lipstick Aliens #10 Torchwood, Doctor Who, Lost, Sweeps, Paul from Who Cast

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This week we get hot and heavy with Paul from The Who Cast as we discuss the recent episodes of Torchwood and Doctor Who. We talk about everything from the Doctor's missing hand to rips in the space-time continuum. We also go over Lost, Sweeps Week, Universal's legal action against Serenity Fans and just a bit more on Zombies.


Paul's Old School Doctor Who Episode Recommendations
An Unearthly Child
Genesis of the Daleks
The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Inferno
Invasion
The 10th Planet


Links
- The Who Cast
- Doctor Who Online
- Torchwood Online
- Universal's Legal Action Against Serenity Fans
- Lost
- Sweeps Week



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Comic Books: What WERE They Thinking?

What WERE They Thinking?
Comic Book Covers and Panels That Make You Go "HUH?"


This site is hilarious!

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

V for Vendetta

VoilĂ ! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both
victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer
of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However,
this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed
to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing
the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict
is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and
veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply
add that it's my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V.

- V's introduction to Evey

Friday, November 03, 2006

Mr. Eko Gets A New Shirt!

*spoilerarifictacularosis*

SCI FI Wire | Lost Producers Explain Death

...and of course, he dies. *sigh*

What did his character do anyway but scowl? It's seems that people from the "back of the plane" didn't integrate well with the rest of the plane members. Are all of them dead now?

What's this deal with a spine tumor? I hate this storyline. Earlier this season I was still enthused with the mysterious plots of Lost, now I'm a bit exhausted by them. I need for them to explain to me why "The Others" feel the need to hold Jack, Sawyer and what'sherface.... Kate... in captivity??? No one is even asking the question.

I'm glad they brought the smoke monster back. It keeps this show on the science fiction radar.... among other things.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

NBC Viewer Panel

I just wanted to share this really cool site with you. If you like giving feedback about your favorite TV shows, then you definitely want to join the NBC Viewer Panel. Click on this link below to join the NBC Viewer panel.
http://www2.rresults.com/1809998/index.cfm?s=99


I take these surveys all of the time. Lately, they've been asking a lot of probing question about the SciFi Channel and SciFi Channel Originals. They may be trying some new things to get people more interested in SciFi Originals including star hosts and user comments. If you want to have your say, become a member of the NBC Viewer Panel. This is the place you can have your voice heard. Not to mention, bitch about Mansquito!

I'm a Winner!

I just won a signed copy of Singularity by Bill DeSmedt!

I won, I won I shot the BB gun!

Seriously, if you haven't checked out the free podiobook, you can here...
Singularity- A Podiobooks.com Presentation

You can also buy a copy on Amazon.com.
Singularity (Hardcover)


No, Bill didn't ask me to say any of this. I don't even know him but you know how I am. If I like something, I sing praises. I like this book because there is a little bit of everything in there for anyone who loves science fiction.

Keep a look out for the sequel to Singularity, Dualism.

Wachowskis Get Their Hands On Speed Racer

SCI FI Wire - Matrix Team Preps Speed Racer
Producer Joel Silver has enlisted his Matrix creators, Larry and Andy Wachowski, to write and direct a big-screen, live-action version of the animated TV series Speed Racer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will be the duo's first directorial outing since completing the Silver-produced Matrix series in 2003. They are reuniting with several of the creative behind-the-scenes talents from the Matrix films, including executive producer Grant Hill and visual-effects supervisor John Gaeta, who won an Oscar for his work on The Matrix.

First reaction:
OH GOD NO!!! I used to be in love with Speed Racer when I was a little girl. Of course I only caught the re-runs but still. The Matrix died a dismal death. DON'T LET THOSE DAMNED WACHOSKIS GET THEIR HANDS ON SPEED RACER!!!!!!!

Second reaction: (After calming down)
While I don't quite remember Matrix 3 (and I haven't re-watched since I paid $12 for a IMAX ticket on opening day), I do remember the car chase scene in Matrix 2. It was damned good. If anything, Wachowskis know how to do action. It's the best quality action for your buck.
I also have to remember that I LOVED V for Vendetta.

I'll give the boys a chance but they still owe us a Matrix do-over or an apology or an acknowledgement that something went very wrong with that last Matrix film.

Heroes Graphic Novel

Heroes Graphic Novel Page

This is a nice touch. I wonder if we are getting action figures. That would be excessive but maybe a limited edition would be a good thing.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Loose the tagline. Save the show.

Aha! Spoilers!
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The Heroes tagline, "Save the cheerleader. Save the world", is the worst tagline in the history of taglines. It is such a turn off. It rivals some of the crappiest taglines for some of my beloved SciFi Channel Originals. Last week's episode was my least favorite. It started to drag. We do find out that the pixie haired chick, Eden, was a plant just like Lynne from SciFi News predicted. The cheerleader met fake parents. We see Niki go Tyler Durden. That scene lasted WAY too long. She gets "killed" by her baby's daddy. I think she's alive but now her "bad side" has been fully activated.

I'm not quite sure why this episode bored the crap out of me but it did. It pulled me out of the show's adrenaline. Hopefully next week gets better.

SERIOUSLY! SOMEONE KILL THAT TAGLINE!!!

Happy Halloween!
















Monday, October 30, 2006

Dark Days for NBC/Universal and/or Fox?

I just found this out but Universal Studios Licensing is taking legal action against the very fans that it asked to help promote Serenity. Universal just started selling their own officially licensed Firefly t-shirts so now they want the fans to quit selling theirs. Fair but they had months to get off their asses and create this stuff for the fans. Now when the thrill is gone and the fans most likely aren't buying much of the stuff, this is when they choose to bring out the big guns.

I can hear the meeting now...
"I know! The fans are making too much money off of our "property". I think they are out there buying houses and BMWs. We can't have that. Let's sue the only people who give a crap about our movie and TV show. They've already created the market for us. A lawsuit will be promotion for our new merchandise. We can also make our merchandise look just like the fan merchandise. They've done all of the work for us. It's a win-win."
If they are bringing legal action to Serenity/Firefly fans for making fan related goods, why aren't they so protective of another hot properties like Project Runway? That show has TONS of fan created merchandise and I like it all. These folks have put pictures of the characters and lines from the show on the shirt. It's similar to what 'verse fans do with Wash and "I'm a leaf in the wind." Why do some shows get the light treatment and a cult show like Serenity/Firefly get the iron fist?

I hope that they drop the charges. No one should be penalized for being a fan of a TV show. It's sad because I LIKE NBC/Universal. They have been involved in a lot of great shows lately.

C'mon folks, don't be that greedy. A cease and desist letter or even an official announcement would have been sufficient.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Lipstick Aliens #09 Smallville, Halloween, Zombies, BSG Spoilers

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This is the Lipstick Aliens Halloween Edition. Not only do we have a Halloween theme but we discuss Smallville with Tom Costello of the Smallville Superfan Podcast. Listen to the latest happenings with the show and find out about future Justice League appearences including Green Arrow. We also talk about Zombies and more on Battlestar Galactica. Contains minor spoilers on aired episodes only.


Links
-Smallville Superfan Podcast
-CW's Smallville
-Computer King Online
-ZomCast - Zombie Podcast
-Lynne's Zombie Walkathon
-SCIFI.COM's Battlestar Galactica - Exodus Pt. II
-Australian Sci Fi Channel


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Thursday, October 26, 2006

I've Turned A Corner with BSG

Well....

Last week's episode of Battlestar Galactica made this whole New Caprica debacle all worth it. *bows to Ron Moore saying 'We are not worthy'*

I'm sure everyone understood my concerns. I felt the Pegusus story was rushed. I felt the New Caprica story was just plain sloppy. After being burned by Star Trek: Enterprise anyone should totally understand my anxiety when it comes to good franchises turning to squat. I'm still a bit scarred from that and the creation and cancellation of good Sci-Fi TV shows last season.

I voice my fears and dissatisfaction the same way I profess my love for shows. I don't mind being wrong but most of the time I'm right.
OK.... enough of that.

Something just wasn't "right" with the way the New Caprica story was handled. It has never sat right with me and made it hard to look forward to the new season of Battlestar Galactica. Given my reservations, I still went in there and watched.

Last week's Exodus Part II gave me the the geekgasm that I was yearning for. This is the episode that had the big pay off. I don't think it was a reward or a gift. It definitely demonstrated that the show hasn't lost it's edge. All of the seemingly sloppy loose ends and erratically introduced new story arcs came together and tied up in a nice, neat bow.

There were 5 major things that re-sold me on the show.

1) The death of Tigh's wife.
I cried. I still think that the ordering of her death and Tigh executing those orders were premature. I still think that the she could have been redeemed. She showed incredible loyalty to her husband and for that I think he should have protected her at all costs. I think he was wrong to succumb to peer pressure and murder her. I don't think that any of that was their call. Sure, soldiers died but they were being rescued the same day. I think she should have been taken to Galactica and tried. The Cylons put them in that situation and The Cylons killed those soldiers.

2) President Laura reclaiming her chair and office.
Damn that was sweet! That was the BEST part of the episode. I LOVE her character.

3)The ship scene!
You know which one. The one where the ship comes down in atmo and then jumps to hyper just in time to avoid crashing and killing those below. GOOSEBUMPS!!! There were a lot of space battle scenes that make me want to re-watch this episode.

4) Fake-Fat Lee Adama disobeying orders.
That boy is good for something. Sure he whines more than Luke Skywalker but he's just as triumphant too. Bravo!

5) The Tigh/Adama Reunion.
Tigh was just the drunk soldier before. Now he's the war torn, one-eyed, wife-murdering, second fiddle, broken, angry, tired, under-appreciated unsung hero. I LOVE the scene when Adama gets cheers and is lifted on everyone's shoulders and Tigh walks off quietly through the crowd. This doesn't go unnoticed by Adama and THAT was AWESOME. It was perfect and it was THE scene that restored my faith in the show.

Browncoats Invade Lost!!!

W00t!!!

I can't wait to see Captain Tight Pants on Lost! It's time to start sending those emails to Joss again. Let him know that nathan Fillion still has a hot ass and it looks good on TV.

....and they say that Lost isn't Sci-Fi. BAH!

Serenity's Fillion On Lost
Serenity star Nathan Fillion guest-stars on the Nov. 8 episode of ABC's hit series Lost, "I Do," which also marks the decision by Kate (Evangeline Lilly) to hook up with either Jack (Matthew Fox) or Sawyer (Josh Holloway). Fillion will play a character named Kevin in the episode, which is the last new one for a while as the series takes a 13-week hiatus, returning in February.

In "I Do," Jack makes a decision regarding Ben's (Michael Emerson) offer, Kate feels helpless when it looks like an angry Pickett (Michael Bowen) is going to make good on his threat to kill Sawyer, and Locke (Terry O'Quinn) discovers a hidden message that may guide him through the next steps on his journey to unlocking the secrets of the island.

"I Do" was written by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and directed by Tucker Gates. It airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Lipstick Aliens #08 Battlestar, Heroes, LOST, Fashion and Trivia

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Lynne confesses her not so secret phobia. Cat talks about her views on Battlestar and tells her dark secret of a TV series that is so scary that Lynne will not watch.Later we do drive-by reviews on the current line up of Sci-Fi television.

Listen to learn how to win a FREE copy of Singularity by Bill Desmedt.
Who will win this weeks trivia?!? Trivia supplied to the green girly aliens from the Computer King!

Science fiction, fashion and more!


Links
-Battlestar Galactica

-Heroes

-LOST

-My Super Ex-Girl Friend

Fashion
This week we get more girly and discuss fashion from Chanel and Dior.

-John Galliano - LOTRish, Dune, Ancient/Futuristic Warrior Woman

-Dior/ John Galliano Video

-John Galliano For hi-res open in Internet Explorer
Click on >Live >Haute Couture> Fall/Winter 2006/2007 Catwalk

- Karl Lagerfield did a whole fashion show around a huge Mac iBook for Chanel.

- Chanel/ Karl Lagerfield Video


The business end of the show notes....


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Thursday, October 19, 2006

SFTV.org Airdates
 SFTV New Season start dates / Special Airdates :

Threshold (SciFi) Oct 13 (SciFi Debut)
Haunted Prison (SciFi) Oct 14 (Movie Debut)
Ultimate Avengers II (Cartoon) Oct 21 (Movie Debut)
Torchwood (BBC3) Oct 22 (Series Debut) YAY!!!!
Masters of Horror (Sho) Oct 27 (Season Two)
Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (SciFi) Oct 28 (Movie Debut)
Hellboy: Sword of Stones (Cartoon) Oct 28 (Movie Debut)
Day Break (ABC) Nov 15 (Series Debut)
Medium (NBC) Nov 15 (Season Three)
Lost Room (SciFi) Dec (Miniseries Debut)
The Dresden Files (SciFi) Jan (Series Debut)
Painkiller Jane (SciFi) Jan (Series Debut)

Del Toro Tackles Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness

Bits of News - Del Toro to do Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness
He wants to adapt H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale of existential Antarctic dread, "At the Mountains of Madness", for the screen.

If he does it right, this should make some folks happy.

No Govenator in Terminator 4

/FILM - Terminator 4 without Schwarzenegger

There's an "I'll Be Back" joke in there somewhere. Of course Arnold Schwarzenegger won't be in another Terminator. He's a self-respecting Repulican now. He's too good for us sci-fi geeks.
The film’s screenwriter has confirmed that the Governator won’t be involved in the new film.

"Terminator 3 kind of closed the book on Schwarzenegger, as did his gubernatorial career," Michael Ferris told Entertainment Weekly.

Previous reports suggest that T4 is being designed as the first in a trilogy that’ll tie in with the new spin-off television series, The Sarah Connor Chronicles. All Ferris will reveal is that "You will learn about Skynet and what that postapolyptic future is like."

The original plan was to introduce a totally new Terminator.

Invisibility Cloak: No Flying Car but Damned Good

I just heard about such technology in the book and podcast called Singularity. To think of it, I think it was mentioned in 7th Son too.

Boy let me tell ya! The news stories are all "a snark" with their Star Trek and Harry Potter jokes.
WIStv.com Columbia, SC: Scientists boldly go where only science fiction has been before
(Washington-AP) October 19, 2006 - The Klingons and the Romulans used it against the Enterprise on episodes of "Star Trek." Now, a team of American and British researchers has made a Cloak of Invisibility - sort of.
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It's no science fiction: Scientists make invisibility cloak - USATODAY.com
By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY
Look out Lord Valdermort — Harry Potter's invisibility cloak just got a little closer to reality, say material scientists who report today on a prototype that hides objects from microwaves.

An era of devices that are effectively invisible and isolated may spring from the prototype, says study senior author David Smith of Duke University in Durham, N. The technology relies on plastic and metal "metamaterials," which have surfaces etched to shape the passage of electromagnetic waves, including visible light frequencies, around objects as if nothing were there.

Electromagnetic waves scatter and reflect when they strike objects. The eye picks up this reflection to see things.
Maybe I can use the invisibility cloak material on my flying car.