Friday, September 29, 2006


After spending a whole hell of a lot of time editing a Blade specific podcast, getting no sleep and pushing myself to the limit, I wake up to find out that Blade The TV Series has been cancelled. I'm pissed.

Blade Gets The Spike :
Spike TV confirmed to SCI FI Wire reports that its original series Blade has been canceled. "Yes, that's true," a Spike representative said in an interview on Sept. 29. "It won't be renewed for a second season. I can tell you that Spike TV was very happy with the creative part of Blade. The cast, the actual production. We absolutely enjoyed working with New Line and [ex ecutive producer] David Goyer, [writer] Geoff Johns. But honestly, the network was disappointed with the audience turnout and the ratings. But I can tell you that New Line is going to be issuing a DVD of the entire season." No date was announced for the DVD.

The statement confirmed rumors first posted by co-star Jill Wagner on her page, according to a report on the THEOcracy Web site. The post in which Wagner (Krista Starr) reports the news is only visible to Wagner's friends. The news was also reported on Ain't It Cool News.

The series was quietly put to sleep after the end of its first 13-episode season. The show was based on the Blade movies and the Marvel Comics character, with Kirk "Sticky" Jones playing the title character. Wagner played his counterpart, a former soldier who becomes a vampire but struggles to retain her humanity.
I'll get over it but let me tell you that the news burned. It's not a surprise but still...

Lipstick Aliens #05 BLADE! , Cale from Plot Pulse, Neverwinter Nights

Direct download: 005_lipstick_aliens.mp3

This show has significant Blade - The TV Series spoilers. We don't reveal much so you should take a listen anyway. We didn't know much about the Blade character so we found someone who could explain a few things to us. Introducing our new friend and cutie-pie Cale from We talk about Blade comic books, movies and the TV show. We also talk about Cale's online webcomic Plot Pulse. More Blade. Then Lynne and Cat end the show talking about the game Neverwinter Nights. Enjoy!

- Plot Pulse
- Blade on Spike
- Blade II
- Blade Trinity
- Blade Comic Books
- Neverwinter Nights

The business end of the show notes....

Lynne and Cat would love your feedback!
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Monday, September 25, 2006

Heroes Premiers Tonight - Heroes
Heroes chronicles the lives of these people and the lives of others like them ...
Here is the Wikipedia entry on Heroes.

I'll let you know what I think later. I've been looking forward to the show but I"ll know what I really think later.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Herbet West Lives!!!

Scientists turn dead cells into live tissue
Scientists working at a British laboratory have achieved one of the most controversial breakthroughs ever made in the field of stem cell science by taking cells from dead embryos and turning them into living tissue.

The technique could soon be used to create treatments for patients suffering from diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, the researchers say. The breakthrough has been hailed by many scientists and ethical experts because it could circumvent opposition to stem cell experiments.

This could SO be the next subject of the next Re-Animator movie: Rock-a-bye Re-Animator. (Title free for the taking!) Too bad we have to wait until 2008 for House of Re-Animator.

Thanks for the news Masque

Stargate vs Star Trek MMORPG

I was just sent a link informing me of a new Stargate MMORPG on the horizon. (Thanks Masque) I also got news that the creators of the Star Trek MMORPG are now able to play the game.

This is wonderful news. I was really excited about the Star Trek game but it's taking FOREVER to come out. Hopefully that means that they are taking their time and making it a quality game. I didn't think I'd be excited about a Stargate game but I am. Re-watching the series from the beginning is helping with that. The Matrix has a MMORPG but that wretched third movie turned me off to the entire franchise. There just no fixing that. I wanted to get into Star Wars Galaxies but I feel a bit intimidated going in. No getting thrown in the Rancor Pit for me.

So if they come out at the same time, which would your prefer? Star Trek or Stargate?

Which MMORPG do you like better?
Star Wars
The Matrix
Star Trek
Free polls from

Virtual Lampshade Hat

How do you manage to make an ass of yourself at a VIRTUAL party you ask?

You know that SciFi Ranter Girl always has the answer to every question, even that one. I had some technical difficulties with my avatar and my textures weren't mapping properly so I ended up walking around with "Missing" on my avatars upper body. It's the equivalent of seeing those exceeded bandwidth Photobucket errors.

As usual, I had NO clue. No one said anything. I think some people were afraid to say anything because of my long rant about people's rights to have a weird avatar in my last podcast. Here's how I looked to everyone else in the Virtual Cloning Chamber dancing like a zombie. (Dancing like a zombie is totally my doing) Click for the full pic and in the bottom left they call me "creepy". Jeez, I always need a chaperon! LOL!!

o thats creepy

I looked normal from my view. My snapshots even came out normal. I took picture with JC Hutchins. Look at how he's looking at me. Hilarious!

Here's another view of the party tent. I think that's Swoopy on my left. Click for a bigger view.

Why does this man have a gun? I think I scared someone. Look at Gary Leeland (P. Dilly) in the Pickle avatar! That's Lynne to my right. Click for a bigger view.

So if I ever meet you in Second Life and ask you how I look, I'm not flirting, I'm not vain, I just want to know if my avatar's texture is mapped properly. :)

Lipstick Aliens #04a Minicast with JC Hutchins Live at the Party

Direct download: 004a_lipstick_aliens.mp3

We were lucky enough to have our own after-party with JC Hutchins! Listen while we interview him LIVE at the 7th Son: Deceit podiobook release in Second Life. It's podcast history in the making and THE virtual party of the year.

- JC Hutchins Online Party
- Podcast Pickle

The business end of the show notes....

Lynne and Cat would love your feedback!
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206-338-LIPS (206-338-5477)
Skype: lipstickaliens

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

What I'd Give for Firefly to Return

I would have them cancel Stargate: SG1, Atlantis and BSG if it meant bringing back Firefly.

The marathon on the SciFi Channel yesterday opened up old wounds. Why hasn't this show returned??!?!?!?!?!!?????

I Wish Lucas Was My Uncle

I need some money too!!!! I always wondered how charity worked and what the "giver" gets out of it. I don't know for sure but is it for that warm, fuzzy feeling or what? Whatever the cast, BRAVO! George Lucas. From what I hear, charity is good.

Lucas Gives And Gets In L.A.

Star Wars creator George Lucas is donating $175 million through his Lucas Foundation to his alma mater, the newly renamed University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, the largest single donation in USC's history, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Of the donation, $75 million will be earmarked for the construction of new educational buildings on the Los Angeles campus and renovations of existing structures at the school, while $100 million will provide an endowment.

In related news, Lucas was named grand marshal of the 118th annual Tournament of Roses in the L.A. suburb of Pasadena, Calif., the Associated Press reported. The theme for the annual New Year's Day parade is "Our Good Nature."

Podcast: Lipstick Aliens #04 Second Life, 7th Son, Lost, KLINGONS!!!

Direct download: 004_lipstick_aliens.mp3

Vote for your favorite topic in Show #4 at We talk about Second Life, the JC Hutchins "7th Son" Release Party in Second Life with the promo, Lipstick Aliens on Podcast Pickle Island, casino dancing, cyber prostitution, cyber sex, cyber birth, The Sarah Jane Adventures, naked man butt, Lost Secrets Revealed Online, short attention span Dharma, the Jesus Stick and the Jesus Shirt, favorite Lost characters, Stovokor and KLINGONS!!!


Second Life
Lynne's Second Life Avatar - Lynne Fairymeadow
Cat's Second Life Avatar - Trinity Hartunian

JC Hutchins Online Party
Podcast Pickle

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Lost Secrets Revealed Online ( video )


---Closing music by Stovokor ( For the Glory of Qo'noS )

The business end of the show notes....

Lynne and Cat would love your feedback!
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Monday, September 18, 2006

I need a Blade expert...

...for my podcast, Lipstick Aliens.
If you are not familiar with the podcast, please check it out here

Try to give us a listen to get a feel for us. (Episode #2 is my favorite by far but they all are wonderful!)

I'd like for you to have read the comic books and know a bit of Blade history. MOST IMPORTANT!!!
You should have seen all three movies and be current on the TV series.

Being outspoken and passionate is a plus.

To get you started...

This Friday, September 22 at 4:30pm CST until around 6pm.
Here is a link to a tool that will help you determine your time. You can enter United States, Texas for me.

If these times are bad, give me some ideas so we can come up with something.

---Other Requirements---
If you use Skype, great! We'll call you using Skype. If not, please use a land line or a cell phone that doesn't drop out and has full batteries.

Please find a quiet, non-distracting place to record. It's frustrating to hear kids in the background or other people talking while we are recording.

Also, make sure you have a URL to give people so that they can visit your site and leave you a message.

Feel free to forward this to people who may be interested.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Second Life Party for 7th Son

I'm looking forward to the first ever Second Life Book Release party for the podiobook 7th Son. We got the Second Life party started a week early with a chat!

Click the pics for larger image. From left to right: The Fried Geek, Synergy, JC Hutchins and me!

Fried Geek, Synergy, JC Hutchins, Cat

Me, in Second Life. This looks nothing like me, I'm hotter in Real Life. I won my 7th Son t-shirt in a "dance battle" with The Fried Geek. :) Synergy gave us all wings. Too bad I didn't get a shot of that. We were trying on some pretty outrageous wings... cannabis wings?!?!

If you ever want to add me as a friend, my Second Life name is Trinity Hartunian. Be sure to let me know you read my blog so I don't think you are some creepy teenager looking for cyber "thrills".

Cat - SciFi Ranter Girl - Trinity Hartunian

This is the Lipstick Aliens Podcast player on Podcast Island.

Lipstick Aliens Pickle Player

Don't forget to join the party on this Saturday, September 23, 2006 at 7pm PST.

Save Stargate and Surface

I'm still in denial about Stargate. I don't think this will happen. It seems so out of the blue. BUT.... watching the latest episodes with the Ori and the Lucian Alliance, I'm just not feeling it and it kinda seems like the cast isn't feeling it either. Either way, if you want to join the campaign, there are sites that help you with that.

There doesn't seem to be the same fire in this campaign like Enterprise, Farscape and Firefly. This is probably because we still have Atlantis and there's a possible movie in the works.


I liked Surface and the season finale teased me enough to want more. It's cancelled but there's a campaign too.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Matt Damon on Being Captian Kirk

TrekToday - Damon Says No One Has Asked Him To Do 'Trek XI'
Matt Damon claims to have heard nothing about the rumours that J.J. Abrams wants him to play Captain James T. Kirk in the upcoming eleventh Star Trek movie, and his publicist insists that Abrams was probably joking when he mentioned Damon's name as a possibility.

The IESB spoke to both Damon and his publicist at a press conference for The Departed in New York City, asking about a story that has been circulating for much of this year and which has come to the attention of the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, who approves of the idea of Damon playing the character (story).

"Is there any truth to the rumor that J.J. Abrams has approached you to play James T. Kirk in the upcoming Star Trek movie?" the IESB asked Damon at the press conference, where Damon quickly said that he "hadn't heard anything about it."

Damon's publicist added that the story seemed to have come from a press junket Abrams had done for M:I-III, where he was asked about possible casting. "From my understanding it was one of those hypothetical questions actors always get about who they'd like to work with and JJ threw Matt's name out there," the publicist said. "But we've never heard anything on our end. I even called Endeavor, Matt's agency, to see if they had heard anything - they hadn't."

There is a god in heaven. (or some similar quote...)

Maybe this idea will go away.

Honestly, the idea may be growing on me. I've heard it enough times that I started to really give it some thought. Big Matt will probably be able to do a good Kirk impersonation. It's not hard and Matt Damon can be funny and serious if he wants to. I'm not 100% against it but I still think that Star Trek should move beyond Kirk William Shatner.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

A NEW New Doctor Who Spinoff!!!

The Sarah Jane Adventures
Russell T Davies has created The Sarah Jane Adventures, a brand new series for CBBC.

Set in present-day West London, the programme stars Elisabeth Sladen, continuing her much-loved role as Sarah Jane Smith*.

The show is going to be for kids but I'll catch it anyway. I'm SO glad that this got the greenlight and not a dreadful Rose Tyler show.

*Sarah Jane Smith is a fictional character played by Elisabeth Sladen in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. An investigative journalist who was a companion of the Third and Fourth Doctors, she was a regular in the programme from 1973 to 1976, and has returned several times since, most recently in the 2006 episode School Reunion, opposite David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.

Lipstick Aliens Podcast #3 is up

Lynne and I are at it again. This week, some how the conversation ended up with us trying to decide what type of alternative lover we'd choose. We had to decide between a Shape Shifter, Hologram or Android. You can vote for your choice at the Lipstick Aliens site.

This week on Lipstick Aliens...
Poll results from last weeks SciFi Half Breed Showdown
Listener feedback
Individual shoutouts to everyone who commented
Parent computer antics
What turned us to the darkside... errrr... to science fiction
The future (Like it used to be)
Battlestar Galactica
More Battlestar Galactica
The Covenant
The Lost Boys
What's in our iPods
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Our choice of an alternative sci-fi lover

Lynne and Cat would love your feedback!
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We are also listed on iTunes. Go leave a comment today!!!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ron D Moore Keynote Speaker at Podcast Expo

Sci Fi Channel's Ronald D. Moore and TechTV Canada's Leo Laporte slated to speak at this year's event in Ontario, California.
Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2006 -- The Podcast & Portable Media Expo announced today that Ronald D. Moore, host of Sci Fi's Battlestar Galactica podcast and Leo Laporte, founder and host of This Week in Tech (TWiT), are scheduled to speak during the second annual conference in Ontario, California on September 29 and 30.

"We're pleased that these immensely popular podcasters will be speaking at our conference," said Tim Bourquin, founder and CEO of TNC New Media, producers of Podcast & Portable Media Expo. "With the confirmation of these guests, the expo continues to build on its reputation for featuring the best and brightest of the podcasting community."

Ronald D. Moore is executive producer of Battlestar Galactica, a Peabody-award winning series going into its third season on the Sci Fi Channel. Moore hosts the Battlestar Galactica podcast and maintains the show's blog on Moore is also known for his work as a writer and producer of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and as writer and co-executive producer of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also served as executive producer for the science fiction television series Roswell.

Encore appearance
Leo Laporte, who delivered the opening keynote address at last year's Podcast & Portable Media Expo, will return again this year. Leo currently hosts and produces several podcasts, including This Week in Tech (TWiT), Security Now!, Inside the Net, The Daily Giz Wiz, and FLOSS Weekly. Leo is "The Tech Guy" on radio station KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles and is also the host of Call for Help, a daily hour-long television show that airs in Canada and Australia.

Keynote sessions begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2006 in Ballroom C of the Ontario Convention Center. Talks will be followed by conference sessions and concurrent exhibits on the show floor. A special edition of the TWiT podcast will be recorded live Friday at 2:15 p.m. on the Exhibit Hall stage.

I actually listen to TWiT. I LOVE Leo Laporte's voice. Those guys drip with snark sometimes but it's a good show.

Eureka a hit in iTunes

I've noticed that Eureka has 5 episodes in "Today's Top TV Episodes" in iTunes. That's more than Project Runway which has only 2 entries and gets a million viewers on actual TV. It's also more than Prison Break which has only 3 entries.

The shows that people are downloading are Blink, Right as Raynes, Before I Forget, Invincible and Dr. Nobel. Way to go Eureka! Looks like slow and steady growth!

I've been listening to the Eureka podcast and from what I've heard there will be a second season and a DVD is in the works. It will have a lot of cut scenes and excluded special effects. Also, I was beginning to get a little worried about the fate of my favorite new show because the executive producer and co-creator, Andrew Cosby, was going to produce a new show in 2007. Listening to the "Blink" podcast commentary it appears that someone will be filling his shoes if such turns out to be the case.

Of course none of this is confirmed, I'm just trying to put two and two together on my favorite show.

Is utter happiness too much to ask of technology?

This is an excellent article. It should resonate with every sci-fi fan and gen x'er.
The future was supposed to be a fully automated, atomic-powered, germ-free utopia -- a place where a grown man could wear a spandex unitard and not be laughed at. Where are the servant robots, the flying cars and the hover boards that we expected? Oh, and that reminds me, where's my jetpack?At the turn of the 19th century, visionaries such as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells spun wild tales of spaceflight and underwater adventure. In 1926, Hugo Gernsback introduced the first science-fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, with the motto: "Extravagant Fiction Today: Cold Fact Tomorrow." By the '60s and '70s, the Apollo missions made a lunar landing look like a trip to the beach. And don't even get me started on "Star Trek," with its tantalizing holodecks, transporters and universal translators.
Read more here...
Charlotte Observer | 09/13/2006 | A few gadgets shy of utopia

Daniel H. Wilson, a roboticist, wrote "How to Survive a Robot Uprising." His blog is at

Friday, September 08, 2006

Upcoming SFTV Shows & News Listing

From the guys at, Upcoming SFTV Shows & News Listing

* = shows I watch
? = wtf or I wonder if it will be any good?

Fantastic Four (Cartoon)            Sep  2  (Series Debut)
Sasquatch Mountain (Scifi) Sep 9 (Movie Debut)
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (Cartoon) Sep 15
CSI:Miami (CBS) Sep 18 (Season Five)
Jericho (CBS) Sep 20 (Series Debut)
CSI: NY (CBS) Sep 20 (Season Three)
CSI (CBS) Sep 21 (Season Seven)
Ghost Whisperer (CBS) Sep 22 (Season Two)
*Numb3rs (CBS) Sep 22 (Season Three)
Legion of Super Heroes (Kids WB) Sep 23 (Debut)
Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep (SciFi) Sep 23 (Movie Debut)
Desperate Housewives (ABC) Sep 24 (Season Three)
*Heroes (NBC) Sep 25 (Series Debut)
Smallville (The CW) Sep 28 (Season Six)
*Supernatural (The CW) Sep 28 (Season Two)
*Doctor Who (SciFi) Sep 29 (Season Two)
Dexter (Sho) Oct 1 (Series Debut)
Veronica Mars (The CW) Oct 3 (Season Three)
*Lost (ABC) Oct 4 (Season Three)
*Battlestar Galactica (SciFi) Oct 6 (Season Three)
Ghost Hunters (SciFi) Oct 11 (Season Three)
?SciFi Investigates (SciFi) Oct 11 (Debut)
Threshold (SciFi) Oct 13 (SciFi Debut)
*Torchwood (BBC3) Oct ? (Series Debut)
Masters of Horror (Sho) Oct 27 (Season Two)
Day Break (ABC) Nov 15 (Series Debut)
?Lost Room (SciFi) Dec (Miniseries Debut)
*The Dresden Files (SciFi) Jan (Series Debut)
?Painkiller Jane (SciFi) Jan (Series Debut)

I want to post something but...

There is just not any news that's holding my interest. Star Trek turns 40 today. OK... We knew that. BSG premieres on Oct. 6 and you can get a webisode every week until then. OK...

What else?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I'm a Podcaster!!!

I've finally entered the great land of podcasting. My new podcast is called Lipstick Aliens.

Of course it's about science fiction and it's quite funny. My co-host is Lynne from Sci-Fi News. We were going to wait awhile before we started promoting the show but we decided it was just too hilarious to hold back and thought it would be a crime against humanity not to share!

Our first episode deals with Snakes on a Plane, Stargate's 200th episode and Doctor Who. If you think I'm snarky on my blog, my podcast will be a sweet treat!

Our second episode is a gem. We were totally A.D.D and talked about superheroes, Star Trek's new movie and special effects, the Australian census, hobbits, Eureka.
We even have a poll going on to see if people leave action figures in the package or not. I have a strong opinion on that one.

My favorite is the Sci-Fi Half Breed Showdown. The Computer King with his INCREDIBLY HOT and MESMERIZING voice challenged us to determine who would win in a fight between Teyla, Spock, Doctor Who and B'Elanna Torres.

Lynne and I definitely have a strong chemistry and we get together to podcast we get so silly. I think it's fun to listen to and you will love us.

Now get your butts over to to check out the site and listen to the show!

We are also on iTunes. Lipstick Aliens on iTunes.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Eureka Most Watched Show

Eureka is the top show for users of SnapStream Media's Beyond TV. Beyond TV is a TiVo type software that you install on to your computer to record TV shows. There are no monthly fees. I've been using it for a little over a year and I love it!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Wishing I Was At Dragon Con

I just never seem to be able to pull it all together to escape to a SciFi convention. I missed Comic Con... again. Star Trek in Vegas Con... again. Dragon Con...again. It depresses me not to be able to see all of the pretty costumes, Geek out over ...well, geekery, get swag, previews and non-stop drinking.

I look forward to hearing reports. Anyone here go?

Friday, September 01, 2006

Kirk's Shirts Not Torn Anymore

Star Trek is being upgraded and being given the Star Wars treatment. Part of this means that all phasers will be digitally replaced with flowers, Kirk and Uhura will never kiss and all of the scenes where Captain Kirk's shirt are torn will be replaced with a digital shirt.

I think there was even talk of turning Gorn blue.

CBS announced that it couldn't come up with anything innovative for Star Trek and decided to tinker with the old series. Reports say that execs are confident that if they annoy the fans enough that Star Trek will eventually die. They are going to also edit out any mention of the planet Pluto.